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At 16000 Feet-I By Shubhra Chaturvedi
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These artworks are a part of her third solo show 'Samanvay'. In this collection Shubhra explores the fusion between the themes of abstraction and form and their inter-relationship. While her earlier shows straddled form and figure to explore conflict and harmony this series brings together a more expressive tenor, using colour, texture and materials to give force and effect to themes. Figures, now liberated from their devotion to physical perfection, appear as drooping and imperfect, alongide lyrical dream-like spaces; the intended imperfections bring the figures closer to our perception of reality. The artist explores binaries, as the positive and negative of the same image are bracketed in the same frame. Variegated material, techniques and textures form an apt tool to portray these dualities. Some works present a detailed exploration of forms, while the use of colours conjures up a play of movement and stillness.

Born in Kanpur, artist ShubhraChaturvedi holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Institute of Management Development and Research, Pune and a Bachelor’s (Hons) Degree in Commerce from Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, Delhi University. She was a media professional before she completely dedicated her time and life to creating art. Her initial training happened at the SangeetShyamala Academy by Artist Rajesh Sharma. She is working under the tutelage of Artist VasunadharaTiwariBroota, learning Ceramic at Delhi Blue-Sanskriti Kendra at Anandgram since March 2015. Shubhra has attended workshops in sketching and water colours with Mark Warner. She has also attended a workshop on basic photography, artificial lighting and a Flash workshop under guidance of Shailan Parker and Joginder Singh. She has done Landscape and Macro photography workshops with Shailan Parker and Joginder Singh by participating in5 Photo treks to Himachal Pradesh and Laddakh. Describing herself Shubhra says, “I am an artist and a photographer based out of Delhi. I continuously paint my world in varied hues. This apart I am also a writer, thinker, singer, teacher; a gardener, a cook, a collector who recycles scrap through art; used to be a manager too but now I am happy managing my canvas and the colours on it. I’m an abstractionist who loves to dream!”