Artist Statement:
Through my paintings, I talk about my personal stories and contemporary human
situations affected by political decisions, especially on children and women. I treat them as
something to overcome and to communicate with other
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Ritu Sinha
"My Body, My Soul" Triptych Watercolor, Mixed Media, Gold Leaf on Handmade paper

2018

About

Artist Statement: Through my paintings, I talk about my personal stories and contemporary human situations affected by political decisions, especially on children and women. I treat them as something to overcome and to communicate with other people. My creative process is a link between conscious and subconscious experiences. Work on paper involves an ongoing process of making and expressing. It is through putting down, cutting, pasting, colouring, manipulating, adding, layering, leaving the paper empty or drawing running stitch to create a final work of art. Usually I like to work on the waste papers which are of unusual sizes and accordingly I incorporate sequin and thread in my art which give the wings to my thoughts, as I believe that people who are the sailors of such circumstances are like thread, they can be streamed in any direction. My paintings are multi-paneled as it is the reflection of my own identity, as I have experienced my life in sections. Artist’s Description of her project/series: “My First Day in the World.” Losing a root core is like being on a ship that has lost its ballast and is now at the mercy of the deepest ocean and all it holds within. Why I am an artist? Life is full of occurrences. Some pleasant other tragic. The favorable happenings and they can soon be forgotten unless revived by events. It is the tragedy, which tends to leave lasting scars on body and soul. The nature of adversity may be of natural causes or man- made. Its impact may vary from personal loss to massive set-backs affecting thousands. My life started with a tragedy. My mother died while giving birth to me, in the year 1976. This was the time when our nation was reeling under a tyranny and considered as the darkest phase of independent India. My family suffered for being dissented. As I grew up I became aware of causes and consequences of my mother’s death for a while I was filled with bitterness towards those who I felt were responsible for my loss. Along the years the grief and hurt alleviated, but I was still like a rudderless boat being towed by my kin folks. All the same I was haunted by unpleasant memories and kept on having nightmares, were hidden clamorous voices asked questions, for which I had no answers. The more I was running away from reality, the more I was getting mired. First and foremost, I had to realize that I was not the only one who suffered. Gradually the feeling of hatred turned into compassion for those, who in thousands, suffered the atrocities of emergency era. It was during this time, I saw a ray of hope in the darkness of despondency around me. I had to convert my set back to my strength and I started portraying my thoughts about birth and death in a form. Soon it was not only my own experience, but also involved other sufferers. It may sound macabre to some, that I found the fount of fulfilment in my biggest tragedy. It is the journey to find the answers of these questions, and to detach my past from my present, to release all the loud hidden sounds. It is the journey to interact with others and to allow my art to dialogue with the viewers. It is about adding access to contemporary art into the point emphasized above. As an artist, I think my role is to detach people from such affairs and free their souls from shackles of self-nurtured grief and sorrow. Precisely I aim to give shape to the loud muted sound and darkness within us through my art. I want to work on those hard lines of history to transform them into a soft lyrical turn. I express the thoughts of life, combination of fantasy and feelings from inside – which reflects the silence and muted sounds. I experiments with a wider sense of noise and silence in my paintings and how being an artist, I embody them into my works. Usually I like to work on the waste papers which are of unusual sizes and accordingly I incorporate sequin and thread in my art which give the wings to my thoughts, as I believe that people who are the sailors of such circumstances are like thread, they can be streamed in any direction. Artist Statement: Through my paintings, I talk about my personal stories and contemporary human situations affected by political decisions, especially on children and women. I treat them as something to overcome and to communicate with other people. My creative process is a link between conscious and subconscious experiences. Work on paper involves an ongoing process of making and expressing. It is through putting down, cutting, pasting, colouring, manipulating, adding, layering, leaving the paper empty or drawing running stitch to create a final work of art. Usually I like to work on the waste papers which are of unusual sizes and accordingly I incorporate sequin and thread in my art which give the wings to my thoughts, as I believe that people who are the sailors of such circumstances are like thread, they can be streamed in any direction. My paintings are multi-paneled as it is the reflection of my own identity, as I have experienced my life in sections. Artist’s Description of her project/series: “My First Day in the World.” Losing a root core is like being on a ship that has lost its ballast and is now at the mercy of the deepest ocean and all it holds within. Why I am an artist? Life is full of occurrences. Some pleasant other tragic. The favorable happenings and their can soon be forgotten unless revived by events. It is the tragedy, which tends to leave lasting scars on body and soul. The nature of adversity may be of natural causes or man- made. Its impact may vary from personal loss to massive set-backs affecting thousands. My life started with a tragedy. My mother died while giving birth to me, in the year 1976. This was the time when our nation was reeling under a tyranny and considered as the darkest phase of independent India. My family suffered for being dissented. As I grew up I became aware of causes and consequences of my mother’s death for a while I was filled with bitterness towards those who I felt were responsible for my loss. Along the years the grief and hurt alleviated, but I was still like a rudderless boat being towed by my kin folks. All the same I was haunted by unpleasant memories and kept on having nightmares, were hidden clamorous voices asked questions, for which I had no answers. The more I was running away from reality, the more I was getting mired. First and foremost, I had to realize that I was not the only one who suffered. Gradually the feeling of hatred turned into compassion for those, who in thousands, suffered the atrocities of emergency era. It was during this time, I saw a ray of hope in the darkness of despondency around me. I had to convert my set back to my strength and I started portraying my thoughts about birth and death in a form. Soon it was not only my own experience, but also involved other sufferers. It may sound macabre to some, that I found the fount of fulfilment in my biggest tragedy. It is the journey to find the answers of these questions, and to detach my past from my present, to release all the loud hidden sounds. It is the journey to interact with others and to allow my art to dialogue with the viewers. It is about adding access to contemporary art into the point emphasized above. As an artist, I think my role is to detach people from such affairs and free their souls from shackles of self-nurtured grief and sorrow. Precisely I aim to give shape to the loud muted sound and darkness within us through my art. I want to work on those hard lines of history to transform them into a soft lyrical turn. I express the thoughts of life, combination of fantasy and feelings from inside – which reflects the silence and muted sounds. I experiments with a wider sense of noise and silence in my paintings and how being an artist, I embody them into my works. Usually I like to work on the waste papers which are of unusual sizes and accordingly I incorporate sequin and thread in my art which give the wings to my thoughts, as I believe that people who are the sailors of such circumstances are like thread, they can be streamed in any direction. SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITION 2014 Frame of Mind, All India Art and Craft Society, New Delhi, India 2016 Contemporary Colors, Kamalnayan Bajaj Gallery, Mumbai, India SELECTED EXHIBITION 2019 Lokmanya Tilak Art Exhibition, Pune, Maharashtra, India 2018 Parables and Paradoxes, Anant Art, Apparao Gallery, Delhi, India 2018 The Luxembourg Art Prize finalist exhibition at Pinacothèque 2018 Group Exhibition 2018, Gallery Korea, Korean Culture Center of NY 2018 Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata, West Bengal, India 2018 Lokmanya Tilak Art Exhibition, Pune, Maharashtra, India 2018 Confluence’ 18, international art contest, Galerie Art Eterne, India 2017 4th All India Annual Exhibition of Emami Gallery, West Bengal, India 2017 7th All India Digital Art Exhibition, AIFACS, New Delhi, India 2017 90th Annual All India Art Exhibition, A.I.F.A.C.S., New Delhi, India 2016 An Expression of Immense Faith I.G.N.C. for the Arts, New Delhi, India 2016 ABIR Kanoria Centre of Arts, Ahmedabad, Gujrat, India 2016 89th Annual All India Art Exhibition, A.I.F.A.C.S., New Delhi, India 2016 The Art Conclave, ICAC Gallery, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India 2016 29th S.C.Z.C.C., State Art Gallery Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India 2015 88th Annual All India Art Exhibition, A.I.F.A.C.S., New Delhi, India 2015 The Emerging Collective, Gallery Art District XIII, New Delhi, India 2015 AIWA, Contemporary Art, Artscape, Fine Art Museum-Punjab, India 2015 28th S.C.Z.C.C. National Exhibition, Bharat Bhavan Bhopal, M.P., India 2012 Group show at ArtMall, New Delhi, India 2000 Fresco Tiles Exhibition Banasthali, Rajasthan India 1999 State Art Exhibition by Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy, Jaipur, India 1999 Group Show at Kala Mandir Banasthali, Rajasthan, India 1998 Group Show at Kala Mandir Banasthali, Rajasthan, India AWARDS 2018 Finalist of The Luxembourg Art Prize 2018 Lt. Shri. Jayantrao Tilak Award, Pune, Maharashtra, India 2018 Selected for exhibition at Gallery Korea, NY 2016 Kalanand Art Award, North Zone Woman Artist Award, India 2015 Finalist of EAY award, Bestcollegeart and Glenfiddich Bio: Born in 1976, Rajasthan, India. Ritu Sinha completed her Masters in Fresco Painting from Banasthali Vidyapith, Rajasthan. I moved to Delhi in 2002 and continuously worked on experimenting with different materials.

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    Feminist
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  • Dimensions
    H 24.81 in. x W 35.44 in. x D 1.97 in.H 63 cm x W 90 cm x D 5 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Gilroy, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU129825332882
  • Seller Reference Number
    RS-1-2019
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