RAKA PANDA

“I have always been fascinated with the various emotions that people portray and I try to connect myself to it. Thus, this engagement with the emotions inspired me to create a visual language and express it through it. We have been surrounded by different news these days; the utmost touched factor for me was the despairs of the migrants. I mainly concentrate on the regional people with their various nature, culture, expression, and their ways of living. Mostly the deprived communities are given the privilege in my works, who has been ignored by many.

Pandemic has caused the loss of jobs, shelter, and sustenance of many migrant workers working in different states of India. In these works, I tried to depict the narrative story of migrant labours, about their endless journey which indicates that there isn't a particular land for them. As the migrants who are inferior in our society and so helpless to adjudge their space and land where they can stand incontrovertibly for a minute. The quiet realities of pain, struggling faces get forms through my expression into my works. But amidst all the chaos, the characters are mute, their feelings never expressed, surrounded by noise and bounded to live in silence.”

RAKA PANDA