Vinita Das Gupta. India.  STORYTELLER.  2014.  (The Storyteller Series). Acrylic/mixed media on canvas. Size: 24 by 24 inches

 

Vinita’s Story.  She is bold, powerful, strong.  I choose feminist icons –and in this work, Bollywood actress Vidya Balan, known for challenging myths and breaking new boundaries on women’s roles and identity in society and in film. 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.

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