Rivya Bakutra

I’m a keen and sensitive observer and document the cathartic escapades as observation and experience, and create works that are reflective of and characterize contemporary society. Using the narrative potential of figurative painting. I challenge the viewers and confront them with their innermost feelings. My human figures are a subjective portrait of human psyche that reveals something about the subject, but they are open to many interpretations as they are enigmatic most of the time.
I think art should have the capability to depict everyday reality. Art can be both a positive or negative force and bring about change. However, personally, I believe that a part of artistic practice has a social responsibility towards the audience and in that sense my art thematic can enable the viewers to become aware of crucial social issues, deconstruct social boundaries and thus contribute to a positive change in society.