Sutapa Biswas’ artworks are spatial stories that explore some key ideas and concepts of space and time.
Drawing from literature, art history and oral narratives of people she has often collaborated with in the early stages of making her art, Biswas’ pieces possess a poetic resonance with the human condition and everyday life. Words, sounds, textiles, travel are all recurrent themes in her artworks.
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In making this work, I don't know if I have any real answers - perhaps just even more questions…
Revealing histories and transforming identities
This two piece, site-specific neon artwork reveals the hidden histories and transformed identities of South Asian people in recovery from substance use.
Drawing on the oral narrative and lived experience of people from the Rochdale area and, in part, inspired by Rumi’s Sufi poetry these artworks aims to poetically distil new perspectives that more authentically re-frame recovery identities.
I have done my best to listen to the stories told and to assimilate both the pain and the laughter
"I have done my best to listen to the stories told and to assimilate both the pain and the laughter. It has not been easy, as there has been a lot to assimilate, and the underlining issues are complex, moving and often traumatic. There is so much to say in truth. In making this work, I don't know if I have any real answers - perhaps just even more questions…"
Sutapa Biswas - 2017