Shreya Mehta is an award-winning fine artist who explores, in her vibrant and varied works, the social issues of identity, gender, power and spirituality. Her art has been exhibited across the globe, from the Indian Consulate in New York to the private collection of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In fact, Mehta secured her place at the Royal Academy of Art in Belgium as the first woman of Indian origin, graduating with none other than the prestigious V.R.I.K.A Award. Born in India, raised and trained in Belgium, and now living and working in New York, Mehta brings a global perspective and a positive touch to all her endeavors. She creates both representational and abstract works thus defying categorization through constant, energetic change and an inquisitive nature.
In her "identity" series, Shreya Mehta takes you on a journey through her artwork to discover her identity. "Infused Identity," where she explores her cultural heritage, by creating layers of the word "identity" in her 3 native languages - in English (Identity), Dutch (Identiteit) and Gujarati (ઓળખ). There is an effect of a stitched embroidery, as if the words were stitched onto the paper, resulting in an abstract landscape.
Life is about perspective. We view the world with our eyes, “our gaze,” our viewpoint. But the only thing you can partially have control over is your own perspective. "The Gaze" works are inspired by this concept of perspective.
“In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.” ― Rumi