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Shanta Samanta

Gujarat, India

Shanta Samanta was born in 1975. Shanta received her Bachelor’s and Master’s in sculpture from Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda. Her bronze creations are like poetry, depicting the innocence of childhood and the wisdom and maturity of womanhood and attempt to bring back the pleasure and the enigma surrounding the experiences in her own life. Shanta's sculptures do not necessarily talk of her personal memories but are impressions that each of us must have experienced in our childhood or adulthood, and that is where the catch lies. There is a sense of precariousness of delicate balance, harmony and a tremendous movement in her sculptures, often arousing a sense of anticipation and an aspiring realization of the sublime of nature. The viewer is drawn into an apt reminder of lost innocence and pleasures of the childhood through an array of jumping, crawling, falling, climbing and riding figures defying gravity. The use of colour achieved through patination of the Bronze enhances the quality of life and memories of early experiences. The artist has many awards to her credit and has participated in several shows. Her works are a part of numerous national and international art collections.

ARTWORKS

Ballerina-III
Bronze 17" x 15" x 7"
Conversation-III
Bronze 15" x 8" x 11"
Lady with a Parrot
Bronze 14" x 10" x 14"
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