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Artist of The Day I Ketaki Sarpotdar

Ketaki Sarpotdar is a practicing printmaker and painter based in Baroda. Her works interrogate the human ability to rationalize lived experiences. She ponders over the idea of the ultimate ‘Right’ ‘and Truth’. The general perception of ‘Right’ is sometimes projected as the opposite, and hence she chooses to place herself at the thin layer between the binaries, as an observer of the drama being played out. The personified forms of turtles, donkeys, lions and many others enact the idea of ‘sensible’ human beings, questioning identities and perceptions of the self. Ketaki’s works are inspired by traditions of fables, folktales, and narratives from around the world. The visual imageries she makes are a result of dialogues between her day to day experiences and her perspectives. Present between the binaries as an artist, she actively engages in the process of actions and reactions, not attempting to provide any solutions or preach any morals, but rather, pose questions about the nature of reality itself.

Ketaki completed her Diploma in Fine arts from L.S Raheja School of Art, Mumbai (2014) and Post Diploma in Visual Arts from the Graphics Department of MS Baroda University (2018). Her previous exhibitions include solo exhibition Matti Khalli at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda (2019); group exhibition at Gallery Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai (2020); Print: Matter in Matrix, LATITUDE 28 at Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi (2019); LATITUDE 28’s booth at India Art Fair, New Delhi (2019); Babur Ki Gai at LATITUDE 28, New Delhi (2018); and the Romania Mini Print Biennale (2018) amongst many others. She also received two awards in 2018, i.e., P.P.T. (Purushuttam Public Trust) Annual Merit award for Graphic Department, Baroda and Jeram Patel Award for Best Display at Department of Graphic Art, Baroda.

TITLE: Nobody Knows

SIZE: 8.5 x 12.5 inches

MEDIUM: Etching on paper

YEAR: 2019

EDITION: 2/4 and AP1



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