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Sarnath Banerjee: Brahmananda's Complex System

Exhibition date: 
21 June – 21 July 2007.

The kArton Gallery is pleased to present the first solo show of Sarnath Banerjee. Besides his recent works made in Budapest, other drawings and animations (Bachelor of 21 Dreams, Bengal Tourist) are on display. Sarnath (born in 1972) is an Indian graphic novelist, artist and film maker. He was born in Calcutta and lives and works in Delhi, India. He studied image and communication at Goldsmiths College, London. His first novel, Corridor (2004), published by Penguin Books, India, was India's first graphic novel. His second novel The Barn Owl's Wondrous Capers was published in 2007. A short excerpt of the latter can be read in the June issue of the Kalligram journal. He is the co-founder of comics publishing house Phantomville.

Sarnath’s works are focused on abandoned narratives, disappearing trades and architectures. The protagonists are not superheros but everyday characters (one searches for the most effective aphrodisiac on the streets of Delhi, the other one tries to explore useful mediation techniques to develop his sexsual ability) The locations of the stories are the speedily changing indian cities. He participated in several group shows (Turin, Stuttgart, London). He is staying in Budapest int he framework of a residency exchange programme organised by JAK – Solitude. www.jozsefattilakor.hu www.sarnathbanerjee.com supported by: Ministry of Culture and Education, Ungarischer Akzent