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Artist Name : Shanta Samant

4 Artworks

Shanta Samant 17 x 13 Inches


Shanta Samant 13 x 7 Inches


Shanta Samant 11 x 17 Inches


Shanta Samant 9 x 19 Inches





Shanta Samant


About the Artist :

"Many of Shanta's Bronze creations are "like a poetry" of innocence of childhood and the wisdom and maturity of womanhood. Her works tries to bring back the pleasure, and the enigma surrounding the experiences in her life."

“Whether it is the joy of souring high on a swing or sliding swiftly down the slide, or the latent emotional strife that often remain unanswered. 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.”

The CHILDHOOD series reflect youthful innocence, passion and zeal of life. There is a sense of precariousness of delicate balance, harmony and a tremendous movement in my 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 second series is called SHRINGAR which represents the ashta-nayikas. At times, she is the Abhisarika, Mohita, Shringarika, Kesh-sajja, sometimes Alasya kanya or Kamini, Hastini, Padmini or Pratibimba i.e. reflection.She is engrossed in her own self, oblivious of her surroundings. You can see her wearing anklet, bracelet, nose ring, ear ring or just admiring her own reflection in the mirror, or waiting for her beloved.
Bronze create both a physical and mental challenge. The modeling technique in the bronze process allows more freedom in conception of a subject while still maintaining the stylized format. I place a lot of importance on the patinas, which I feel further enhances the quality to my bronze works. My use of colour achieved through patination of the Bronze enhances the quality of life and memories of my early experiences I find peace in the process and look forward to their challenges every day.
Shanta Samant



EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

1999-Bachelor of Fine Arts (Sculpture) M.S. University, Baroda with First Class
2001-Masters of Fine Arts (Creative Sculpture), the M.S. University, Baroda with First Class


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2001 Solo show at Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai
2002 Contemporary Art Gallery, Ahmadabad
2007 The Rite of Passage, Marvel Art Gallery, Ahmadabad
Preview at the Exhibition Hall, Faculty of Fine Arts, The M.S.University of Baroda


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2003 Two man show at Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai
2004 HARMONY SHOW, Nehru Art Centre, Mumbai
2005 Bombay Art Society Exhibition, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
Hanging Sculptures at Akruti Art Gallery,Baroda
Two Man Show at Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai
2006 Akruti Art Gallery, Vadodara.
Hutheising Art Gallery, Ahmedabad.

2007 Save Wild Life, Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda
DASTAK, An Exhibition of Contemporary Art by ten young Indian Artists, The Gallery in
Cork Street, London
The Marvelous show by Marvel Art Gallery at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

2008 Two Man Show at Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai
Time and Material, Art Konsult, New Delhi and Aakriti Art Gallery,Kolkata
Transforming Indian Contemporary Art- -World Trade Centrer, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai
Window to Gujarat, Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai
Monsoon Show by Art for Concern, Mumbai
The show of Contemporary Indian Art, Art for Concern, Pune and Mumbai
Artist of the Month, An online show by Indianartcollectors.com

2009 Strands for Joy, Strands Art Gallery, Mumbai
Monsoon Show by-Art for Concern, Mumbai
Monsoon Show -Art for Concern. Delhi
Mahua Art Gallery,Bangaluru

2010 - Five decades of Indian contemporary Art, Gallery Art & Soul, Mumbai
India Art Summit, New Delhi
Annual Exhibition at Birla Academy, Kolkata
Tavdi Painting at Sarjan Art Gallery, Vadodara
ASIM, A charity show at Sarjan Art Gallery, Vadodara and Catharsis Art Gallery, Ahmadabad
Monsoon Show, Art for Concern. Mumbai and Pune
Annual Art show, Art for Concern, Bangalore and New Delhi
Art for concern, Hydrabad and New Delhi
I Belong-Exhibition of small sculptures- curated by Arati Desai, private viewing

2011 Sport-acular, A sculpture show, Samsara Art Gallery, Le-Sutra Hotels, Mumbai
A two man show at Gallery Space, Bangalore
Art Bangaluru, An Annual Art Fair, Bangalore
AGAPE, Sculpture Exhibition at Hacienda Gallery, Mumbai
CHROMATICY, Art Chutney and Ista Hotels, Bangalore

2012 Visual Art Gallery, London,U.K.
Annual show at Art Zest, Dubai
Let’s Celebrate, A Unique group show, Art Zest, Dubai
ASSEMBLED ASSERTIONS-Creativity Art Gallery, Haus Khaus, New Delhi
Exhibition of Indian Contemporary Art, Midlevels, Hongkong

2013 Reflections-at Art Zest Dubai
Vivid Strokes- Art Zest Dubai
Modern and contemporary Indian Art Auction-2013
2014 Anternad-An inner voice of eminent women artists at Hotel Hampton by Hilton at Vadodara
Art for Concern- The Annual Monsoon Show of Indian Art. Mumbai
Art for Concern- The Annual Monsoon Show of Indian Art. New Delhi
2015 VIVID-Multiple expressions of Indian Art. St James Court, Taj Hotel. London
PATH FINDERS- An exhibition of Teachers of Fine Art during VadFest
ART FOR CONCERN- Salon Louvre, Bandra, Mumbai
ART FOR CONCERN- Annual Monsoon Show, Mumbai, Kolkata and Pune
THE BARODA MARCH-Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai
TINKLETS AND STATTUETES- Exhibition hall, Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S.University
ART FOR ALL-Contemporary Art from International Artists(13th Nov) Mall of the Emirates,DUCTAC,Dubai

AWARDS/HONOURS

2002 Gujarat Lalit Kala Akademi Award, Ahmadabad
2002 Millennium All India Art Exhibition, All India Fine Arts & Craft Society(AIFACS)State Level,Gujarat
1999 Gujarat Lalit Kala Akademi Award, Ahmadabad
1998 All India Fine Arts & Craft Society, New Delhi
SCHOLARSHIPS:
2000-02 National Cultural Scholarship for Sculpture by H.R.D, Govt. of India,New Delhi
2003-04 Scholarship by Lalit Kala Akademi, Ministry of Tourism and Culture, New Delhi



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