Akanksha Dhanraj Patil
2020BFA (Painting), Government College of Art and Design, Nagpur.
2023MFA(CreativePainting), Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai.
Livesand works from Nagpur.
Akanksha's artwork emerges from a deeply personal response to events happening around her. She uses symbolism to form a visual vocabulary that reflects the storm of feelings and memories inside her. It speaks volumes about the constant yearning that everyone in the world holds toward their home.
Saudade is essentially untranslatable in its intensity when we live in an age of unprecedented mobility. Millions leave theirhome every year, some perhaps pursuing relationships or careers, many forced out by war or natural disasters. At a time when the very planet we live on is transforming into an unfamiliar place, our sense of Home -and what it means to miss it -may be challenged at its core. She further explores how regular objects can be markers of identity and how these may be reworked in contemporary contexts. By abstracting the structures inherent to the objects, she aims to invoke a sense of uneasy familiarity that inspires an alternative appreciation of familiar forms.
She further explores how objects can be identity markers and how these may be reworked in contemporary contexts. By abstracting the structures inherent to the objects, she aims to invoke a sense of uneasy familiarity that inspires an alternative appreciation of familiar forms.
She uses Cardboard as a medium that symbolizes packaging, moving, or storing. Being malleable, inexpensive, and easy to upcycle, cardboard allows them to craft her work with sustainability and an eco-friendly kick to it.
Repurposing, reusing, recycling, and creative thinking about the environment and solutions to our global problem fill her with hope.
Her work brings some great examples of upcycling on the table that cannot be seen anywhere else and deserve to be seen.