• Madhvi Parekh, Untitled (Durga II), 2006, acrylic paint on acrylic sheet, 48 x 351/2"

    Madhvi Parekh

    DAG Modern | New Delhi

    A childlike naïveté and a sense of wonder permeate Madhvi Parekh’s paintings. Is it because the septuagenarian draws her creative sustenance not from the teeming cities where she has spent most of her adult life but from her memories of growing up in a village? “I have never forgotten the sights and sounds of my village; I carry them with me everywhere, and although they are often combined with elements I have imbibed living in the city, they still endure,” she confided to me several years ago.

    The village she refers to is Sanjaya, in the Indian state of Gujarat, where she spent a happy childhood

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