Sreejani Das Munshi
Joined Craft Tatva: January 2022
Rabindranath Tagore’s own idea about the oriental and the occidental philosophies reflected all through his prose-works which include a rich number of short stories and non-fiction has the potential for an artist’s endeavor to explore it through a different form of representation. Expressing Tagore’s thoughts through paintings can be deemed a quest for a different discourse for approaching the works of genius. I have been associated with the art form from my early days, and from the past three years I have been working on the aforementioned area, having already attempted several works by Tagore. My practice of art aims at making creative progress in this line of thought as it is quite surprising to discover that even during the unprecedented global crisis which currently has reduced our all activities to a state of captivity at home rendering most of us psychologically affected more or less, Tagore’s works and my effort to touch them through my work have been serving as a guiding star in the apparent listlessness of life. Though, it must be highlighted that my paintings chiefly manifest my interpretation of Tagore, which relates to my time, a time that has a stark difference from the maestro’s in terms of societal, economic, political norms. The world we live in stands on the precipice of a paradigm shift. My approach to my work, hence, will involve the elements I have at hand.
Focus Areas: Figures, Gods, etc.
Artworks by Sreejani Das Munshi
UNTITLED – Acrylic on paper – 27×20 Inch₹14,000.00
UNTITLED – Watercolour on paper – 21×14 Inch₹14,000.00
NATURE – Acrylic on board – 22×14 Inch₹49,000.00
About Sreejani Das Munshi
2020–2022: THE WEST BENGAL UNIVERSITY OF TEACHERS’ TRAINING, EDUCATION PLANNING & ADMINISTRATION (WBUTTEPA) Pursuing M. Ed
2018–2020: THE WEST BENGAL UNIVERSITY OF TEACHERS’ TRAINING, EDUCATION PLANNING & ADMINISTRATION (WBUTTEPA) B. Ed from erstwhile David Hare Training College
2015–2017: UNIVERSITYOFCALCUTTA – M.A. IN BENGALI LITERATURE & LANGUAGE Ranked 1st in the University.
2012–2015: LADY BRABOURNE COLLEGE – B.A. IN BENGALI LITERATURE & LANGUAGE Ranked 1st in the college.
2010–2012: BAGHBAZAR MULTIPURPOSE GIRLS’
(Govt. Sponsored) – HIGHER SECONDARY from W.B.C.H.S.E.
2010: ALIPUR MULTIPURPOSE GOVT.GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL SECONDARY from W.B.B.S.E.
Participated in our first Group Exhibition by ‘Pratiti’ at Academy of Fine Arts in 2021.
Participated in the Art Appreciation course from Pashchim Banga Rajya Charukala Parshad in 2019.
Paintings nominated in Annual Art Exhibition 2015-16 at ICCR, Kolkata organized by West Bengal State Academy of Dance Drama Music & Visual Arts, Rabindra Bharati University.
Paintings nominated in Annual Art Exhibition 2010, 2011 and 2012 at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata organized by Nehru Children’s Museum, Kolkata.