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Page Updated- Figurative and studies November 27, 2022

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The Uncanny shop new update June 30, 2019

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The Light Inside https://asmitasarkar.wordpress.com/gallery-3-installation-views/ January 29, 2019

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New Updates August 6, 2018

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Gallery 1; figurative and studies

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Project in G.159 March 13, 2016

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‘The thin line’ by Asmita Sarkar – a show of painting as installation and painterly installation exploring the thin line separating what threatens and what pleases our senses. With friendly help from Nihaal Faizal. 

 – 8 March 2016
gallery timings : 4pm – 8pm or by appointment
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address
G.159, 2nd floor, House No. 159,
SFS 208 colony, Yelahanka New Town

CV and Statement September 14, 2011

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Asmita Sarkar e-mail- asmitasarkar39@yahoo.co.uk I try to capture cultural alienation and root-less experience through my drawing gesture. My ultimate aim is to make images that appropriate different cultural influences but ultimately produces transcending and universal forms. Concentrating on the drawings, I am creating a series of figurative and surrealistic paintings which are fraught with expressionistic quality. ].  I call them Creepy crawlers. They are deconstructed faces and figurative, narrating the world of internal bodily experiences. But the meaning of these drawings is plural. They can be biological patterns interacting with man-made industrial structures and environments Currently I am in the process of making conceptual painting using repetitive motifs like ‘ creepy crawlers’ . They don’t stay in the restraint of canvass space but spill over into other surfaces like galley walls, floor, and found objects. I use different materials like ceramic, cloth, un-even cement walls, plinth as surface and do sight specific drawings. Some-times I use transient light as part of my installation drawings.  Contrasting geometric and organic patters, eastern and western tradition in mark making and representation also form part of my practice. Education

  • Bachelor in arts(psychology, history/English literature)
  • Master in Experiemental/ cognitive Psychology from University of Calcutta
  • Master in Fine Arts from Robert Gordon University, Scotland 2010 [ recipient of Saltaire Scholarship]

           Academic research;- I like to complement my art-work with academic research and writting. My research is culture comparative and it touches areas of social and biological sciences.  

 

  •  2011 ;Paper Presentation in Extremity and excess conference; University of Salford.  8/9 September 2011  title of the paper; Excess of Expression in 20th century visual art; the norm and the anomaly. .

             2012 ; Peer reviewed Publication on the theme Mapping and Memory in ‘ Tracey; Drawing and Visualization research journal’ http://www.lboro.ac.uk/microsites/sota/tracey/journal/mam/sarkar.html

 

Ritual Objects September 13, 2010

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Ritual objects- These cubes are also mysterious. They are named ritual objects because they have a fetishistic aspect in them. Or may be some magic and religious aspect is also present in them. For me magic, religion and fetish are akin to each-other

Also from an art historical view I like to think of them cubist representation of the flat surface of the canvass. Cubism has depicted different sides of an object in flat canvass. So that objects movement is captured. But for these objects the viewer has to move to grasps what is depicted on it.

Master degree Show September 4, 2010

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“All the intricate philosophy of mark, sign and traces plays out in drawing, it is the place where blindness, touch and resemblance become visible and it is the site of the most sensitive of negotiation between the hand, the eye and the mind.”
Colours, though vibrant and distinct in my works are secondary in importance. To hold these vibrant colours I have to use lines and drawing. Trying to draw expression is the process where the content and the medium become the same. Since drawing is one of the prime and basic mode of expression. I have studied psychology up to master’s level. Language, thought and cognition were my concentration. For me drawing is a language which gives the glimpse of a different reality.
In my show I have tried to reach several dimensions through figuration; Narratives, stories, religion, music, rhythm and internal world of sensation and perception.

How stories turn into songs and words go away from songs and it turn into pure music. This music merges into world of natural sound; .Like that of a shrill cry of a seagull.

The wonderful thing about drawing is that though it one can hear sound, feel tactile sensation and movement, create meaning through the eye.

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