Kanishka Raja

Kanishka Raja is a painter working across media at the intersection of drawing, textiles, ornament, weaving and digital modes of production in which descriptions of territory, place, built environments and the images we choose to represent them, interlock in complex visual fields, suggestive of multiple and incongruent points of view. In composite fields that capture notions of both the technological and the handmade, Raja’s colliding realms of the foreign and familiar are charged with observations of the political and social worlds he inhabits. The artist divides his time between New York and Calcutta and the circuitry of his production is grounded firmly in the particular contingencies of this apposition.