- Pradosh Swain
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.
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.
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.