Anikesa Dhing (b. 1998, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India) completed her BVA in Painting, 2020 and MVA in Painting, 2022 from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University, Vadodara. Her works have been exhibited in group shows across India at Priyasri Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2020, Kochi-Muziris Students Biennale, Kochi, 2020, and Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University, Vadodara, 2022, and Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2022.
Anikesa uses a vibrant and eccentric range of colours and lines which resonates with a ‘pop’ visual vocabulary. The works lie between the disciplines of fine art and design. Through such works Anikesa attempts to portray the sentimental tendencies materialism holds, and the transactional values of an object – oriented universe. The bombarding visual imagery mimics the anxiety of temporary desire, that narrates the object as a prime protagonist.
Anikesa employs familiar visuals to generate a sense of comfort and to function as a barrier against the chaotic unpredictability of time. Her trip to the Andaman Islands served as the inspiration for her artwork which features images and mementoes from the trip. She uses physical items and visual representations to define one’s surroundings, social identity, and self.
Anikesa lives and works in Vadodara, Gujarat, India.