Sarbani Ghosh is a Bengali-American artist living and working in Queens, New York. She graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Miami (Florida) and an MFA in Painting and Drawing from the renowned Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Her work has been exhibited at numerous art fairs and galleries in Miami, Paris, Seoul and New York City. including SELECT Fair at both Art Basel Miami and FRIEZE New York, A.I.R. Gallery and The Boiler | Pierogi Gallery.
What is the inner landscape of the imagined mind? How do logic and emotion inhabit our consciousness? What if the self becomes an inhabitant of a larger world in the mind? Do obstacles become mountains? Does relief become oasis?
These are the questions I ask as I mix photo collage and painting to create saturated, complicated landscapes. They are taken from the in-between existence of being Indian-American, tied to two completely different cultures and trying to find home in either place. The abstraction of the landscape suggests a dream or hallucination with glimpses into other celestial worlds and planets. Tiny people populate these worlds; they interact with, run away from, or wonder at the fantastical worlds before them.