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One of the foremost artists of the post-colonial diaspora, Rina Banerjee's work is intricate and enchanting. Having grown up in mixed cultural communities as far apart as Kolkata and New York City, Banerjee's multi-faceted creations fuse the boundaries between East and West. There is a thoughtful sensitivity …

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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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Mangroves of Alien and Native froze and foamed, rose and rose, opened and closed and one in all grew calm who knew, 2014

Steel, plastic, nylon, light bulb, shell wire, cotton thread, feather
52 3/5 × 27 2/5 × 31 3/5 in
133.5 × 69.5 × 80.3 cm
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Tokyo, Singapore, Shanghai
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One of the foremost artists of the post-colonial diaspora, Rina Banerjee's work is intricate …

Medium
Frame
Not included

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.

Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
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