She set up her second solo art exhibition on the theme Nurture Nature at the venue: Utterly Art. With a distinctive stamp of her own, the exhibition beautifully portrayed mother – child bonding be it in the womb or in the arms of the mother and the serenity of nature and its human entwinement.
“Painting for me is a way of thinking, expressing and searching the self, thus locating myself in this existing social and natural realm.” Sarbani.
About the artist Sarbani Bhattacharya:
Sarbani is a graduate of Visual Arts with a scholarship from the famed Rabindrabharati University, Kolkata. Nature, human relations and the mystical function of Spiritualism always inspire her. Based in Singapore for more than a decade, her strong spiritual affinity to amalgamate nature and human relations in her paintings helped her showcase two solo exhibitions in Singapore and to participate in many group exhibitions in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, India, Philippines and Dubai.
To my curiosity… Sarbani replies –
Your pictures look different from others. How did you develop that distinctive identity of your own?
The style of my art is a long journey of expressing my mind in pictorial forms. Eminent sculptor Brancusi's 'First Cry' was one of my favourites in my art college learning days. In 2005 while depicting a mother and child painting that influence started working on me; other Indian art influences also worked together to establish my art-style from that very year. I believe in vision of the mind, which enables us to see in dreams closing our eyes, so in my art physical eyes are closed.
Were all the pictures set up at the exhibition done exclusively for the exhibition?
90% works were done exclusively for this exhibition, rest 10% are my earlier collection, among which 'Cosmic Cycle' was done on 2011.
What is the favourite medium that you use, and your favourite theme?
My favourite theme is surely Nature and Nurture, the mystery behind the arrival of Life on this earth and the mystical function of spiritualism. My favourite medium is Acrylic and Charcoal.
Understand that part of proceeds of sale of some of your pictures was for Protsahan India Foundation, a social enterprise. Could you help them?
Yes some proceeds were for Protsahan and some for Nature Society Singapore….Earlier I have helped them, this time the painting 'Cosmic Cycle' is still waiting to help Protsahan.
The exhibition was held at Utterly Art Exhibition Space from 30th April to 17th May.