PRIDE OF WILLENDORF 2021
Placing the Venus of Willendorf in today's space-aged world of social media might question her nudity, fertility, motherhood, and sexual tension. By questioning the vulnerability of bodily pleasure the character in the image identifies the desperation of human beings to seek lust. The Venus of Willendorf signifies dignity and the essence of love to bring life on earth. The Ox-head sheds the light on "asura" like quality of men who seeks nudism in the virtual world and equally questions female who are busy exposing their nudity through the internet. Here both males and females have merged in one body for a wild sexual hunt. The wings of a bat represent the nature of a blood-thirsty vampire. "Topor", the traditional Bengali marriage headgear has got worn in too much sexual tension causing less commitment and more sexual fulfillment.
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For the past 8 years I have been practicing printmaking and recently started working on collage art. After graduating from Rabindra Bharati University of Kolkata with a specialization in printmaking in 2017, I moved to Baroda to pursue a master's in fine art with a specialization in printmaking from the Maharaja Sayajirao University and eventually completed my postgraduation in 2019. After those adventurous 6 years of college life, I continued my practice of nontoxic printmaking in Kolkata under the counsel of Ramendranath Kayastha and equally worked at my personal studio. Besides my practice, I kept on participating in several national and international art exhibitions and competitions like –
Participation in "Dialogue with Nature" Printmaking camp (1 week) with Kanaga Art
Participation in VARSHA ART SHOW, SUPPORTING CANCER PATIENTS at
Swasti, The contemporary art gallery 2020.
Selection of work in 20th International Print Biennial, Varna, Bulgaria 2019.