Medium - Oil on Canvas Size - 24 x 36 inches
Country of Origin - India
ABOUT Mona Dalal
I do realistic and emotive portrayals of everyday India in her work. My muse is the common steel vessel -- perhaps the most ubiquitous item of pre-liberalization India â€“ a persistent childhood memory which has gone on to dominate my canvases.
Aluminum kettles that serve up roadside milky chai (tea), steel utensils hanging from the milkmanâ€™s bicycle â€“ these are images quintessential to an India that is also fast being eaten up by the new cosmopolitan world. In fact,I see myself not just as an artist, but also as a documentation of Indian life.
When I compare my growin...