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Exhibition

Kaushik Dolui

26th of March 2021 - 25th of April 2021

Photographer and Digital Artist

Presently working and living in Kolkata, Kaushik Dolui graduated and completed a Master Degree in Economics from Calcutta University. In his childhood days, he did drawing and painting, later in his mid-twenties, he developed an interest in photography. We conducted a short interview about his latest project Near-infrared.

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What is your process of creation? What materials do you use?

Basically first thing I select images that are taken in bright sunlight, but not all images which I think do not require a much infrared filter effect, depending on the creative ability of my own. No such material I use except some filter effects by using some specific software.

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What inspired you to create the Near-Infrared series? 

Herein all the images, I tried to use the infrared effect artistically which creates wildly strange and artsy photographs. Sometimes it gives an unpredictable result. I experimented a lot and I think, lastly created some artful images. Selection of images and to what extent this filter I can use is the main criteria so that lastly it creates a mysterious and artful effect In many images, use of infrared effect was least, maintaining the artistic ability of my own.

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Is there any symbolism behind the choice of the subject?

No such symbolism behind the choice of the subject. Simply, I choose old photographs which I think, can be improved with some special effects. Infrared photos were popular in the past but still, I think, anyone can skillfully use them more artistically in our time because of the advancement of digital technology. In most cases, I fix images in monochrome but in some cases, I find it suitable within some light colours. The ideas and creations came to my mind during the Corona-lockdown period. Enforced loneliness compelled me to think differently.

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Do you plan to exhibit Near-Infrared?

At present, I don’t have such a plan. All are in the experimental stage. In the future, if I get satisfied, I may exhibit. The main problem is that I never stick to any creations. Simply I don’t involve myself in the same type of work for a long time.

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