PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is contemporary artist Bharti Kher.
Bharti Kher was born in London in 1969 and relocated to India in 1993, where she now lives and works.
Kher works in a variety of media including painting, sculpture and installation. The artist uses everyday objects to create otherworldly artworks that operate in juxtapositions of east vs. west, modernity vs. tradition and personal vs. global. The artist’s work has a strong sense of personal narrative, however her use of everyday motifs and compelling mythologies draw the viewer in and open up the dialogue of her work. One particular motif that Kher often draws on is the ‘bindi’, the traditional Indian forehead piece, which the artist repeats to a point of it almost dissolving. The familiar in Kher’s work is always fleeting.
The artist is represented by Hauser and Wirth, London.