Pradosh Swain Longing Past Acrylic and Metal Sheet on Canvas 24×60 inches 2011

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Pradosh Swain

Longing Past

MediumAcrylic
SurfaceCanvas
DimensionW: 24 Inches X H: 60 Inches X D: 1 Inches
W: 60.96 cm X H: 152.4 cm X D: 2.54 cm
ConditionExcellent
StyleFigurative
MovementContemporary Indian Art
Year2011

His paintings often take us on a nostalgic ride where we see elements which we were so used to and have now learnt to live without. He uses common elements that we see in our day to day life to convey his feelings and thought which makes his works all the more interesting. His paintings leave the viewer perplexed at the first glance but a deeper look gives the insight into his thoughts that instigate him to create.

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About the Artist and his work :
Born : Born 1972 , Orissa.

Qualification :
Bachelor in Fine Arts from Utkal University-1994
Diploma in Photographic from College of Education and Technology, Bubaneswar-1989
Certificate Course on Reprography from National archives of India, New Delhi-2005
Conservation of Art Objects from National Research Laboratory for Conservation of Cultural Property,Lucknow-2007.

Solo Exhibition :
Inter National Group Show by Ashok Art Gallery, New Delhi.
Look Now, Lucknow Rastriya Lalit Kala Kendra, Lucknow – 2007
Kalingana, Birla Academy, Kolkata – 2006
FIFA world Cup – 2006, Orissa State Museum, Bhubaneswar – 2006
Yatra, Venkatapa Art Gallery, Bangalore – 2006
Towards Horizon, Jayadev Bhawan, Bhubaneswar – 2006
Jagannatayan, Rabindra Mandap, Bhubaneswar – 2005
Sand Watch, Modern Art Gallery, Bhubaneswar – 2004
Nepal and Nepali, Suchana Bhawan, Bhubaneswar – 2003

Award :
Gold Medal – Association of Indian University, New Delhi – 1992
Silver Medal – Inter University (East) – 1992
South Cultural Zone Culture Centre, Nagpur – 1999
Orissa State Award by Lalit Kala Academy – 1996
Orissa State Youth Award by Dept. of Sports – 1997
Jagannathyan by Lalit Kala Academy – 2005
Intach for Orissa Heritage Day – 1991 and 1993
Govt. Orissa, Forest and Environment – 1992
B. K. College of Art and Craft – 1990 to 1993
Drawing Master Association – 1987
Chinmaya Yuba Kendra – 1992
District Junior Red Cross Society, Koraput – 1986
Forest Division, Rayagada – 1985
Swara-O-Swakshyara, Jaipur – 1989 and 1990
Ramakrishna Mission – 1990
Berhampur Jayces – 1986
Best Photographer from Biscope, Bhubaneswar – 2003

Style :
One thing that had been consistent in his works is his concern about the world he lives in. In one way or the other his paintings are always raising alarm about the issues so relevant to the life of the people today. Pradosh’s works can be described as psychic automatism in its pure state. His works are expressive and his palette vibrant and gorgeous. Nature is the frequent imagery that we see in his paintings. Sometimes his imagery is outlandish, perplexing and uncanny as it is meant to shake the viewer and make them to think beyond the theories which they have guarded themselves with.
Lot of elements that we see in pradosh’s paintings also come from his childhood days in Odisha. like the cock, kite or the bioscope. As a young boy also he used to enjoy nature study and it became his daily routine to go and sit amongst trees and birds and observe them very closely, which made him gain mastery over water colour medium.
Pradosh’s paintings have a surrealistic quality, the imagery is dreamy and mystical and rendering is such as if there is some kind of romance and magic happening amongst the colours in his palette. His paintings are the result of brilliant culminations of feelings and things that are between imagination and reality. They reflect his genuine concern about issues he feels for. He emphasizes on the power of imagination and believes that revelation could be found anywhere….on the streets and in everyday life. Through his paintings artist depicts the notion that how our high pace life is making all of us loose that contact from the nature or even with ourselves.

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