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The Sarovar Stories

Enchanted by the lotuses artist, Sunayana Malhothra committed herself to exploring its fleeting moods, and unplumbed depth. The word 'Sarovar' sums up a great deal of water symbolism documented in the religious history of India from the time of the Rigveda. For her ‘Sarovar stories’ are part of her vivid imagination of what a ‘Sarovar’ will look like at different times of day - it bloomed, shriveled, and came back to life.

For Sunayana lotuses are more than a picturesque thing to admire, but a creature of symbolic beauty and Mythological significance. Whereas her obsession made her use all her means at her disposal from juxtaposing of colours, tones, and texture, her compositions encompassed whirls and bands generating a meditative ambiance.

Her works evoke a Meditative Aura, reflecting her fascination with elements of Nature & Spirituality. Dominated by vibrant hues, her artworks explore the harmony between man and Mother nature - inspired by prosperity, symbolizing beauty. Transience and a sense of movement in these paintings touch the viewer with the play between the cosmic energies and symbolisms floating all over her body of works.

Ruchi Sharma, Curator, Kalakriti Art Gallery