An exhibition in our Upper Gallery of British-Indian printmaker Natasha Kumar's vivid, colourful images of contemporary India.
From village scenes to palace views, Natasha's screenprints and etchings capture the art of the everyday and a deep sense of love for her paternal homeland; we see the country through glorious, boldly coloured snapshots - the sunlight through a diaphanous sari or the steady homeward progress of a woman and her cow.
Natasha, who divides her time between London and a rural farmhouse, with regular trips back to India for inspiration, comes from a long line of established artists on her mother's English side and traces her Indian heritage back to Kashmir and Afghanistan via stories of partition and lost family gold.
She first made her name as an artist at the age of 17, earning a place at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. She studied printmaking at the Venice Accademia di Belle Arti and completed an MA in printmaking at Camberwell College of Art, winning the London Printmaking Prize in 2000, her year of graduation.