Containing the Narrative – Students’ Biennale•4th Edition

Containing the Narrative

Containing the Narratives looks at visuals derived from sources that are recognisable, yet alien. Political issues presented in the form of reflections, black humour, posed group photographs etc remind viewers of literary narratives marked with a sense of loss, suppression and protest. The works with their strong textual orientations become particularly poignant with the absence of the text. These works are multidirectional in the generation of texts and cannot be seen as mere text illuminations. The visuals may rather be looked upon as containers of overlapping texts. The title of each work in this section simultaneously indicates and discards textual contexts, focussing on an enhanced relationship between visuals and texts.

Sagnik Samanta

Kala Bhavana, Visva-Bharati

We won’t show papers. 2020. Woodcut. 11.5” x 11.6”
‘Hotel Paribartan’. Woodcut. 14.8” x 11.5”
Reflection. 2019. Woodcut. 10.5” x 10.7”
Someone like him. Woodcut. 11.5 x 14.8”

Aditya Lakshmi KR

Kala Bhavana, Visva-Bharati

Baby Kutty’s grandfather. 2020. Oil on canvas. 4’ x 6’
Perumantura School. 2020. Oil on canvas. 8’ x 6’
Adikurbana. 2020. Oil on canvas. 6’ x 4’
Kottayam Family. 2020. Oil on canvas. 7’ x 5’
Three sisters. 2019. Watercolour on paper

Bikram Dey

Bengal Fine Art College, Chandpara

Reflections of civilisation. 2020. Watercolour on paper. 7” x 21”
A middle-class family. 2020. Watercolour on paper. 10” x 28”

Subhadip Bhattacharya

Kala Bhavana, Visva-Bharati

Memories II. 2019. Papercutting, Watercolour, Natural fibre. 3’ x 3’
Memories II (detail). 2019. Papercutting, Watercolour, Natural fibre. 3’ x 3’

Bivas Paul

Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata

‘Ram Naam’. 2019. Tempera on paper Diptych. 16” x 20” each
Dictation. 2019. Tempera on paper, 
Five parts. 30” x 20” each

Amar Deashi

Government College of Art & Craft, Calcutta

‘Tisri Manzil’|2020|Mixed Media|30” x 36”
Water-arrow at the end of the catastrophe|2020|Mixed Media|22” x 28”