Mumbai-based artist Dhruvi Acharya is turning thoughts into reality with her canvas & paintbrush

In 2020, she has exhibited her work thrice under the titles- Painting in the Time of Corona, Evaporating Voices and Permeated Absence.

The onset of the pandemic was marked by an increase in mental health issues globally which arose out of static job market, mandated isolation and similar reasons. To handle this direct and dire consequence, many individuals resorted to art as therapy and this intercontinental trend was quite evident with the sporadic patches of colour appearing on our Instagram feed. A trendsetter among these individuals and those who relate to art on both personal and professional levels, is a Mumbai-based artist, Dhruvi Acharya.


Painting in the Time of Corona

Known for using art to express psychological nuances, Acharya turned to her canvas to relieve herself of the stress that bound her during the mandated isolation period, after she returned from US to India. Beginning from the day of Janta Curfew to the 38th day of the lockdown, Acharya spilt her emotions through colours and from here emerged her series- 2020 Painting in the Time of Corona.

What started as an attempt to maintain peace of mind, soon turned into a way to engage with charitable acts that could aid pandemic management in India. This Maryland alum is now selling her artwork and all proceeds from these sales are donated for social causes through ACT Grants.

She describes her creative approach as follows- "Often utilizing a subtle, dark and wry humour to address these troubling issues, I also reflect on the hope, empathy and courage that exist in our minds, creating works that are visually and psychologically layered...In my work I create a world where thoughts are as visible as "reality", where human forms morph to match their mental state, and comic book-inspired empty thought and speech bubbles convey ineffable emotions."

Knock Knock

Dhruvi Acharya also uses art as her choice of weapon to create awareness about important issues that relate to different aspects of an urban woman's life. Apart from her pandemic artwork series that put her on Instagram, she has exhibited in online art shows, in 2020, on the themes of- Evaporating Voices and Permeated Absence. To stay updated with her artwork, visit her official website or you can follow her on Instagram and Twitter.

-With inputs from IANS

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