SCREENPRINTING RESIDENCY (Edition I)
Pulp Society's first batch of residents -
Avni Bansal & Nilanjan Das
22.03.2021 - 03.04.2021
03.04.2021 (5-7 pm)
04.04.2021 (12-4.30 pm)
DIY Water-based Serigraphy Ink Making Workshop by Nilanjan Das
The Residency provides uninterrupted time to produce a new body of work and a supportive atmosphere for creative growth and development in innovative printmaking techniques.
The goal is to generate new ideas,
allow artists to take risks by giving them a forum to challenge the stereotypes
of printmaking, and explore new methods and techniques while questioning their own practice.
Working as a printmaker, 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.
Nilanjan Das graduated from Rabindra Bharati University with an MFA and BFA from the Graphics Department. A printmaker, he uses the reproductive possibility of print as a point of access to create a direct connection between people and art.
Printmaking as a medium of fine arts evolved from printing technology. Printing is for mass communication and for circulation in public space. Therefore he is interested in the role of printing in public space and observed public spaces and the various components it is composed of, such as social or legal rules, value systems, norms, functionalities, physical structure and even the history of a place.
Presently he is researching and working on the gendered interaction in public spaces. Besides his personal practice, he is also working as a trustee and artist in Hamdasti, a Kolkata based art collective focused on community-based art.