Anisha’s work titled “Gentle Frenzy” is inspired by a photograph taken by the artist’s mother 50 years ago. It is a representation of a girl who is elegant, awkward and beautiful with a powerful and organic imagination. And like the black creepers in the background, she engulfs the entire threshold of the canvas in a gentle frenzy.
Anisha Debbarman graduated with an Integrated Masters degree from IIT Madras in Development Studies in 2015. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D in habitat studies from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. She has been selected amongst 50 delegates for the Forum of Contemporary Studies in Baroda. She has also been awarded the Air India Association merit scholarship in the years (2000 – 2008). She has participated as a hospitality volunteer at Saarang, a student organized cultural festival in 2010 and has been a cast member in a hostel production for IIT Madras 2010 and 2014. She works mainly with charcoal and watercolour pencils to produce silhouettes of animals and figures.