‘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.
“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.’
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.