Rekha Rodwittiya





71.0 x 47.2 in. / 180.3 x 119.9 cm.


Acrylic and oil on canvas

Rekha Rodwittiya has never shied from the use of colour, but at a deeper level she has engaged with issues that concern patriarchy, feminism, alienation and disparity. This painting with mostly flat colour application features a female figure standing upright, holding a conch to one ear with one hand and touching the navel or the nabhi with her little finger of the other. There’s a possibility that the figure is meditating on the nabhi chakra, a yogic exercise. Rodwittiya surrounds the background of the painting with motifs of materialism and comfort.

published references

Singh, Kishore, ed., The Naked and The Nude: The Body in Indian Modern Art, Edition Two (New Delhi: DAG, 2015), p. 176
Singh, Kishore, ed., Ways of Seeing: Women Artists | Women as Muse (New Delhi: DAG, 2021), p. 160

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