SHUVAPRASANNA BHATTACHARYA
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He was Born in Kolkata in 1947, he has completed his graduation from the Indian College of Art (R B University, Kolkata) in 1969. He was an active member of the "Calcutta Painters" group. Initially his work was influenced by the turbulence, violence and political ups and downs of Kolkata. Since 1975, Shuvaprasanna has had several solo exhibitions in India and abroad. He is the founder of Bengal Museum of Modern Art and Artacre Foundation in Kolkata.
SK SHAHJAHAN
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SK. Sahajahan, is an assistant professor Kala-Bhavana Painting Visva-Bharati. Santiniketan. Being first class passed out from Kala-Bhavana, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, 1999 he has done several solo exhibitions throughout India. His one of the most important exhibitons are - “NATURE, LOVE, VIOLENCE”; An Exhibition of Drawings & Paintings at Nandan Art Gallery, Santiniketan. ‘LIFE & TIME’- 2006 organized by Sarjan Art Gallery, Vadodara.“SELF AND MULTIPLES”, Published by BENGAL GALLERY OF FINE ART, DHAKA 1209, BANGLADESH & AKAR PRAKAR KOLKATA.
SOMNATH HORE
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Somnath Hore was born in 1921 in the village of Barama in Chittagong, now in Bangladesh. At a very early age, Hore started making posters for the Communist Party. It was at the instance of the party leader P C Joshi that Hore was admitted to the Government College of Art & Craft. From 1954 onwards, Hore started experimenting significantly with the printmaking process. Between 1954 and 195 8, he was a lecturer at the Indian College of Art & Draughtsmanship in Calcutta. From 1958 to 1967, he held several posts such as in-charge of the graphic section of the Delhi College of Arts visiting professor of the MS University, Baroda and Visva Bharati, Shantiniketan, and head of the graphic art department of Kala Bhavan, Visva Bharati. He joined the Society of Contemporary Artists in 1960. A lifetime of inventive experiments with etching, intaglio, and lithographs culminated in the abstract while on while Wounds series in 1971. Dramatized with a spot of red, the white on white prints reflected the political turbulence of the times. Prints were taken with paper pulp pressed on moulded cement matrices. The moulds were made from originals done in clay. Hore began doing bronze sculptures from 1974 onwards. Hore's figuration has always reflected the anguished human body. His sculpture is no different but the imprint of the hand of the creator is more startlingly manifest in his sculptures. The torn and rugged surfaces, rough planes with slits and holes, subtle modeling and axial shifts, exposed channels, all make for exciting visual and tactile sculptures.
SOUMITRA CHATTERJEE
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SUBHENDU SARKAR
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Subhendu Sarkar is a Kolkata-based artist born on 1977. He has completed Master's in Visual Art from Government College of Art and Craft in 2004. He has done his solo exhibition in the year 2009 at Artist Circle Gallery, Kolkata and in 2011 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery. He has participated in various shows like - National Exhibition Of Art , Lalit Kala Academy ,New Delhi 2002, AIFACS State level ,Kolkata 2002, Camlin Eastern Region Art Exhibition2005 Curated show ,Halo Heritage Kolkata 2009,Curated show by Metropolitan Art Salon 2003, Curated show2008, Karma Art Gallery, Rajyo Charukala Parsad and others. He has done several workshops organised by National Forum of Art and Culture, Sanskriti Prasad Bhopal and painting workshop by Coal India Ltd, Bilaspur.
SUBRATA GANGOPADHYAY
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He was Born in 1959. He got First Class First in Painting from Government College of Art and Craft. The quality of his imagination strikes a refreshing difference, as he paints a wide choice of subjects starting from a robust Matador in bull fight with a 'do or die' spirit to the dark dusky Indian beauties, the aesthetically done fisher women, to serious sensitive mothers clutching the young ones to their blossom. His women in his painting are - charming, adorable, seductive, vulnerable, compassionate as with great controlled skills. He expresses their moods through their eyes, smile and their body language. Each canvass is an aesthetic blend of techniques and bursts of emotions, each element expresses an emotional involvement - such is the charm & magic of his canvasses just as overwhelming is the variety of his work done. Undoubtedly he is also a portrait artist, who paints in a mixed style within the broad expressionist format, standing firmly on the solid technical foundation derived from his learning in academic realism.
SUHAS ROY
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Suhas Roy\'s preoccupation is primarily with the female face and form, and his subjects are romanticised, inhabiting the dreamlike world between sensuality and innocence. His work is usually inspired by life around him, but his themes are as much influenced by the everyday world as they are rooted in fantasy. The vast and complex texture of life is seen as mystical and dark in his work. The mystical flavour of his works arose from his interpretations of the \'unknown\'. It is his craftsmanship and consummate skill that ensure that his richly romantic subjects do not touch extreme syrupy and stereotypical portrayals. Instead, their very patent beauty veers towards melancholic grace and elegance. This graceful portrayal of his subjects has much to do with his choice of materials - his crayons, charcoal and brush have sensitivity and refinement. Suhas Roy he studied at the Indian College of Arts and Draftsmanship, Calcutta, and under the tutelage of Prof. S.W. Hayter at the Atelier 17 Ecole Superior Des Beaux Arts, Paris. His works have been exhibited all over the world through exhibitions like the Asian Graphic Prints Traveling Exhibition, USA, the Tokyo Print Biennale, Japan, Contemporary Indian Art, Yugoslavia, Romania, Czechoslovakia, Hungry, and Wounds, at the Central Institute Modern Art, New Delhi, and the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.
SUJATA KAR SAHA
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Sujata Kar Saha is an artist and painter who has completed her training in Fine Arts in 2002, from Ravindra Bharati University. She has completed her degree in Master's Visual arts from the Government College of Arts and Crafts in 2006. Her works have been celebrated with a number of awards and accolades including the “Ananda Munshi” award from Government College, in 2005. She was selected for Certificate of Appreciation in Painting from Emami Chisel Art Gallery, in 2017, Certificate of Appreciation in Photography from Charukala Parshad, in 2018, Certificate of Appreciation in Painting from the Academy of Fine Arts, in 2018. Sujata participated in a number of group shows and collective exhibitions throughout the oeuvre of her artistic journey, including in the 2000-2002 Annual Exhibition of the Indian College of Arts & Draftsmanship, Annual Exhibition of (Palate of Life) “Heart & Soul” Gallery, New Delhi in 2004, Annual Exhibition of Govt. College of Art & Craft, 2003-2005, Group Show at Lalit Kala Akademi, Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi, in 2003, Annual Exhibition “Aranya” at Somokal Art Gallery, Kolkata by RAD, in 2004, “Summer & Monsoon” Exhibition at Somokal Art Gallery, Kolkata by RAD, in 2005, Painting Exhibition at Indraprastha Art Gallery, by RAD, in 2005, Group Show in the name of “8 Artists” at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, in 2005, Group Show in the name of “7 Artist” at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, in 2005, an exhibition of paintings titled “Utsav,” at Somokal Art Gallery, Kolkata, in 2006, a group exhibition of paintings & sculptures at Birla Academy of Arts & Culture, Kolkata, in 2007, a group show of paintings in the name of 'Hexagons' at 'State Gallery of Art', Hyderabad in 2007, 4th Dimension Group show at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, in 2007, “Visual World of Women Artists,” at Somakal Art Gallery, Kolkata, in 2007, 72nd Annual All India Exhibition by Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, in 2007. Her works have been exhibited in group exhibitions including at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, in 2008, 'Monsoon' exhibition at Gallery Exposure, Kolkata, in 2008, 'Manon' at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, in 2008, Annual All India Exhibition by Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, in 2010, “Paint for Justice” at AIFACS, New Delhi organized by NIJH, “Who Eye Am” at Lalit Kala Akademi, Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi, in 2012, Annual All India Exhibition by Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, in 2013, 1st Annual All India Art Exhibition by Emami Chesel Art Gallery, Kolkata, in 2014, in “Black & White” at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, in 2014, in a group exhibition of paintings & sculptures at AIFACS, New Delhi, 2014, in Alla prima International Art fair by Gallery five at IGNCA, New Delhi, in 2014, Annual All India Exhibition by Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, in 2015, “Abstract Poetry” at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, in 2015, and in Charukala Parshad Annual Exhibition, in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Sujata has showcased her works in several solo shows including in Emami Chisel Art Gallery at Art Walk, Kolkata, in 2014, in “The Horizon” at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, in 2015, “Inner Out” at Triveni Art Gallery, New Delhi, in 2016, Timeless Mountains” at Triveni Art Gallery, New Delhi, in 2017, and finally, her 7th solo presentation titled, “Shifting Express,” at Triveni Art Gallery, New Delhi, in 2019. She participated in camps including in National Art Camp by Lalit Kala Academy, Mizoram, in 2018, and International Women Artist Camp by Jahwar Kala Kendra, Jaipur, in 2020.
SUNIL SARKAR
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Being born in 1965, at the foothills of Himalaya, in North Bengal, Sarkar spent his entire childhood amidst the mountains and the moors, the stones and the streams. Sunil initially began working in pencil and paper and worked on subjects that he found in his everyday surroundings. He moved to Kolkata back in 1985 and pursued his training in Fine Arts in Indian College of Art. After graduating, Sunil has been practicing visual arts encompassing an array of media. Sunil Sarkar has showcased his works in solo and group exhibitions organised in different galleries in various cities across the country including in Academy of Fine Arts (Kolkata), Birla Academy (Kolkata), Chitra Kala Parishad (Bangalore), Mahua Art Gallery (Bangalore) among countless others.
TAPAS KONAR
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Tapas Konar was born on 25th October 1953. He won the National Award in the year 2002 and the Junior Fellowship from the Ministry of Culture, Government of India (1995-96). Apart from two solo exhibitions in India and Netherlands, he has participated in many group shows in major Indian cities including the National Exhibition of Art, and also in Hong Kong, China, Denmark, England, and the Netherlands. His works can be seen in the NGMA, New Delhi, and at Birla Academy, Kolkata.
THOTA VAIKUNTAM
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Thota Vaikuntam was born on 1942 at Karimnagar district, Telangana. Hyderabad, in 1970, and then another in Painting and Printmaking from the Faculty of Fine Arts at Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, in 1972. Vaikuntam paints colorful and elaborately dressed Telangana region men and seductive women. His muse is the sensuous and voluptuous women of Telangana with their omnipresent vermilion bindis, draped in colourful sarees that highlight their dusky skin. Particularly Telangana women, are frequent subjects for his works. His obsession can be traced back to his childhood, when he used to be fascinated by the male artists who used to impersonate female characters in the travelling theatre groups that performed in his village. He admits finding the women of his village very sensuous and that he only attempts to capture their vibrancy.He generally uses only primary colours, as he believes that composite colours do not exist in nature and are therefore, unnatural. As he explains, “I like using rich primary colours, which give a sense of character and depth to my paintings. Like reds and saffron and even orange, because these are essentially Indian colours. He don't like using mixing colours, because he thinks they are not natural. He held his first solo exhibition at the Kala Bhavan in Hyderabad in 1973, and since then has had regular shows at various galleries in Hyderabad, Bangalore, New Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai. His most recent shows have been ‘Yes, I am He’ organized by India Fine Art at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, in 2007; ‘Telangana: Inheritance of a Dream Lost’ at Art Alive, New Delhi, also in 2007; and ‘Mukham’ at Sanskriti Art Gallery, Kolkata, in 2006. Among his several honours are the National Award for Painting, which Vaikuntam received in 1993, and the Biennale Award from Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal, which he received in 1988-89.
VILAS SHINDE
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Artist and painter Vilas Shinde is born on 1953, in Ekambe, Maharashtra. He completed his Diploma degree in Drawing & Painting from Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai, in 1978. He went to to pursue a Post Diploma in Painting from the M. S. University, in Baroda, in 1980. He further studied Painting at the Ecole, Nationale, on the subject og Superieure Des Beauz Arts and Print Making under the guidance of Prof. S. W. Heyter, Paris. His solo shows include exhibitions at Hall D' Accuell Du Centre Albert Chatelet, Paris, 1982, LTG Art Gallery, New Delhi, 1993, Jehangir Art gallery, Mumbai, 1994, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, 1995, Sakshi Gallery & Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, 1997, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, 1999, 2002, and 2005, Articullate, Birla Art Lifestyle, Mumbai, 2006, Jehangir Art Gallery & Gallery Beyond, Mumbai, 2010, and Gallery Art & Soul, Mumbai, 2013.
VRINDAVAN SOLANKI
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Vrindavan Solanki was born in Junagadh, Gujarat in 1942. He studied Diploma in Painting from M.S. University, Vadodara in 1980, In 1982 he has completed his Post Diploma in Graphics, M.S. University, Vadodara. He was Visiting faculty in NID, Ahmedabad during 1982-87. He likes to call his diplomas, degrees and prizes "bits of paper" is focused in his choice of career. In 1987-90, he has been member of Lalit Kala Academy, Gujarat. Solanki's paintings portrays the men and women of Rajasthan in easy, flowing lines. His fascination with these people can be traced to his childhood when the children of the Rabari tribe of this State would visit his house. Typically, he draws them in black and white, capturing their innate beauty and the timelessness of their lifestyle. His paintings have a photographic quality about them as he creates a play of light and shadow over the canvas.
WASIM KAPOOR
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Wasim Kapoor is an eminent painter in India. He was born on 3rd January 1951 in Lucknow. Kapoor acquired First Class Diploma in Fine Arts from the Indian College of Arts and Draftsmanship, Calcutta, in 1971. He is an artist possessed by the dark emotions of pain, suppression, suffering and loneliness. All his subjects, whether simple Indian women involved in daily tasks, Jesus Christ or even the ubiquitous Kolkata rickshaws, reflect angst and torment at the hands of a cruel society. He says, "90 percent of my work is about the suffering of women and their problems." Although he humorously believes it`s because of the underworld-like way he dresses, All his life his attire has always been black. He wears a black coat, black jacket, black kurta and carries a silver stick. Others think that it`s the controversies he seems to be ever-embroiled in. Kapoor has been exhibiting his works in solo and group shows for more than 30 years now and seems to have achieved more in this time than most artists do in their entire careers. Kapoor has contributed proceeds from some of his sales towards a leprosy center and even taken part in the Picasso centenary exhibition by Calcutta painters in 1981.
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