In a world that can feel like it’s becoming more and more grey (and we don’t mean the 50 Shades kind) it is with great colourful pleasure we present Lakshmi Mohanbabu’s latest collection – the spirit lifting: Colours Of Unity.
SINGAPORE, November 21, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ — Established Visual artist Lakshmi Mohanbabu has announced that she will debut a brand new collection of art in November 2017. The upcoming collection will include a series of portraits designed to highlight individualism in a world where socio-cultural influences are under a microscope.
Socio-cultural influences have an impact on human behavior and the way human behavior is passed down, which can be seen in the determination for what is age and gender appropriate. This can lead to bias, which defines how people react to sexism, homophobia, and sexuality. Even colors are associated with socio-cultural impacts, as Mohanbabu explains:
“Colors worn for various occasions, may be diametrically opposite from one group to another group of people. Black is the color of mourning for some groups of people and white for others. White may symbolize purity and is worn by brides in some cultures and yet viewed as an absence of color and therefore worn by widows in other cultures which may favor fire colors such as red and yellow. Blue is the color for baby boys and pink for baby girls in western cultures but has no such significance in other cultures.”
Mohanbabu questions how these preconceived notions translate from culture to culture, where different traditions and beliefs are observed. For instance, self, anxiety, and depression might not relate in the same context when observed in new cultural settings.
According to Mohanbabu, her new series of portraits examines individuality. “Age or race does not define the color of skin or hair. Men and women have metallic lips colorful skin and glasses. The glasses help depict the view of the external world it’s reflection and influences on the mind.”
Each portrait features an acrylic frame that gives the illusion of light flowing through, and the glasses are designed to reflect on the face in the background.
More information can be found at https://www.lakshmimohanbabu.com/colours-of-unity.html
About Lakshmi Mohanbabu
Lakshmi Mohanbabu is a visual artist creating paintings based on design, context, interaction, and culture.
Lakshmi is a Singaporean who grew up in Kabul Afghanistan during the late 70′ and 80’s. She is a trained architect (B.Arch) and a Fashion designer who graduated from the leading Fashion Design College, The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) New Delhi. She has over the past two decades taught fashion design, illustration, design history in various fashion institutes such as Lassalle School of the Arts and NIFT.
She has illustrated WHO books on disability and done a lot of socially conscious work over the past decades. Over the years she has studied Art, Architecture, Jewelry and Design all over the world with significant time especially in Europe and the Asia Pacific. This has enabled her to incorporate cross-cultural elements in her designs be it in painting, jewelry or art.
She has a passion for art not restricting herself to painting but in the design of jewelry, Furniture and shoes. She has a plethora of work with over 500 paintings in various mediums such as Pen and Ink, Pencil Color, Charcoal, Acrylic and Watercolors.
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