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August 03, 2014

Fashion’s Brush with Art #3: Dhruvi Acharya for Verve

Muse: Kalki Koechlin. Photographs by Jatin Kampani. Art by Dhruvi Acharya. Styling by Nisha Jhangiani. Assisted by Shirin Salwan. Make-up and Hair by Clint Fernandes.

Dhruvi Acharya creates an exclusive work of art for Verve using Kalki Koechlin as a muse. See the dramatic before and after transformation and discover the artist’s thought process

DHRUVI ACHARYA
“I wanted the image to reflect the current environment for women in India.”

FIRST REACTION ON SEEING KALKI’S IMAGE
“She’s beautiful! Why did they crop her legs?”

THE INSPIRATION AND THOUGHT BEHIND HER ARTISTIC CREATION
“I wanted the image to reflect the current environment for women in India. I know Kalki has worked on this issue through her medium and so have I, in mine. So this is a work dealing with a topic that is close to both our hearts.”

THE FUSION OF ART, FASHION AND PHOTOGRAPHY
“This is fun!”

Dhruvi Acharya began exhibiting internationally in 1998, soon after receiving her MFA from MICA, USA. Her work focuses on the physiological and emotional aspects of an urban woman’s life in a world teeming with discord, violence and pollution. After nine years in the US, she currently lives and works in Mumbai.

“Watch the behind-the-scenes shoot of the making of these fabulous canvases here.”

“And read about Kalki’s views on art and cinema in the exploratory cover story here.”

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