Exclusive Canvas Art by Gurgaon Based Artist Reaches World Art Dubai
The art creations by Tanisha Bakshi created ripples at World Art Dubai that ended on October 10 organised at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 8th-10th October 2020.
The artist’s mesmerising brushwork showcasing the most beautiful human emotion- a mother’s love was greatly appreciated by the guests and fellow artists at the prestigious World Art Dubai.
MAHFOOZ is a painting done on a mother’s shawl that represents the emotions and the precious bond shared only between a mother and her child. A brilliant piece of work in charcoal and oil, the creation is hung like a scroll. “Every scratch, every hole and every wrinkle in a mother’s cloth has a memory,” says Tanisha.
Based out of Gurgaon, this 25 years old, young artist has shown exceptional maturity in her realistic work. Her tryst with colours started at a very early age. In fact, it comes as a surprise to many that this topper in school who scored 97 per cent marks, went ahead to study art from the Delhi Collage of Art despite many doors of some of the best colleges had opened to her.
Colours of realism
In her latest series, she has tried to capture the ‘Essence of Slum Life’ by using two and three-dimensional surfaces, which represent the daily expectations and harsh realities of the slum dwellers amidst it all, the pure and unconditional love of a mother with her child. For Tanisha, her biggest inspiration is her mother, and thus she started to curate a series to depict the bond, so priceless.
While researching for her painting series on the slum life of India, she explored that there are thousands of children who do not have access to food and education. She decided to start an NGO to contribute to society and bring happiness in the slum life by providing them with food, utilities and quality education.
This passion of working on inequality and social issues led to her project – Annsagar Foundation in Palam, Gurgaon. The NGO started in 2013 and has been consistent in its efforts ever since. It is overwhelming to see how the young artist without fail has supported more than 12 nearby slums dwellings during the pandemic. “We distribute approximately, 2500+ food boxes every day.’’
Tanisha has participated in many national and international group shows and currently she is working on her solo show post the pandemic era.