About the Artist :
Paintings of “GANESHA” is the result of my experiments over the years. I create paintings with Acrylic colours, Water Colours on Canvas, Canvas Board and Acid Free Archival Paper; through preparation of painting with Tuloat Paper, Tissue Paper & Napali Handmade Paper, its process of preservation are laborious and time taking.
Maintaining all the special features of a painting of any subject, I prefer to use this subject (Painting of “Lord Ganapati” ) as my means of expression. I am Calcutta based practicing artist & experimenting with newer and newer techniques to create images from life and nature, spirituality and rationality. The Medium of painting is not only Canvas, but also Water Colour on Paper. I have been working in this subject for quite a longtime and have also exhibited my works in different galleries in India. My exhibits have been highly appreciated among the art critics and media and also from “GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS”, London. U.K. [ Membership Number:24492, Claim ID: 32422].
My Collections is like-Jehanjir Art Gallery [Mumbai], Birla Academy (Kolkata), Lee-Alison Sibley[U.S. Consul general ], Moni Ratnam [Eminent Film Director], Art World(Chennai), Aurodhan Art Gallery(Pondichery), Tata Steel, Emami Limited, Marble Palace (Kolkata), British Deputy High Commission & Many Private, Corporate & Institutional collections, Like – India & Abroad.
2015 - Bachelor of Education ( B.Ed.)[ O.D.L.] from Ramakrishna Mission Shikshan Mandira, Belur Math, Howrah by Netaji Subhas Open University (Calcutta) .
2005 - Master of Visual Art ( M.V.A.) from Govt. College of Art & Craft Calcutta and obtained First Class.
2002 - Bachelor of Visual Art ( B.V.A.) from Govt. College of Art & Craft Calcutta with First Class.
1997 - Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) from Calcutta University.
2006 - EDP [Entrepreneurship Development Programme ] on LEATHER PRODUCTS , Organised by Leather Division of Small Industries Service Institute, MINISTRY OF SMALL SCALE INDUSTRIES, GOVT. OF INDIA.
1999 - Post Diploma from Indian Society of Oriental Art.
1999 - First Fresco Painting Training Course from I.S.A.A..
1997 - CMS & IDD from ‘IRMA’ affiliated to World Rural Medical Association- Geneva & supported by UNICEF.
1996 - B.C.A.A. from Indian Astronomical Society [Deptt. of Applied Mathematics] University College of Science,sponsored by ECRA and World Laboratories [ GENEVA ].
2015- An exhibition of recent works at The Oberoi Hotel[Art Walk Gallery] Mumbai.
2014- An exhibition of paintings at Taj Bengal, Kolkata from 10th November to 16th November .
2014- An exhibition of works Gateway Hotel, Kolkata from 10th October to 30th October .
2012- The Eye Within & Indian masterpainters presents 'Nature & Environment' from November to December
2009- Bodhi Tree- Monastery of Art presents- 'Vibrant Ghats of Varanasi' - an exhibition at Swiss Park, Kolkata from 21st January to 1st February
2009- Indian Art Collectors presents- 'Artist of the Month'- an exhibition [Online ] of recent works from 1st January to 31st January .
2009 - Indian Art Ideas presents- 'Spotlight Artist', an exhibition [Online ] of recent works from 1st September to 30th September.
2005 - I'Names- AN. Art' (New Name- Gallery Kolkata) Organized an exhibition of paintings on 'Leather', inaugurated by Shri Sunil Gangopadhyay ( Eminent Poet & Novelist ) on May 17 to May28, Kolkata.
2005 - Display paintings by Kala Ghora Association , Pavment Gallery,Mumbai.
2005-2006 - IStandard Chartered presents- 'Small is beautiful'- an exhibition of recent works, at Standard Chartered gallery, Kolkata, (Dec-Jan).
2004- 'PAINTINGS ON LEATHER' 4th Solo show, Organized by Mrs. Lee-Alison Sibley (American Consulate) and “International Women’s club” at the residence of U.S. Consulate,
2003 - Sponsored Show K.C.Das (Kolkata).
2003 - “After Immersion” An exhibition of paintings at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata.
2002 - Gaganendra Art Gallery ( Kolkata Information Centre ).
2015 - An exhibition of paintings at Hotel Leela Palace [Leela Art Gallery] Mumbai.
2010 - An exhibition of paintings at Jehagir Art Gallery [ Mumbai ] from 11TH August to 17TH August .
2010 - Alliance Francaise [Pondichery] presents “Colours and Vibrations” Paintings Exhibition from 20th to 26th October, 2010.
2008 - Nandan –The Art Paradise [ Mumbai ]organized an exhibition of paintings n sculptures by Anirban Seth n Debabrata Chakraborti at Goregaon West, Mumbai from 28th July to 7th August .
2005- Gallery Sanskriti organized an exhibition of paintings at City Centre, Salt Lake.
2014 – ART MULL Gallery [Singapore]present online show paintings.
2014 – online Art Exhibition of my paintings, presented by ART PAL Gallery [U.S.A] with website.
2014 – GG ART [China] present painting on Leather online show.
2010 – Invited : “Reading Contemporary Art Fair 2010”--Rivermead Leisure Centre [U.K.].
2009- Invited : “Summer show” at Royal Academy, London [UK] organized by Burland art gallery.
2006 - ‘INDIAN CONTEMPORARY ART’ – Inaugurated by Our Indian Ambassador H.E. Mrs. Navrekha Sharma [ With kind cooperation of Indian Embassy and J.N. Indian cultural centre], Organized by Indian Artist Network, Mumbai, from 14th -27th August, World Trade Centre, Sudirman, JAKARTA, INDONESIA
• 2015- Awarded by Colours Land Art Academy[ Kolkata],
• 2014- Mridula Lunker Award-2014 by “ICAC gallery” [International Contemporary Art Centre, Mumbai]
• 2014- Colours Land Art Academy awarded Certificate of Excellence
• 2012- “Jury Award” All India [National Label] Art Exhibition Awarded by Birla Academy of Art & Culture , Kolkata.
• 2004- Bronze Medal Awarded by Avantika International (Regional Art Exhibition) Kolkata.
• 2004 - Merit Certificate from American Centre by “The Kolkata International Womens Club” & Lee Alison Siblee “ U.S. Consulate”, Kolkata.
• 2004- Certificate of Merit from E.Z.C.C. (Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India).
• 2004- West Bengal State Academy Award (Collaboration with Lalit Kala Akademy, New Delhi) From Rabindra Bharati University(RBU) ..
• 2003- Oriental Art Society Award.
• 2003- Merit Certificate from Avantika International (Regional Art Exhibition) Kolkata.
• 2001- Festum First Award, Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College, Kolkata.
• 2001- Govt. Art College Award from Govt. College of Art & Craft , Kolkata .
• 2001- Prestigious Camlin Art Foundation, East Zone Award, (Professional Category) Kolkata.
• 2000- ‘Outstanding Young Person First Award ’(Festum), Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College, Kolkata.