Contemporary Artists Collection
Bharti Kher (b. 1969)

Bharti Kher is a contemporary artist known for her diverse and multidisciplinary practice. Born in London, Kher moved to India in the early 1990s and has since become a significant figure in the Indian and international art scenes. She works across various mediums, including painting, sculpture, installation, and mixed media.

Bharti Kher has exhibited extensively around the world and has received international acclaim for her contributions to contemporary art. She has participated in major biennales and her works are part of prominent public and private collections globally. Kher's art is known for its conceptual depth, visual richness, and its ability to provoke thought on various social and cultural issues.

Bindis, traditional decorative forehead markings worn by women in South Asia, are a recurring motif in her work, symbolizing both cultural identity and individuality. Kher often incorporates found objects and materials into her art, creating layers of meaning and engaging with themes such as identity, gender, and globalization.

Her notable sculptures include life-sized and larger-than-life animal forms, often rendered in a realistic manner and covered with bindis. These works explore the relationship between humans and the natural world, as well as the transformative potential of materials.

Bharti Kher - Lost and Found

Bindis on aluminum, 100¾” x 53