Kingshuk (b.1972) earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Kala Bhavana, Santiniketan, in 1997 and 1999 respectively, and thereafter studied, researched and trained in Japanese-style painting at Kyoto University of Art and Design, Japan. He also mastered techniques of Japanese Calligraphy and Sumi Painting.
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Shades of lockdown
Since lockdown we are spending our time consciously or unconsciously with a fear that is changing us in many ways both physically and mentally. We fear and avoid places or situations that may cause us to a virus panic and make us feel trapped, helpless or isolate from our own family and friends. This is an unmanageable silent threat from a spiked virus which is completely out of our control, slowly and steadily shares its presence within our periphery. Each day we all are experiencing the deadly pandemic and the lockdown portrays its miserable tragedies worldwide. Time is now for shaping a sustainable mindset and getting back to our local. Simply pausing our consumption and travel habits for a couple of months is not enough to heal the wounds of the earth or reverse climate emergency. We have to adopt sustainable practice and promote living a slower lifestyle with profound patience. Zen master Suzuki Roshi’s quote can be an instance for we who have experienced the various shades of lockdown, – “To accept some idea of truth without experiencing it is like a painting of a cake on paper which you cannot eat “.The cake is in our plate, choice is ours how to act with the cake after this lockdown journey.
Title: Stay Locked
Medium: Ink, ballpen and acrylic emulsion over paper
Size: 8” x 6”
Year : 2020