Arnabb Nag’s Self Portrait

Title: Self Caricature
Artist: Arnab Nag
Award: DreamSpinner

Jury’s Comments:
An excellent portrayal of the whimsical mind willing to see the beauty in the most common subject. The contrast of the beautifully rendered human to the flat silhouette of what appears to be a cartoon bird fleshes out a bizarre story. Perhaps things don’t appear as they seem; perhaps the bird doesn’t even exist and it is an artist’s mind that manifests the beauty; perhaps all life is a dream and we can only document the anecdotal evidence. All in all, this caricature portrays persistence. The stubborn persistence of an artist to travel great distances to capture manifestations of both the real and unreal kind.

About the Artist:
Arnab Nag is pursuing Bachelor of Visual Arts from a reputed college in Kolkata. He creates his artwork in various mediums like oil, watercolor etc., but prefers watercolor the most. He loves experimenting with different styles, techniques and mediums which helps him to learn and explore the art form. He loves to do portraits, cartoon and caricature, and illustrations. His other areas of interests are photography   ̶ photo editing and photo manipulation in particular  ̶   and also digital painting. He says “I want my art to be my voice because I believe the art is best medium to express our thoughts and feelings better than any other gesture”.  He aspires to be a successful artist.

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