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.
“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our
senses to grow sharper.” - W. B. Yeats
Magic is primal, uncovered by instincts. While miracles are
initiated at some level, cleansed by the clergy, magic is as
old as life! Magic makes no judgment. As primitive as life
itself, magic makes no distinction between good and bad -
magic simply exists.
My works, draw from mythology, politics, pop culture, ads,
signage, but at the base of it, is simply a way to emulate
the process of materialization of a thought or imagination -
sort of like magic. It bears within it clues of
transformation and morphing.
Copulating butterflies on etched metal sculpture pieces,
resonating vital organs such as the heart and the lungs.
Shiva, Heart and Umbilical, celebrate the power of creation.
The butterfly, a symbol of transformation and innocence
features in "The More We Get Together Outside a Mass Grave"
as a reminder of the fall from innocence in the recent
discovery of mass grave in Syria.