Drawing inspiration from the vibrant hues of Hindu mythology and folklore, Smitha Menon aka Tina has rendered inexplicable beauty through her paintings. She has recreated the characters from mythological stories that have become a part of the lives of many. These stories that we happily heard from our grandmothers not only left us fascinated but also provided us with great examples of moral science.
Tina, who is also greatly inspired by these stories and folklore, has given life to her perception of characters through an exhibition ‘Upakatha’, which according to her means, short story or part of a larger narrative.
“The exhibition is a collection of paintings of characters and stories from Indian mythology and folklore. I read books mostly based on Indian mythology and sometimes while I’m reading, certain situations and characters get carved into my brain and I have to paint them the way I envision them. This is my version,” says Tina.