Style : He says, “All my paintings have people wearing some headgear that has a face painted on them. This depicts the double-faced nature of people. Like we see in most profession where one wears uniform, like a policeman, a nurse, an army personnel or the Pope. One wears headgear to go with it as well. To me it is the depiction of the fact that we always wear a face that is different from the real one we have. It is like a face we have to put up to suit the personality we want to project which is always different from the real one.”
For the past 25 years, acrylic color has been the main medium for his paintings. After doing the line drawing on paper or canvas, a layer of acrylic is used like tempera on it. Then slowly the subjects and people are given shape using more layers of color. Since I use fast colour, it gives a definite brightness to the figures. My figures have a definite inspiration from Egyptian paintings, thus the figures are drawn in the same form, the cloths that they wear have long lines making them look taller and in a way Egyptian. Most of my paintings are of 42½X48½ size which takes about 100 hours.
His paintings, in a way are people he lives with. They give him inspiration to produce more, to experiment more and thus to create his own world with them.
About the Artist & his works :
Born : 1969 in Agra.
Education : D.V.A in painting from Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata in 1993.
Solo Shows & Exhibitions :
2007 : The Red pallet, Vikalp Art Gallary – Kolkata.
2005 : Between Ourselves, Bengal Chamber of Commerce, Kolkata
2003 : Between Ourselves, Gallery Vintage, Delhi ; Between Ourselves, Caffain, Kolkata & Tears of Time, Domus Art Gallery, Kolkata.
1997 : Contribution the day of 15th August, 1947 ( All India Congress Conference in Kolkata & New Delhi & Fiddlers Green-II, Ambiance. The Gallery, Kolkata.
1994 : International Conference of Forest Management and Environment, organised by Ford Foundation & IBRAD, The Park, Kolkata.
1992 : Out of Mirage (Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata).
Group Shows & Exhibitions :
2007 : Master’s Collection Art Gallery ( 2 exhibitions )
2006 : Indian Society of Oriental Art 1991-92 ; Bengal Chamber of Commerce (Sumani) – OS & EZCC, Exhibition o¬n Lord Krishna (RAD)
2005 : Apparao Gallery – Chennai
2004 : Studio 3 – Mumbai ; Artists Circle, Kolkata – ( 2 exhibitions ) ; Indian Art – U.S.A. –Austin ; Indian Art – Berlin ; Festival ; Summer Show & Contemporary Exhibition – Names N Art Gallery, Kolkata ; Masters of yesterday, today, tomorrow – Metropolitan Ait Salon ; Annual Exhibition – Vikalp Art Gallery & 4 Man Show & Melanage – Chemould Art Gallery.
2003 : Monsoon Exhibition, Krishna Collection Art Gallery, Delhi & Chemould Art Gallery, Kolkata
2002 : Indian Contemporary Art ( Dell Jewisd Community Centre, USA ; Salon International Des Artists Contemporaries, France & Kala Fine Art presents Indian Arts, Gallery Lombard, USA
2001 : Modern Figurative Painters from India, Saint Steven Auditorium, USA & Austin Yoga School, USA.
1998 : Alliance Francuise, Pondicherry
1997 : Art Today, New Delhi
1994 : Duet Exhibition (Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata)
1993 : Gallery Ukil Dey, Shantmiketan
1992 : Indian Society of Oriental Art ; Indian – College & Metro Art Gallery
91-93 : Academy of Fine Arts ( College Exhibitions Kolkata)
90-91 : West Bengal State Exhibitions
1990 : May Festival of Birla Academy.
Awards & Honors :
2016 : Special achievement award from IBRAD ( Indian bio science and research and development ) for art contribution for society.
2013 : Colourentice & Tata Steel felicitating “Artist of the year 2013”
2000 : Honourable Guest from India, Salon, International Des Artists, France.