Style : Soumya Samanta, an artist who has graduated from Kala Bhawan in 2007, with masters in Fine Arts and has been the recipient of the Annual Merit Scholarship has a strange obsession with threads and shirts that makes him wonder on “what if this world was made out of a silk thread and the butterfly was our god” ,would it make a difference. Let’s explore this through his recent collection.
He uses a touch of folk art in his works as one can see with a simple approach to space and color. In most of his paintings, we can see a texture rendered horizontally where the upper portion (sky) is linked to terrestrial world. He uses overlapping technique to create a sense of distance and expanse.
About the Artist & his work :
2005 – Bachelor of fine art in Kala Bhavana Department of painting, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal, India.
2007 – Master of fine art in Kala Bhavana, Department of Painting, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal, India.
Thesis : Motive and motivation in Dockra Folk art (dissertation paper in MFA,PG)
2015 – Group Show at Alliance Francis, Curated by shree art gallery, New Delhi.
2014 – Annual show at Emami Chisel Art Gallery, Kolkata.
2014 – Auction show by Art konsult art gallery, New Delhi.
2013 – Group show at Kolkata art gallery, Kolkata
2012 – International Group show at indigo art blue art gallery, Singapore.
2011 – Grab Show at Gallery Kolkata, Kolkata.
2011 – Emami Chisel Art Gallery, group exhibition, Uttar Purba, Kolkata.
2011 – Art Konsult, Group Exhibition, New Delhi.
2011 – Auction at Art bull India, New Delhi.
2009 – Group Exhibition at Ganges Art Gallery, Kolkata.
2008 – Group Exhibition.