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Sujata Bajaj

Sujata Bajaj

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Sujata Bajaj

Born in Jaipur in 1958, Sujata's parents perhaps recognized her immense talent at a young age. After school in Jaipur, Sujata moved in with her brother and his wife in Pune and joined the SNDT College to post graduate in Fine Arts and Painting. 

From Sujata’s days at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, in Paris, where she experimented with the monotype, to her studio in Norway, and her home in Pune, Sujata Bajaj has explored various materials, media and methods. She has worked with different art forms and media such as etching, wood-cut, sculpture, murals, cold ceramic, fibre-glass, metal, mixed media and, now, acrylic. 

Sujata held her first show at the Bal Gandharva Art Gallery, Pune, in 1978. At one of her exhibitions somewhere in the mid-1980s, Sujata met painter S H Raza, who described her as, "one of the best young talents around, someone who is very clear about her concepts in art." In 1988, Sujata went to Paris at Raza's insistence. She was awarded an invitation scholarship by the French Government. In Paris, she enrolled at the Ecole Nationale Superieur Des Beaux-Arts, and worked at Studio Claude Viseux. ViseuxÂ’ s manner of working, in fact, fascinated the young artist. In her words, it involved inking a metal plate, working on the black, placing a leaf underneath and setting the press in motion. The metal plate could be substituted by a glass one. They could be used for making no more than one print. 

In India, she had been working on a thesis on tribal art, living in what she calls "an extraordinary milieu, one peopled with ancient heritage and myths." Tribal art plays a major role in Sujata's work even today. Quite natural given the fact that she did her PhD in Indian tribal art and has lectured on it across the world. 

Sujata spends her time between Pune, Norway and Paris. 

Sujata’s exhibits are titled Tension, an Acrylic on canvas made in the year 2018 and Vijayasthira, an Acrylics & Gold leaf on Fiberglass.