Public art plays a significant role in society by inspiring, intriguing, motivating and provoking the community it is created for. However, such works are rare in India. The Harsh Goenka-backed RPG Art Foundation is now looking to change this space by setting up installations across Mumbai that have the city at their very core.
Artist-cum-sculptor Manjari Goenka’s creations are simple yet decorative. Her works exemplify the artistic fusion of the traditional and the contemporary. Inspired by human expression and spirituality, Goenka transforms her ideas into semi-realistic forms in bronze, wood, fibre glass and cement. MARWAR presents a collection of some of the artist’s best works.
For Pooja Singhal, the 41-year-old art enthusiast, and director of Ruh, a womenswear brand, her money is where her heart is. In conversation with MARWAR, she talks about her tryst with the Pichwai art form of Nathdwara and how she is determined to not let it disappear from contemporary vocabulary anytime soon.
Born into a family of distinguished artists, painting came naturally to Pratik Sharma. However, inspired by eminent pop artist Andy Warhol, Sharma moved away from traditional themes and took to painting automobiles with intricate details. MARWAR presents a collection of some of the artist’s best works.