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Sarnath Banerjee

GALLERY OF LOSERS
(NON-PERFORMERS,
ALMOST-WINNERS,
UNDER-ACHIEVERS,
ALMOST-MADE-ITS)

Sarnath Banerjee

GALLERY OF LOSERS
(NON-PERFORMERS,
ALMOST-WINNERS,
UNDER-ACHIEVERS,
ALMOST-MADE-ITS)

Sarnath Banerjee’s graphic illustrations are presented across posters, billboards, local newspapers and hoardings throughout the Olympic boroughs. Banerjee’s humorous graphic narratives reference and draw on the shared history of competitive sport, from the personal to the universal, and the local to the international.

 

The stories depict his own failed forays into amateur sports, alongside better-known partial successes in Olympic history.

 

Banerjee’s work taps into a collective consciousness of sporting near misses – or, the people who almost made it – and aims to resonate with both local communities and visitors to the London 2012 games.

 

Sarnath Banerjee (b. 1972) is an Indian artist based in New Delhi and Berlin. His bold graphic works centre on universal themes, common experience and his Indian background and culture. Anecdotal and autobiographical in nature, his stories are imbued with humour and immediacy.

 

Produced with additional support from Canary Wharf Group.

 

BBC Big Screens

25 June – 27 July

 

Walthamstow Town Square,

Greater London, E17 7JN

 

General Gordon Square,

Woolwich, SE18 6HD

 

Newspapers

Hackney Today

Issue 286 23 July

 

The Newham Mag

Issue 250 13 – 20 July

 

Eastend Life

Issue 918 16 -22 July

 

 

 

 

Billboard posters

25 June – 8 July:

Plumstead High Street

SE18 1SA

Hoe Street cnr Milton Road

E17 4SA

Woolwich Road cnr Chilvers Street

SE10 0RJ

Morning Lane

E9 6LH

Manor Road pop Stoke Newington Station

N16 5SQ

Plashet Grove

E6 1BX

High Road Leytonstone

E11 3EE

Ripple Road

IG11 0SN

Gale Street opp Beacontree Station

RM9 4TP

Leytonstone Road

E15 1SQ

Hackney Road next to Cambridge Heath Station

E1 8HX

Commercial Road cnr Flamboro Street

E14 7NT

 

9 July – 23 July:

Charlton Road

SE3 8TT

Cambridge Heath Road

E1 5QP

Leman Street facing Dock Street

E1 8JG

24 St James Street

E17 7PG