Her interest in sculpture grew after seeing the works of Ramkinkar Baij but her style is similar to that of Henry Moore.
From phases of pain and turmoil often spring art that is deep, insightful, meaningful. Sculptor Adittee Garg has had her brush with the tough side of life, and these find expression in her art works that speak up for women’s empowerment and stand for female and child victims of abuse in her latest exhibition titled ‘Elation’.
Her sculpted forms are of those who have survived life’s tough trials, but also evident in their body language is a pride and joy at having emerged victorious. Her works also promote the message that the time has come for every individual to stand together for justice of the victims and their families.
Her interest in sculpture grew after seeing the works of Ramkinkar Baij but her style is similar to that of Henry Moore. Talking about how she took up sculpting in earnest and decided to make it a career, she recalls, “It started as a stress buster. My personal life wasn’t going on track. I had a need of doing something that would make me feel alive and I started doing sculptures.”
Her sculptures mostly depict what she has experienced personally. “I am inspired by my own life and the series is about what I have gone through. I feel my own life, my bad experiences, desires and love and I try to depict the problems every woman in the country faces,” she says.
“In this exhibition, you will see the emotions of women. A woman is strong yet very soft. You will see a mother carrying her child, a woman with her lover… the many shades of womanhood,” she says.
Adittee believes women need to realise their own strength and power for the drive for women’s empowerment to truly gain momentum. “We need to empower women. We need to build our daughters strong,” she adds.
In future, Adittee wants to work on a series on men too. She says, “I am studying different men and their mindset about life, about freedom and their views on women.”
Till 30 April at Open Palm Court Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre