ARTIST

 

Ushmita Sahu

Born 1973, B.F.A. in Painting from Delhi College of Art & M.F.A. in Painting from Kala-Bhavana, Visva- Bharati University, Santiniketan. Ushmita says while her works can be broadly placed under the generic heading of “Abstract art”, she sees herself trying to bridge a gap between the real world of nature, and the emotional, impact it has on her. Ushmita’s present works are a search for pattern and meaning in an otherwise tangled mass of time. She hopes to harness, capture one frame in the movement of ever-changing nature. Each painting to her is a record of transforming events. Abstraction allows this series of open ended references that are about pattern, structure and repetition. With each repetition every element is experienced differently. Every repetition initiates a transformation. Color is expressive and personal; the layered, acrylic surfaces articulate a quality that ambiguously insists upon being neither object nor picture. The technique of using thick bands of color has been a consistent interest in her work. The working process creates friction and energy. The use of thick pigments mimics the rawness one associates with the natural world. The colors consume themselves, overlapping and running into each other, and finally melting into a coherent image which may be strangely evocative. Her use of geometric lines, is to her the logical vs. the emotional of her coloured striations Ushmita has won the Yuva Mahotsav award and is also a past recipient of the National Scholarship of the Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Govt. of India. She has been a part of several group shows and camps including " Anuchitra" -Contemporary Miniatures, a group show at Ganges art gallery, Kolkata ; Group Show at Emami Chisel, Kolkata; “Miniature Format Show” Gallery Sans Tache, Mumbai ; Group Show and Auction, Kolkata International Foundation ; “Art for Prabhat” an exhibition of Drawings, Global Arts Village, Delhi; “Modern to Contemporary”, Gallery Kolkata. Ushmita lives and works in Santiniketan.

Works by Ushmita Sahu

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    Untitled I

    Acrylic & graphite on Paper

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    Untitled II

    Acrylic & graphite on Paper

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    Untitled V

    Acrylic & graphite on Paper

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    Untitled VI

    Acrylic & graphite on Paper

  • Ushmita Sahu

    Untitled VII

    Acrylic & graphite on Paper

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    Untitled VIII

    Acrylic & graphite on Paper

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    Untitled IX

    Acrylic & graphite on Paper

  • Ushmita Sahu

    Untitled X

    Acrylic &graphite on Paper

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