Rina Banerjee is an artist who dare believes in breaking the rules of traditional and conventional art.
IMPRESSIONS: BENOY SEBASTIAN
What attracted you to take up sculpture and installations as a medium?
The overabundance of manufactured objects and the creation of ready-made goods seem to replace the idea of inheritance of objects. The demand to look new and have new things, suggested a new consumer definition of packaging of self. I am attracted towards making things out of these rejected older objects, materials in combination with the new to produce a complex vocabulary.
What’s so special about the medium?
The medium is very personal. It’s like touching the hearts of the people. It gives a sense of belonging.
Working with the medium?
It’s not easy working with any medium. Different mediums have varied challenges. I believe, if you have the patience, you simply can overcome any challenge and work with mediums you like. Likewise, challenges add to the value of my work.
Advice to artists considering to work with this medium?
Never to underestimate the power of the used goods market.
Your future plans?
A solo project at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. A solo in Tokyo in January 2017 at the OTA Gallery and a solo in Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA.