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Anriban Mitra


Born 1981 Calcutta India, Anriban obtained a Bachelor & Master Degree of Fine Art, from Kala Bhavana, Visva. In the early 1990’s he was a awarded a number of bronze and silver awards in the International Children’s Art Exhibition organised by the Nippon Television Network, of Japan. More recently he was also granted an award by the Kolkata Art Foundation as well as a number of scholarships. His work has been included in a number of group exhibitions and is represented in collections held in both Japan and the United States. In his work Anirban seeks to represent the co-existence of different realities by a juxtaposition of readymade images or signs taken from popular culture through which he attempts to reveal a play of detached signifiers where the relationship between two images is left unclear. During his residency Anriban plans an installation to reflect the relationship between the people of Scotland & the people of India. The focus of this work will concentrate on the marrying together two textiles of traditional appreance, one from Scotland and the other from India, to act as signifiers for the tow countries.