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Shanta Samant

Vadodara, India 13 Followers

About Artist

"Many of Shanta's Bronze creations are "like a poetry" of innocence of childhood and the wisdom and maturity of womanhood. Her works tries to bring back the pleasure, and the enigma surrounding the experiences in her ...

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"Many of Shanta's Bronze creations are "like a poetry" of innocence of childhood and the wisdom and maturity of womanhood. Her works tries to bring back the pleasure, and the enigma surrounding the experiences in her life."
Whether it is the joy of soaring high on a swing or sliding swiftly down the slide, or the latent emotional strife that often remain unanswered. Shanta's sculptures do not necessarily talk of her personal memories but are impressions that each of us must have experienced in our childhood or adulthood, and that is where the catch lies.”
The CHILDHOOD series reflect youthful innocence, passion and zeal of life. There is a sense of precariousness of delicate balance, harmony and a tremendous movement in my sculptures, often arousing a sense of anticipation and an aspiring realization of the sublime of nature. The viewer is drawn into an apt reminder of lost innocence and pleasures of the childhood through an array of jumping, crawling, falling, climbing and riding figures defying gravity.
The second series is called SHRINGAR which represents the ashta-nayikas. At times, she is the Abhisarika, Mohita, Shringarika, Kesh-sajja, sometimes Alasya kanya or Kamini, Hastini, Padmini or Pratibimba i.e. reflection.She is engrossed in her own self, oblivious of her surroundings. You can see her wearing anklet, bracelet, nose ring, ear ring or just admiring her own reflection in the mirror, or waiting for her beloved.
Bronze create both a physical and mental challenge. The modeling technique in the bronze process allows more freedom in conception of a subject while still maintaining the stylized format. I place a lot of importance on the patinas, which I feel further enhances the quality to my bronze works. My use of color achieved through patination of the Bronze enhances the quality of life and memories of my early experiences I find peace in the process and look forward to their challenges every day
I want to showcase a youthful zeal of life, filled with innocence. The first stage is the making of the armature. Next we apply wax on the armature and create a whole form. Once the form is complete, we take a mold. Inside the mold the wax is melted and is made hollow. Then we melt the metal and pour it inside the mold. This is a very long process. We use machines to do the finishing. After the finishing we do the batteration.

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  • About Artist

    "Many of Shanta's Bronze creations are "like a poetry" of innocence of childhood and the wisdom and maturity of womanhood. Her works tries to bring back the pleasure, and the enigma surrounding the experiences in her life."
    Whether it is the joy of soaring high on a swing or sliding swiftly down the slide, or the latent emotional strife that often remain unanswered. Shanta's sculptures do not necessarily talk of her personal memories but are impressions that each of us must have experienced in our childhood or adulthood, and that is where the catch lies.”
    The CHILDHOOD series reflect youthful innocence, passion and zeal of life. There is a sense of precariousness of delicate balance, harmony and a tremendous movement in my sculptures, often arousing a sense of anticipation and an aspiring realization of the sublime of nature. The viewer is drawn into an apt reminder of lost innocence and pleasures of the childhood through an array of jumping, crawling, falling, climbing and riding figures defying gravity.
    The second series is called SHRINGAR which represents the ashta-nayikas. At times, she is the Abhisarika, Mohita, Shringarika, Kesh-sajja, sometimes Alasya kanya or Kamini, Hastini, Padmini or Pratibimba i.e. reflection.She is engrossed in her own self, oblivious of her surroundings. You can see her wearing anklet, bracelet, nose ring, ear ring or just admiring her own reflection in the mirror, or waiting for her beloved.
    Bronze create both a physical and mental challenge. The modeling technique in the bronze process allows more freedom in conception of a subject while still maintaining the stylized format. I place a lot of importance on the patinas, which I feel further enhances the quality to my bronze works. My use of color achieved through patination of the Bronze enhances the quality of life and memories of my early experiences I find peace in the process and look forward to their challenges every day
    I want to showcase a youthful zeal of life, filled with innocence. The first stage is the making of the armature. Next we apply wax on the armature and create a whole form. Once the form is complete, we take a mold. Inside the mold the wax is melted and is made hollow. Then we melt the metal and pour it inside the mold. This is a very long process. We use machines to do the finishing. After the finishing we do the batteration.

    Indian Sculptor Shanta Samant: Figures from the bottom of the Earth

    I want to showcase a youthful zeal of life, filled with innocence. The first stage is the making of the armature. Next we apply wax on the armature and create a whole form. Once the form is complete, we take a mold. Inside the mold the wax is melted and is made hollow. Then we melt the metal and pour it inside the mold. This is a very long process. We use machines to do the finishing. After the finishing we do the batteration.

  • Academics

    EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

    2001 - Masters of Fine Arts (Creative Sculpture), M.S. University, Baroda
    1999 - Bachelor of Fine Arts (Sculpture), M.S. University, Baroda

  • Exhibitions

    GROUP EXHIBITIONS
    2016 Vadodara’s Heritage through the eyes of Artists, Exhibition hall, Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S.University
    THE BARODA MARCH-Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai and Rukshaan studio in Baroda


    2015 VIVID-Multiple expressions of Indian Art. St James Court, Taj Hotel. London
    PATHFINDERS- An exhibition of Teachers of Fine Art during VadFest
    ART FOR CONCERN- Salon Louvre, Bandra, Mumbai
    ART FOR CONCERN- Annual Monsoon Show, Mumbai, Kolkata and Pune
    THE BARODA MARCH-Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai
    TINKLETS AND STATTUETES- Exhibition hall, Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S.University
    ART FOR ALL-Contemporary Art from International Artists(13th Nov) Mall of the Emirates,DUCTAC,Dubai

    2014 - Antarnaad-An inner voice of eminent women artists at Hotel Hampton by Hilton at Vadodara
    2014 - Art for Concern- The Annual Monsoon Show of Indian Art. Mumbai
    2014 - Art for Concern- The Annual Monsoon Show of Indian Art. New Delhi
    2013 - Reflections-at Art Zest, Dubai
    2013 - Vivid Strokes- Art Zest, Dubai
    2013 - Assembled Assertions at Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi
    2013 - Modern and contemporary Indian Art Auction
    2012 - Visual Art Gallery, London,U.K.
    2012 - Annual show at Art Zest, Dubai
    2012 - Let’s Celebrate, A Unique group show, Art Zest, Dubai
    2012 - ASSEMBLED ASSERTIONS-Creativity Art Gallery, Hauz Khas, New Delhi
    2012 - Exhibition of Indian Contemporary Art, Mid Levels, Hongkong
    2011 - ‘Sportacular’, a Sculpture Show, Samsara Art Gallery, Mumbai
    2011 - Gallery Space, Bangalore
    2011 - Art Bangaluru, An Annual Art Fair, Bangalore
    2011 - Agape, Sculpture Exhibition at Hacienda Gallery, Mumbai
    2011 - Chromaticity, Art Chutney and Ista Hotels, Bangalore
    2010 - Five decades of Indian contemporary Art-Gallery Art & Soul, Mumbai
    2010 - Annual Exhibition at Birla Academy, Kolkata
    2010 - Tavdi Painting at Sarjan Art Gallery,Vadodara
    2010 - 'ASIM' charity show, Sarjan Art Gallery, Vadodara, Catharsis Art Gallery, Ahmedabad
    2010 - Monsoon Show at Artist Centre, Mumbai by Art for Concern
    2010 - Annual Art Show ‘Art for Concern’, Bangalore
    2010 - ‘I Belong’ Exhibition of Sculpture, Curated by Arati Desai
    2009 - 'Strands for Joy' group show at Strands Art Gallery, Mumbai
    2009 - Monsoon Show by-Art for Concern, Mumbai
    2009 - Group show by Art for Concern, Mumbai
    2009 - Dec.Mahua Art Gallery, Bangalore
    2008 - Two Man Show at Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai
    2008 - Time and Material, Art Konsult.New Delhi and Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata
    2008 - Transforming Indian Contemporary Art-World Trade Centre, Mumbai
    2008 - 'Window to Gujarat' Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai
    2008 - Monsoon Show by Art for Concern, Mumbai
    2008 - The show of Contemporary Indian Art-by Art for Concern, Pune and Mumbai
    2008 - 'Artist of the month' An online show at Indianartcollectors.com
    2007 - Group show at Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda for 'Save wild life'
    2007 - Group Show ‘DASTAK’ by ten young Indian Artist-The Gallery, London U.K
    2007 - The Marvelous show by Marvel Art Gallery at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
    2006 - Group show at Akruti Art Gallery, Vadodara
    2006 - Group show at Hutheesing Art Gallery, Ahmedabad
    2005 - Participation at Bombay Art Soc.at Jehangir Art Gallery
    2005 - Hanging Sculptures at Akruti Art Gallery,Baroda
    2005 - Two Man Show at Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai
    2004 - 'Harmony Show' at Nehru Art Centre. Mumbai
    2003 - Two man show at Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai


    SOLO EXHIBITIONS
    2001 - Solo show at Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai
    2002 - Solo show at Contemporary art gallery, Ahmedabad
    2007 - Solo show 'the rite of passage' Marvel Art Gallery, Ahmedabad




  • Award & Recognition

    AWARDS

    2002 - Gujarat Lalit Kala Akademi Award
    2002 - Millennium All India Art Exhibition(A.I.F.A.C.S), Ahmedabad
    1999 - Gujarat Lalit Kala Akademi Award
    1998 - A.I.F.A.C.S.(All India Fine Arts & Craft Soc.), Delhi


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