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The Wonderful Work of Intermedia Artist Shyamolie Madhavji

Juxtaposed between black charcoal drawings and vibrant painting, Shyamolie's work explores a personal and sentimental narrative that reflects her religious background and ethnicity. Exploring a variety of mediums to portray her work she creates "a fusion of painting and installations", in a captivating and playful manner. Her paintings take a "contemporary twist" - delving into intricate patterns with the use of colour.

Shyamolie proudly expresses her ancestral roots through her artistic practice; encapsulating handicrafts and textiles from Western India with the theme of Rogan and Ajrakh. Art strengthens her religious values and beliefs; allowing her to reconnect with traditional customs through a nostalgic lens from living in Mumbai, recreating the charming sounds and sights of the city.

Textiles have always been a heartfelt medium to work with, Shyamolie hopes to celebrate the craftsmanship of Kutch and the relationship with her great grandmother who would often paint on saris and other garments.

Make sure to follow Shyamolie on Instagram to see more of her lovely work.

To learn more about Rogan and Ajrakh art - watch this fun video and see the beautiful patterns unfold:

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