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New York–based Indian artist Rina Banerjee's iridescent sculptural installations and dreamy, exotically colored drawings and paintings of birds, beasts, and demigods explore fusions of materials and cultures. Her work typically incorporates a wide range of objects and media, including taxidermy alligators, wooden cots, ostrich eggs, light bulbs, umbrellas, saris, pigments, shells, and feathers. Banerjee has called her practice an examination of diasporas and journeys, “specific colonial moments that reinvent place and identity.” Synthesizing mythology, religion, anthropology, and fairy tales, she is equally informed by Western culture and Eastern tradition, particularly Tibetan, Himalayan, and Indian art.

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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2020
Rina Banerjee - Irresistible Earth...Galerie Nathalie Obadia
2018
Rina Banerjee - Native Naked...Galerie Nathalie Obadia
2017
Rina Banerjee "A bundle of twine and difficulties of the tongue:Ota Fine Arts
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beneath the surface away from land the wreckage of big empire split to be spoken , not milky, not broken, pitted and potent with pollutants pressed three or four nations to leap into motion in brief eruptions emancipation, commerce, cultural collisions, collected ceremonies, not traditions - not even Christian, ca. 2014

Ink, acrylic, collage on handmade paper
90 × 52 in
228.6 × 132.1 cm
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Tokyo, Singapore, Shanghai
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New York–based Indian artist Rina Banerjee's iridescent sculptural installations and dreamy, exotically colored drawings and paintings of birds, beasts, and demigods explore fusions of materials and cultures. Her work typically incorporates a wide range of objects and media, including taxidermy alligators, wooden cots, ostrich eggs, light bulbs, umbrellas, saris, pigments, shells, and feathers. Banerjee has called her practice an examination of diasporas and journeys, “specific colonial moments that reinvent place and identity.” Synthesizing mythology, religion, anthropology, and fairy tales, she is equally informed by Western culture and Eastern tradition, particularly Tibetan, Himalayan, and Indian art.

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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
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