Bengal-uru: meet these artists from Bengal and Bengaluru at the CKP exhibitions

18th Nov 2018
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Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath is hosting two exhibitions, titled Inner Journey and Bengal & Bengaluru. Here are some creative highlights, in our two-part photo essay.


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The works of artists from Bengaluru, Kolkata and Dhaka are on display at two exhibitions in Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath. The collection titled ‘Inner Journey’ features the works of five artists: Bidula Nath Basu, Rajib Deyashi, Rina Roy, Sunanda Chakraborty, and Swapan Das. The lineup for ‘Bengal & Bengaluru’ includes 18 artists.

The exhibited works span installations, miniature art, upcycled art, and paintings with acrylic and watercolours; there is even a technique used called ‘wash painting.’ The art works are priced from Rs 5,000 to Rs 1.3 lakhs (more works and artist insights will be featured in Part II of our photo essay).

Rajib Deyashi studied at the College of Visual Art, and has exhibited across India and in France. Swapan Das follows the neo-Bengal School of painting founded by Abindranath Tagore, and has studied at the Government College of Art and Crafts. Sunanda Chakraborty learnt painting techniques from the Indian Society of Oriental Art.

“My artistic expressions reflect my spiritual journey. Art helps people come out of mundane thoughts, transcend pettiness, and experience happiness. We are too absorbed and distressed by issues like politics; paintings of scenery bring us happiness, and abstract art takes our mind to a different plane,” said Sunanda, in a chat with YourStory.

“The leaves and flowers around us are symbols of divinity. Nature gives us different perspectives on life. My art is about the beauty of nature, and also our duty to society,” explained Rajib.

“Art should give the viewer delight as well as vibrations. Artists should aim to remove the pain of viewers and bring them joy,” signed off Swapan, as advice to aspiring artists.

Now what have you done today to pause in your busy schedule, ponder about the bigger picture of life, and find higher meaning in your work?

Sunanda Chakraborty, Swapan Das and Rajib Deyashi

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