About his works :
Adip illustrates his observations in a series of ink drawings and sculptures. ‘A primitive exploration of material and an anthropological study of form.’
Dutta is serving as a member of the Faculty of Visual Arts at his alma mater, Rabindra Bharati University.
About the Artist & his work :
Born :1970 in Kolkata.
1994 : Bachelor of Art, Sociology Honours, University of Calcutta
1998 : Bachelor of Visual Arts (BVA), Dpt of Sculpture, Faculty of Visual Arts, Rabindra Bharati University, Calcutta
2000 : Master of Visual Arts (MVA), Dpt. of Sculpture, Faculty of Visual Arts, Rabindra Bharati University, Calcutta
Select Solo Exhibitions :
2007 : ‘MAN – NAM’ at Aicon Gallery, London
2006 : The Mould Confronting a Snake – The Theatre of the Absurd (an exhibition of sculptures,
sculptural objects, drawings and period photographs), Project 88, Mumbai, India
2003 : Installation in Sculpture, Art Heritage, New Delhi, India
2001 : Sculptural Arrangements, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Calcutta
Selected Group Exhibitions :
2012 : ‘Works on Paper – 2012′ at Gallery Espace, New Delhi & ‘Lost for Words’ at Art Musings, Mumbai
2011 : ‘Enduring Legacy’ at Akar Prakar, Kolkata, and Neumeister Gallery, Munich
2007 : New Wave: Contemporary Indian Art, Aicon Gallery, London
Eastern Edge, Aicon Gallery, New York, USA
2006 : Other Directions, Birla Aademy of Art and Culture, Calcutta
2005 : New Wave in Bengal Art, Akar Prakar, Calcutta
2003 : Migration City, Home, Rashtriya Lalit Kala Kendra, Calcutta and Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Calcutta.
Honours and Awards :
2002 : Recipient of the Charles Wallace Scholarship, UK
2001 : Paul Foundation, India ; J.N. Tata Endowment, India & Designer, Dhokra Casting, Craft Council of West Bengal, Kolkata.
2000,1998 : Annual Exhibition Award for Sculpture, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata
1998,97 : Surveryor, Craft Council of West Bengal, Kolkata.