24min | English | Igal Hecht
Avleen Kaur is an Indian painter based in Toronto, Ontario. Her visual poetry is inspired by the trials and tribulations of the human race, some of which she has experienced herself. Kaur’s art makes many references to her homeland to acknowledge the absurd and detrimental exploitation of power in society, both on a personal and structural level. In a similar way, she is just as passionate in translating love, comfort, faith and relationships into her pieces.
Integrating her heritage into the accessories and clothing she creates, Kaur recently launched her own brand of handcrafted intricate leatherwear called GAHM. The line is named after her mother’s village of Budgam in Kashmir and its high-standard quality is meant to last a lifetime. On Path to Creation, Avleen shows us how art can be used to criticize or exemplify one’s culture.