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Echoes of Silence

Santana Gohain

A sculptor of paintings, Santana’s printmaking training is evident not only in her technique but also her tendencies. Although her work tends towards a minimal aesthetic, its starkness is tempered by a texture and materiality in an almost ritualistic way of becoming dense, solid, somber and serious. Upon first encounter, her works create an illusion of being solid, intense and heavy but are in fact, fragile constructions in graphite on paper and speak more about the fickleness of notion. Layers are not only limited to Santana’s technique but also inspirations and intentions. Her minimal works are meant to be felt and experienced rather than observed. They are meant to be echoes of silence.

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