Paintings by Santa Rakhsit & Nirmala Biluka. The works of Nirmala Prabhakar are a reflection of the self policing the worldly acts of creatures. The Self is often described as id, ego, superego or the alter ego. Through these works, the artist has tried to express the constant dialogue between self, the soul, or the inner me and others which inevitably possesses ego. As we live in a chaotic world full of ego clashes and there is a constant search for peace with ourselves and the world around, we often fail to hear the voice within. My recent work is a symbolic representation of this conflict, a trans-temporal phenomenon, where I have used animals and birds as metaphors for the other who often try conquering time and space.
The works of Santa Rakshit contains the objects and wisdom that are dear to the artist. It may be the one, which witnessed life, anxieties, hopes and sorrows; or which happened to be the means which helped her, obstructed to pass on, to live on. She believes this possession is the repertoire of her work, of her being a woman. She happens to traverse between them simultaneously or parallel at the same time. To be brief, her works are spaces in between in-scape and out-scape, a collection of reminders.