Hemangini Maharaul is a contemporary artist from India. Her journey began as an expressionist, highlighting various social contexts such as discrimination against women, power equations in society, politics of life and so on. She often portrayed the hierarchy of people categorised based on their gender and class as a social commentary.
However, In the last few years, she felt the need to inspire change that was desperately needed in order to protect our planet. She believes in protecting what she loves and having spent most of her formative years in the most dense and verdant regions of India and Malawi, she truely values the importance of preserving our nature. The ever rising concern about climate change and the evident deterioration of the environment has kindered her artistic core and urged her to draw our attention to these concerns through her work. However, being the positive person she is, she decided to emphasise on the beauty of nature rather than its misery, encouraging and inspiring the audience to conserve what we have.
Her work is a smorgasbord of contemporary perspectives, layered psychedelia and vivid colours. Most of her work uses ultraviolet effects to highlight the subject. She also upcycles materials for installations that highlight the mantra 'recycle, reduce, reuse, upcycle'.
Hemangini's currently working on her precious series, the 'Himalayan Odyssey' and 'homecoming'.
Abstract, Contemporary, Surrealism
Acrylic, Canvas, Collage, Fabric, Ink, Metal paste, Paper, Pen