Jaya Baheti, who has painted on canvas, wood blocks and ceramic has now created art on cloth.
As part of the travelling show, Arture Connect Style Week, Jaya’s segment, Religiously Rebellious, will have her art on display apart from a fashion show. She will be displaying close to 50 works that include saris, stoles, handbags and antique hand-painted jewellery. “I wanted to experiment with different mediums for a long time. I have painted on pots and plates for instance, so this time I decided to make a change,” says Jaya. The artist says, “I would paint saris on request from clients, but this time I wanted to create a full fledged line of work.”
As part of the travelling exhibition, there will be a fashion show, where models will display her works while her other artworks will be displayed in the art show. “The show will travel to Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, London and Cambridge,” says the artist.
The name of the show, Religiously Rebellious, was also chosen by Jaya.
“I’ve considered my art as my religion. But I’ve also wanted to shift mediums constantly, and hence being a rebel comes into the picture. That is why I named my show Religiously Rebellious.”
“I have 15 saris, 10 stoles, many handbags, jewellery as well as artefacts on display. The whole project took me about six months and I was quite thrilled to work on cloth,” says the artist who will be travelling from October 3 and will be back by October 24.