- Sekhar Kar
Qualification : 1986 : Graduated from Rabindra Bharati University (Cal), with First Class Second in B. Fine. 1989 : Master Degree from the same University with First Class First in M. Fine.
Solo Exhibition : 1990:Gallery Sundaram (Cal) 1991 :Alliance, Francaise De Delhi (Delhi) 1995:Bajaj Art Gallery (Bombay) 1995 :Jharokha Art Gallery (Delhi) 1995 :Sukhsiti (Kol) 1996 :Art Konsult (Delhi) 2000 :Crimson (Bangalore) 2002 :Chemould Art Gallery (Kol) 2003 :Krishna Collector Centre (New Delhi) 2004:“Names & Art” (Kol) 2006:Right Lince (Banglore) 2008:Japan Chitra (Kol)
Group Exhibition : 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1994, 2005 Academy of Fine Arts (Kol) 1991 Bajaj Art Gallery (Bombay) 1995 to 2001 Birla Accademy (Kol) 1996 Art Anonymus, Oxfrd Gallery (Kol, Park Hotel) 1998, 2004, Eminient Artists & Young Talents, Accademy of Fine Arts, (Kol) 1998 Jharokha Art Gallery (Delhi),Birla Accademy, (Kol). 1999 Kornataka Chittakala Parishath (Bangalore), Son-Et. Lumier (Bombay), Birla Academy (Bombay) Alternative Art Gallery (Kol) 2002 Texas, New York, Philadelphia (USA), Dubai. 2003 Rabindra Bhavan, Krishna Collector (N. Delhi) 2005 Renesainse Gallery (Bangalore) 2006 Kolkata, Delhi, Dubai, Bombay, America, Bangalore and Others 2007 Kolkata, Delhi, Dubai, Bombay, America, Bangalore and Others 2008 Kolkata, Delhi, Bombay, Bangalore and Others. 2009 Kolkata, Bombay, Bangladesh. 2010 Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi.
Two Man Show : 1994, 1999 Jehangir Art Gallery (Bombay)
Participated : 1982 to 1989, 1994 All India Fine Arts Exhibition, AFA. (Kol) 1982 to 1986 West Bengal State Academy Arts Exhibition. 1986 to 1990 WB Govt. Art and Craft Exhibition(Kol) 1985 East Zone Youth Festival, Dhanbad. 1986 “NAMY FEST” International Youth Festival, Delhi. 1987 to 1990, 1994, 1995, All India Fine Art Arts Exhibition, Birla Academy. 1990 Kalamela organized by Birla Academy Art & Culture(Kol) 1991 Introduction’91, Birla Academy (Kol) 1991 “IN SEARCH FOR TALENT” 100 young painters selected by M. F. Hussain at Vadhrera Art Gallery, Lalit Kala, (N. Delhi) 1996 Gallery, 88 (Kol) 1997 Pragati Maidan (N. Delhi), Gorky Sadan(Kol), Park Hotel (Kol). 1998 “Human Form and Art” Lalit Kala Academy, (Chennai) 2002 Lombardi Gallery, Taxes (USA) 2004 Five cities of America. 2005 Major Shows at India and Abroad. 2006 Major Shows at India and Abroad. 2007 Major Shows at India and Abroad. 2008 Major Shows at India and Abroad inc. India Art Summit at N. Delhi. 2009 Major Shows at India and Abroad.
Award : 1985 “Silver Medal” East Zone Youth Festival, Dhanbad. 1986 “ Certificate of Merit” WB Govt. Art & Craft Exhibition (Kol) 1987 “ Certificate of Merit” All India Youth Art Exhibition (Kol) 1988 “Rabindra Bharati University” Annual Art Exhibition (Kol). 1989 “ Gold Medal” in M. Fine from Rabindra Bharati University (Kol)
Style : Sekhar Kar paintings depict men and women in swirling masses of color with cesspools of emptiness for eyes. This allows the viewers the freedom to interpret the emotions depicted in a variety of ways, though the overall painting is bathed in sadness and mystery.