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Mrinal Dey

Artist Profile : >Mrinal Dey, a MFA from Indira Kala Sangeet University, Chattisgarh, India 2005-07, is a recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York 2010; The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, Montreal, Canada & China Government Scholarship in 2008. Her strong figures are, all, without exception, depicted in a manner that is eerily grotesque and yet identifiably human. Slits for eyes, bulbous noses, thick - set lips and jaws, a baldness that places their pointed ears in sharp focus and a neck – or the very pronounced lack of it – attaching the large rotund face to a flabby, disproportionate body, highlights the disturbance to the viewer. The colours used are all solid enough to carefully avoid any merging with the textured backgrounds is created. This solidity enhances the boldness of the figures endowing them with the intended quality of both awe and repulsion.