ARPITA DAS

GRADUATE // SCULPTURE

Artworks

CHIDIA
CHIDIA

MIXED MEDIA 39"×16"×15

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CHIDIA
CHIDIA

MIXED MEDIA 39"×16"×15

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CHIDIA
CHIDIA

MIXED MEDIA 39"×16"×15

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CHIDIA
CHIDIA

MIXED MEDIA 39"×16"×15

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PSEUDO
PSEUDO

MIXED MEDIA 22"×22"×18"

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PSEUDO
PSEUDO

MIXED MEDIA 22"×22"×18"

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PSEUDO
PSEUDO

MIXED MEDIA 22"×22"×18"

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PSEUDO
PSEUDO

MIXED MEDIA 22"×22"×18"

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IMPARTIAL
IMPARTIAL

MIXED MEDIA 12"×12"×11"

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IMPARTIAL
IMPARTIAL

MIXED MEDIA 12"×12"×11"

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IMPARTIAL
IMPARTIAL

MIXED MEDIA 12"×12"×11"

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Artist's Statement :

Recently through my works I have been trying to depict some incidents and forms that are very thought provoking and it raises questions to rethink our behaviors and habits that we establish and inherit from our ancestors. This set of works is more about questioning our habits rather than explain or complain.
Rape, molestation and killing have become a daily norm in India. We sometimes raise our voice against it, but for most cases, the truth is suppressed. The victims are often killed brutally and sexually abused ruthlessly.
Child abuse is a complex phenomenon with multiple causes. There is no single factor that can be identified as to why some adults behave abusively or neglectfully toward children. The roots of child abuse lie not in parental psycho-pathology or in socio-environmental stress but in a sick culture which diminishes and individualizes.
I have chosen mixed media to implement my imagination of facts. In my previous works I have used mostly resin as my main medium. But gradually I moved on to readymade objects like clothes, baby walkers, dolls etc. So many times victims are asked about their outfits and judged by society. But in cases of child abuse how does society rectify sexual abuse? We generally place different objects and images in front of our children to familiarize them. But in case of child abuse the child is brutally treated by their family and close ones. I have thoughtfully selected the materials to make my expressions more relatable.