Tapan Moharana has been exploring materials and found objects to respond to his surroundings where he relates them to his own sensibilities and rearranges them as installations. He responded to several objects housed at 1Shanthiroad that have a distinctive history in South India.These objects range from antique fragmented icons made of stone to ritual bronze vessels to leftovers from previous art exhibitions to numerous discarded objects collected out of debris found throughout the city. Tapan has handpicked several objects that include grinding stones, potted plants, branches from a tree and discarded metal structures to form an architectural grid as an elaborate installation work.
Tapan has been responding to these objects that typically have a tradition and context of material culture that has been erased over time. His works on paper symbolize this erasure through time and also represent memory.
Tapan Moharana holds a B.F.A and M.F.A in Sculpture from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata and has exhibited in several group shows around the country. He is the recipient of the Inlaks Fine Art Award in 2017 and is currently funded through Inlaks Foundation to pursue a residency at 1Shanthiroad Studio/Gallery