"Ode To Night", oil on wood, 20 x 16 inches
The landscape sky series expresses fleeting time and the glimpse of a moment. Thin washes and layers of paint, with soft and rhythmical brush strokes give the paintings a feeling of quiet, movement and airiness. Colliding streams of clouds overlap with luminous coloured light. Moments and movement of light.
Amita Sen Gupta is a painter working and living in Toronto. Her work explores object and emotion, and the way matter holds memory. Subjects, such as worn shoes, vacant and condemned buildings, and dream-like landscapes, evoke memory and loss in our fleeting lives.
With thin layers of oil, washes and dry brush, these paintings have a certain quietness and breathing space to them. Amita's paintings have been exhibited in group shows, and at various galleries, cultural centres, and corporations throughout Ontario, including The Art Gallery of Hamilton, The Gladstone Hotel, Mercedes Benz Financial, and Art Rental + Sales Gallery at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Amita has also been part of art collectives in Toronto, and was a founding member of the artist-run gallery, Propeller. She has been interviewed on CBC Radio One's "Big City, Small World" about growing up as an artist in the Village of Parkdale neighbourhood in Toronto. Also passionate about promoting local art and artists, she served as an art consultant at the Art Rental and Sales Gallery at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Recently Amita was chosen to be a Wildcard Artist contestant in Canada's first premier season of, "Landscape Artist Of The Year Canada" through Blue Ant Media, which aired on Makeful Tv in 2020.
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