Bansri is an indian painter living and working in Mumbai. She thinks of herself as “a storyteller of the world about us”, raising the relevant questions about life, soul and awareness. She works as an art professor teaching visual expressions at Ecole intuit.lab in Mumbai which is a Paris based Institute. She works with art galleries in Rome, Miami and Arizona.
Art – like meditation – is a means to dive into oneself. “My art is like a mantra given by my master – love, live, laugh, give!”.
She found her artistic vocation in 2001 when her native village in Gujrat was hit by an earthquake reaching a maximum felt intensity of X on the Mercalli intensity scale. Amongst the ruin of the disaster, art stood for Bansri like the only hope to help herself and her community. “That’s how I started a loving caring tango” with painting, along with an operating role as activist in her own community. Sharing and social awareness have since the deepest impact in her life and her artistic path. And Teaching ART to kids,, her all time passion!
Her technical process finds her more inclined to linen canvases and oils, but she may also pick up pen and ink, waters and charcoal as fine ingredients for what she calls “my art curry”. It is a definely unique style melting borders between techniques in a strong and personal manner. “When I paint I try to bring into my oils what I love in waters, and texture and quality of a charcoal. It’s not conscious but it happens that way […] My art develops the best when I know where not to interfere.”
Lost Histories: http://www.losthistories.co.uk/collaboration-project/