Anu grew up in the midst of an environment which thrived in art and culture. Her mother (Kamla Kabra) and father Pandit Brijbhushanlal Kabra are both renowned artists and have always been her inspiration. The seeds of art and its appreciation were sown into her as a child. Having grown up with a deep love and comfort with animals, her original works were naturally drawn towards depicting animals. Being a mom of three amazing kids led to the “Mother’s day” series symbolising the strong bond we share.
She loves bright colours used boldly and yet carefully balance them by the muted tones of my 2B pencil. Yes- Vincent Van Gogh is her favourite artist for his bold colours and M. C. Escher for his amazing geometry and mathematics in art! She wishes she was more tech savvy and could create the super intricate patterns digitally but I am more a brick & mortar person by heart so bring to life my imagination using the traditional medium.
Anu always wanted a deeper spiritual element in her paintings, and thus started the creation of the Yin & Yang series(2016) denoting the harmony and balance in nature. Her solo exhibition of this series was exhibited at the Indonesia Economic Forum in Jakarta. It was very well received and covered in the Peak Magazine Indonesia edition as a featured artist.
It was soon followed by the series called “Elements” where she brought to life the mythical Dragon & Phoenix and represented each set as an element of nature. Anu finds the study of cultures and belief systems very intriguing and she tries to fill her art with the mysteries of the ancient civilisations. I call my current series “Synthesis” – cause it is a synthesis of culture, religion & beliefs of different parts of the world.