Founder- Abir Space
Ruby Jagrut is known for her art in Natural dyes. As a proud disciple of
illustrious textile designer and artist Toofan Rafai, she carries the mantle of his approach and philosophy. She has been a mentor, trainer, teacher and resource person to many young artists and textile students in various
Her work has been prominently displayed and praised at over 50 art shows. Her pursuit is to practice, protect, promote and preserve this rich heritage of colours that we have inherited.
She frequently writes in newspapers on gender, art and mythology. She is on board of the liberal arts department of Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar. She has also curated and designed this book of art | poetry Kuchh Nahin | Sab Kuchh. (written by Nidheesh Tyagi)
she has curated painting exhibition of legendary Muzaffar Ali – (artist, film
maker) at Ahmedabad.
She started with the idea of Abir to help young artists and showcase their
promising work. Besides the field of natural dyes, she is a compelling writer, philanthropist, and curator. She has founded Abir India foundation in 2016.
She founded Abir Space (2021) with a view to showcasing Indian art with
a newer sensibility to the world. Ms Jagrut has been involved in this field
in various capacities for the last 20 years now. Abir space is a democratic platform that represents contemporary voices from all over India, including the often-forgotten hinterland of the
country, which boasts of lesser-known but extremely imaginative artists
with a unique aesthetic.
In order to create a buzz around Indian art, especially emerging one,
Abir Space launched Abir Pothi — a webzine that gives voice to
unheard stories of young artists, maestros, and everything else in the
national art environment.
Abir Pothi features commissioned and one-of-a-kind content on the entire
spectrum of art and design practices. Our mission is to become the richest
resource of Indian art and culture in the coming years.
Please check. www.abirspace.com for contemporary artworks
and www.abirpothi.com for more details