A young self trained artist, who uses her heritage and love of colours as inspiration, Akari Maharani’s art draws influence and motive from her British Indian culture and organic nature. She combines the two and creates her works on a variety of medium. She is currently showing her art at Central Hall, Keighley as part of the Sab Rang Exhibition.
She is hugely inspired by a mass of modern western artists, Rangoli (indian powder paint), Hindu festivals and her family. Taking on all external factors, be them the bustling streets of a major city or the British countryside, her work reflects this by using traditional Indian mehndi (henna) patterns, peacocks and flowers. The paths between all the components of the pieces are as important to her as the shapes and the colour as it adds contrast and depth to her pieces.
Sab Rang is showing at Cafe Central, Central Hall,
Alice Street, Keighley until Friday 13 July. Admission is free and the exhibition is open from Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4pm and Saturday 9am - 2pm.