Recipient of the prestigious Lalit Kala Akademi award, collectors & museums have kept Delhi artist Kanchan Chander’s works in their collection worldwide. She has been working on female torsos for past two decades. The earlier torsos were minimal, monumental and sparse with decorative and embellished motifs. Later she started incorporating painted flowers, sequins and swarovskis on them.
“This is a vital part of our body,” she says, adding the cycle of life begins from here with a child occupying a mother’s womb for nine months. “He matures here and a new life begins.”