My work is anchored in the historic and global phenomenon of geographic and identity politics and seeks to analyze the drama of life, desire, loss, hope, death, violence, conflict, dislocation, and eventual transcendence as I combine mythology, and happenstance to create a hyper real stage.


I want to charge my work with a primal energy if you will while creating utopias/dystopias that are in acceptance of ecstasy and benevolence as well as darkness, suffering, and turmoil. Everything is part of the scheme.


Relying heavily on seemingly disjointed imagery to mirror man’s condition and the chaotic and unpredictable power struggles of the contemporary world my works are infused with a magnified sense of theatrics. Just below the surface of these perverse, funny, playful and sometimes absurd worlds lurk the seething potential of violence ready to burst forth and consume if one looses guard for but a second. My characters, meanwhile, continue to float undeterred as they embrace the precariousness of their unpredictable lives while oscillating between spaces sacred and profane.


Amita Bhatt


Houston, Texas  |  |  713-320-4252