I have seen the work of Pinky Bhatt in the contemporary Art Gallery, today. Many artist have worked under the influence of different artists. There is no showiness in her work; nor does she try to impress others. Her figure drawing is very powerful. There is no fault in it. Her works make us experience of strong imagery feelings. The control of colours is very amazing, which really convince us that she is a mature creative Atist.
Bhanwar Shigh Panwar
Pinky Bhatt had begun her artistic career with the
creation of 130ft scroll depicting the theme of “Stree-Shakti”.
She wanted to express the massage of the power of women through the
ages in history.
Pinky’s resent works have stylized female forms
with live olive greens, blues and clothes in yellows. Which impresses
the viewer. These works can not be called decorative because of the
jewellery so beautifully shown. Pinky’s works shows her own
individualitic figurative style in which indirectly paintings suggest
Observation is the only was through which Bhatt, with no prior training in painting, understands her subjects, ”I observe a lot of women on the street, the way they act of carry themselves. Apart from that, I have also traveled to a lot of villages in kutch to have a better understanding of my subjects,” says Bhatt, adding, “however it is only when I get back to my studio that the images come to mind in various forms and I paint,” says 40-year old Bhatt who works from home.
What makes Bhatt’s works interesting is the detailing and the creation of textures. She has worked with various instruments like the knife of even the paint tube to create the desired effect when painting a wicker basket, a thatched background, the intricate weaving of the charpoy of even a mud wall. No wonder, then, her work is going places. The Deva-Orente Arte-Tedenze gallery in Rome has bought one of her painting for its collection and she is all set to participate in a group exhibiton at the Jehangir Art Gallery in Mumbai in August.
Artists Amrita shergil and Anjolie Ela menon inspire Bhatt, an M. com graduate. “ I was interested in painting since childhood, however it was only after marriage that I began with it,” she says.
Lets hope the strokes continue.