Santanu Dey

Santanu Dey

Artist Bio

Born in 1981 Kolkata, India, Santanu Dey studied sculpture at the Government College of Art & Craft, University of Calcutta in Kolkata and M. S. University of Baroda. He has participated in major exhibitions, most recently being the 18thAsian Art Biennale Bangladesh, 2018. His works have been exhibited in exhibitions held at Gurusaday Dutta Museum, Kolkata (2013), Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj (Museum), Mumbai (2010), Vastu Sangrahalaya, New Delhi and more. Shantanu received the Best Sculpture Award by Prafulla Dhanukar Art Foundation in 2017, Award by West Bengal State Akademy of Dance, Drama, Music & Visual Art, Kolkata in 2014, Best Drawing Award, Artist Category, Annual Exhibition, Gujrat State Lalit Kala Academy, Gujarat in 2010 and Charukala Academy Research Grant Scholarship, West Bengal in 2013 amongst others. He has participated in numerous residencies and workshops including National  Wood Carving  Workshop Organized  by Kerala Lalith Kala Academy, Kerala, India (2017), ‘Khoj Peers Share Program’, Khoj, New  Delhi (2015), National  Stone  Carving  Workshop  Organized  by Lalit Kala Akademy, New Delhi (2014),National  Wood Carving  Workshop Organized  by  Vice-Versa Foundation, Goa, under  the guidance of Eminent Sculptor Karl Antao, India (2012) and more. His works are are in various collections including Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.

The artist lives and works in New Delhi.

Artist Statement

Environmental problems are the most compelling of all concerns gripping the world today. This dilemma is more apparent in developing countries which bear the brunt of developed nations unscrupulous use of natural resources and their emission of all types of pollution. The cohabitation and adjustment with these problems creates a complex lifestyle and this is the major concern in my works.

Multinational companies and the consumer culture have made a great impact on the urban as well as rural landscape. In order to make our lives comfortable we end up mindlessly exploiting the natural resources, most of which are perishable.

My work focuses on the constant construction, [de]construction and [re]-construction of the environment and the ever changing negotiations in the urban structure.

Artworks

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Shifting Land

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Artificial Mountain

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Hanging Garden

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