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Green  60" x 48"  Oil And Thread On Canvas

Green

60" x 48"

Oil And Thread On Canvas

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Pink  60" x 36"  Oil And Thread On Canvas

Pink

60" x 36"

Oil And Thread On Canvas

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Black  72" x 48"  Oil And Thread On Canvas

Black

72" x 48"

Oil And Thread On Canvas

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Gray  60" x 36"  Oil And Thread On Canvas

Gray

60" x 36"

Oil And Thread On Canvas

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Color Composition  20" x 14"  Thread On Canvas

Color Composition 

20" x 14"

Thread On Canvas

 

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Color Composition Orange  20" x 14"  Thread On Canvas

Color Composition Orange

20" x 14"

Thread On Canvas

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Study Blue  15" x 11"  Thread, Colored Pencil, Graphite On Muslin And Paper

Study Blue

15" x 11"

Thread, Colored Pencil, Graphite On Muslin And Paper

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Study Tan  15" x 11"  Thread, Colored Pencil, Graphite On Muslin And Paper

Study Tan

15" x 11"

Thread, Colored Pencil, Graphite On Muslin And Paper

 

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Work On Paper Yellow  30" x 22"  Thread Glued And Stitched On Paper

Work On Paper Yellow

30" x 22"

Thread Glued And Stitched On Paper

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Work On Paper Blue  15" x 11"  Watercolor, Thread, Gel Medium On Paper

Work On Paper Blue

15" x 11"

Watercolor, Thread, Gel Medium On Paper

 

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Work On Paper Yellow  15" x 11"  Watercolor, Thread, Turmeric And Gel Medium On Paper

Work On Paper Yellow II

15" x 11"

Watercolor, Thread, Turmeric And Gel Medium On Paper

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Work On Paper Red  30" x 22"  Thread Glued And Stitched On Paper

Work On Paper Red

30" x 22"

Thread Glued And Stitched On Paper

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Green  60" x 48"  Oil And Thread On Canvas

Green

60" x 48"

Oil And Thread On Canvas

Pink  60" x 36"  Oil And Thread On Canvas

Pink

60" x 36"

Oil And Thread On Canvas

Black  72" x 48"  Oil And Thread On Canvas

Black

72" x 48"

Oil And Thread On Canvas

Gray  60" x 36"  Oil And Thread On Canvas

Gray

60" x 36"

Oil And Thread On Canvas

Color Composition  20" x 14"  Thread On Canvas

Color Composition 

20" x 14"

Thread On Canvas

 

Color Composition Orange  20" x 14"  Thread On Canvas

Color Composition Orange

20" x 14"

Thread On Canvas

Study Blue  15" x 11"  Thread, Colored Pencil, Graphite On Muslin And Paper

Study Blue

15" x 11"

Thread, Colored Pencil, Graphite On Muslin And Paper

Study Tan  15" x 11"  Thread, Colored Pencil, Graphite On Muslin And Paper

Study Tan

15" x 11"

Thread, Colored Pencil, Graphite On Muslin And Paper

 

Work On Paper Yellow  30" x 22"  Thread Glued And Stitched On Paper

Work On Paper Yellow

30" x 22"

Thread Glued And Stitched On Paper

Work On Paper Blue  15" x 11"  Watercolor, Thread, Gel Medium On Paper

Work On Paper Blue

15" x 11"

Watercolor, Thread, Gel Medium On Paper

 

Work On Paper Yellow  15" x 11"  Watercolor, Thread, Turmeric And Gel Medium On Paper

Work On Paper Yellow II

15" x 11"

Watercolor, Thread, Turmeric And Gel Medium On Paper

Work On Paper Red  30" x 22"  Thread Glued And Stitched On Paper

Work On Paper Red

30" x 22"

Thread Glued And Stitched On Paper

"Thread started as a curiosity and necessity. The idea of layering and working with impasto through oil moves me. I began to see thread having the same effect on a surface. This curiosity took me on another journey."

- Natasha Das

Natasha Das, Untitled Color Composition 1, Thread On Canvas

Untitled Color Composition 1, 14" x 20", Thread On Canvas

Natasha Das's work lies at an intersection of materials and methods, blurring the lines between approach and content.

Born in Assam and trained in Florence, Natasha is a cross-disciplinary artist working from her studios in Assam and New York City. She works primarily with oil paint and thread, layering the individuality of each material to build a surface upon which the two coexist inextricably.

Das began her career perfecting traditional portraiture, with a keen eye for color, figure, and composition. Increasingly frustrated wth the constraints of her own expertise, Das began to unlearn what she was taught, shifting her concentration to the materials themselves.

Das introduced thread into her practice after training under an exclusively male artisanal weaving group in Assam. The thread and needle process mirrored her experiences with oil but gave her newfound inspiration through its inherent tactility. The relative permanence of the sewn threads on her canvases also complements her newfound agency as an artist. She chooses where to pierce the canvas, whether that be a dry spot or one rife with wet oil paint.

Composing these hybrid pictures pushes Das to understand color and material in more chaotic ways than she had ever before thought to, creating complex aesthetic dialogues to previously unexplored means. Natasha Das is an Indian-American artist living and working in New York City.

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Ellipsis Q & A with Natasha Das

(Courtesy Angelica Semmelbauer)

Ellipsis Q & A with Natasha Das

Ellipsis Art Q and A with Angelica

Ellipsis Art - Q & A with Natasha Das

(Courtesy Angelica Semmelbauer)

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Ellipsis Art - Q & A with Natasha Das

Angelica Semmelbauer

How have you been coping with this new reality?
I think in general artists follow no structure or routine. We are isolated human beings by nature and tend to live in our own parallel universes. This new reality seems to simultaneously encourage and discourage this type of behavior. At times you can feel overwhelmed by all the familiar faces that surround you and long for alone time. At other times, even when you’re around loved ones, a sense of dread and loneliness drapes over you. Isolation hasn’t drastically changed my material reality in the same ways as some many others have been affected, but we all see the changes that it has brought about. Occasionally I question what exactly it is that I miss about pre-Covid times.