Gogi Saroj Pal

Her Nayika series expanded on the facets of feminine attraction, addressing the female as the epitome of sensuality and male desire. Solid and lucid in heavily outlined form, the female body has been playfully compressed within the pictorial frame to be experienced in its corporeal fullness. In soft glowing colours, she portrays women as silent victims of social justice in patriarchal structures, their limp limbs, tilted heads and folded hands suggesting their helplessness. Pal’s work forms a part of major museum collections in Japan, Amsterdam and Poland. Among the honours she’s received, has been the Sanskriti Award in1980, a fellowship to the Lalit Kala Akademi in 1981-82, a junior fellowship from the Department of Culture, Government of India, 1986-88, and the National Award by the Lalit Kala Akademi in 1990. GogiSaroj Pal lives and works in New Delhi.


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