Art is infinite. The realm of creativity offers the scope to interpret the simplest of lines and figures in multiple ways and when it comes to conceptual art, the scope increases manifold. In conceptual themes both the artist and the admirers are at the liberty to assign meaning to the artworks as per their own perspective. The ‘window series’ is a unique experimental work undertaken by Mr. Jitu Kalita from Tihu, Assam. This series uses window as a medium through which the artist weaves a story. Mr. Kalita says- “Every window presents a different story only if you observe carefully.” Through his paintings the artist aims to conjure up a train of thoughts which guide the onlooker into the world of the subject. It is intriguing how, by observing a window and the elements it displays, one can imagine multiple aspects of the subject.
This painting with an almost empty table beside a window hoisting just a pair of scissors and a broken mirror forces one to ponder- Why is the mirror broken? Perhaps failing to match the non-existent standard of beauty, a girl flung away her mirror in despair and its shattered state resembles her broken self-esteem.
Thus, each window in this series reflects a different subject, sometimes the standard of living or the issues of the society. At other times the life cycle of the living (as in the case of the sunflower) and sometimes the psychological state of the subject.
Windows are a part of our everyday life. However, it requires the perspective of an artist for it to reveal the story. The ‘Window Series’ includes elements which we can relate to and aims to broaden our view of the world around us and most importantly it aspires to connect people to the world of art.