About the Artist: Chandan Debnath (born in Tripura in 1967) studied graphics at Rabindra-Bharati, Kolkata and worked at Emami Art, one of the globally significant contemporary art galleries. His paintings have been exhibited in different galleries around the globe. Though he resides in a metropolitan city but beholds the serenity of village life in him as a… Continue reading An Invitation: The Exhibition of Paintings ‘Scenic Route’ by Chandan Debnath
Beyond Nabadwip’s Poramatala Mandir, stood Kanai Karmakar’s photography studio, a landmark called Prantik. It was as if Kanai knew magic. He could conjure up technicolour pictures from black and white shots, transform smaller images into larger forms, all in the blink of an eye. An alumnus of the Art School in Kolkata, Kanai Karmakar, and… Continue reading Album: The Exhibition ‘Santiniketan’
Graduated from the Indian College of Art and Draughtsmanship with a first class in 1986. Received gold medal for excellence in fine arts by Rabindra Bharati University in 1986 and Taj Gaurav award in 2008. Honoured by the President of India as artist- in residence at The Rashtrapati Bhavan in November 2020. I started my… Continue reading Album: On the Day of Inauguration – The exhibition ‘Santiniketan’
Cities will sprout where trees were king. Factories will harden forest floors. Nature will give way to the drum roll of development. All that is inevitable. But what if a few wondrous places were simply left alone ? Sheltered from the assault of progress? May be that would do us humans and our eponymous humanity… Continue reading Album: The exhibition ‘Santiniketan’ by Chandra Bhattacharjee
The book titled ‘Bangali Ashtottara Satanam’ was released on the day of inauguration of the exhibition ( ‘Bangali : Ashtottara Satanam’ by Shubhendu Sarkar) held at Birla Academy of Art and Culture in April, 2022. The book is authored by Debolina Ghosh and illustrated by the artist Shubhendu Sarkar. The foreword is composed by Nirbed… Continue reading Album: Book release ‘Bangali Ashttotara Satanam’
The exhibition curated by Jyotirmoy Bhattacharya (Curator, Art Alinda) held at Birla Academy Art and Culture, Kolkata in April , 2022.
With the advent of Bengal Renaissance changes occurred in every sphere of the society. This change was also reflected in the field of art and culture . The artists’ thoughts and expressions had a wider spectrum and there was more scope for experimentation. This was a new era in Indian Art. This environment of cultural… Continue reading From Album: An exhibition of bronzes ‘Babu & Bibi ‘ by Lalu Prasad Shaw
There’s only one difference between a mad man and me. The mad man thinks he is sane. I know I am mad — Salvador Dali These lines haunt me when I see the surrealistic rendering of crippled society on Samir Aich’s canvases. From primordial to now, paradise to perdition, divine or the godless, virtuous or… Continue reading Curator’s Note ‘Told Untold’ : Jyotirmoy Bhattacharya