The dreams we have at night, especially the ones we remember vividly, are the basis of psychoanalytic pathways, from Freud until today. Part of the method consists of noting down immediately upon leaving the sleep phase what one has seen during the night, trying to bring it back into the real world so as not to forget it. This simple but fundamental procedure for interpreting dreams is the same one used by the Indian artist and illustrator Shweta Sharma.
The Jaipur-born artist finds inspiration in her dreams, wakes up and starts drawing her colorful characters, inspired by the world of metaphysics but also by art and folk traditions, from which she has taken an apia color palette that recalls Indian religious festivals.
That of Shweta Sharma is not pure abstract art, in the works are taken some geometric patterns of the Indian artistic tradition, but also elements developed since childhood. The anatomical details for example are a great passion of the artist since the beginning of his career, since the early years of sole realized drawings in which he represented detailed subjects, studying the movements of the body and its poses. This research is fully realized in the series of smokers made by Shweta Sharma, with the hands at the center of the illustrations, which were also made on matchboxes, made in collaboration with Indian artisans and miniaturists.
This background and knowledge of the human body allowed her to make the transition to a more abstract art, keeping the essential elements and features of the body and its magical side in the drawing.