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Nimisha Bhanot


2013, Oil on canvas, 36"w x 48"h

This artwork challenges multiple Indian feminist issues from an integrative bicultural standpoint, accepting and rejecting ideals from both Indian and Canadian culture. Indian motifs are juxtaposed with taboo imagery and composition to confront issues of conformity, which are largely regulated by a traditional male gaze. When painted or materialized into sculpture, these ideas are celebrated and become objects of permanence rather than concealment. This painting brings forth the conflict in interracial marriages. A Caucasian woman has been depicted as a Hindu bride, capturing the same joy any bride would experience on her wedding day. It is about the Indian caste system and marriage.

Nimisha Bhanot - Bride

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