Namrata Bhatter is a visual artist from India with a MA in Visual Communication Design from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London, UK and a BA in Graphic Design from National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India. An enthusiastic plantsman, her artistic practice is informed by issues of environmental ecology, sustainability and man’s relationship with nature. Inspired by diverse artistic traditions and studies from life, her compositions employ intricate lines, miniscule dots, stylised forms and repeated patterns. Her works are a celebration of the botanical world and the harmonious balance of textures and colours found within it. Namrata has lived and worked in New Delhi, London and Detroit and continues to work as an independent artist and designer in California.
Through the ages the botanical world has been central to our existence; an intimate part of our lives and culture, our past and our future. The Altarpiece series is a reminder and a celebration of our intertwined threads of kinship with nature. Illuminated with gold and silver, each work is conceived as an altarpiece to evoke a sense of preciousness of what could soon be lost. Painted with gouache on paper, these intricately detailed botanical bouquets are an interplay between the quotidian and the sacred.