Sarnath Banerjee

1972 · India

Artist biography

Sarnath Banerjee is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from India, like other celebrated artists such as Debasish Sarkar, Manini Parikh, Vaidehi Kinkhabwala, Jagannath Panda, and Buddhadev Mgbherjee. Sarnath Banerjee was born in 1972.

Sarnath Banerjee's exhibition

Sarnath Banerjee most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Drawing Room in London with the exhibition Everything we do is music . The exhibition was open from 30 November 2017 until 18 February 2018.

Further Biographical Context for Sarnath Banerjee

Sarnath Banerjee was born in 1972 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1990s. A collective of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a diverse collective of practitioners. Many of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most well known member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became famous for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an outlook that was defiant yet commercial. Due to the high amount of media coverage that they received, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a central idea in the 1990s. Works by artists such as Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as important artists who worked to this outline.

Sarnath Banerjee

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