BFA , PAINTING
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In my work I try to deal with certain contexts and realities that co- exist around me.The history of my culture, and the contemporary realities that sometimes contradict it. I merge these using my imagination in a way that tells a story and extends the viewers’ way of looking at things and happenings. I often also go through certain realizations while moving from one work to another, hence, my effort is to take my viewers on a similar journey through my works.
My current practice is rooted in my cultural identity and the historical as well as socio-political realities that accompany it.
My most recent works deal with this duality of reality and history. One such element of my culture are the masks of Majuli. These traditional masks were used to provide a physical form to the puranic characters for religious performances and traditional dramas. Here I flatten the Assamaese traditional craft of Majuli mask making to create a surface for image making. While the surface deals with a cultural craft; the image interprets contemporary realities as I understand them.
As the environment around me, in Assam or otherwise shifts towards a disrupted social and political state, the images in my work begin to reflect this too. In my work there is a strong reference to power in society and in this particular series I tried to look at the structures of power through objects and instances that I witness around me.
These can be seen as fragments of a place and fragments of my experience of power that come together to form a narrrative for the current social situation.
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