Raagini Pareek

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I believe that the environment that surrounds us is such an important part of how we perceive our individual lives in relation to the community. Often misogynistic views and amplified partial knowledge give power to ideologies that are harmful to the society and future generations as a whole. In my work I often use Indian folk art and my study of South Asian Art History as my inspiration to present a commentary on the environmental and societal impact on our feelings of control over our own lives and bodies. I venture to do so through a variety of styles and mediums, contemporary and classical as well. I like to work on paper with watercolors, colored pencils, ink and pastels. For my Warli works, I typically use ink on paper as my medium, because I am able to represent the contrast and juxtaposition that I hope to depict through the bold and clear colors of the ink, mostly black and white. My work revolves around the use of lines as they are the basis of our visual world, and I attempt to use them in a combination of geometric forms and more traditional forms as well. The individual is a part of the collective, but in so many ways one individual with complete knowledge can change the collective forever. 

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APRIL 3- MAY 7, 2021 : RAD HOURANI FOUNDATION - Montréal, QC - WE EXHIBITION

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