Media Visual Arts
Malabika Goldar earned her MFA in printmaking at London’s Royal College of Art. She also has an MFA in graphics/printmaking from Santiniketan, India, as well as degrees in painting and political science from College of Art (Delhi) and University of Delhi, India. She has exhibited artwork in the United States, UK, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Italy and Taiwan, and her work is in collections at the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Royal College of Art (London), as well as in private collections internationally.
Her work has earned several awards, among them: Just Art 91 (St George's Crypt, Bloomsbury, London), Inlaks Scholarship (Inlaks Foundation, UK), Diamond Jubilee All India Art Exhibition (AIFACS, India), and 2nd Yuva Mahotsav (Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi, India). Currently, Hand Artes Gallery, Los Truchas, NM, represents Malabika’s work.
My art is about people. They are not from any particular place, religion or race. They are you and me. Uniforms have a way of dissolving individuality, the same way we are lost in the crowd. In my art, I play with the erasure of 'I' and the commonalty of being human. In every culture a hat or some kind of head gear/turban is very important. A king or a rich person might wear a higher quality head gear which might represent status, position or respect; and we all have those, something that we carry with us all the time. We all think 'I am different than most'; and in thinking 'I am different' we are very similar all over the globe. I work mainly with black & white. For me 'black' reveals a certain mysterious depth and mood I can only achieve with certain blends blacks/colors and certain very complex techniques.
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