Samima Sultana

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The pandemic restricted our movements not just in a literal sense,  it also brought stagnancy to the art practice. I was  locked  in a small rented room in Bolpur where I stayed all day and eventually it became an art walk. This confinement introduced me to different textures in that small space. These physical surfaces and textures struck ideas and initiated a change in my perspective of looking at spaces. Kalamkari and Tapestry were mediums that I have been working on as a part of my academic practice earlier. These practices revealed themselves in a different format and became my mode of expression. Limited materials allowed space for experimentation with these mediums and  texture became a visual map of my mind. 

Works

Tittle - Fading textures  Medium - Kalamkari on fabric  Size - 48x36 inches (set of 9)
Tittle - Fading textures Medium - Kalamkari on fabric Size - 48x36 inches (set of 9)

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Tittle - Fading textures ( set of 9) Medium - Kalamkari on fabric  Size - 20x20 CM
Tittle - Fading textures ( set of 9) Medium - Kalamkari on fabric Size - 20x20 CM

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Tittle - flow  Medium - knotting over tapestry - jute, cotton thread, wool, synthetic cotton  Size -
Tittle - flow Medium - knotting over tapestry - jute, cotton thread, wool, synthetic cotton Size -

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Tittle - Fading textures  Medium - Kalamkari on fabric  Size - 48x36 inches (set of 9)
Tittle - Fading textures Medium - Kalamkari on fabric Size - 48x36 inches (set of 9)

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Samima's Studio

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What are you going to take forward from this make-shift studio practice experience?

"My shift in process due to the pandemic, is something I see in a positive light. This make-shift practice has changed the way I work with Kalamkari and Tapestry as well as my mindset to produce works of art. The images that I create through kalamkari and mixed media are going to be more utilitarian in my future practices. I wish to explore 'texture' as a way of visual communication ."

Samima Sultana, MFA ( Design ), 1st Year

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