Sourav Bera

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With the pandemic and the national lockdown in full force my anxiety kept increasing in anticipation of the future. As a therapeutic measure I took old and discarded magazines and started to form narratives around those images. The fact that I used to scribble on the images in magazines in my childhood could have  been the roots to such a venture. I found a strange pleasure in cutting paper and running scissors.

 When I first started working in the lockdown, I consciously avoided anxiety, socio-economic and personal problems as a subject, but strangely, the feelings that were hidden inside my mind began to leave their mark on the visuals. The urge to express these instincts through the textures, colours and space distribution within the subject matter through the medium of collage became important.  The moments of creation, the transcendence of the contemporary thoughts with the imagination is manifested in the  collages. The studio becomes my daily nun house.

Works

Title - Untitled  Medium - Paper Collage Size - 38 c.m.× 28 c.m.
Title - Untitled Medium - Paper Collage Size - 38 c.m.× 28 c.m.

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Title - Untitled  Medium - Paper Collage Size - 38 c.m.× 28 c.m.
Title - Untitled Medium - Paper Collage Size - 38 c.m.× 28 c.m.

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Title - Untitled  Medium - Paper Collage Size - 38 c.m.× 28 c.m.
Title - Untitled Medium - Paper Collage Size - 38 c.m.× 28 c.m.

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Digital collage has been a great method in establishing the paradox of destruction and creation taking place in the same time. These collages establish this idea through visuals that have been created through a mobile phone. 

Sourav Bera's Studio

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

" This process of a make-shift studio triggered the process of amalgamation of images through collage. Collage as a medium, digital and physical both, has it's immense possibilities and I intend on taking forward this process as a visual methedology in my future art practices."

Sourav Bera, Bridge Course (History of Art)

souravbera1947@gmail.com

With the human race under the threat of a pandemic and destruction my creation still continues. I have tried to explore and assemble my intertwined thoughts that have risen at different occasions and situations. The main source of this collective work lies in these thoughts and I have attempted these creative possibilities through the method of collage using the available handmade papers .