Her paintings have figures of children either playing or watching adults complete household chores – there is an inherent exuberance and dynamism with a heightened sense of motion that is evident. A safe, secluded world is quietly tangible. These are snapshots of recollections that Bharathi carries with her, some in photographs that have survived over the years, and others from memory. She explains, “I take inspiration from every little thing around me. Watching my two young children play, takes me back to my childhood days. All those memories of playing with my childhood friends, cousins, siblings bring so much happiness to me. I try to revisit those memories through my paintings.”
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Bharathi is an Indian Contemporary artist hailing from the temple town of Kumbakonam (TN, India), known for its Chola architecture and elaborate temple murals. Her early exposure to art forms was natural. She always had immense love and passion for colours. However, she discovered her desire for painting only later when she started sketching as part of her designing/animation career. To further hone her artistic skills, she formally trained at the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishad. Exhibitor in 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022 Editions of Chitra Santhe, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishad, Bengaluru.