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