June | Art & Culture

Bharti Kher is Calendar's June artist of the month

Challenging social taboos with a riot of colour

Holly Bullock

This month, team Calendar has chosen Bharti Kher (b. 1969), as our Artist of the Month. Based between New Delhi and London and equally well-known for her mammoth sculptural works, Kher’s paintings are some of the most mesmeric we’ve seen. Challenging social taboos, her signature circle motif is inspired by the bindi – a cultural representation of traditional womanhood in India. These numerous circles of coloured felt are concentrated on painted board and transformed into a subversive riot of colour.