Behind The Frame

Poonam Chandrika Tyagi

Poonam Chandrika Tyagi

A woman is a lot of things – she is a feeling, a joy, strength, ferocity and a lot of emotions; she is love, lust, kindness, erotica… And she will express her likes and dislikes, desires and feelings in ways unpredictable. This unpredictability of a woman is what drew artist Poonam to be enchanted by her.

Poonam’s women speak a variety of emotions. The non-verbal communication Poonam establishes through her subjects is downright bold and interesting because not many present women as openly expressing her innermost feelings with such audacity. Poonam’s women are many things but not demure. The artist chooses to shatter all confines and boundaries in showcasing her female subjects in their elements. She lends her subjects interesting lines achieving curvy forms, lusty eyes and pleasured expressions, which are a huge departure from all the societal norms for feminity and those rules of being a ‘woman’.

Her works are a graceful combination of Indian tradition, myths and erotic passion. There is a breath of freedom of love and expression. There is also a very tactful introduction of animals like the tiger, cat and bull which reinforce her subjects’ strength adding to the drama opening up on the canvas and fragile birds that uniquely point to tender feelings like love and kindness.

Poonam’s works mark a profound comeback in the celebration of the aura of a woman.

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Memories|Poonam Chandrika Tyagi- Acrylic on Canvas, 2008, 48 x 36 inches


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Master of Arts in “Drawings & Paintings”



SOLO SHOWS: 2013 Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

2010 Gallery Art Eterne, New Delhi

2008 Vinnyasa Premier Art Gallery, Chennai

2008 Shanta Art Gallery, New Delhi

2005 Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

2005 Habiart Gallery, New Delhi

2000 Abhinav Hall, Jammu



2014 Turkey University of Özyeğin in Istanbul

2014 Dayra Art gallery, Hyderabad

2014 Visual Art Gallery, India habitat centre, New Delhi

2014 Birla Academi of Art and Culture, Kolkata

2013 State Art gallery, Hyderabad

2013 Subah Art Gallery, Jammu

2013 Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur

2013 La Meridian, Kochi, Kerala

2012 Shridharani Art Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi

2011 Ruchika’s Art Gallery, Goa

2010 Maharaja Academy of Fine Art & Craft Society, Gurgaon

2010 10 On 10 Art gallery, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi

2009 “Red dot” Art Gallery, Indira Puram, Ghaziabad

2008 Art Gallery of Academy of Art & Literature, New Delhi

2008 Open Palm Gallery, Habitat Centre, New Delhi

2007 Travancore House Art Gallery, N. Delhi

2007 Studio7 Garhi, New Delhi

2007 Farrago Art Gallery, Gurgaon

2006 Lokayat Art Gallery, Hauzkhas Village, New Delhi

2006 Travancore House Art Gallery, N. Delhi

2005 Shanta Art Gallery, New Delhi

2005 Greenmark Art Gallery, Vaishaly, Ghaziabad

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