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Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A) in Print Making and Graphics from Kala Bhavana, Vishva Bharati University, Shantiniketan, West Bengal (from 1998 to 2003). Five years Diploma in Painting from Rabindra Bharati University, West Bengal, Kolkata.
Colours and paints reflect the various moods of life. For Pradiptaa, life itself is a kaleidoscope of fleeting images capturing joys and disappointments . Life for him is a Juggler’s game whereby games are played out to veil the instincts of human life. The conjurer on the road juggles his paraphernalia to entertain spectators.
The present works of Pragnesh Patel dwells in the identity of religious equality; Atithi Devo Bhava- the Indian Ideology of treating and respecting guests equal to a God. He uses organic material like rocks akin to his representation of God, using deliberate symbols giving the message of equality in the times of turmoil. His concept is matched equally with his skill with the brush to perfectly represent his concept on the canvas in an Avant Grade and intriguing way.
Prakash Ghadge (B. 1955) ) secured G.D.A. in painting from Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai. He has over 50 exhibitions to his credit & participated in several major group shows at national level. He specialises works in pen & ink on canvases. The artist lives and works in Mumbai.
Pratap Chandra Chakraborty
Contemporary Artist with 20 years of related professional work experience, as well as portfolio of varied accomplishments, including referenced articles, exhibitions, and participations in various residences. Possess a strong sense of artistry and forward-thinking that is consistently displayed across all art pieces.
People have been my muses – always. The labyrinth of external resource- just superficial amazes me. Soaking in the pleasures, desires, wants and needs of the maze of people around me and who I come across, I celebrate their appearances, their happiness – their courage to flaunt, decipher themselves with an new abandon thrashing their inhibitions if any and creating cervixes in the social milieu to fit into the ‘high society’. Pretensions are a need here that alternate into a necessity. I am concerned with the ‘high’ of these pretensions – so what if one loses oneself in the muddle of confusions and understand ability over the time. That would be an entirely different canvas – maybe later.
Sandip Roy is a well known water colour He was born in 1981 in Kolkata. He obtained BFA from College Of Visual Art, Kolkata, under affiliation with Indira Kala Sangeet Viswa- Vidyalaya, Khairagarh (MP).He was one of the luckiest person in his student-life who was guided by Hon’ble artist Mr. Sunil Pal and Mr. Ganesh Haloi.
Sandip has received Shyamal Dutta Ray Memorial Award By SCA, Academy of Fine Arts Annual Award, College of Visual Art Best Painting, Camel- Award for Water Colour in Kolkata. He also was chosen for Avantika Certificate of Merit for his excellence in water colour.
Born in 1968, I studied science before changing my course to pursue my passion for painting and trained at the Triveni Kala Sangam as a protégé of eminent artist Rameshwar Broota. I also studied art at the National Museum and in Mizoram. Through perseverance, hard work and devotion, I continue to experiment and innovate and bring freshness to my creations.The varied exposure gets reflected in my surreal work interwoven with beauty in a distinct palette and compositions.
Sanatan Dinda discovers the beautiful a midst the ruins of a dilapidated city; his work becomes lyrical while he puts his signature on the curves and cleavages of sculpted human bodies. Born in the intestines of North Kolkata, the lanes and by lanes of Kumartuli, the squalor and the dirt, the refinement and nuances of a traditional craft of idol-making, the ancient river, the lonely bathing places taught him everything. Poverty all around, Sanatan had enough courage, even in his formative years, to convince himself that eternity could be invented, here and now, in a day.
Born in 1971 in Delhi. A self-taught artist who through his paintings, portrays his emotions in the most profound way that they touch the core of one’s heart. Sanjay Soni has an amazing ability to capture glimpses of India on canvas. He has won many awards including the best portrait artist award for AIFACS, 2013.
His paintings depict men and women in swirling masses of color with cesspools of emptiness for eyes. This allows the viewers the freedom to interpret the emotions depicted in a variety of ways, though the overall painting is bathed in mystery.
Her work explores the inherently conformist nature of human society in deeper detail. What she observes around her and makes others see, feel and question is sour preconditioned psychology and social construct especially pertaining to women. We are all voyeurs and subconsciously enjoy looking at another person intimately with impunity and feel this has the power to draw the viewer to have a pure emotional reaction and leave a strong visual imprint. Shiffali use symbolic metaphors in a contemporary context to tell the story of life and work mostly in thin layers and glazes of oil and acrylics on linen till the achievement of the desired effect. Besides paintings she often works in other mediums of sculptures and conceptual art. Her marble like sculpture in fiberglass best brings out the poetry of her oeuvre whereas the dark tones and visual weight of her bronzes occasionally belie their tender character.
In Mukherjee’s work, we see the Bengal School strong figurative tradition being carried ahead and interpreted in a very contemporary idiom. The artist also likes to focus on the fact that each individual has a great deal in common with every other one. This is why he paints people in pairs or larger groups, highlighting that though they are physically separate and unlike each other, there is no real difference between their characters and behaviours.
Mukherjee’s favourite medium is reverse oil or acrylic painting on transparent acrylic sheets, and he swears that although he may change his themes and subjects, inventing new ones for new shows, he will never give up painting in this medium.
S.K. Sahajahan is a contemporary painter whose practice aims to connect the physical, immediate world with topical events in media. As such, his paintings describe a specific consciousness constructed not only by the culture within which he lives, but also through his specific fantasies and illusions incited by the violence of our world. His subjects are textual and behaviourally expressive, as they are presented with layered patterns and references to symbolic figures of Indian culture.
Srinivas Pulagam (b.1989, Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh) completed his BFA in Painting from Andhra University and MVA in Printmaking from M. S. University of Baroda. He is the recipient of several accolades from various institutions including the South-Central Zone Cultural Centre Award, AIFACS Award amongst others. His work has been exhibited in various group exhibitions in Bangalore, Ahmadabad, Lucknow and Delhi. He has participated in numerous workshops, residencies, and art camps. He has also been a part of Kochi-Muziris Biennale. Presently, he lives and works in Vadodara, Gujrat.
To him art is nothing but an application of realized truth. He think an Artist wants to frame his or her daily experience either consciously or subconsciously. In this way an Art object becomes a cultural document of time.
Generally he wants to frame my daily experiences in his work. Objective depication gives a subjective expression in his work. consciously or subconsciously the subject of his work have been collected from my surroundings. The figures of his painting are partly moulded in three dimensional form (through in most cases they are neither painted in their local colours nor is the execution method of this three dimensionality academic western style dependent), Using the ‘mode of relief ‘ style of painting. Every time he begin on painted flat surface.
Subuddha lives and works in Kolkata, India. His canvas is always large and realistic. Using his photographic memory, Subuddha paints his impressions of the erstwhile houses of the rich landlords. Photo-realistic, these paintings depict an eye for detail.
His paintings are realisic in nature. I love to paint in all mediums- Acrylic, Oil, Charcoal, Water Colour on Paper or in Canvas.I really wish to draw and paint landscapes in any medium either on paper or on canvas. Again I have a desire to draw and paint different people , their expressions, their lives, their works, merged with beautiful landscapes, Cityscapes. For example, farmers working in the fields in a gloomy rainy day, where the sky is black. The farmers working in the fields will blend and fade out with the monsoon sky in background.
He paints landscapes, but for him the hills, rivers and the forests are not merely physical spaces to be consumed for their beauty but become sites for ideological interrogation of socio-political concerns in a seamless, non-intrusive fashion. The landscapes are locales where leitmotifs such as hope for peace, utopian dreamscapes, loss of innocence, and millenarianism; as the vertical intrusion of the sublime in the horizontal flux of cyclical time, play out.
His paintings present details of the society in a responsible, lucid and coherent fashion. They are thought-provoking and give a new perspective to art. The most interesting things about his artworks are that they transcend politics, religion, and gender striking a chord with the viewers.
Tango (Beauty @home series) | Acrylic on Paper | 30 x 20 inches | 2019 INR 90000/- | USD 1290
“Originally a painter, I have been practicing in New Delhi for past 9 years. Its been 4 years since I’ve been sculpting. My works are about the human body in motion. The flexibility and movement of human figures interest me. I try to capture the same in my sculptures. Most of my works are inspired by acrobatics as I believe the body experiences full freedom of movement during any such activity. I work mostly in metals like aluminum, brass and mild steel because it brings the much needed robustness to my compositions. It is the most beautiful sight to witness the human body in action and at times it is capable of doing things beyond imagination. To me it is the ultimate form of expression; as much as one can express simply through one’s gestures, body movements and posture; sometimes even words fail to do that.
My current works are inspired by acrobatics as I believe that the body experiences full freedom of movement during any such activity. The high energy gymnasts attract me as much as graceful ballet dancers. Sometimes I try to capture certain energetic moves performed by acrobats and sometimes just a position holding onto which requires years of experience and practice; and I try to freeze that moment in time.
The figures in my works are very raw. The focus is always on the anatomy rather than the facial features (which I try and dull out to an extent). I want my compositions to speak to the viewer as soon as one catches a glimpse and for that I pay close attention to aesthetics in my works. For me everything comes after it.
The color black is very close to me. It plays a very important role as I work with a lot of shades of black. I believe it helps me in bringing rawness to my compositions.” Vernika Singh
The Climber | Aluminium | W 8 x D 7 x H 9 inches | Price : INR 25000/- (each) plus GST | USD 369
Victorious | Aluminium & Wood | W 6.5 x D 6 x H 11.5 inches | Price : INR 30,000/- plus GST | USD 449
Inspired by a simple touch of any undiscovered story that is present in all things that have been and will be. Textures, paints, photographs and the canvas ignites a deep passion in me for presenting my take on life and how I perceive things. I integrate and weave them into my work, because I believe that life has to be lived in a unique manner as everyone is out on a different journey.
Yugal Kishore Sharma
Yugal Kishore Sharma was born in 1959 in Rajasthan. He completed his M.A and PhD in painting from MLS University in Udaipur, Rajasthan. He embodied the Nathdwara traditional painting techniques depicting Hindu deities such as Lord Krishna. He employs a range of mediums from gouache to stone and handmade paper. He uses mythology to depict the juxtaposition of nature and the human spirit. His objects are flowing, with movement and music characterizing his works. Time and space seem to move unendingly about, approaching the viewer in many instances. He received a Junior Fellowship in Painting from the Department of Culture, The Government of India as well as numerous other national awards. He has exhibited nationally as well as in Dubai and London. His works are a part of several collections such as the Lalit Kala Akademi in New Delhi and in private collection abroad. Sharma lives and works in Udaipur.
A graduate of the Purnea Art College in Bihar, Dewashish’s interest in art can be traced as early as junior school. Before a stint at the Rabindra Bharati University in Kolkata, Dewashish worked with the eminent artist Shri Sukumay Mitra, a graduate from Shantiniketan and student of Nandalal Bose.
India’s rich tribal culture and heritage are the recurring theme of Dewashish’s paintings. This stems from his desire to capture this for posterity and the sheer pleasure he derives from painting tribals.
(i) Krishna | Acrylic on Canvas | 24 x 30 inches ; (ii) Krishna | Acrylic on Canvas | 26 x 36 inches INR 65,000 | USD 975
(iii) to (vi) Pandits | Pigment Tempera on Canvas | 24 x 24 inches INR 50,000 | USD 790
His paintings highlight the beauty that a touch of colour brings to a canvas. I focus on showcasing the subtle innocence and the element of truth through my subjects. Art is creation and retention of the viewer’s attention, which is what I aspire to do. As much as we strive for the black and white life, as humans we’ll always be a whole range of colours. I believe that we are all nothing but a million shades of divinity that is both bold and bright in the canvas of life.
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