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Siliguri artist bags 10 lakh cash prize, 3-month residency in Scotland

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  20 March 2018 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, March 19: Biplap Sarkar is a fresh and talented artist from Siliguri but his artistic journey has found new boost after he was announced as the seventh recipient of Glenfiddichs Emerging Artist of the Year 2018. The announcement was made at the Gallery here in New Delhi over a showcase of the works by top five filists.

Biplap’s body of work explores the relationship of body and object in an urban context; largely dealing with the lifestyle and struggles of hawkers working at heritage sites, tourist places, local market or the independent wanderers. The simplistic forms painted with subtle tones of water colors with some line drawings are evolved from the photographic reference. “I am extremely honored and excited to have been selected for the 2018 Glenfiddich Artists in Residence programme. I look forward to exploring new ideas while on residence at Glenfiddich distillery and working with artists from different cultures and practices,” Sarkar said.

The Emerging Artist of the Year Award is a part of Glenfiddich’s 17-year-old Artists in Residence (AiR) programme, where winners from different countries get to spend three months at the Glenfiddich Distillery in Scotland. In addition to this, Biplap Sarkar will be awarded Rs 10 lakh, which includes an intertiol allowance of Rs 120,000 per month and a work allowance of Rs 500,000. He will also be awarded a solo show at Gallery in New Delhi. The other artists that made it to the top contenders list included P. Yogeesh ik, Anju Kaushik, Lokth Pradhan and Deepak Kumar. (IANS)

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