Artist Spotlight on Abhijit Saikia
Abhijit Saikia started painting since his childhood, and he has never been aware of when it all started for him. There was never a certain point that he can point to as the beginning of journey. To him, it was always around. He was inspired by so many Arts, and Artists and there way of thinking.
He caught his first break after entering into the college of art. Before entering into art profession he has experience in the field of film-making.
He doesn’t believe in one style or form in his works. The main theme that runs around his art is nature and the surroundings around him. He always tries to express his views about his experience in his life with art as a visual language. His art shows the freshness in nature, time and space.
He is very much interested in portraying the political problems in Assam, their lifestyles and their beliefs. Time and surroundings around him play a major role in his art.He feels that nature and politics are interrelated and one is not removed from another. Both exist in the world and follow a symbiotic existence.
He is always interested in questioning himself. He always tries to play with a wide and flat space which allows him to create a new dimension. Because in a wide space he himself can find the questions about spirituality, meditation, culture, politics and also directions to overcome it.
He uses houses, and leaf as a main element in his work through which he represents his identity, dream, relation, political border etc. Because the element leaf is related to time in that both time and leaf change with time.
In the world of art he was inspired by the cultural exchange. His main ambition is to continue his journey as an artist until his last breath.