Vinita Dasgupta. India. PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG GIRL (The Storyteller Series). 2014. Acrylic and Mixed Media on canvas. Size: 24 by 24 inches
Vinita’s story. I saw her at the airport in Dubai, on my way to the Dubai Art Fair. Her innocence reminded of how much we lose in our day to day. I sometimes photograph strangers who touch me in some way and make me wonder about their life story. The Storyteller Series was inspired in part by stories told to me by my grandmother, many of which I re-tell through my art. I draw on images from Indian mythology and lore, mixed with my own view of contemporary women in today’s society. I mix the then and the now. I am a part of each of my works.