Violence against women – it’s everywhere in India today; on the streets, in the campus, in the fields, in the police station, at home. By day or night; in language; and in action that reduces the woman to an object, and a man to a beast.
In a collection of fifty recent paintings, Surjit Akre raises her voice, as woman and artist, against this incessant, all-pervading violence that dehumanises both the victim and the perpetrator.
“I was very disturbed after I heard about the [December 2012] rape. I started painting my anger on canvas. That is how the collection I Want to Live evolved…” Surjit Akre