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Debashruti Aich

Debashruti Aich
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My name is Debashruti Aich, a visual art practitioner, currently based in Hyderabad. I have completed my Masters in Visual Art, in Printmaking, from Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda in 2022, and pursued my Bachelors in Fine Arts, specialising in painting, from Andhra University, 2016-20. 

I was born and raised in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. My father worked in Tata Motors, now retired and my mother is a tailor. After finishing my school, from Jamshedpur, I studied B.COM, Accountancy Hons, from Calcutta University, 2008-2011, and then following the conventional path of preparing for banking jobs, government jobs, CA, and working in the corporate offices, for a period of four years after graduating, made me depressed, even more when I began to realize that I do not belong to that world. It took me 26 years to understand what I really want to do, or rather I love to do, this is when I decided to pursue a Bachelors in Fine Arts, as suggested by one of my well-wishers. So, then my journey began in this field. And today, I am glad to have been able to take a decision for myself, and this could not have been possible without my parents and my brother’s endless support. 

Today my practice involves a very genuine effort on my part to strengthen my drawing, which is my foundation, and from there originates the visuals. Drawing and composing, have been my strengths. I am more inclined towards story-telling through my works, rather than being conceptual. My works are a mirror to me, trying to search deep within myself, a pictorial autobiography, unwrapping the deepest of the unspoken, unrevealed, long-lost love and hate relationship with the memories down the lane. They are a compilation of endless stories, beginning with ‘Once upon a time…’ and as the story continues, everything unusual begins to seem real, it takes the form of dreams which transports what is in mind, to the world of unknown, untouched and unseen.

As mentioned above, drawing dominates my works, but I also incorporate textiles and embroidery in them, in parts. And having a bachelors in painting and a masters in printmaking has given me the liberty to practice both, as an when the work demands for it. 

As a young artist, I try my level best to stay genuine with my works, holding on to my basics of learning, but, through my understanding of it, with the zeal to improve in my craft.