Hansika Sharma is a Textile Artist whose central concerns are the colour indigo, complexity of embroidered surfaces, transformation and is informed by the philosophy of self reflection.
Hansika has developed a connection with the colour Indigo as a colour of her soul, drawing similarities with the History of Indigo that changed the world and politics in a way, as well as its personal mysterious chemical nature of getting alchemised from green to the deepest darkest beautiful form of blue. The character of the colour Indigo that can range from being a depressive dark energy to the most soothing beautiful energy relates to the Artist’s personal history and challenges with fighting melancholy and getting drawn towards an ocean of calm at the same time.
Hansika’s work further explores and responds to constant personal evolution, changing philosophies, interactions with other people, complexity of human psychology that can be simplified and further investigation of its effect on socio-political subject matters.
The imagery of Hansika’s work are threads embroidered in simple stitches forming an overall complex visual, which is added by cotton threads, Zaris and cords.
The structural patterns and forms of her work has significantly changed to organic free flowing forms resembling the roots and the nervous system since 2020. This change has added a layer of personal inquiry in her work, which wonders and questions the mystery of the rooted roots of tall trees, the human spine and nervous system, that carries life, strength and something supernatural, all unwinding as the ultimate self awareness and alignment with the universe and beyond.
Hansika is currently working on a series of work ranging from a very small size artworks to large scale tapestries with different fabrics dyed in shades of Indigo. The range of work are symbolic of diary entries from the past two years of her personal growth, challenges and investigations.