SOHAM CHAKRABORTY

UNDERGRADUATE // PRINTMAKING

Artworks

SURVEILLANCE
SURVEILLANCE

WOODCUT 3X6 FEET

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SURVEILLANCE
SURVEILLANCE

WOODCUT 3X6 FEET

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MY HOME
MY HOME

ACRYLIC ON PAPER 2X3 FEET

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MY HOME
MY HOME

ACRYLIC ON PAPER 2X3 FEET

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THE EMBRACE
THE EMBRACE

WOODCUT 1X1 FEET

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THE EMBRACE
THE EMBRACE

WOODCUT 1X1 FEET

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MY SURROUNDINGS
MY SURROUNDINGS

ACRYLIC ON PAPER 2X3 FEET

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MY SURROUNDINGS
MY SURROUNDINGS

ACRYLIC ON PAPER 2X3 FEET

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Artist's Statement :

The sole objective of my work is to understand the conflict between text and image.
I am an avid reader of literature, and as a student of art, I minutely observe the works of various artists. We come across various texts in our daily lives, which are not literature per se, and the same is also true about images which are not necessarily works of art.
For some time now, I am trying to understand what sort of an impression a text or image creates in one’s mind. Do they create an identical sensation in one’s mind? I have observed that there is some prevalent notion that allows us to make a difference in accepting text or image as a mode of communication. Both of them are just individual symbols and can spontaneously express the content, but there is a natural tendency of creating a difference between these two forms.
Though there is no formula for selecting the texts, I generally use them in two ways. Firstly, I give my primary attention to those texts, which remain neutral from its contextual limitations though they belong to a particular context of any specific narration and I include them in my work so that the viewer gets freedom to deconstruct that in their own contexts or from their own perspective to form their own reality. Secondly, I use a text for its calligraphic, or pictorially constructive view. Here obviously the main importance is given to its visual formation rather than the content it bears. But the content has not been neglected here. What I want to create is to form a structural figure that can more easily convey the content along with the literal meaning of that text. Above all, a text is selected on the basis of the demand of my artwork.