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My New York Apartment: Day 1

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My New York Apartment: Day 1

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Amrita Saraogi

US$ 660

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2014

Linocut

Edition of 6

Dimensions: 55.9cm(H) x 38.1cm(W) / 22.0"(H) x 15.0"(W)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.

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Very limited edition of 6 prints on archival Canson paper
Hand-drawn, hand-carved, hand-pulled
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THE STORY

The day I moved into my NYC apartment -- after 7 days of hectic apartment-hunting, cleaning up, moving in and setting up all my stuff -- the moment all of that was done, and I lay down on the bed, my bed, and looked out of the window at the famed Manhattan skyline -- this artwork attempts to capture the memory of that moment forever.

THE PROCESS

Hand-drawn, hand-carved, and hand-pulled, this work has been created with a single block of linoleum, using the reduction process (one colour after the other printed from the same block with a stage of further carving in between). The sky gradation has been done using the stencil technique, and I have experimented with some fun new textures such as on the wall behind the bed! I have also added a touch of hand-colouring at the end, for the pillow and flower, which made it complete, for me.

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Artist Profile

Born: 1987

Hometown: Calcutta, India

Lives and Works: Singapore

Amrita is a post-lunch, afternoon printmaker, with a background in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics. She has trained and worked closely with a master printmaker in Calcutta; has completed a residency at East London Printmakers, and exhibits her work widely all over the world. She loves to explore several techniques of printmaking, such as woodcut, etching, lithography, screen-printing, et al, and finds particular interest in experimenting with non-toxic methods, such as kitchen lithography, mokuhanga, and solar etching. Her recent artwork attempts to express her exploration of strong personal insights, and lasting memories of occupied intimate spaces.

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