VIGIL

GRADUATE // PAINTING

Artworks

LIVING LIFE
LIVING LIFE

DRAWIG ON USED PAPER CUPS VARIABLE SIZE

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LIVING LIFE
LIVING LIFE

DRAWIG ON USED PAPER CUPS VARIABLE SIZE

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CHESS COINS, CEMENT, USED TERRACOTTA CUPS VARIABLE SIZE

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CHESS COINS, CEMENT, USED TERRACOTTA CUPS VARIABLE SIZE

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BUON FRESCO, USED TERRACOTA CUPS VARIABLE SIZE

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BUON FRESCO, USED TERRACOTA CUPS VARIABLE SIZE

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TERRACOTA, CEMENT, USED TERRACOTA CUPS VARIABLE SIZE

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TERRACOTA, CEMENT, USED TERRACOTA CUPS VARIABLE SIZE

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WINE GLASS, RED CEMENT VARIABLE SIZE

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WINE GLASS, RED CEMENT VARIABLE SIZE

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Artist's Statement :

As an artist my creative process begins with childhood memories along with the present social and cultural scenario. It’s contemplating with mindscape and material identity. My present art practice is inspired and influenced by the peculiar characteristics of materials. These characteristics of materials used serve as a tool for representing my visions both politically and socially.

Land and living bodies are the major areas of my study. The recent artwork of mine is a depiction of consumerism. Used paper tea cups and terracotta cups were used as a medium to absorb human life and its emotions from the present daily life. The work is done on these paper cups in a way silently captures emotions, life situations and its gestures. Through these drawings on paper cups I’m trying to visualize and portray the labels and logos of branding in a capitalist world that powerfully controls human life and emotions. Another medium that I work on is cement. I consider it as an iconic and strong medium to convey my ideas about land and body. Terracotta cups made from clay are an age-old product of traditional practices in West Bengal. Being a native Keralite, my present life in Santiniketan, West Bengal has provided me abundantly with new sources of information and inspirations. Similarly the Chess coins on the clay pots depict social discriminations on the basis of power, class, privilege and wealth. The natural animal life here is shown as drowning in this world of human greed. Wine glasses cast in red cement shows the elite privilege of these times. Another interesting technique is fresco. I have used this ancient technique to freeze the modern present time. The objects, forms and substances here share an equal importance in representing the sudden changes that happened in our lifestyles during this pandemic. The image of an Indian native dog’s skull, the shuttlecock , the steam vessel for cooking, the lady wearing a mask and the smoke releasing chimney shows the stress, pressure and resulting insecurities in life around me.