Artist of the Day | Manisha Gera
Tapestry of Hope Woven 2017 Water Colour and gouache on paper 64 × 31 in
Manisha Gera Baswani, a modern day artist brings forth the Age old Indian miniature, folk & wall painting tradition into the Contemporary art language. Her paintings draw inspiration from the iconoclastic images--be it from the pop world of Elvis, James Bond, Pizza to the Geet Govind depiction of Krishna.
Manisha has successfully integrated the use of space, flat use of colour, decorative friezes together with multi-dimensional perspectives employed in Indian miniatures to her advantage with Modern day elements of a "Hin-glish" culture. Her series of works span from Dial A Pizza, James Bond in a Nathdwara Haweli to her current foray in oils and watercolours on Space-scapes and Elvis Presley.
Manisha has trained under the guidance of her Guru A. Ramachadaran, a renowned veteran Indian Artist. She went on a French Government scholarship to study in Paris in 1993 and has also been awarded the National Scholarship and Junior Fellowship from the Government of India.
She has exhibited extensively in India and abroad and her work is part of the National Gallery of Modern Art.
Manisha Gera Baswani lives and works in Delhi. courtesy of saffronart.com, artsy.net