Artist Sairem Satyajit bags MK Priyabrata Singh Memorial Award

‘2020’ by Sairem Satyajit that won this year’s award is a sculpture of fibre glass medium and depicts the struggles of humanity, development in science and technology brought about by COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.


Sairem Satyajit with his artwork '2020' (PHOTO: IFP)

Artist Sairem Satyajit’s sculpture titled ‘2020’ that depicts the impact of COVID-19 on humanity has won the Maharajkumar Priyabrata Singh Memorial Art Award 2021 on Wednesday.  

The 7th Maharajkumar Priyabrata Singh Memorial Art Exhibition 2021 that began on February 17 concluded on Friday at the Manipur State Art Gallery in Palace Compound, Imphal.  

Altogether, 34 artworks, including paintings, graphics, sculptures, photography and other medium by 27 artists were displayed during the three-day-long exhibition. 

Maharajkumar Priyabrata Singh Memorial Art Exhibition is a regular ongoing programme of Arts Society Manipur in collaboration with Manipur Cultural Integration Conference, secretary of Arts Society Manipur M Samson Meetei said.

He said that the event aims at accelerating the intensity of creativity, promoting latest trends of contemporary art in Manipur. 

‘2020’ by Sairem Satyajit that won this year’s award is a sculpture of fibre glass medium and depicts the struggles of humanity, development in science and technology brought about by COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. 

Sayajit, son of Sairem Gopal of Wangkhei Ningthem Pukhri Mapal completed a five-year diploma in fine arts from Imphal Art College in 2013. He is also the recipient of 6th MKPB Honourable Mention 2020.

He is involved in a commision work of Maharaj Narasingh with horse in bronze under the supervision of Sarungbam Nimaithe and is also the artist behind the life size statue of Chingsubam Akaba and Suisa installed at Wakha Ching and Hongman village.

Meanwhile, this year’s honourable mention award was bagged by Chuingamthing Raingam’s wood cut graphic ‘Seichang’.

Chuingamthing, son of Leishiyo Raingam of Thoyee (Thawai) village, Kamjong district, is presently pursuing Master of Fine Arts at Manipur University. 

First Published:Feb. 19, 2021, 10:34 p.m.

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