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Sampurna Naskar

Dhamua, India 3 Followers

About Artist

•My practice is based on the belief that the whole cosmos is present within us. However, our understanding and forms of expression are limited which is a hindrance in our experience of the totality of the cosmos, but...

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•My practice is based on the belief that the whole cosmos is present within us. However, our understanding and forms of expression are limited which is a hindrance in our experience of the totality of the cosmos, but nevertheless also a provocation to keep on unearthing the mysteries of our world.

•I started working with ashes of the burnt human body as a form of dust particle collected from crematorium grounds. I live in an interior village with a folklore associated with the place. A stream of the holy Ganges used to flow through this place which is why the place is considered holy and there are a lot of cremation grounds around here. The sounds which could often be heard from my house and the visuals intimidated me in my childhood but at the same time provoked me with questions and these questions are the inspiration for my work.

•My works are fundamentally sensorial that carry with it a sense of the space from where I draw my inspiration. It also gets reflected in the way I engage with the material. Initially, I used to use a pencil on the base layer to draw my lines. But while I was at a residency, in Baroda, surrounded by concrete buildings and the sound of construction, the space and the ambience got reflected in my work through the lines carved out by a grinder and other heavy tools.

•Once I collect my material I start by filling the paper or canvas with it. Here a paradigmatic shift takes place in my consciousness where I dissociate the material with any of its inherent traces and memory. The material gets infused with a new life given by me in the gradual process of my engagement. At the same time the ashes and their ambiguous colours also prompt me in my engagement with the material. The various colour tones in its various degrees of intensity reflect different senses in my work.

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  • BIODATA

  • About Artist

    •My practice is based on the belief that the whole cosmos is present within us. However, our understanding and forms of expression are limited which is a hindrance in our experience of the totality of the cosmos, but nevertheless also a provocation to keep on unearthing the mysteries of our world.

    •I started working with ashes of the burnt human body as a form of dust particle collected from crematorium grounds. I live in an interior village with a folklore associated with the place. A stream of the holy Ganges used to flow through this place which is why the place is considered holy and there are a lot of cremation grounds around here. The sounds which could often be heard from my house and the visuals intimidated me in my childhood but at the same time provoked me with questions and these questions are the inspiration for my work.

    •My works are fundamentally sensorial that carry with it a sense of the space from where I draw my inspiration. It also gets reflected in the way I engage with the material. Initially, I used to use a pencil on the base layer to draw my lines. But while I was at a residency, in Baroda, surrounded by concrete buildings and the sound of construction, the space and the ambience got reflected in my work through the lines carved out by a grinder and other heavy tools.

    •Once I collect my material I start by filling the paper or canvas with it. Here a paradigmatic shift takes place in my consciousness where I dissociate the material with any of its inherent traces and memory. The material gets infused with a new life given by me in the gradual process of my engagement. At the same time the ashes and their ambiguous colours also prompt me in my engagement with the material. The various colour tones in its various degrees of intensity reflect different senses in my work.

  • Academics

    * 2015-2017 MFA ( Painting ) Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan, Visva-BharatiUniversity

    * 2011-2015 BFA (Painting) RabindraBharatiUniversity (The Indian college of Arts & Draftsmanship)

  • Exhibitions

    * 2019 Material gains in Gallery ARK,
    * 2018 The Third Hand in Priyasri art gallery,
    * 2017 90th Annual all India art exhibition 2017 Simisa Art Show,
    * Faculty of Fine Arts Gallery, MSU Boroda,
    * 2017 Visva Bharati Nandan Art Gallery,
    * 2016 Visva Bharati Nandan Art Gallery,
    * 2015 Annual Exhibition of Birla Academy of art & culture,
    * 2013- 2015 Annual Exhibition in The Indian College of Arts & Draftsmanship,

  • Award & Recognition

    * Award in the annual exhibition of The Indian College of Art and Draftsmanship, 2014



    •WORKSHOP

    •2018Participated in AeroesArt Mela, Hyderabad

    •2016CartistAutomobile Art festival at Jaipur, Rajasthan

    •2015Re-creating Hussain’sKolkata panting workshop, CIMA art gallery and review published in Bangladesh (Depart magazine )

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