Ranjeet Singh, (1984, born Dhanbad, Jharkhand, Bihar)
Ranjeet has completed his Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting) Faculty of Visual Arts, (B.H.U.) Varanasi, UP 2008 and Master of Fine Arts (Painting) Faculty of Visual Arts (B.H.U.) Varanasi, UP, 2006.
His solo shows include: ‘The Black Truth’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 2018, and ‘The Black Truth’, Dhoomimal art centre, New Delhi, 2017.Group show include: ‘Towards Resistance’, TIFA Working Studios, Pune. BROKEN FOOT Online show Present by Artist United Collective, MOJARTO. State of the Art/Art in the State virtual show Presents by Kerala Lalithakala Akademi, Kerala. BODY National Exhibition of Contemporary Art Presents by Shanghumugham Art Museum Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Man/e/ pollution organized by Shield Art Initiative in Niv Art Centre, Delhi,2015. Some of his credits include Junior Fellowship by Ministry of culture, Government of India, N Delhi, 2011-12.
Ranjeet’s works have been tracing the plight of the daily wage labourers and child labour from his hometown Jharkhand. He speaks of the people of Bihar as well as the ‘Hindi Belt’, engulfed by illiteracy, corruption, unemployment, social inequality and poverty. Through his works he questions the exploitation they face, as a violation of basic rights to the Aam Admi, as allotted to the citizens within rightful democracy.Ranjeets works are an effort to amplifies these voices.
Ranjeet responded to the recent migrant/ labourer crisis, as it unfolded.He created spontaneous haunting works on roti as an act of solidarity, symbolising the metaphor of ‘hunger’.
Through these works he also correlated the deep impacts of economy of the nation with the migrant issue, which became evident of its core inter-dependence on the labourers, without which the Nation will face an economic standstill.