Animesh’s work is a response to the diversities of his surroundings, both subjectively and collectively. He is primarily interested in the different levels of subversion that alters the personal when it encounters socio-political issues. His artistic practice presents his concerns through humour, satire and irony in the context of his experiences, imagination and presentness. In re-problematising structures, systems and ideologies, Animesh’s practice can be seen as art with life - not as separate entities, rather layered, intertwined and singular.
In the exhibition, ’Interiorities of Individual Entities’, Mahata’s participation unfolds different layers of subconscious spaces in relation to the idea of ‘self’ and the human condition. It is interesting to see how the idea of interior also can be understood through the manifestation of ‘ego’ and ‘super-ego’ in the human subconscious as it reels under institutional and political clouds.
Animesh Mahata was born in Jhargram, West Bengal. He obtained his MVA degree in sculpture in 2010 and is presently pursuing his PhD from the Benaras Hindu University. Animesh has participated in many national and international exhibitions, which include the Bangkok Biennale; the Student Biennale, Kochi Biennale (2019) and the National Exhibition by Lalit Kala Academy (Delhi). Mahata also has displayed his works at CIMA, Birla Akademi, Emami Chisel Art Gallery, Rabindra Bhawan(Delhi), Jehangir Art Gallery and theTriveni Kala Sangam. Animesh has also received the National Scholarship, AIFACS award for his extraordinary artistic practice.
Presently, Animesh lives and works in West-Bengal.