Charuka Arora (b.1993), post-graduated in Fashion Design from Domus Academy, Milan & Pearl Academy, Delhi. Her works have been exhibited in several group exhibitions in India and she has worked for several prestigious clients in India and abroad.
Her work investigates the emotional and psychological aspects of an urban woman’s life & her quest for identity. In context to the ever-changing environmental, cultural, and political times of the 21st century, she creates pieces that frequently begin with a response from her personal experiences in life but are eventually evolved further into something much more than her.
Charuka is quite intrigued by the tactile nature of paper and its endless possibilities. Hence, the majority of her works involve gouache on paper, 3D paper sculpting, printmaking, and drawings, along with oil paintings. She is a practicing artist and has been a design professional for over five years.
Born and brought up in a small town (Agra, India) I was very early in my life introduced to the concept of identity and a miss of it. Hence, my works are a symphony of an urban woman’s (often myself) quest for her identity and the emotional and psychological impact of it on her life.
I create mosaics and compositions journaling these thoughts especially in context to contemporary issues like gender, sexuality, and environment that play a predominant role in the shaping of the women of today and tomorrow. To further my practice, I am also keen on exploring these issues with a common thread that runs through different cultures, geography, and religions, as well as its impact on women across the globe.
My painting and collage works explore these concepts while featuring a play of nature itself and narrating its voice. Each piece can be seen as a scene that invites the viewer to stitch together their own narratives, drawing on personal experience and generating their own meanings. I've created a body of work that is visually linked to the shaping of our future through an often missing voice - the voice of a woman.