- Subrata Gangopadhyay
Born : Kolkata in 1959
1980 - Graduated form Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata First class First Diploma in Paintings.
He is widely considered one of India's leading painters in the modern realistic tradition. The strength of his lines and the life-like quality of his figures are features that have contributed to his enormous popularity and success. Subrata's artistic vision is informed by swirling colors, a sense of movement and a vivid array of color. The characters are in oil and acrylic canvases, come alive in all of their colorful glory. He has the skills of a virtuoso draftsman, skills that he honed during his years as the Senior Artist of the Ananda Bazar Group of publications.
Subrata's women are all of these - charming 'adorable, seductive, vulnerable...compassionate... as with great controlled skill he expresses their moods through their eyes, smile & open body language. Each canvass is an excellent blend of technique & feeling as it evokes a nostalgic mood, each element expresses and emotional involvement - such is the charm & magic of his canvasses just as overwhelming is the variety of his work done. Undoubtedly a Master painter he is also a distinguished portrait artist, who paints in a mixed style within the broad expressionist format, standing firmly on the solid technical foundation derived form his training in academic realism. Brushwork ranges form smoothly realistic to the patchy impastos of vibrant expressionist bristles.
Solo Shows :
1990 : Expressions, Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata 1991, 93, 95, 96 & 99 : Galerie Ganesha, Delhi 1992 : Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai & Gandhara Art Gallery, Kolkata. 1997 : ABN-AMRO Bank Gallery Artage, Kolkata 1998 : Nehru Centre, Mumbai 2002 : Surya Gallery, Hyderabad 2006 : Katayan Art Gallery, Kolkata.
Group Shows :
1979 : Dhaka Art Gallery, Bangladesh 1978-80 : Govt College of Art & Craft, Kolkata 1980 : Painters80Lalit Kala Academy, Delhi 1981 : Ten Young Artist with M.F. HUSSIANTata Centre, Kolkata & Contrivance Academy of Fine Art, Kolkata 1988-1992 : Birla Academy Art & Culture, Kolkata 1994 : All India Art CampGalerie Ganesha, Rajasthan 1988 : Potrait CampLalit Kala Academy, Tripura 1998 : Japan Afro Asian Latin Ammerican Artists, Japan, All India Art CampABC India Ltd, Varanasi, Juneja Art Gallery, Jaipur & All India Art CampBal Samand Palace, Rajasthan. 1999 : SON-ET- LUMARIE Gallery, Mumbai & PEGASUS Present ExpressionsIndia habitat Centre, Delhi 2001 : India To-DayCentral North Gallery, Delhi, Galerie La Mere, Kolkata. 2002 : Prachi-Pratichi(East-West) Cymroyza Art Gallery, Kolkata, & Gallery Katayan, Kolkata. 2003 : Lalit Kala Academy, Delhi, Micrographics, Kolkata & Gallery Caps, Kolkata. 2004 : Gandhara Art Gallery, Kolkata, Chemold Art Gallery, Kolkata, Artist Circle, Kolkata & ITC Sonarbangla, Kolkata. 2005 : Chitrakoot Art Gallery, Kolkata, Names On Artts, Kolkata, La Mere Annual, Kolkata, Idiyas Gallery, Kolkata & Collection ShowGallery Katayan, Kolkata. 2006 : Evolution The GALLERY Cork Street, London, Artland- Colour, Mumbai, Bikalpa Art ShopSwabhumi, Kolkata, G.C. Laha Centrinary Art Gallery, Kolkata. 2007 : Art Land Colour, Dubai, Juneja Art Gallery, Jaipur, PARK HOTEL , Kolkata, Confluence, Chennai, Gallerie 52 D Exhibition in the Middle East, Kolkata, Gallery Artchill, Jaipur & Master Collection Small is Beautiful 2, Kolkata, Spectrum Art ITC Sonar Bangla, Kolkata. 2008 : Artists Circle- Shades & Wood Art Gallery, London, ITC Sonar Kolkata Art for concern, Kolkata, Art For Aged, Help Age India, Habiart Foundation, Delhi, Bengal Rowing Club- Genesis Art Gallery, Kolkata & Arts 39 Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata.