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Anindita Bhattacharya is a Gold medalist of the Nasreen Mohammedi Award from Prestigious Maharaja Sayaji Rao University in Baroda. The aesthetic trope of Anindita’s vocabulary allures and encourages the viewers to travel through thousands of year of art history across various cultures and traditions; the content is paradoxical.  
The Ornamentation in her work is not benign but conflicting in more than one respect, though they appear to create harmony, on a closer glance one might observe that they are layered and infused with imagery of subtle violence and chaos.
​The aesthetic trope of Anindita’s vocabulary encourages the viewers to travel through thousands of year of art history across various cultures and traditions. The narratives are expressed in multiple layers in her paintings allowing her to juxtapose various experiences from different time frames. Creating patterns and ornamentation remain an integral part of her work, serving to camouflage her images. Though they appear to create harmony, on a closer glance one might observe that they are layered and infused with imagery of subtle violence and chaos. The seductive power of the intricate craftsmanship is in full display but it is marshaled to hold a mirror to contemporary realities; the fraying of our syncretic tradition, the disquiet of a world torn asunder with rhetoric laden with violence. This paradox is the central leitmotif of Anindita’s oeuvre.
The tug of war between the beguilingly seductive surface and the coded messages embedded in them adds to the allure of her work.

Short Bio:
Anindita Bhattacharya (b 1985), has been living and exhibiting in New Delhi since she obtained her MFA from the famed Faculty of Fine Arts, MSU Baroda, in 2009. She has been a recipient of awards like “Lt Milind Madhukar Bhade” Gold Medal 2009, “Narendra Gajanan Bhatt” Gold Medal awarded by Maharaja Sayajirao University Baroda 2009, Nasreen Mohamadi Award for the Best Display, for the year 2006 and 2009 respectively, Rajasthan Lalitkala Akademi Award for the year 2005 & 2009. She has attended a workshop in Mughal and Persian Miniature painting in London, 2017.

Exhibition Details

Exhibition Dates

Monday, January 14, 2019
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Venue

Threshold art gallery, Delhi
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