Born and raised in Kolkata, India, a resident of New Jersey, Tania Sen practices her craft in Manhattan and NJ. Contextualizing generic icons as social narratives, capturing the dichotomy of the human condition, are building blocks of her paintings, etchings, silk screen prints, digital art, photography, neon and other installations.
“Stay hungry, stay foolish”
“Stay hungry, stay foolish”, the celebrated words of Steve Jobs is the basis of the series of images – expression of a visceral state stripped of acquired emblems of validation. The trusted camera lens, my own body and the surroundings are ingredients of these works. Impermanent and in a state of flux, these works catch a thought cast them into a visual vocabulary and move on to the next thought. These works do not bear the burden of having to deliver a weighty subject matter for a high brow jury – simply a way to embrace a state, situation, place, people, politics without roots and obligations.