Lot 394 - Bidisha Mamata - Lacquer IV
Acrylic and Collage on Board
A6 (15x10x1cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
By day: Journalist, presenter and broadcaster for TV, radio, film, newspapers, events... By night, I make films, stills and paintings.
Oxford University, London School of Economics
First showed at zero zero zero, Whitechapel Gallery, 1999; most recently shown as part of 100 NHS Rooms by Vital Arts, 2022
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
This was such a snappy design challenge - a completely absorbing jigsaw of carnivalesque colour and composition questions. I wanted to create a desirable object, a tile which sits in the hand with some weight and heft to it, loaded with painted shapes layered on top of each other to give the sense of something crafted and worked, that vibrates with energy. It couldn't just be a small version of what I'd usually make; it had to work completely within the given scale. I was also acutely aware that this is a special, indeed unique project: we are raising money, raising awareness, raising motivation, asking people to invest their attention not only to support creative artists but to fund research and treatment for Hepatitis C. There are so many reasons to worry - one glance at the headlines will tell you that - I wanted to bring pure joy and movement and energy.
PLEASE DO NOT BID ON ARTWORK IN OUR ART ON A POSTCARD AUCTIONS IF YOU INTEND ON SELLING THE ARTWORK AFTER YOU HAVE PURCHASED IT. THIS AUCTION HAS BEEN ORGANISED FOR CHARITY AND ALL ARTWORKS HAVE BEEN GENEROUSLY DONATED BY THE ARTISTS TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE HEPATITIS C TRUST. WHEN THE WORK PRODUCED FOR THE CHARITY IS SOLD ON THE SECONDARY MARKET IT DAMAGES OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE ARTIST AND PREVENTS US FROM FUNDRAISING.