Saumitra Chandratreya is an adventurous visual artist whose work is political, but beautiful – and often created from unexpected materials.
In this conversation with Barbara St. Clair, he talks about identity, immigration and the inspiration he takes from objects other people overlook or throw away.
As he explains, “If I don’t make challenging work, then I’m letting down anyone who is of brown skin and queer, who might be interested in making their voice heard, but don’t have the tools – because I have the tools.”
Saumitra Chandratreya’s work was chosen this month for the 2019 Visions of Health Equity project sponsored by the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg. His work will be featured at the Chad Mize Gallery in November.
Find out more about Saumitra Chandratreya’s work at saumitrac.com
On Instagram: saumiisawyou
On Facebook: Saumitra Chandratreya
Arts In is produced by Sheila Cowley. Executive Producer, Barbara St. Clair.