A Solo Show By Shampa Sircar Das
Shampa Sircar Das paints a meditative tranquility. Her figures are underwritten by a formative liquidity, and her colours by a mellow ...
Shampa Sircar Das paints a meditative tranquility. Her figures are underwritten by a formative liquidity, and her colours by a mellow abandon. Philosophy and aesthetics enter into an animated dialogue in her techniques. It is not as if she undertakes a well mapped intellectual project to explore deeper or timeless truths about existential or metaphysical concerns. Hers is an intuitive response to a calling.
With the medium of acrylic applied on canvases the magic of meditative heads, closed eyes, pink sensuous lotuses, tapering hands and chinese clouds, Shampa evokes a mysterious and the mystic element. Other motifs also play in her visual narratives: the shapely fish, sometimes even a playful dolphin, the written script as well the signs apparently of Buddhist origin. What is delightful to see is that the silent heads that float in a space that is dense with colour are representative of both the genders. This perhaps reinforces Shampa’s own statement regarding her art, “My works revolve around the relationship of nature and forms”.