Bharti Kher | the artist
Born 1969, London, UK.
Lives and works in New Delhi, India, .
Original artworks, prints, exhibition posters, monographs, books, collectibles.
ARKEN Prize. Bharti Kher uses stick-on bindis as a central motif in her practice. Traditionally a mark of pigment applied to the forehead of Hindu men and women to symbolise the third eye, today, the bindi is commercially manufactured and has become a popular decorative item for girls and women of other religions. Kher views the daily ritual of applying this third eye as offering the possibility of seeing the world with fresh eyes. She uses this tiny object to transform various objects and surfaces allowing the viewer to look at them anew.