This series urges you to explore yourself and celebrate the ultimate state of being; free. Embracing yourself with every atom of your being. Waking up in a disturbing dystopia where bigotry, race politics and animosity are bringing out aspects of us that is threatening the order that was created for species to coexist in an ecosystem that is deteriorating slowly and steadily. This series urges you to stop, breathe and love. Tolerate and accept yourselves first in order to embrace the world for its diversity. The beauty of this series lies in the modesty of its concept. Incoherent ideals of beauty, definitions of all that is wrong stemming from fear and cowardice labelled as “doing the right thing;” amidst this rat race, we’ve forgotten to be grateful for all that we are. Women pricking themselves to look like Donald Duck clones, men chasing the green and governments tapping into fright. The world seems to be dizzy in its self created mayhem. This series urges you to be kind to yourself for you are gold just as you are. Begin that revolt within until you’ve fallen completely in love with you!
Light signifies the beginning, the fantasy wave that teleports you into a realm where space, time, gender, identity, caste, creed et al becomes irrelevant because the artist’s soul is boundless and cannot be defined. Light strikes the moment you embrace all of you – your sexuality, your virtue, your sin, your lust and your conformities. This show is an allegory of my soul denouncing hibernation and evolving, embracing the dark, the outcast, the bright, the good and ugly. The only thing that matters is you and your creation.
We live in a world wherein out roles and lives are defined and judgement engulfs us but an artist lives different lives, in and out of different realms and parallel universes, constantly seeking inspiration and living in transience. I am Akshita Gandhi and this is all of me, an artist whose soul has come undone.