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Artist Janine Shroff channels the morbid to expose the macabre in society

Artist Janine Shroff channels the morbid to expose the macabre in society

Janine Shroff has a deep loyalty towards her craft. She creates art for art’s sake and is clear about drawing boundaries between her bread-winning day job as an illustrator and the unbridled artistic pursuits that claim her post her 9-to-5 grind. “In a way, I have deliberately compartmentalised my work. I was told repeatedly by algorithms and censorship that there are some things you can’t share. For me, painting is about the self and reflecting internally. Work is about what other people want, whereas painting is the literal opposite; it’s completely selfish,” she explains.

With a mother who started on the path before her, Janine Shroff was practically raised into the profession. The Central Saint Martins graduate lived and breathed art throughout her childhood in Mumbai, carrying her creative curiosity into her present life in London. Shroff humbly shrugs it off as “a lack of interest in anything else and not having any other skill.” But the queer illustrator’s surrealistic landscapes open up thought-provoking dialogue on femininity, gender politics and sexual identity. “I want to create a world you can go into, one where there are small details and characters that inhabit different spaces,” she says.

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