SHAKILA. QUEEN OF COLLAGE
by BARUNA BHATTACHARJI
Shakila is a remarkable woman whose journey as one of India’s leading collage artists began on a pavement in Calcutta. Untutored in the introduction of collage by Cubists and Constructivists to enhance the texture of their work, Shakila uses strips of paper as a natural choice. And her intuitive skill and aesthetic sense enables a juxtaposition of shades and tones that lend depth and volume to her highly evolved work.