Amritah Sen

Amritah Sen

Graphic Narrative

An alumni of Kala Bhavan, Shaniniketan, Amritah Sen is primarily trained as a painter, but found herself leaving the constraints of two-dimensional format once she became conscious of “a great barrier” between works she create for galleries and exhibitions, and the viewer. Amritah loves to tell stories, so she started creating books, which needed to be “handled personally to be revealed at their fullest”. By “taking down (her) work from gallery walls”, Amritah was able to place her work directly in the hands of the audience.

In Gunehar during SAAS-3, Amritah intends to create a series of picture books, news bulletins and posters, dealing with narratives gathered in the village, and in this way provide an “experience of encountering – and holding – one’s own narratives”.