(Last Updated on : 01/06/2013)
"Her works dissolve the illusion of true space - she creates images in a dimension neither true to perspective, nor graphically flat; instead, the images exist in a sort of dream-place, where ephemeral figures appear as if born of air and imagination. These mystical images explore 'the links between technology and emotion, reality and dreams, rationality and magic' and are digital composites which transcend the original work from which they were created"--- Ferrara, Italy (2005). Mamta Baruah Herland is the most sought-after painter and digital artist. She was born in Assam, northeastern India, but presently resides in Oslo, Norway. Mamta Baruah Herland had studied Visual Arts in Sydney College of Arts, Australia. She also studied Graphic Design in Oslo. She did her her Masters degree in Fine Art-Painting under the Winchester School of Art, England. Mamta Baruah Herland wrote 'The impact of Giclée- A shift towards digital prints in future art'
, in 2003 and in 2004, she wrote yet another informative paper, 'The Internet & World Wide Web - Consequences @ Fine Art'.
Her main aim was to stimulate debates and discourses pertaining to digital applications in present-day art-making compared to the conservative art practices.
In her thesis she had laid more emphasis on the unavoidable complex issues of concepts like authenticity, originality and limited editions. As a consequence it implied the global art world and the dilemma of skepticism versus willingness among artists, museums, galleries and other art institutions that are facing the current times. The art works of Mamta Baruah Herland focuses primarily in observational work. She has always attempted to incorporate sensitivity with existing technologies as well as to yield innovative works, which can be defined as art of synthesis. The subject matter of her work is always emotional and reflective, though Mamta Baruah Herland diversifies her diligence by the use of various tools and mediums. The final antiquity of her creation depicts 'no limit of medium or substrates'.
Mamta Baruah Herland is an internationally famed artist. Her works have been exhibited in prestigious galleries of New York, London, Madrid, Barcelona and Ferrara, Italy. Some of her noted exhibitions are-- in 2008: USA, Florida, Museum of the Americas, organised by an international group of digital artists in Argentina; Denmark
, Roennebaeksholm Arts & Culture Centre, Naestved, international exhibition of contemporary Mini Squre Prints; Russia,
Moscow, NCCA, National Center for contemporary arts, Video Arts; Norway
, Oslo, MAP Gallery. In 2007-- Norway
, Oslo, MAP Gallery; Norway
, Bærum Kulturhus, annual autumn show, juried and organised by BKiB, artists organisation (Art prize winner of the year); Norway
, selected artists' show arranged by thirteen municipalities in the west region, Kunst Rett Vest; Lithuania
, Klaipeda, Liquid room Video Art & Architecture event; Norway,
Sandvika, Mamta Gallery- Digital paintings. In 2006-- USA
, New Mexico, Las Cruces, The Museum of Fine Art - Silicon Sands; Italy
, Florence, Net gallery - Release; Norway
, Bærum kunstforening, juried exhibition organised by BKiB- Norge 100 år; Ecuador
, C.A.U.S.E - Program Del Muchacho Trabajador del Central del Ecuadori; USA
, Indiana University Kokomo Art Gallery - Indiana International Video Art; Russia
, Novosibirsk State Art Museum, International Festival of Digital Imaging, Animation & Video Art - Temporary Identities; Argentina
, International Fine Art show, M.I.A.D. - Venado Tuerto 2006; USA
, LACDA, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art - Snap to Grid. In 2005 -- England
, London, The Oxo Tower Wharf Gallery - The Art of Love 2005; Italy
, Ferrara, Museum of The Estense Castle, International Art Exhibition - Emotion in Motion; USA
, Los Angeles/Pomona, Call to Arts! Summit V Juried Art Exhibition (the best of show 1st prize winner); Norway
, Kristiansand, Galleri 1897 - Communicating @; USA
, New Mexico, The Museum of Fine Art - Silicon Sands; Italy
, Firenze, Florence Biennale - Biennale Internazionale Dell'Arte Contemporanea 2005; Norway
, Bærum kunstforening, juried exhibition organized by BKiB- Norge 100 År; Italy
, Florence, Net gallery - Release; Norway
, Oslo, Galleri BOA - Kunst i tiden, tid i kunsten. In 2004 -- USA
, New York, Lincoln Center, Cork Gallery, international exhibition of digital art organised and curated by MOCA, Museum of Computer Art - painting with pixels; USA
, New Jersey, Visual Arts League - International Digital Print Show; England,
London, Cork Street, The Arndean Gallery, international juried art exhibition organised and curated by Londonart - Love in Art; England
, Winchester, Tower Arts Centre - Between Reality and Dreams; England
, Guildford, Guildford Art Exhibition - Art at Work; USA
, New York, Agora Gallery, International Digital Fine Art Exhibition - Altered state of reality; Spain
, Barcelona, Galeriazero - Contemporary 2004/2005. Within 2000-2003--- England,
Southampton University Gallery; Norway
, Bærum, Fokus Bank - Paintings & Photographs; Norway
, Geilo, Geilojordet Galleri, Paintings & Photographs; Norway
, Bærum, Galleri H 11; Norway
, Geilo, Geilojordet Galleri - Journey through mountains and colours; Norway
, Asker, Det Lille Galleri - Awakening Vision; Norway
, Asker, Galleri RammeMakeriet - Paintings & Photographs; Norway
, Asker, Det Lille Galleri - A journey through mountains and colours.
Apart from being a praiseworthy artist, Mamta Baruah Herland is also a member of The Association of Norwegian Visual Artists (NBK, Norske Billedkunstnere), The Association of Norwegian Painters (LNM, Landsforeningen Norske Malere), Visual Artists Organisation in Oslo and Akershus, (BOA, Billedkunstnerne i Oslo og Akershus, BOA board member 2005-07) and Visual Painters in Bærum (BKiB, Bildende Kunstnere i Bærum). After publishing her thesis on digital art, she also published others in World Printmakers; www.worldprintmakers.com spring 2003; MOCA, Museum of Computer Art, http://moca.virtual.museum, autumn 2003; Truly Virtual Web Art Museum, www.lastplace.com, autumn 2003; BitPrint (a Danish digital art print gallery) http://bitprint.dk, winter 2004; 'Kunst for Alle' (a Norwegian art magazine) No. 1, 2 and 3 - 2004; MOCA, Museum of Computer Art, http://moca.virtual.museum. Mamta's artist workroom at Mamta Gallery is located in Sandvika, just outside Oslo, Norway.