About the Artist :
Born 1948 in Bengal, Rini completed her Masters in Painting from M.S.University, Baroda. She has held over 25 solo shows including those at Delhi, Mumbai, Baroda, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad in India and Paris, Chile, Germany and Spain overseas. Her work has been exhibited in numerous group shows throughout India and aboard. She is a recipient of Research Scholarship and Senior Fellowship from Ministry of Human Resource, New Delhi as well as a French Govt. Scholarship to study in Paris. The awards to her credit include the Chancellors Gold Medal from Baroda; Governors Gold Medal from Calcutta; AIFACS Award; National Award of the Lalit Kala Academy and M. S. Randhawa Award- all three in New Delhi.
Her definition of Art :
I believe in art which speaks a universal language – which has a life of its own – one with a certain degree of permanence which portrays the feel and flow of life with al its coloured nuances and experience. A life lived to the full. A certain ‘playfullness’ permeates my works and portrays a deep inner psyche of the female, its joys, its traumans, the language is sensual, not merely cerebral. It has to have an instinctual relationship with nature and the world around us. Today one speaks of negating aesthetics – but can aesthetics ever be denied? Can be wiped out from this world, which is so varied and beautiful?