22 APRIL 2022 /
INNER IMPRESSIONS /
Solo Show by SUDIPTA SWARNAKER /
MFA Final Year student/ Faculty of Visual Arts/ Banaras Hindu University/ Varanasi /
19 APRIL 2022 – 23 APRIL 2022 (11.00 AM – 7.00 PM)
INNER IMPRESSIONS – A Solo show by Sudipta Swarnaker is on show at KA The Art Gallery, Varanasi.
The Exhibition was inaugurated by Dr. Gautam Chatterjee, Art Connoisseur, Scholar, President of Abhinavagupta Academy, Varanasi on 19 April 2022.
“Promising Sudipta tries to create her lyrically dynamic heart quintessentially. She finds. She shares. She shares her artistic joy to offer a wider perspective mostly in abstraction. I wish for her bright and gracious art life,” said Dr. Gautam Chatterjee in his Chief Guest’s message.
“Sudipta Swarnaker, a young Bangladeshi artist, travelled to Varanasi on a scholarship from the Indian Council for Cultural Relations to pursue MFA in Painting at Banaras Hindu University. Sudipta began to discover India’s rich cultural legacy and art traditions during the trying situations of the global pandemic, and she began to explore new possibilities in her painting. After the pandemic restrictions were eased, she took part in a miniature painting workshop at Bharat Kala Bhawan in Varanasi and was introduced to the Indian mediaeval painting heritage.
Sudipta has used the elements of art, such as line, colour, form, texture, and tone to artistically integrate her personal experience into art and she has enjoyed experimenting with her thoughts and emotions. For her, the process brings new significance, and she discovers delight in the same way as a little child. An autobiographical note can be seen in her paintings through abstraction and a minimal, surreal, and expressive style- a visual language evolving into her own identity. I wish her every success in her creative endeavours,” said famous artist Prof. Suresh K. Nair, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
“I consider myself lucky to be a Bangladeshi girl as well as an art aspirant. I started my early studies in science. But due to a strong interest in art, I got enrolled in BFA at Khulna University in 2015 and started following the path of my dreams.
In my art, I mainly focus on the place of my own feelings. I use painting as a meditative process through which one can interact with the natural world and its rhythms. I have tried to record a time-based experience from the place of feeling, perception by focusing on creating the forms, light, colour and symbols.
I want to express my feelings rather than illustrate them. When I’m painting, I’m not aware of what I’m doing. It’s only after finishing that when I get acquainted with what I’ve been about. I’ve no fear about making changes as the painting has a life of its own. I start a picture and I finish it. I don’t think about art while I work. I try to think about life. I feel the job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery,” Sudipta Swarnaker expressed her feelings.
Art no longer cares to serve the state and religion, it no longer wishes to illustrate the history of manners, it wants to have nothing further to do with the object, as such, and it believes it can exist, in and for itself, without ” things “… feeling, after all, is always and everywhere the only source of every creation – Kazimir Malevich