Art is my love and inclination. My passion for love is what keeps me going. For me each painting is a new experience. Each day seems to include not only the creation of something new, but also the discovery of other intriguing things. When I start with an empty canvas, I still feel like a student whose mind is riddled with many thoughts. Sometimes the brush guides me, step-by-step, layer-by-layer. As I keep filling the canvas, my desired color, light and subject is spread all over in achieving the perfect emotion that fills my heart.
My paintings are based mainly on psychological and physical states with the aid of a number of images. I conceptualize and serialize my many experiences. I believe that the original power of my works lies in the span between their inwardness and their externalization.
Most of my work involves a stylized representation of everyday objects. My preference for stylization lies in the tenets of expressionism, which involve gestural brushwork and the existence of colors on a textured surface. I have also shifted the emphasis in my paintings from composition to textures.
Born: Kolkata, India, 1958
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts with honours from University of Chittagong
Post Graduate diploma from “Fashion & Art Institute”, Dallas, Texas, USA, 1982
1993 – Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, India
1994 –Taj Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
Chitrakoot Art Gallery, Kolkata, India
1996 – Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, India
1999 – Divine Art Gallery, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2000 – Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, India
2003 – Giri Art Gallery, Chittagong,
Academy of Fine Art, Kolkata, India Sponsored by ‘The Art Collector’ and ‘Gallery Katayun’
2004 – Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, India. Sponsored by ‘Gati’
2006 – ‘By The Way’, Taj Bengal, Kolkata, India. Sponsored by Taj Bengal
2007 – Samokal Art Gallery, Kolkata, India. Sponsored by Samokal Art Gallery
2008 - “RAGA” Gallery 14 Vero beach Florida, USA
2008 - Samokal Art Gallery, Kolkata, India. Sponsored by Samokal Art Gallery
1977 – Young Artists Exhibition, Sponsored by Shilpa Kala Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
1978 – Annual Exhibition of Alliance Françoise, Chittagong,
1979 – Annual Exhibition of Bangladesh Parishad, Exhibition of Contemporary Art in China
1982 – Annual Exhibition of Fashion & Art Institute of Dallas, Texas, USA.
1989 to 1993 – Mid summer Exhibition of Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, India
1989 – Annual Exhibition of RabindraBharati University, Kolkata, India.
1993 – Three Person Show at Goa Kala Academy, Goa, India.
1996 – Participated in Kala Mela, Kolkata, organize by Lalit Kala Academy, India.
1997 – Four Person Show at Nehru Centre, Mumbai, India.
Participated in Special Indian Contemporary Art Exhibition for Celebration of Golden
Jubilee Year of India, organized by Lalit Kala Academy, Chennai, India.
Participated in an exhibition to commemorate 50 years of independence of India, jointly organized by the Institute of International Social Development & Alliance Françoise De Kolkata, India.
Participated in Open Air Exhibition organized by Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, India.
2002 – Four Person Show at AIFACS at Delhi, India.
2003 – Participated in Open Air Exhibition, Organized by Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, India.
2004 – “Friends of the Academy” Exhibition at the Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, India.
2005 – Group Show at the Taj Bengal, Sponsored by Master’s Collection Art Gallery, Kolkata, India.
2006 – Four Person Show at the European Art Gallery, Sponsored by the European Art Gallery, Miami, FL
2008 - “Art by the sea” show at the Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, FL
2008 – Backus Gallery &Museum, Ft. Pierce, FL
2009 - Ridge Art Association Gallery, Winter Haven, FL
2009 -”Art by the sea “ show at the Vero beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, FL
2009 - Annual show Birla Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, India.
2009 –The Strawbridge Art League, Heneger center for the art, Melbourne, FL.
2009 – Ridge Art Association, Gallery, Winter Haven, FL
2009 - Bakus Gallery & Museum, Ft.Pierce, FL
2010 – Art by the sea show at the Vero Beach museum of Art, Vero Beach, FL.
2010 - Ridge Art Association gallery Winter Haven, FL, 60th Anniversary show.
2010 – Bakus Gallery & Museum, Ft. Pierce, FL
2009 – 1st place in Pastels in “Art by the Sea” show, Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, FL
2009 - Honorable mention in “Miniature” Show, Ridge Art Association, Winter Haven, FL.
2009 – Honorable mention in “The Face” show, Strawbridge Art League, Heneger Center for the Arts,
2010 – 1st place in Acrylics in “Art by the Sea” show, Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, FL
2008 – Sponsored by Pink Ginger Arts (Mumbai, India), Italy
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