Art is an expression which is of the highest order in creativity. Abstract art is a specialized segment and not many Indian artists are into it. When you talk about Abstract artists in India, the name Krupa Shah definitely highlights a genre which has become a brand over time.
Born and brought up in Mumbai, Shah is also an art aficionado, philanthropist, entrepreneur and mentor. Right from her childhood, she had been inclined towards canvas and her natural flair was evident in her artwork. There was no looking back for her as she blossomed as an artist with her distinctive style. Art has always been a passion for her and that is why she has been highly successful in her creative avenues.
Shah’s approach to art is something which needs to be mentioned. What differentiates Shah from her peers is her fellow feeling and concern for the society. In fact, she has given expressions to different issues and social ethos through her art.
“I believe in giving back to our society and that is what comes from my own. It is our responsibility to stand by the needy,” notes Krupa. Not only has she helped drought-affected farmers in Maharashtra but also has been vocal for Asifa’s justice. It is not about giving media quotes rather Krupa has raised funds to ensure that her rewards in art are utilized for the society.
Shah recently conducted a painting workshop for the visually impaired students at Happy Home and School for the Blind. She even initiated a tree plantation drive to curb plastic pollution. Regarding her painting initiative for the visually challenged, Shah states, “I want them to be independent. It is not at an easy task to teach abstract art but I relish it and believe someday they will be fiercely independent”.
Shah has won laurels for her philanthropic work and contribution to art. She has been accorded with best artist award by Global Business Information. Moreover, the Woman Economic Forum has awarded her for being an iconic leader and contributing toward a better world. Apart from these, the Bharat Nirman Foundation has bestowed upon her the ‘Make in India’ award, while the World Records Foundation presented her the ‘Noble Asian of the Year’ award .
Krupa Shah has truly been a brand on her own. Being an active member of the FICCI, All Ladies League and Women Economic Forum and other important panels, she has participated and conducted esteemed group exhibitions and conferences in India and abroad.
On International Working Women’s Day, we wish Krupa Shah all the best for her endeavours!