CONUNDRUM
 

The ideas for my work are derived from the interconnectedness of humanity with other life forms and matter.  In the theory of evolution I understand that all living entities have derived from a singular origin.  This concept gives me the scope to explore images by combining different forms and project these notions of association.  In the placement of imagery I like to combine organic forms along with structural elements to create contrast and to show how humanity has intervened in the natural world.  

 

I rely on a combination of accidents and chance encounters with form and imagery to build up the narration.  A certain space triggers a certain response, which is dependent on drawings, painted imagery, elevated surfaces, shapes and abstraction. There is an element of ambiguity in the image making process as the pictorial elements begin to inhabit a common viewpoint.  I am interested in creating mystery by tweaking reality and deriving an altered sense of perception of the familiar and the unfamiliar, infusing them together and creating a distinct reality that represents the world we live in but also transcends it.


Joydip Sengupta