Namita Paul Studio

Studio News - May

Silicon Valley Open Studios…

 

…was a lot of fun! If you came in—thank you so much for braving the rain and thunderstorms. You made our day! If you couldn’t—no worries! There will be more shows (I am counting on it)!

Count Me In II, 30”X20.” Collagraph print collage, transfer, thread and graphite A very special thanks to Liz for giving this beautiful piece a home!

My work is often thematic and the twin pieces featured above and below reflect my interests in themes of immigration, migration, and citizenship. Working on these two pieces gave me an opportunity to incorporate old works into something new. The colorful paper cutouts are from a previous collagraph print—also based on immigrant stories—combined with transfers of images from the 1949 Census edition of the World Atlas, drawings of commonly seen visual documentation of the India-Pakistan partition in 1947, as well as the ongoing global immigrant crises. Thread and graphite marks denote the warp and weft of human connectivity; sometimes woven tightly, at other times, frayed.

Count Me In I, 20”X30,” Transfer, Collagraph print collage, thread, graphite. The twin to Count Me In II.

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The Only Time I Love My Laundry, Soft Ground Etching on Hahnemuhle Paper

Swing by SVP this Saturday to view/bid/buy this piece. It is one of the original artworks up for silent auction to help fund School of Visual Philosophy’s computer lab for sculpture and 3D fabrication studio. It promises to be a fun evening. Details here

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