Established Visual artist Lakshmi Mohanbabu has announced that she will debut a brand new collection of art in November 2017. The upcoming collection will include a series of portraits designed to highlight individualism in a world where socio-cultural influences are under a microscope.


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Socio-cultural influences have an impact on human behavior and the way human behavior is passed down, which can be seen in the determination for what is age and gender appropriate. This can lead to bias, which defines how people react to sexism, homophobia, and sexuality. Even colors are associated with socio-cultural impacts, as Mohanbabu explains:

“Colors worn for various occasions, may be diametrically opposite from one group to another group of people. Black is the color of mourning for some groups of people and white for others. White may symbolize purity and is worn by brides in some cultures and yet viewed as an absence of color and therefore worn by widows in other cultures which may favor fire colors such as red and yellow. Blue is the color for baby boys and pink for baby girls in western cultures but has no such significance in other cultures.”

Mohanbabu questions how these preconceived notions translate from culture to culture, where different traditions and beliefs are observed. For instance, self, anxiety, and depression might not relate in the same context when observed in new cultural settings.

According to Mohanbabu, her new series of portraits examines individuality. “Age or race does not define the color of skin or hair. Men and women have metallic lips colorful skin and glasses. The glasses help depict the view of the external world it’s reflection and influences on the mind.”

Each portrait features an acrylic frame that gives the illusion of light flowing through, and the glasses are designed to reflect on the face in the background.

More info: lakshmimohanbabu.com

Bald Beautiful Peachy skin and a ginger beard is what makes being bald beautiful. Canvas Size : 61cm X 91.5 cm Medium : Acrylic on Canvas

Bald Beautiful Peachy skin and a ginger beard is what makes being bald beautiful. Canvas Size : 61cm X 91.5 cm Medium : Acrylic on Canvas

Eastern Lilac Colours of the lily youthful young and colorful.

Eastern Lilac Colours of the lily youthful young and colorful.

Frosty Lilac Lilac skin and blue hair Colors of the ocean define this young woman.

Frosty Lilac Lilac skin and blue hair Colors of the ocean define this young woman.

Green Onyx Green is the new black. If that is the case his hair is purple. No one is stopping experimentation.

Green Onyx Green is the new black. If that is the case his hair is purple. No one is stopping experimentation.

Iris Vision Iris apfel the inimitable style icon at 96 who blends the old and the new, east and west to create her own. An inspiration to anyone of any age.

Iris Vision Iris apfel the inimitable style icon at 96 who blends the old and the new, east and west to create her own. An inspiration to anyone of any age.

Ivory Red White reflecting red. Green hair is a must have.

Ivory Red White reflecting red. Green hair is a must have.

Oriental Purple Turquoise hair, purple skin and red glasses are not out of place for this Asian man with high cheekbones

Oriental Purple Turquoise hair, purple skin and red glasses are not out of place for this Asian man with high cheekbones

Pearly Blue Blue skin and red hair. Variety is key.

Pearly Blue Blue skin and red hair. Variety is key.

Pink Ebony Pink is the new black and blue is the new hair Color. Change is needed.

Pink Ebony Pink is the new black and blue is the new hair Color. Change is needed.

Colours of Unity