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.
Death of an Icon, works on paper
My work addresses the tension between iconic unity and digital fuzziness, between the uncontaminated original and its inevitable decay, between recognizability and facelessness, between personal and depersonalized identity through substitution, mediation and commoditization. Drawing from mythology, politics, pop culture, ads, signage, my works at the base of it, is simply a way to emulate the process of materialization of a thought or imagination. It bears within it clues of transformation and morphing.