We would all be so much happier if life around us motivated and made us creative and sensitive!
Seema Kohli did her Bachelors in Philosophy before she went on to get a Diploma in Applied Arts. Her style is distinct – her subject is feminine and her work highlights a woman’s beauty, both external and internal! Her works celebrate woman, her sexuality and her immense strength. Seema over the last 30 years has held more than 20 solo shows including many international locations such as Venice, Brussels, New York, Dubai and Singapore.
Her subject and art lends itself to commissions and public art and cannot miss the 10 X 100-foot mural at the Delhi International Airport (T3). Her works have been commissioned for many other public locations too including the Tata Center of Excellence. But what inspires her, and makes her work so special?
“Energy is the same and in abundance. How we utilize it is what changes. From the beginning, I have worked on the balance of energies. When my mother passed away, the priest explained the mantra Om Hiranya garba samavartak… It was about the universes and the many suns created that are dancing to the rhythm of the breath of the supreme consciousness, and that there is nothing which is dead. It is constantly evolving, recycling and being recreated positively.” – Seema Kohli
Seema’s works and themes are spiritual, and focus around life, procreation and never-ending energy. ‘Hiranyagarbha’, a recent theme focused on the subtle beauty of constant procreation. All her works focused on prayer to the eternal self – a way of meditation. The ‘Golden Womb’ on the other hand celebrated the supremacy of a woman because of her ability to procreate and keep the journey of life moving.
“I cannot think of any other way I’d live my life…”
Seema has worked on diverse mediums starting with drawing, paperwork, oils, sculptures and even performances. She has held an interactive session and experiential performances at Venice Biennale, 2015. She has been recognized for her exceptional work and received the Gold at Florence Biennale 2009, the YFLO Women Achiever’s Award, and the LKA Lifetime Achievement Award for Women in 2008, amongst others.
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