Friday Inspired: The Artist’s Voice

This week’s Friday Inspired has artist Tulika Ladsariya giving us insight into her artistic practise, while sharing with Beanstories images of her recent work.

‘A bookseller on the street who cannot read, children labouring towards making bricks whilst living in houses made of tarp, construction workers living in slums, a woman washing clothes for others wearing a dirty sari- the sad irony of India- and yet most of these people are grateful to even have a job. I do believe that education can play a big role in elevating the condition of life and hence I say that my work is a social commentary on the division of the Indian society through the iconography of labour.

Bookseller, 2013
Bookseller, 2013

 

“Who is under my carbon footprint?” A quotation that I want to make my art about. There are so many luxuries that are part of my daily landscape and so many people who provide them who go unnoticed. Through my art, I want to bring them to the forefront.

My paintings are figurative with elements of abstraction, my sculptures are painterly with detailed text decorating them. I hope to someday delve into making more public art that is accessible beyond the walls of the gallery and home.’

Graceful burden
Graceful Burden

 

Brickworkers (diptych), 2012

 

Bricks, 2012
Bricks, 2012

 

Bricks, 2012
Bricks, 2012

 

Clothesline - Kapda, 2013
Clothesline – Kapda, 2013

 

Spinal construction - Makaan, 2013
Spinal construction – Makaan, 2013

 

Mother and Children, 2012
Mother and Children, 2012

 

Haath Gadi, 2012
Haath Gadi, 2012

 

The Edifice Butterfly II, 2012
The Edifice Butterfly II, 2012

 

Tulika Ladsariya is a Chicago based artist who gave up a career in banking to follow her calling. And it looks like she was born to make art .

We love her work especially the way she makes her canvases come alive. Thanks Tulika for sharing this with us.

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