10 Contemporary South Asian Artists You Must Know About and Support!

One Green Planet

Rina Banerjee is an Indian-American artist whose work is informed both by her personal experience and broader understanding of migration, multiculturalism, and American Diasporic histories. Among her most distinctive works are her ornate sculptural installations that often integrate a variety of globally sourced materials - including textiles, organic materials, and colonial and historical objects. Her drawings and paintings are inspired by Indian miniature paintings, Chinese silk paintings, and Aztec drawings which is reflected in their figuration, flowing designs, vibrant colors, and vast, white backgrounds. These works also often depict fantastical figures such as witches, demigods, and other beasts.

March 10, 2021