AVIJIT MUKHERJEE creates through an intimate process during which the artist’s world is reduced to the two or three-dimensional surface before him. Motifs are selected for their varied characteristics and physicality: shape, texture, or even cultural significance. It is, thus, an inner landscape or even a dreamscape.
Avijit’s works are his personal re-visitation of Frida Kahlo.
He says : ‘I spoke to her by day and dreamed of her at night’.
His series of gouache and ink works emerged from this personal realm of resonance – a quiet space within him which combined, in a childlike way, the mischief of a creative mind with the illusive qualities of associations. A mélange of objects, settings and moods in which joy and pain meet in delightful vignettes, these works are anything but simplistic.