As a human being, I am active and my actions are manifested through my gestures. The gestures of my behaving, i.e. my behavioral pattern, has taken [ and is taking ] shape through the gradual development of my comprehensive attitude towards life. They are the visual truth resulted from the unending interaction among my ‘self’, the ‘other’ and the ‘void’. And that’s where every possible gesture becomes important. Because, each and every snap of mine -- is ‘me’ and ‘me’ only, nothing else. As an artist, my prime intention is to keep on registering all the potential interactions that have some kind of appeal to my aesthetic perception. In this process, the subjects are chosen, developed and manifested automatically; and the activity of painting [ or any other form of execution ] goes on – with and/or without. This comprehensive spontaneity of happening is the most important aspect of my work. It transforms a potential interaction into another defined form. And if anything remains undefined, that is subject to be discovered and cultivated – both by the artist and the spectator. In this way, the visual outcome of each and every happening becomes the transformation of the ‘aesthetic self’; and everything else [ along with the ‘sense of other’ ] defuse into the ‘void’. In these circumstances, I should rather identify and introduce myself as an objective painter, who doesn’t intend to tell a story. Because, I believe that the entire life-scape of human civilization have been ‘decorated’ with a lot of dimensions. And too much of dimensions -- as it’s inevitable -- have resulted into an overall flatness. Too much of happenings all around our experiences have numbed our sense and sensitivities. We are no more surprised with anything; not even with the ugliest evil or the splendors of life that we have been offered. Hence, we have learnt to remain indifferent under all circumstances. On the other hand – Economy has taken over every aspect of our daily living. Globalization is gradually leading towards cultural generalization. Each and every moment, we are moving away from nature and thus from our soil as well. Our identity, the sense of being, is loosing its significance. Day by day, the reality as a whole seems to be more virtual in nature. And the saddest part is that we are not bothered with any of these at all. As a result, my objects and I have lost our subjectivity. I have no special message to deliver, except my gestures. And we all know that each and every gesture – that I project – can definitely be a sole proof of my aesthetic perception. Because each of these behavioral patterns come out [ willingly/unwillingly ] straight from all that I possess – everything, positive and/or negative. Each of these motifs is capable enough to reflect my comprehensive attitude towards life and aesthetics. As a living creature of this post-modern/post-colonial globe, I am in search of that comprehensive spontaneity.
Biography: Master of Visual Arts [ Painting ] from the Govt College of Art & Craft, Kolkata, India [ 2002 ] Short Course in Museum Studies [ 2005-06 ] from the Indian Museum, Kolkata, India Continuing PhD at the University of Calcutta, India [ since 2006 ] Group Show at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, India [ 2005 ] Group Show at Metropoliton Art Salon, Kolkata, India [ 2003 ] Group Show at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, India [ 2002 ] Annual Exhibition of Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, India [ 2006, 2005, 2002 ] Annual Exhibition Of Govt College of Art & Craft, Kolkata, India [ 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996 ] Annual Exhibition of Shilpa Sarit, Kolkata, India [ 1996 ] Kishory Roy Award in the Annual Exhibition of the Govt College of Art & Craft, Kolkata, India [ 2001 ] Several Private collections in India and abroad.
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