Laxmipriya Panigrahi

Laxmipriya Panigrahi

Artist Bio

Laxmipriya Panigrahi (b 1989) in Orissa. She completed her Bachelors in Visual Arts (Painting) from Balasore Art and Crafts College, Balasore (Odisha) in 2013 and Masters in Visual Arts (Painting) from Utkal University of Culture, Odisha in 2015. She has participated in a number of group exhibitions including- 50th Annual Exhibition (Birla Academy), Kolkata in 2016; AIFACS (Kalashree-2), New Delhi in 2014; Group Exhibition in Lalit Kala Academy, Bhubaneswar in 2013, 2012 and 2011 (Odisha). She was awarded in All India Camlin Art Contest in 2012. Laxmipriya lives and works in New Delhi.

Artist Statement

My practice is vastly influenced and marked by my shift from Odisha to Delhi and personal encounter with the ever-changing cityscape of both the regions. This is evident in my recording of their minute details – real and imagined. I have also tried to fuse stylistic elements drawn from miniature paintings and the traditional Patta paintings. Through my oeuvre I intend to accentuate the fact that still life also has its own existense and try to find the essence of life in everything around us which makes us lively.

My recent artworks display a sense of conflict happening with the man-made and natural structures. I take these experiences as my inspiration and use these ideas to create and learn. The instinct to be creative drives me to get involved in painting. Art for me is about experiencing my own self.