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The Yellow London Room Where I Learnt to be Happy Alone

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The Yellow London Room Where I Learnt to be Happy Alone

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Amrita Saraogi

US$ 660

Overview

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2015

Linocut

Edition of 6

Dimensions: 55.9cm (H) x 38.1cm (W) / 22" (H) x 15" (W)

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

Artist Statement

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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

Part of my 'bedroom' series which celebrates memories spent in the different bedrooms that I have lived in, this linocut is a remembrance of the special space where I spent a very crucial year of my life in. It is from when I was a 19-year-old student in university in London, when I spent a lot of hours in this bedroom, giving me time for quiet reading and reflection. I suddenly 'grew up' during that one year, learning more about happiness and to love my life as an individual, before anything else.

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 also experimented with a layer of sheer ink for the stream of light!

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Artist Profile

Born: 1987

Hometown: Calcutta, India

Based in: 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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