Boisali Biswas of West Bloomfield, MI is a studio artist working in mixed-media fibers. She is originally from India, and her formative years were spent at Visva-Bharti International University, founded by the Nobel Laureate, Rabindranath Tagore. The essence of that profound experience of being in tune with nature throughout the educational journey has stayed with her and continues to influence her work. Her works display underlying influences of the captivating traditional patterns and techniques and usage of stunningly rich array of colors in Indian art.
Living in this country for over 2 decades and adapting to styles and techniques learnt here, while still drawing inspirations from her background and fascinations, has made her works into a cauldron of multicultural assemblages that are very unique and are feasts for the eyes.
Boisali’s work emanates from her personal experiences and is influenced by images, people, places, feelings and emotions through life. The soul of her work is as much Indian as it is Western. But there is always that tormenting question: where does she really belong? Her present work is mainly about that soul-searching, a retrospection.
I believe a work of art bears the stamp of individuality and the national bearing of its creator when it springs from inner self. Being from India, a country with an extremely rich heritage of Art and Culture, I have always had a deep-rooted attachment to traditional art forms of India and owe some of my stylization to the captivating traditional patterns and the rich array of colors.
Adapting to Western Styles and techniques, combining them with my lifelong fascination for ethnic arts around the world, have all been a melting pot for me to create a this multicultural ‘canvas’.
In my everyday life, my escape, my retreat, is my creative power of Art.
My work is indigenous to my inner self, and is a place of solitude, passion and contemplation for me. The subject matter of my work is drawn from my own life experiences, travels, thoughts and surroundings. My art is like a journey for me through the passage of time honored techniques, traditions and influences in an endeavor to produce art for everyone. The final offering is the culmination of a series of wordless conversations between me and my artwork.
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