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Samit Roy


Necropolis





Samit Roy is a visual artist and poet who, believes that every "successful" art object is the result of a series of interrelated social events, and whose work explores both the visual characteristics of text and narrative elements of visuals. Brought up in the gray zones between urban Victorian Kolkata and its semi-rural suburbs, and lived in various mega cities of India due to his job as graphic designer and creative director, his work further attempts to articulate a small part of the history of his time and context. His work has appeared in Annetna Nepo, Kaurab, Natun Kabita, Journal of Canadian Institute of International Affairs, Otoliths, Venereal Kittens, Sous Rature, and many more.

Of Necropolis he writes:
"this essentially represents my responses and reactions to the gruesome terrorist attacks and violence taking place in various metro cities of India, in recent past.

"The text written on the image can be roughly translated as 'Among the corpses (that filled the brain) and dead bodies of those cities, the brain, too, becomes a dead body. Then the brain (or the corpse) is labeled and the stories of tiny sky-holes of our minds are documented, meticulously!'"

More works of Samit could be found at: http://visualsamit.blogspot.com

 
 
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2 Comments:

Blogger paul siegell said...

phenomenal!

12:24 AM  
Blogger Samit Roy said...

thanks paul!

4:45 PM  

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