Sanjukta "Mana" Roy
The visual arts appeal to me because of its interplay of directness and ambiguity. This frees me up to express ideas that tend to be too set in stone expressed only in words. It provides me with a way to nudge ideas along however (un)subtlely I may choose. While a lot of subjects appeal to me, I gravitate towards the seemingly mundane and unnoticed and try to give it a voice.
As an artist, I have always worked with different types of media and in different styles - the subject matter calls out to me with a particular tone of voice and language and who am I to question it? Painting, printmaking, mixed media and the book arts all figure in my work. Colors and shapes speak to me and guide the direction. This eclectic approach has never made more sense to me than in 2020: this crazy year with very quiet personal lives (for most) and the chaotic pandemonium of the world at large.
Be sure to come and see me in my virtual studio on October 1, 2020 from 4-8pm to chat and see all of my latest work at https://my.boothcentral.com/v/events/artspan-presents-sf-open-studios-gr...