Cinnamon & Tasveer Present Being and Nothingness - Art Exhibition by Swapan Nayak.
The journey of my life is a story of migration - from a sleepy village to an unrelenting city. I lost my possessions - the unfettered view of the sky, the congress of the birds, acres of green and innocence. I looked beyond the cacophony of the mundane and the familiar to seek life anew. The more I sought, the more it slipped away, and the world opened up even further - the world within and the world without. The barriers I had known all my life, crumbled.
What is the beginning, what signals the end, I wonder? At best, life and death are two transit points in this gigantic universe. The rest is all consumed by a nothingness that even time cannot defy. As I stare at the vacuum, the mind becomes a flicker of fleeting images, with shadows between the frames. It is these 'shadows' I try to capture in the only way I know how, through my photographs.