Born in 1985 at Silchar, Assam, Sudipta Das completed her Master’s in Fine Arts from Kala Bhavan, Vishwa Bharati at Santiniketan.
Sudipta’s artistic excursion started when she visited Shantiniketan which changed her life forever. The beautiful vicinity captured her imagination. It was as if she set foot on its land and it was then that she knew that she was willing to study, learn and practice art. Initially, it was all about Rabindranath Tagore but later was inspired by Shantiniketan works of Benode Behari Mukherjee, Ramkinkar Baij and Nandalal Bose.
Her art engages with historical themes from a current perspective. A fascination with reconstructed history where fragmentation, followed by a process of alternations of real narratives with imagined ones, paves the way for her compositions. The perceptual framework of history and its ever-changing transformation, from private or archival documentation to open public spaces, takes her work from reality onto myth. Sudipta’s recent work consciously obliterates identity of national heroes, leaving behind some unresolved mysteries. With scattered contents and contexts, the image is created in layers of pieces of torn paper over multiple surfaces. Painting different photographs on separate pieces of paper, the artist tears and shuffles them randomly to rearrange them and form new narratives. A recipient of Kanoria Residency at Ahmedabad, Saavad Residency at Santiniketan, and Khoj at Kolkata she is a merit scholar from Visva-Bharati, and has been a BSNL scholar for four years running.
She has participated in the Gachang Art Studio residency program in South Korea (2017), Residency and collaborative project, Kaladham J.S.W Foundation, Hampi, India (2017), Art Ichol, Maihar, Madhya Pradesh (2016), Pier-2 Artist Residency in Taiwan (2015) among others.
The artist currently lives in Vadodara.
Her exhibit with us is titled Waiting –I a mixed media made in 2022.