Sandhya Shankar Patnaik Art Exhbition in Hyderabad
The Feminine Self
Sandhya Shankar Patnaik has been for quite some time, involved in exploring the" feminine psyche1', as well as articulating its concerns. Attempting to locate the self within the contours of familiar identities of the individual, the lover/companion and the mother.
Sandhya then viscerally dissects these assumed roles and tries to reassemble and arrive at an image which probably transcends all these.
The act of disseminating ideas and knowledge about the "feminine self' is also an act which is quintessential autobiographical in nature. At the deepest level, it is revelatory, giving glimpses of unknown and unseen facets of one's own self. For Sandhya as such, the act of painting ultimately becomes an act of revelation. In the very act of building up an image through constant obliteration and through overlaying of paint and textures and text, lies the act of stripping the self-off of its veils to reveal it.
For Sandhya, the solitary feminine figure serves as a symbol of the self - pregnant with inherent possibilities and setbacks.
The female figure in Sandhya's work is often depicted in a decontextualised fashion, fueled with colour, either singular or with other companion figures but still seemingly resplendent in her solitairness.
In the end, Sandhya's search remains in discovering that singular image which can effectively encapsulate all the facets of a woman, independent of her surroundings as well the roles she is called upon to assume.
SANDYA SHANKAR PATNAIK,
(M.F.A.) B.F.A From the Department of Fine Arts, Andhra University,
Participated in various Art Exhibitions like the Graduation Show at the Department of Fine Arts, Andhra University(2002). Art Gallery at Kailasagiri Organized by VUDA IN 2002.
Potti Sriramulu Telugu University-2001,2003 at Hyderabad,
State Art Gallery, Hyderabad,
Shristi Art Gallery Hyderabad,
Kalahita Art Gallery in 2007, Hyderabad
Art Gallery in 2007,Kshtra Art Gallery, Vishakhapatnam,
International Art Expose-1 “Creative Atmosphere' at Poecile Art Gallery, Hyderabad March2013,
Art Invasion' Bengaluru International Hotel, Crecent Art Gallery Bengaluru, November 2013.
'Claiming All That' at Ailamma Art Gallery, March 2014 Hyderabad.
Vizag Art Fair, 2014,2015.
Solo Shows at Hotel Dasapalla in 2004,
Patnaik Art Gallery in 2004,2010
Art Camps Organized by Regional Center of Lalit Kala Academy, Chennai. At Vishakhapatnam in 2005, Vizag Art Camp Conducted by 'Indian Artz' an Event Management Company based in Singapore at Visakhapatnam -2007,
Art Camp at L.V Prasad Eye Hospital Vishakhapatnam,
Camp Conducted by GVMC at Vishakhapatnam, at Vishaka Museum in 2010 .
Artists Camp/Symposium Organized by A P Tourism at Silparamam, Vishakapatnam,2013,2014.
Works are in Private Collections at Various Places.