As If I Am On The Top Of The World
Mixed Media on Paper
15 X 22 in
Artist Statement: The crux of my work is centred on day to day life. Visual experience of different situations makes its way into the pictorial surface, deriving from personal history, places I have lived or visited, maps, relationships, and coexistence of the old and new (clash of values). All these experiences are depicted as metaphors in my work. I use photographs, texts, prints, found images and designs; and try to juxtapose them in such a way that their familiar contexts break down and a new emotional association emerges.
Born in 1991, Kolkata, Ekta completed her M.V.A in Painting (Mural) from MSU,Baroda (2015) and BVA from Govt. College of Art and Craft, Kolkata. Currently based in Baroda, she has participated in 7 solo shows and many group exhibitions in India and abroad. Important solos include Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata (2010), Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata (2009); some group shows of note are ‘Tayekhana’ at Art Centrix, New Delhi (2017), 1st Karnataka Lalit Kala Annual Exhibition, Bangalore (2017), 58th National Art Exhibition of Lalit Kala Akademi, NGMA Bangalore (2017), etc. She has received a number of prestigious awards including Bombay art society award (2014), Atul Bose Memorial award (2011), Gold medal in PARAMPARA- the annual exhibition of Govt art college Kolkata (2009). She has also won many International awards from countries like Egypt, U.S.A., Czech Republic and Bulgaria. She was part of Artamp, a residential art camp at Bhutan by Nine Fishes Gallery (2015), National Art Enclave (National Award Camp) with Lalit kala Akademi, Bangalore (2017), Regional art camp by Lalit kala Akademi, Lucknow (2017), ‘New Grammar’ residency curated by Rahul Kumar in ART ICHOL at Maihar, Madhya Pradesh (2017). Her works have been collected by various reputed art collectors and houses like International Children Art Gallery, USA, Chim Galbraith (private collections), Australia, Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, East India Council; and by famous personalities such as former US Consulate General Mr. George N. Sibley as well as present US Consulate General Mr. Henry V. Jardine, Pawan Ruia of Ruia Group of Industries and Ritu Beri famous Fashion Designer, India.
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