WOMEN ON MISSION
artist and writer Mamta Chitnis Sen held her solo exhibition of paintings named ruralscape at Gallery Zierou in Mumbai. the paintings are an amalgamation of Mamta’s work on rural women and rural landscapes from the region of konkan in Maharashtra, West Bengal and chhattisgarh.
after ‘the Wait’ and ‘silent Brides’, ruralscape is the conclusion of the series of paintings that are concentrated on india’s changing rural landscape and the people co-existing within itself.
‘the Wait’ was inspired by women from sawantwadi, in the konkan region of Maharashtra depicting women farmers (of all ages and stages in life—single, married, ageing) attending to their daily chores. ‘The Wait’ was first exhibited at Coomarswamy Hall at prince of Wales Museum in 2014 and later in Bressuire, france in 2015 at chateau De Bressuire on invitation of World citizen artists and the Mayor of Bressuire. the series were also exhibited at indian council for cultural relations in kolkata in 2016 and later at red Door Gallery, copenhagen, Denmark. While the paintings from the konkan focus on the women from the farming community and their daily lives on the fields, those from West Bengal and Chhattisgarh focus on women from the tribal communities such as that of the santhal. the blank faces of women in the paintings are a symbol of how women farmers in india are devoid of their own voice and identity and how they continue to remain merely a minority, neglected and ignored. the paintings highlight the plight of these women and their circumstances. The landscapes too portray their own distinct geography—the lush green fields of Konkan and chhattisgarh appear to speak their own language. For more details contact : Mamta Chitnis Sen @ 7718976559 or on firstname.lastname@example.org