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WORK

Portfolio of recent works

VOID

Artist's Statement

The essence of my work lies in the interplay between two contrasting elements - a geometric pattern that is constant and unyielding, and a spontaneous gesture that is free-flowing and unpredictable. By combining these disparate elements, my work aims to explore the concept of transparency and the uncertainty of our existence in modern urban settings.

 

Growing up in Kolkata, a city with a rich history of invasions, colonization, and dictatorship, I have always been fascinated by the traces of the past that still linger in our present. Despite being part of an old and dynamic culture, I believe that our psychological and emotional existence is still compromised by the traumas of the past, creating a constant struggle between familiarity and the unknown.

 

My recent work focuses heavily on drawing, with a particular emphasis on marks, stains, and splatters. By creating a synthetic structure with grids and a specific colour palette using red, green, and blue (RGB), I am exploring the nature of marks, spontaneity, and emotional attachment to a space. By balancing the well-planned geometric structure with the unrestrained marks, I aim to question our disciplined free will.

 

As an engineer, I honed my skills in geometric drawings, shapes, and elements. However, it was during my academic period at Santiniketan that the importance of drawing as a medium truly resonated with me, and it has played a significant role in my practice ever since.

THIRTY THREE

Dominated Splatter

51 x 76 cm (0.5 cm gaps between each)

Isograph 0.3 pen and ink on paper

October 2023

When observing the following three particular works, one may feel a sense of uncertainty. The piece is a powerful gesture that impacted my emotional response to the widespread hatred we have been experiencing in recent years. It also prompts us to question the root cause of this hatred and how it affects individuals.

Details from the Dominated Splatter

FYI: I'M ABOUT TO LOVE YOU

Free Reign

Free Reign
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25 x 76 cm (0.5 cm gaps between each)
Isograph 0.3 Pen and ink on paper
August 2023

25 x 76 cm (0.5 cm gaps between each)

Isograph 0.3 Pen and ink on paper

August 2023

FRAGILE CONCRETE

Tracing The Errors

64 x 90.7 cm (0.5 cm gaps between each)

Pen and ink on paper

April 2023

THE MOON IS PINK

Loses Remind

The piece of work in question is intended to be a representation of the concept of freedom. However, despite its idealistic nature, the experience it conveys can be quite frustrating due to the vague and unclear interpretation of what it means to be free.

42.5 x 59.9 cm (0.5 cm gaps between each)

Pen and ink on paper

February 2023

Details from the Loses Remind

Details from the Loses Remind

Installation Shot of artworks

INSTALLATION SHOT

Stain Remains I & II

The inspiration for the following two works stem from the concept of stain marks. My creative process involves incorporating seemingly nonsensical elements that can trigger emotional memories for anyone, anywhere. Stain marks are a prime example of such elements that can evoke different emotions in different individuals.

38 x 56 cm

Pen and ink on paper

2022

Stain Remains I
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38 x 56 cm
Pen and ink on paper
2022

Details from the Stain Remains

Details from the Stain Remains I
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38 x 56 cm

Pen and ink on paper

2022

Installation shot of artworks

INSTALLATION SHOT

Most Unethical Line from all Time

 The inspiration for this piece came from the act of drawing lines, a process I have developed methodologically. Despite this methodical approach, there is still a sense of spontaneity and impact that cannot be denied. Through this work, I aimed to illustrate how the system has strategically shaped our emotions and sense of freedom, and how we are often deluding ourselves into thinking that we have control over it.

38 x 56 cm

Pen and ink on paper

2022

Most Unethical Line from All Time
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38 x 56 cm
Pen and ink on paper
2022
Untitled
Untitled
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42.5 x 59.9 cm (0.5 cm gaps between each)
Medium- Pen and ink on paper
2022 

42.5 x 59.9 cm (0.5 cm gaps between each)

Medium- Pen and ink on paper

2022 

Illusionary living space

This work is a reflection of my interference with places. This part of my life frustrates me till today, after the death of my grandfather in 2019 my father was broke financially and we had to give our own sixty-year-old house to the promoter, and now we are living in one of those apartments. As I grew up in my house my whole life, it is continuously making illusions on me about the past and this present structure.

56 x 76 cm

Pen and ink on paper

2022

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Untitled
Untitled
Pen and Ink on paper
A3
2022

Pen and ink on paper

A3 (each)

2022

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