PRIYANKA HALDER

UNDERGRADUATE // PAINTING

Artworks

DILEMA OF SPACES
DILEMA OF SPACES

TEMPRA ON TISSUE PAPER 25"x17.5"

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DILEMA OF SPACES
DILEMA OF SPACES

TEMPRA ON TISSUE PAPER 25"x17.5"

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FOR THE FALLEN
FOR THE FALLEN

MIXED MEDIA 3x2.5 FEET

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FOR THE FALLEN
FOR THE FALLEN

MIXED MEDIA 3x2.5 FEET

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MELANCHOLY OF LIFE
MELANCHOLY OF LIFE

MIXED MEDIA 11.4"x8.4"

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MELANCHOLY OF LIFE
MELANCHOLY OF LIFE

MIXED MEDIA 11.4"x8.4"

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Artist's Statement :

Through memories we establish our identities, we build a life predicated on our personal and communal experiences. If we access those recollections, it's like losing ourselves, and naturally, that is a frightening prospect. Furthermore, if we forget those people closest to us, our family and friends - we are relegated to isolation, which can lead to solitude, melancholy and further decline. This scenario is emotionally and astutely intricate for the person experiencing it, as well as their family members. Designing activities to elicit art cognates, recollection recall, engendering incipient artifacts, documenting the practice and developing a narrative about the process makes an opulent qualitative study for me. I am always trying to transfer and document my own experiences, verbalizing about places. I am visually perceived and bonded with spaces and my own experiences. Despite being the daughter of a very large family, I grew up in complete loneliness. My grandfather never took me in his arms because I am a girl. I grew up with gender discrimination and the sexual harassment of one of my own siblings. I still suffer the consequences. As a child, my house became my world. It's hard to isolate emotionally charged memories from other memories. My mental context will be most similar to recently experienced memories. Everything that we see around us are just moments within transition. The spaces change with its inhabitants, things that seemed to be ever present - wane away with the nonchalant steps of time . The old can only find their space in memories. My work is an attempt to negotiate the multiple interpretations of a single space overtime. My drawing takes the form of watercolor renditions of various objects, figures , and flower washes of color. Floating around the space, these images embody a sort of liminal of existence. So I want to work with my memory and space.