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Anirban Mishra

I am Anirban Mishra. I am from Tamluk, East Medinipur, West Bengal. I have done my B.F.A in painting from The Indian College of Arts and Draftsmanship in 2017, and done my M.F.A in painting from S.N School of Arts and Communication, University of Hyderabad in 2019. I participated in several painting and photography exhibitions nationally and internationally in the last few years. I also participated in many workshops. In December 2021 I exhibited my works in an online solo exhibition offered by Emergent Art Space. I got the best exhibit award in painting at State Academy annual exhibition in 2019. I got the India Book of Records in 2020. My works published by Google playbooks and The Huts Magazine (International)

Artist: Anirban Mishra

Based in Tamluk, West Bengal, India




Culturally Arts Collective features:

"Broken Mirrors", June 10 - July 22 2022, Milostka Center for Exhibitions 

What do you aim to say by the themes in your art?
Through my works, I am trying to share my view point on raw human emotions in contemporary life. My sensitivity pinpoints the inherent loneliness that has become an ever-growing part of contemporary life. I invite viewers to experience with me our process of separating from living as a collective tribe, through an integral sensation of loneliness and isolation. Whether it is the outcome of city life compared to village life or whether it is our daily solitary existence in the shadow of Covid19, life has caused people to separate from their communities and lock themselves in a new “cocoon” type of living. My artistic style relates to early modern realism–a time when artists performed the role of describing life changing events, such as the move from country life to new urban environments in a growing mechanical world. I experienced a similar transition myself, moving from the village I was born into the big city, only to find the city in ruins. Far from its busy characteristics, the city is under lockdown instead. As India endures some of the most dramatic outbursts of Covid-19 in the world, it has become not only physical danger but also a trigger for mental disease, due to the extreme cases of isolation and loneliness. I dreamed the colourful nature, many colours appear in my dream, I tried to interpret my dream with reality and represent it through my works, but all the colours became monochromatic. It represents sadness and the colourless human soul. I like to use a European colour palette with an Indian figurative style, it represents the dual character of my works. My eyes are vividly exhausted to see the suffering, pain, and loss. My works are consistently restrained, presenting part of the story or one suggestive aspect. I put many clues but no specific answer and I force the viewer to complete the narrative.
Where does your inspiration come from?
I always get inspiration from my surroundings, mostly from our society's culture and habits. In our modern lifestyle we are alienated from each other. We are become lonely at the end of the day. Different aged peoples are dealing with loneliness in a different way. I trying to understand their perspective and trying to relate these perspectives with my view. I trying to develop the language of my work of art where everybody can find something which are very similar to their life. A viewer can interact with my art pieces, when a viewer interacting with my artwork, he/ she can feel someone is there, behind this painting who can understand my anxiety, depression, and pain. The viewer can take a full breath and relaxed and the go back with positive mind.
Do you have experiences that impacted your art?
The effect of Covid 19 outbreaks impacted our society. Loneliness highly increased in our day-to-day life. The whole society is alienated from each other, from nature and also alienated from their life. I got lot of challenges in the pandemic situation. Our whole society goes through a new world order. I go through with lot of new things. All these experience highly impacted my work of art. In the pandemic moment I was unable to arrange colors for doing my artwork, I started creating many colors with natural sources, I found lot of new possibilities to develop my artwork. From that time art artwork turned into a new direction and I was able to create my own significant language of my art.
Do you feel your art challenges existing barriers?
Yes, I feel my art challenges existing barriers. When the whole society is alienated from each other, they become lonely, and they felt into deep depression and anxiety, between them I try to figure out the cause of our social alienation. I am looking for positive vibes, trying to establish a true sense of mindfulness. When viewers come and see my artwork they can find a lot of similar clues about the truth of their life, and they can share their anxiety and depression by interacting with my work of art.
What are your long-term artistic goals? 
As an artist, I want to play a significant role in the world history of art through my work of art. I always find new possibilities to create something new. I believe that our next moment is always new, and we can experience a lot of new things, these are the most valuable clues for us to create something new. Our world is filled with new possibilities, I want to bring them and make a significant work of art that can be the trademark of our world art history. I want to find many new techniques and mediums to develop my artwork. Now I work with mixed media,
watercolor, ink, charcoal, and pastels, also working with photography, digital media, printmaking, etc, in the future I want to work with new mediums and plan to transform my art from 2D to 3D.
What advice do you have for aspiring artists?
"Never try to get satisfaction from your work of art
Because a unsatisfactory mind have the power to create new vision"

"Art is not what we see, Art is that, what we feel"

Don't hesitate to create something new, if you going to create something new you can fail multiple times, but you can learn a lot of new things also you will get many new directions. The new beginning always is very hard, if you can go through this way you will get the biggest success in the end. Never try to visualize a complete artwork before you started, it creates a boundary to your new possibilities. Start making a new artwork without any planning, do whatever you want to do with the materials, sometimes later you will find something very specific that is the true reflection of your mind, that can open a new chapter in your journey.
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