ivid splashes of paint, attenuated figures of women and an overall impression of melancholy are what characterize the paintings of Ratnakar Ojha. A recurrent theme in his art is young women captured in introspective moods. "This is reflective of my love for the human form, particularly the feminine form. Though the paintings depict women trapped by circumstance and the exigencies of the times they live in, they are not mere puppets. Expressive and lively, their faces show their
inherent strength in the face of tragedy," he adds. His canvases exhibit a facade of brightness, but on closer perusal, display the underlying pathos.