- Samir Sarkar
Studied: D.V.A in painting from Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata 1993
Achievements of Honour :
2000 Honourable Guest from India, Salon International Des Artists, France. 2013 colourentice & Tata Steel Felicitating “ Artist of the year 1013 ”
2007 The Red pallet, Vikalp Art Gallary- Kolkata. 2005 Between Ourselves (Bengal Chamber of Commerce) Kolkata 2003 Between Ourselves ( Gallery Vintage, Delhi ) 2003 Between Ourselves (Caffain, Kolkata ) 2003 Tears of Time (Domus Art Gallery, Kolkata ) 1997 Centenary Celebrations of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, organised by Pradesh Cong. (Kolkata & New Deldi ) 1997 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 ) 1997 Contribution the day of 15th August, 1947 ( All India Congress Conference. Kolkata & New-Delhi )
GROUP ( National & International )
2013.. group exhibition at lalit kala Bhubaneswar org by colourentice & Tata Steel 2012.. group exhibition at dubai org by artfiest 2007-12 group exhibition (23 group in India/usa/singapure etc) 2007 Master's Collection Art Gallery ( 2 exhibitions ) 2006 Indian Society of Oriental Art 1991-92 2006 Bengal Chamber of Commerce (Sumani) - OS 2006 EZCC, Exhibition oÂ¬n Lord Krishna (RAD) 2005 Apparao Gallery-Chennai 2004 Studio 3 - Mumbai 2004 Artists Circle, Kolkata - ( 2 exhibitions ) 2004 2004 Indian Art - U.S.A. -Austin. 2004 ndian Art - Berlin. 2004 Hyatt Regency - Kolkata. 2004 Festival - Names N Art Gallery, Kolkata 2004 Summer Show - Names N Art Gallery, Kolkata 2004 Contemporary Exhibition - Names N Art Gallery, kolkata 2004 Masters of yesterday, today, tomorrow - Metropolitan Ait Salon 2004 Annual Exhibition - Vikalp Art Gallery 2004 Metropolitan Art Salon 2004 Akar Prakar Art Gallery 2004 4 Man Show - Chemould Art Gallery 2004 Melanage - Chemould Art Gallery 2003 Monsoon Exhibition ( Krishna Collection Art Gallery, Delhi) 2003 Chemould Art Gallery, Kolkata 2002 Indian Contemporary Art ( Dell Jewisd Community Centre, U.S.A. 2002 Salon International Des Artists Contemporaries, France 2002 Kala Fine Art presents Indian Arts (Gallery Lombard. USA ) 2001 Modern Figurative Painters from India ( Saint Steven Aditorium. USA) 2001 Austin Yoga School, USA. 1998 Alliance Francuise, Pondicherry 1997 1997 Art Today, New Delhi 1994 Duet Exhibition (Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata) 1993 Gallery Ukil Dey, Shantmiketan 1992 Indian Society of Oriental Art 1992 Indian - College 1992 Metro Art Gallery 91-93 Academy of Fine Arts ( College Exhibitions Kolkata) 90-91 West Bengal State Exhibitions 1990 May Festival of Birla Academy
Paintings have people wearing some headgear that has face painted on them. This depicts the double-faced nature of people. Like we see in most profession where one wears uniform, like Police, nurse, army, pope etc; 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 colour has been the main medium for my paintings. After doing the line drawing o¬n 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 colour. 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. My paintings in a way are people I live with. They give me inspiration to produce more, to experiment more and thus to create my own world with them. My world that I want the world to see.