Madhavi Bhaskar, born in New Delhi was enlightened at a very early age of her passion in painting and sketching. Madhavi was very observant and preferred realistic art work with intricate details inspired by real life experiences and visual encounters, over fiction and this could be seen in her work from an early age.
She polished her finer skills, growing up under the wings of artists like Indu Mukherjee and Montu Da. Madhavi graduated in Commercial Art from Delhi University. Besides this she is a Kathak dancer, a Pranic healer and a Rekie master.
She is also associated with Art of Living ,Millennium Maams and Indian development Foundation. Various organizations for her self growth and bringing difference in peoples lives. In 2019 she made the most of the lockdown period and started painting after twenty five years She participated in multiple exhibitions like ‘Colors of Independence celebrating 75th anniversary of independence’ organised by Bombay Art Society, India Art Festival April 2022 in Delhi and many more in digital venues.
Unveiling our rendezvous with Madhavi Bhaskar
A. How many years you have been in the field of art and why?
I have been in love with art from my childhoodwhen my father took me to various artists from where I developed the love for colours. As I grew up, although I wanted to go for architecture some energy pulled me towards art. I graduated in commercial art from Delhi University, I took some computer course and worked in an advertising agency for three years. Life took a major turn and in 1993 I had to leave what I loved the most.
Once again after 27 years, I picked up my tool and made my first artwork during the Covid lockdown. This period came to me as a boon. I am not ready to cry ,looking back, rather reach up to touch the sky in the future. The words have come true for me, “APANA TIME AYEGA” Yes it has finally come.
B. What media you have been using so far?
Charcoal is the medium which I have used the most up till now . I also use water proof inks and watercolours in many works as I love the mediums which are difficult to handle and that have there own way to beautify the artwork.
C. What media you are planning to explore in the future?
I believe in using all mediums and not sticking to any one medium as I love to explore with different mediums and techniques. When there is so much why restrict yourself. Art comes out best when we let it flow and do not restrict ourself. It’s like a meditation to me.
D. What kind of uniqueness you spotlight using your art?
Every artwork has a unique thought behind it being made. So to me, if I look at the thought, its unique ,but if you look at the medium I have used, it may not look any different.
I have a unique way to express human emotions somewhere I have used hands, somewhere eyes and somewhere objects . I like to use a touch of colour in the black and white works and a shade of black in my coloured artworks which shows the imbalance in life. The biggest truth we close our eyes to.
The E Today is thankful to Madhavi Bhaskar for her valuable time and even to Mr. Hiral Shah, The Chief Editor; who is currently promoting artist from every corner of India and, looking at creating a much needed platform to showcase every artist of the nation.