Like most children, Roohi Kapoor sketched on the walls of her house at the age of three. She never thought her random sketching would become a full time profession one day. “Even at the time of my University education, I opted for Sociology and Economics as I never thought I’d be an artist,” says Kapoor.
The young artist’s, second solo exhibition — Mindscapes — opens on November 5, and has 26 works on display. These include oil, acrylic and charcoal on canvas, and five hand-crafted rugs that are jointly done by her and Ron Brinkerf, the curator of the show. “Brinkerf is a London-based designer and has done many shows. At my show, he’s also involved in designing the invites and catalogue,” she says.
Kapoor got introduced to art when her mother started collecting art, and collaborating for art exhibitions. In 2007, she did two paintings for her mother’s art show Canvases - India and London. “Both my works got sold and it was great encouragement for me,” says Kapoor, adding that since then, she eats, breathes and lives art.
Following this, she took formal training in art, which helped her explore her individuality as an artist. “I use a lot of texture in my paintings. For this, I use many techniques such as palette knives, dripping and pouring, tinting and glazing, and scrapping.”
Talking about her exhibition, she adds, “All the works in my exhibition are inspired from my own life, hence, the title, Mindscapes. They are a reflection of my life on canvas.”
Catch her here
When: November 5-6
Timing: 11am to 7pm
Where: C-0, Ground Floor, The Mira Corporate Suites, Okhla Crossing, Mathura Road
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