Shampa Sircar Das
Shampa Sircar Das was born(1970) in Delhi. She completed her B.F.A. (Painting) from College of Art, New Delhi (1993) followed by M.F.A (Painting) from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi (1995). The rich Indian cultural heritage and Indian philosophy inspire Shampa’s works. The works are resplendent in symbols that are embedded in a common cultural matrix. The canvas becomes a large area of space, a void, where forms are constantly resonating, emerging out, expanding and then dissolving into it. Transience and a sense of movement in these paintings touch the viewer with the play between form and emptiness. Replete with cosmic energies and symbolisms floating all over her canvas, her works is a study in the power of the spirit within the domain of human and earthly ancestry. The canvases celebrate the basic oneness of the universe as a reality, the need to live in harmony with nature and recognize the divinity that prevails in all elements, including plants and animals. Artist has had numerous solo shows and her works have been part of many Group shows in India and abroad including galleries and international art fairs. Shampa has been recipient of numerous awards and felicitations at national and international level. Her works are in collection of various collectors, corporate houses, galleries, embassies and government organizations. The artist lives and works in New Delhi.