Payel Sutradhar, India/France – Visual Arts and Installations
My name is Payel Sutradhar, born 1989 in India. I completed my bachelor degree and master’s degree from Kala Bhavana, Visva Bharati University, India. Now, I am doing my second master’s degree in art option at École supérior des beaux-arts angers, France. Although painting was my specialization, I am deeply interested in the new languages of contemporary art, such as the new media art, installation and painting through body movements. I express my daily life experiences through my art work. My childhood memories, life experiences, knowledge and power of observation automatically reflect on my work. I like to experiment with different objects, according to my concept. I believe objects can speak louder than voice. I choose the surface, media, technique and other essentials according to the requirement of the work and I prefer to follow the process to develop my work.
The word “Ritual” always comes with ‘our’ – ‘our ritual’. So Ritual united us to walk on the same path. In our present, it will be a great opportunity to know the reaction of the other people, because this notion is connected with our society and mythology.
In the process of my work, I made a ladder with old clothes of village people. Collecting the old clothes was not easy. That experience made me believe that nowadays most of us have forgotten to share and sharing is one of the most important rituals of every culture. I made a path with objects collected from Gorna Lipnitsa because those objects are very familiar to the village people and they can connect with them very easy. It’s made by different objects but it gives us opportunity to walk together and the sounds that come from our path for me is ‘the sound of unity’. ‘Suedinenieto pravi silata’ /”Unity makes strength”/ – I used the national motto of Bulgaria because it says exactly what I want to represent through my work. At the end of the ladder I put on a mirror which is the symbol of zenith.
I believe that unity can transform our world into paradise.