My name is Souvik Majumdar. I am a student of The Indian College of Art and Draftsmanship, pursuing Bachelor in Fine Arts.
My works are based on my old memories, my family, my body obsessions &complexes . My daily life plays an important role in some of my work. Most of my works are figurative.
I have an immense interest in old negatives but as I am in the time of digital era , getting analogue camera and getting the negatives is not that easy and also very costly . so I started editing them in inverts and got visual of old negatives , further I edit them in black and white to get that old black and white negative visual . These are some images from different time and places but all are connected through the visual of negatives. the size of negative which I see from old times are small but I want this images to be printed big so it is breaking the visual of small negatives which I often see. My eyes are not capable to see in negatives but I can see after editing, this gave me the interest to do this kind of works. According to me I am travelling through different visuals using filters and seeing the world in negatives and other filters . I believe in editing images because it gives me a freedom like painting and I can transform those images into something different . I also find editing interesting because I can undo what i have done. I am working on negatives for more than one &half year now ,I do colour negatives ,I use my drawings and paintings and also edit them .
I have an inferiority complex because of my body since my childhood , not only because of weight but also the shape of my body ,I always felt negative about the way I look ,this lack of self confidence bothered me a lot. I started drawings related to my body from my memory and then after some months I started editing them in negatives also , gradually I started gaining confidence for what I was worried , in real life it improved my way of leaving .I am still working on that . I still have that complex but not to that extent. There are certain things in my life which i cannot express through words sometimes write in my diary but somehow I find drawings more expressible ,some of my drawings are based on my private memories which are very close to me .I sometimes question my sexuality through my works, I find it very confusing at times ,sometimes about my preferences ,sometimes about my gender &and others reaction on that also .I am still working on that to figure it out .