EXHIBITION : Solo Show of sculptures by Pintu Sikder at Triveni Kala Sangam, 205, Tansen Marg > 2nd to 11th January 2017
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Time : 11:00 am to 7:00 pm Add to Calendar 02/01/2017 11:00 11/01/2017 19:00 Asia/Kolkata EXHIBITION : Solo Show of sculptures by Pintu Sikder Event Page : http://www.delhievents.com/2016/12/exhibition-solo-show-of-sculptures-by.html Shridharani Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam, 205, Tansen Marg, Mandi House, New Delhi - 110001 DD/MM/YYYY - Exhibition on View
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Artist's Comment : This is the age of industrialization. Every thing of our daily necessities these days is an industrial product. The basic ingredient may be natural, but the production of the basic ingredients too is influenced by industry for the simple reason to grow more.
Nature is akin to mother. What nature gifted earlier was akin to mother’s breast milk. It imparted tenderness and gracefulness in man. This overall industrialization or mechanization has robbed us of tenderness and gracefulness that distinguished man from other creatures. Artificiality and hardness are now the prime factors. Entire civilization now opts for the rough and tough. Humanity is almost gone. Civilization minus humanity is like a body without soul. Yes, we have since been heading for a dead civilization.
The Upanishad said, “ Mrityurmahamritam gamayeti.” We want to emerge from mortality into immortality, whereas we are heading for expeditious termination of this civilization. Covetous of growth we are promoting mortality. Nature is being senselessly nude. This civilization is God’s opus magnum. We are all set to destroy it. Nature has also started hitting back. Global warming, frequent quakes, tsunamis etc are mere warning bells. If we do not come back to sense it will knell the doom of the civilization shortly.
The other side is more dangerous. Growing deforestation and industrialization and urbanization etc on fertile land are alarmingly lessening the area of cultivable land.
Indiscriminate use of chemicals hampers the fertility of the land left. Days are not far off when land will refuse to produce. We shall have then to depend absolutely on industry for food to eat. This is the real predicament. I wanted to reflect this in my creation. I started sculpting what I visualize. Vegetables, parts of human body constitute my subject
My medium is brass nut. The size is mainly 5mm by 5mm. First I make the form of clay. Then I make a molding of Plaster of Paris over it. Then I detach the mould and arrange the nuts at the inside wall of the mould and join them by means of gas wielding.
The structure comes into shape.
After MVA I made so many researches at my own. I toyed with so many ideas to express my original thinking and finally I settled on this. But this is just the beginning. I want to sculpt things, say a gourd for example, 5to 6 times larger than life size, and want to see what message it gives, what impact it creates in my own mind and others’ as well. I want to see what such a creation itself wants to say. But it requires huge fund. To be true, just because of paucity of fund I have had to shelve the idea of further progress. From the paltry income from giving a few private tuitions I somehow live from hand to mouth and a negligible part of it I apportion for my work.
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EXHIBITION : Solo Show of sculptures by Pintu Sikder at Triveni Kala Sangam, 205, Tansen Marg > 2nd to 11th January 2017 Reviewed by Rohit Malik on 19:08 Rating: