About Sajal Sarkar
Sajal Sarkar was born in Kolkata, India. He received his post graduate diploma in Graphics from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda in Gujurat, India. Sajal also graduated in Painting from Government College of Art and Craft in Kolkata. Since then, he has received numerous awards for his art and has exhibited his work in places such as Singapore, London, Hong Kong and more.
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My thought process since I migrated to the U.S. in my mid-fifties has turned out to be more challenging as well as questioning self and facing a certain kind of anxiety which becomes a growing concern regarding the vulnerability of our very existence anywhere in this planet. As an artist from the Indian diaspora and moving into a different demographic reality from my native home, I find it extremely difficult to disassociate myself from the burning issues of our times, especially the increasing political and racial bigotry recent years causing an immense damage to human relationships. Like many other artists, I am deeply affected by the relentless cycle of violence in various parts of the world and the immense suffering it has been causing. My concerns are become more intense about never-ending wars, threat of atomic weapons, industrial and environmental pollution and our excessive consumption of natural resources which is threatening our very existence. We face risks every day, which is existential risk that threaten to wipe out humanity. These risks are not just for big disasters, but for the disasters that could end history. This uncertainty of life of the planet we call home has shaken my trust and confidence in the future of humanity. There is a sense of loss which is why the images of earth are repeatedly coming into my visual space in micro and macro level as well. I believe my future work will get more enriched with the application of certain forms related to environmental issues which are politically motivated, which are not necessarily representational or purely abstract but a juxtaposition of both ,a freedom to explore the complexity of life of diverse aspect.
2019 “Perilous Home” Summit Free public Library ,curated by Visual Art Center of New Jersey. USA
2015 ‘The Imperfectionist’ Exhibition Gallery, Faculty of Fine Arts, M S University of Baroda. India
2013 ‘Human Psyche’ Artworld Chennai, India
2007 ‘Humanscape’, The Art House, Singapore
2007 ‘Open Ended’, AICON Gallery, Palo Alto, USA
2006 ‘B Positive’ Gallery Katayun, Kolkata, India
2005 ‘Face 2 Face’ Art World, Chennai, India
2017 Hammond Museum, New Salem NY
2016 ‘Contemplations: A Tableau of the real and imagine’ at Tapi Utsav Science Center, Surat India
2015 ‘Vadfest’ Faculty of Fine Arts M S University Baroda
2014 9th Print Triennial Mondial of Chamelieres. France.
2011 ‘A Material Difference’, Paradox, Singapore
2010-11 ‘Figure/Landscape: Part Two’, AICON Gallery, London
2008-09 ‘Signs Taken for Wonders: Recent Art from India and Pakistan’, AICON Gallery, London.
2007 ‘Diverse Idioms’ Indian Contemporary, Hong Kong visual Art Center
2006 ‘Confluence 2006’, AICON Gallery, New York, USA
2005 ‘Metamorphosis’ Asian Cultural Center New York, USA