SHAMAL ACHARJO

UNDERGRADUATE // SCULPTURE

Artworks

Melancholy
Melancholy

Terracota H-18", W-12"

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Melancholy
Melancholy

Terracota H-18", W-12"

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Melancholy
Melancholy

Terracota H-18", W-12"

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Melancholy
Melancholy

Terracota H-18", W-12"

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Melancholy-II
Melancholy-II

Terracotta H-18", W-12"

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Melancholy-II
Melancholy-II

Terracotta

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Melancholy-II
Melancholy-II

Terracotta H-18", W-12"

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Family-I
Family-I

Bronze H-16" W-6"

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Family-I
Family-I

Bronze H-16" W-6"

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Construcion
Construcion

Assemblage H-72" W-30"

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Construcion
Construcion

Assemblage H-72" W-30"

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Family-II
Family-II

Bronze H-18" W-9.8"

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Family-II
Family-II

Bronze H-18" W-9.8"

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Artist's Statement :

My works focus mostly on feelings such as sadness and depression I see in the common folk. The portraits I focus on this aspect of our communal and daily life. My works are not only a reflection of the pain of others but also the situations that I find myself in. I am inspired often by my own struggles and I yearn to portray how I see the struggle in others. Suffering and depression are an emotion that we can clearly observe in faces we encounter everyday. Whether with small things in life or life altering decisions, we find ourselves immersed in our choices and are constantly pressured to make decisions which we feel will benefit us and others. These problems are often, at least in our society, not talked about openly, thus creating a sense of emptiness and melancholy. In the run of our own struggles we forget to listen to others who open up, especially this was the case of the village in Bangladesh I grew up in. In our language we term this as village politics but I feel it is beyond that and it reflects a general character of human beings. In the village everyone lives in a society but everyone is alone in their struggles. I observe how people who are earnest and struggling often find themselves exploited by others. Faces, to me, are the most expressive part of the human body, since they carry our mental scars and worries. Expressions change every moment but one can see in our faces the stories of our lives. Especially in this era, we find many people struggling to make their ends meet being provided unjustifiable wages but have no choice but to accept it. I want to incorporate all of these issues and feelings in my works. I do both study based and distorted works to express these facets of our lives.