Colours as companions

Artist Bindu with one of her paintings   | Photo Credit: 27dmcmoksh

Crippled amidst the chaos of the IT industry for more than a decade, Bindu PV decided to pick up her brush and colour palette as an escape mechanism. But when colours became her companions, it was the establishment of her identity itself.

Born to a banker father and a home-maker mother, Bindu spent most of her childhood moving from one city to another, travelling extensively. “The more I saw things, the more I wanted to express myself through art. I think it is the strongest medium to express oneself in,” says Bindu, an exponent of contemporary art.

In her recent exhibition in Delhi, titled “Insights”, Bindu tried blending the landscape of the rural and the urban together, while trying to address some of the most haunting social issues in India, like female foeticide. Having finished her Masters in Fine Arts, Bindu wrote her thesis on the Social Thinkings of Raja Ravi Verma.

“I have explored styles of Tanjore, Mysore and Kerala Mural paintings in my work. I am extremely moved by the ancient Hindu philosophies as I believe they contain some of the most sought after answers to the dilemmas of the modern world,” says Bindu.

The concept of Srishti Sthithi Samhara are used in many of her works as arches as, according to her, it depicts dreams and optimism. In the Hiranyagarbha series, addressing the issue of female foeticide, Bindu decided to be brutally explicit. “I had painted something so evident that I was advised not to exhibit those paintings by few people. Later, I decided to portray subtler versions of the same for the exhibition. This is the problem with our society, it is hard for them to accept what is outrightly true,” she says. Another series, titled White Heart, depicts various aspects of life, like loneliness and orphanhood. The dominant colour she has used in this is white.

Bindu claims that India is a country with a lot of potential and it does not need western philosophies to solve its problems. “We have something so amazing at our disposal. But unfortunately, the western countries have come and made our philosophies and traditions their own, so now, our generation has to learn the same from them,” she says, pensively.

Bindu owns a fine arts gallery in Bangalore called White Sanctum. “I am not here to preach. All I want to do is to be able to communicate and make some difference in the mindset of the society. Even if that difference comes very late, I would still be happy I was able to do it,” she adds.

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