Artist Vishali Bawa welcomed art enthusiasts to ‘Prismatic’, a three-day exhibition at ‘The Bombay Art Society’. The event was inaugurated by Padma Shri ‘Shri Bhalu Mondhe’ and was also attended by Scriptwriter and filmmaker Rumi Jaffery. Ranging from traditional to contemporary, the display covered a wide spectrum of twenty four paintings. The paintings on display were a culmination of intricate line art, digital abstraction and one beautiful and thought provoking art installation with seven circular art pieces on reflective acrylic representing different emotions.
Shri Bhalu Mondhe with Vishali Bawa
Working as a Senior Art Director with one of the best and most renowned healthcare companies in New York – Digitas Health, Vishali was enamoured by the idea of communicating the importance of emotional health and welfare through her artworks. The showcase is all about examining emotions through a prism. Vishali aims to capture the complexity and depth of a human being’s innermost feelings and to bring to light its many nuances.
Artist Vishali Bawa
Padma Shri Shri Bhalu Mondhe shared, “I have known Vishali for a long time now and seen her grow as a person and as an artist. She is a huge repository of empathy which helps her see through the layers of human emotions. Prismatic is an embodiment of Vishali’s core.”
Vishali Bawa said, “A person’s emotional strength is often defined by their ability to portray a strong front no matter how they feel. We live in a world mired by societal prejudices, constantly nudging us to suppress our feelings or, at the very least, replace the genuineness of our emotions with superficiality. This, in turn, can be detrimental to our mental well-being. I intend to provide my audience the space and time to introspect and tune in to their inner voice, to understand, accept, address, and express how they feel when they see an artwork. Through my artworks, the beholders will be transported into a world where they can experience, concede to, and celebrate their emotions.”
Vishali received her Master’s degree in Strategic Design and Management from Parsons School of Design, New York (The New School), consistently ranked one of the best institutions for art and design education in the United States and the world. Before that, she received her Bachelor’s in Applied Arts from Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai, an esteemed art institution in India affiliated with the University of Mumbai. She has previously worked on various Design and strategy projects for renowned organizations such as Endeavor (NY), WaterAid America (NY), Terreform1 (NY), and Leo Burnett (IN).