His strokes have always empathised with the deep anguish and pain of women. On canvas, Paris Mohankumar lets women wander through dark woods in the moonlit night and let them feel the bliss of boundless freedom.
Mohankumar, an internationally renowned painter, was holding an exhibition at David Hall art gallery at Fort Kochi when he heard about the chilling rape and murder of Jisha. As an artist, the only way he could express the rage and agony was through painting.
Mohankumar picked up his brush painted the helplessness of the girl. The work named ' Jeevikathe Marikunavarku Vendee" (Those who die without living), is a tribute to Jisha. He also plans to make nine more paintings as a tribute to the Dalit woman raped and killed in Perumbavoor.
"Kerala is turning out to be a place of brutalities. Sexual oppression is on the rise. Its high time we give a thought on why such horrible crimes are committed against women," the artist said.
Women and nature are the major themes of his works, said Mohankumar. " I am not ready to change them until women get the freedom in a society," he said.
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