UTSHA-AADAAN RESIDENCY - Suryakanta Swain
April 30, 2019 I Utsha Foundation of Contemporary Art, UNIT 6, VR-39, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
As part of his Utsha-Aadaan residency, Suryakanta spent a month exploring Bhubaneswar’s cultural heritage and especially its vertical architecture. In his work for the residency, He tried to understand how urban ideas simultaneously developed from Indus valley civilization and also belong to a modern and smart city. Suryakanta’s work included drawings on paper which are based on destructive concrete structures which metaphorically is, making a blueprint of death - a post mortem of a biological body. He also made terracotta sculptural objects using traditional techniques.
About the artist
Suryakanta Swain is from Cuttack, Odisha. He completed his BVA from B.K College of Art and Crafts, Bhubaneswar in 2010. He also holds a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from the College of Art, University of Delhi.