The Symbolic World of Nazia Akram
When and how did you start painting?
I started painting at a very young age by recreating iconic art and posters that I admired, experimenting with different mediums and styles. My grandparents encouraged my initial creativity in adolescence, but as I grew older, my parents exposed me to a world of travel, art museums, and famous works of art. Deeply inspired by the art that I saw on our world travels, I took up art in high school and won a citywide art contest.
Poushali Das chants 108 beats!
Poushali Das is a mid-career Baroda-based artist who studied at Santiniketan and then came to Baroda to do her Masters in Painting. Since more than a decade, she has made Baroda her home, where she has her studio, exhibiting regularly in group shows. Ever since she was a student here, her engagement has been with minimalistic Orientalism, sometimes inspired by the rich tradition of Indian miniatures.[Read more]