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Santanu Dutta

“I am a self-taught artist, driven into the art through the aesthetics that I feel inborn but also related to my sexuality. With a solid (PhD) background in Geography, my artworks take the direction of cultural geography, exploring queer spaces both real and imagined. Although same- sex love has been legalized in India, the greater challenge is lies in the re-education of the society whose cultural perception still criminalizes the gay person. Simultaneously, I also axe on the multiple realities which the homosexual people have to live in given the opposition of varying degree from the heterosexual and patriarchal dominant culture Through the exploration of the queer spaces, my aim in my art praxis lies into giving more visibility to the gay people as well as nullifying the negative perception of the society toward homosexuality.”