1Shanthiroad studio/gallery

The Light Inside – a multimedia installation of works by Asmita Sarkar

Opens Saturday, January 26, 2019 @ 6PM

This is a project that merges conventional acrylic painting with soft sculpture, site-specific installation and drawing on scientific images. This show is an exploration of how one can stretch and explore the concept of painting. The concept of painting: traditionally thought of as patches of color put on a flat surface representing objects or entities,  has undergone a rapid transformation in the last few decades. In our post-medium age of contemporary art, many artists still continue to be inspired by paintings. 

The installation tries to capture the illusive quality of painterly-ness. It also explores and depicts light (imaginary or not) that exists inside our body cavity and in our mind. It can be the light that surrounds us when we close our eye, it can be the light emanating from the MRI machine during scientific visualization. In Asmita’s paintings and drawing natural moonlight and electronic light fuse and transform into something new. 

Asmita Sarkar is a visual artist and researcher currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Manipal Academy of Higher Education. She has studied psychology and fine arts. Her current research interest includes contemporary drawing and painting, phenomenological aesthetics, an art-science collaboration. She has published articles in international peer-reviewed journals. A few of her recent art project includes an exhibition of painting of butterfly in NCBS Bangalore, Shows in Gallery G9, Walkin-studio among others.