Anuj Vashisht evokes childhood memories in Afsankar

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Title: Afsanakar (Story teller)
Artist: Anuj Vashisht
Award: MasterCrafter

Jury’s Comments:
Highly unique character design. Evokes childhood memories of Bengali illustration fabricated into mandala-like pattern laced with symbology. A beautiful dichotomy of nostalgia and abstraction. This image captures the emotion and heritage of its culture in a few confident marks.

About the Artist:
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Anuj Vashisht has done BFA in Animation from a renowned institution of Delhi. He has been working with various theatre groups in Delhi as an actor, designer and animator for the past three years. He has had the opportunity of working with eminent Directors like Suman Kumar, K.S Rajendran, Dinesh Khanna, Abhilash Pillai, Sudhanva Deshpande and Maloyshree Hashmi.

Anuj has bagged the MasterCrafter Award for two of his Art Pieces –  Story Teller and Rodents. He prefers to call them “Visual poem because the words mixed with the image forms the Khichdi”.

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