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Avni Bansal, "The Border Traditions"

Avni Bansal, "The Border Traditions"


Avni Bansal
The BorderTraditions, 2021
Serigraph on 100% Cotton
Variable sizes
Edition of 8

  • About the Artwork

    Through the very act of printmaking and the visual tool of design, Avni probes the line of separation between high-art and craft. Her borders repeat and abstract forms of kitschy elements that are decorative inature and readily available in Indian households, to create intricate patterns, playing between the known and the unknown.

  • Artist Bio

    Working as an artist specialising in printmaking, Avni Bansal probes the lines of separation between 'high-art' and craft-forms through the visual tool of design. Using wit and humour, she weaves her quest for abstraction through critical theoretical frameworks of mass/ popular culture and the phenomena of folk and tribal by appropriation and recontextualization of motifs and forms.

    Avni's works speak about the creation and interpretation of forms, how a structure evolves its existence through artistic vision and the subsequent interpretation by viewers based on one's own subjective world-view and knowledge. The very initiation for Avni's visuals is her immediate surroundings but she manages to break the semblances well enough to raise a question about the identity of the object, thus capturing the sense of the known within the unknown. 

    Avni is a gold medalist, from M.S.U, Faculty of Fine Arts. She has exhibited in several important shows in India, New York, Mexico, Romania, Poland, Bulgaria & more. She has also bagged the National Award at the 56th National Exhibition of Art, Lalit Kala Akademi. Avni has participated in multiple workshops and residencies. Currently, she is focusing on her inquisitive and experimental printmaking practices dabbling between patterns and Prints.

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