Date of Birth 1968 (Mumbai)
Sensitive and full of color, Sujata Achrekar's paintings
are a reflection of her mind. She is able to convey
the misery and the helplessness of humans trapped by
circumstances, from which there is no escape. The unusual
textual quality of her work is due to the skilful handling
of colour and theme. These form a basis for her to portray
the myriad moods and lives of the working class.
Most of her creations are restricted to a single figure
that occupies the centrestage. It is in her treatment
of these that she gives individuality to the canvases.
Sujata Achrekar blends figures and the abstract, and
then proceeds to distort them to get her message across.
Depicting the pain that is an inseparable part of human
destiny, Achrekar's works have a pervasive atmosphere
Achrekar's canvases are predominantly worked in oils,
with a profusion of earthy tones. Raw sienna, ochre
and burnt orange are thrown into relief, and white is
used sporadically. However, she is not averse to more
brilliant shades: blues, reds and yellows also find
a place on her palette, but are laid on sparingly.