Adip Dutta

Over several years Adip Dutta (b. 1970, Kolkata) has immersed himself in the nightscape of the city, relooking at the sculpturality of form left behind in empty spaces of bustling footpaths, wares sold on streets tightly packed with tarpaulin and discarded items of daily use - painting them in intricate, contemplative brush and ink works and sculpting them in a variety of mediums. Often, he sculpts trees and fallen branches in bronze in an extension of his exploration of form, but also as witnesses to his ethereal vision of the nightscape. Evident in the paper cast and bronze sculptures of wrapped goods, is Dutta’s gaze that invites the viewer to renew value, we assign as a society, to objects that are everyday and occupy our field of vision.