Goa based artist Chaitali Morajkar has a MFA in Painting from the University of Hyderabad. Most of Chaitali’s works have a woman protagonist or some allusion to femininity or feminism. The sacred feminine often plays the backdrop of the ideas being illustrated on the canvas or paper works. The concept of Nature as the primal feminine force, the generative energy which created and sustains the earth often features in her distinct works.
Also, the works address quite covertly and at times overtly, the ruthless burdens that Nature carries upon her shoulders. Inadvertently addressing the issues of environmental damage and the numerous metaphoric female torso motifs which inhabit her canvases, the artist tries to collate the state of women in today’s violent world. Be it the cause of the girl child or the gender inequalities, or the rising rape culture in the society, the artist brings forth a strong poignant critique in her individual figurative style. In some of her works the women are shown as nurturers of the world, and multi faceted beings, capable of doing a plethora of tasks simultaneously. This could be a picture fo the Modern day woman in any society. Quietly the artist holds up a mirror to the world while reflecting her own and her own kind’s state in today’s world. One could gauge by the intensity in the works the quiet euphemistic lensed approach to harsh reality, employed in the works of the artist.
Chaitali Morajkar lives and works in Goa.