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Masterpieces unveiled: Indian ‘Polo Bear’ to bronze emotions

Among the most striking masterpieces she has worked upon are- the iconic depictions of the ‘Polo Bear’ fashioned in Indian sartorial elegance. This will be countered by a set of life size depictions in bronze encompassing the spectrum of human emotion, finally fading into the surreal. True to the title, the works illuminate Mehta’s own […]

Among the most striking masterpieces she has worked upon are- the iconic depictions of the ‘Polo Bear’ fashioned in Indian sartorial elegance. This will be countered by a set of life size depictions in bronze encompassing the spectrum of human emotion, finally fading into the surreal.

True to the title, the works illuminate Mehta’s own artistic journey as she conducted master classes and exhibited in London, Paris, Florence, Rome, Delhi and more, encompassing a tapestry of stories, that led famed sculptor Greenville Davey to hail her as a potential artistic power that could be a generational bridge of artistic cultures.

Notably, Mehta’s works are interwoven with a profound connection to her Indian heritage. As often being the only Indian Artist in galleries across Europe, Mehta noted in an interview with ArtScape the importance to her personally of preserving the Indianness in her work.

Inspired by her time spent in some of the most creative cities of the world like Rome, Paris, London, Florence, and Delhi, for her solo exhibit Meraki Mehta spent almost 5 years to craft a range of masterpieces in clay, POP, and bronze.

Depicting the fine nuances of human anatomy in her sculptors, the artist takes a special interest in highlighting the details through her meticulous portrayal of expressions and wavering features. Inspired by the artworks of masters like Salvador Dalí, Leonora Carrington, Man Ray, Leonardo da Vinci and M.F. Husain, Mehta’s art is heavily inspired by surrealism.

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