Who • The Artists
Inspired by the notion of sibling love and bonding especially among those from weaker sections of society, Harshada Kerkar’s works are a comment on the concept of kinship: immediate, extended and societal. Executed in soft charcoals, her figures are nameless and timeless, a series of individual histories within a certain format.
Incorporating the aesthetics of traditional charcoal drawings, these works are psychologically penetrating and because of their format, heighten the sense of claustrophobia and initiate suggestive narrative readings. Her technique of rubbing out areas which are an integral part of the image leave in the mind of the viewer a lingering sense of the subjects’ self assertion.