Purvi Rajpuria is a class XII student studying in Modern High School for Girls, Kolkata. An aspiring artist, she has been associated with art ever since she was a child. Her work is mostly centered around women and their experiences and emotions. Apart from that, she enjoys drawing from observation, and capturing anything queer in her surroundings. She loves reading, and her art is often influenced by literature.She expresses herself best through ink, charcoal and shading pencils, as she feels that they provide her with just the right amount of darkness or lightness required. Acrylic is her preferred medium when using colour.
This was made to study the female anatomy. I chose these potions because they show grace and strength at the same time.
This was made using water colours, acrylic paints and shading pencils. I tried to portray a riot of feelings, emotions and thoughts that go on inside a woman. It depicts a woman who is confident, interesting, and complex.
This piece was inspired by a short poem (written in the painting) from Anuradha Roy’s book ‘Sleeping on Jupiter’. It was made using charcoal pencils and water colours.
The portrait was inspired by the picture of woman with a striking face, present in a crowd. She represents the millions of people whose stories remain unheard. Ink was used to make this.
I chose this woman for a portrait because her face reflects strength, confidence and pain at the same time. The depth and complexity of her expression and posture inspired me to draw her. I used ink to make this.
This portrait of Frida Kahlo is rooted in a deep sense if love and respect for her. It was inspired by her bold and quirky air that led to her making one of the most influential feminist icons. Acrylic colours and coloured pencils were used for this portrait.
Note from the curator:
We are organizing the Kolkata chapter of this global event Woman scream in association with Rhythm Divine Poets Group with the idea of uniting various art forms initiated by like minded people specially woman to come together to raise voice against violence. What is fantastic is this Woman Scream International Art and Poetry Festival is initiated by Jael Uribe from Dominican Republic and all around the world more than 500 events has been initiated by coordinators who felt they could connect to this global cause. We all feel privileged to be a part of it. I had conceptualized the Art Fair exhibition two years back to give a platform to young artists who have never seen the limelight and often get lost in the overflowing art culture. It has always initiated artists of all age, professional and self taught to experiment and express through their works the message of peace and tolerance more over to cross over the usual and speak out the truth. The way our world is rapidly growing intolerant behaviour towards everything, it is up to artists, poets, writers, actors, musicians to bring that change in thoughts and perceptions because it’s the only way to change our present scenario. I am every glad to associate with Rhythm Divine Poets group and Incredible Women of India to do an outdoor exhibition for the first time. For Art Fair Woman Celebration I felt the need to reach out to school students to bring out the theme of this event in the forefront. So Modern High Girls School students have worked on some projects from portraits to abstract to show what woman can really do and I am really happy with their work and support. I am feeling really glad to see how everything came together to help us create an event like this. Art Fair has always helped in uplifting the underprivileged children by raising funds through art sale and also supporting the artists in the process. We have done fund raising art event twice before so this time as well we plan to do the same. We hope Kolkata people will be generous enough to come down and support the cause. We all are excited about it and hope 26th march turns out to be beautiful experience for all of us.
Sufia Khatoon, Curator Art Fair Co Founder Rhythm Divine Poets
For more information on Women Scream please visit the following pages:
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/WomanScreamFest/?fref=ts
Rhythm Divine Poets in association with Art Fair celebrates the strength of woman on the occasion of woman’s month in March by promoting art and poetry festival in the city of Kolkata. To raise voice against violence on woman is the mutual goal. These associations will lead to Rhythm Divine coordinating the Kolkata chapter of the global event called Woman Scream International Poetry and Art Festival on 26th March by Women Poets International Movement (Mujeres Poetas Internacional MPI) from the Dominican Republic, and coordinated by Jael Uribe, MPI’s President.
The Kolkata chapter is co-sponsored by Incredible Women of India, Manya Education Pvt Limited and The Princeton Review hosted by the Berlia family in Kolkata.
Print partner SIBCO Overseas Pvt Ltd and Admakers
Gift sponsored by Readomania
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Online Web media partner Incredible Woman of India and Calcalling
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Partnered by Hamari Sanskriti, Wordsurfacing and Ahava Communications