Amritah Sen

Amritah Sen

artist bio

Amritah Sen has completed her BFA and MFA specialising in painting from Kala Bhavana, Santiniketan. Her solo shows have been hosted by various galleries in India including Anant Art Gallery in 2010. Amritah's paintings emphasise on the convention of narration where she prefers to tell stories both in visual and narrative layers. The themes for these narratives vary from mythologies, events and something as witty and thrilling as the Feluda series of Satyajit Ray. She has been part of the exhibition 'Shantiniketan show- from Old Masters to Young Contemporaries' - organized by Safine Arts at Henry Moore Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, U.K. Her recent solos include 'BEING BLACK' at Ganges Art Gallery, Kolkata, 2013; 'do you still happen?' at Gandhara Art Gallery, Kolkata, 2010; 'small things' at Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2010, et al.

artist statement

THE FELUDA SERIES by AMRITAH SEN

Feluda series is a part of an ongoing project on Satyajit Ray I am doing for years now. In this project, I wish to represent the natural awe my generation shares about Satyajit Ray. However, I do not wish to document his chronological life and work, which has already been dealt by many till date. My focus is to track down the myriad life experiences of an entire generation that were inspired and influenced by this great film-maker, author and illustrator.

This series is about a comparative study between few characters Ray created in the same time span, - one in his writing, and the rest in his films.

The main protagonist is Feluda - the young detective from Ray's writings, who became a cultural icon of Bengal, and the most popular fictitious character of our generation. However in this visual narrative, it is not this popular, heroic side of Feluda I am exploring and projecting. I have tapped into the unmistakable lonely and brooding side of Feluda's character. If judged neutrally, Feluda could be considered as a "silent rebel" in the prevalent social context who silently refused to join the crowd and follow the jungle rules of the city, choosing to stay alone and live on his own terms. I chose the characters from the films as Ray created them in the same time span of Feluda's (late 1960s to 1970s) and yet characteristically they stand in the opposite poles. It can be noticed that the young contemporaries of his films often show us shades of gray in their characters, - often very dark. Whether ambitious or unwilling, they step into the dark side, whereas Feluda remains almost reclusive, standing far from the main stream of life.

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Amritah Sen

Feluda Series - 6
2012

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Feluda Series- 5
2012

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Feluda Series - 3
2012

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Feluda Series -4
2012

Amritah Sen

Feluda Series - 2
2012

Amritah Sen

Feluda Series - 1
2012
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