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Second art show of Bengal Art Initiative at AFA, Kolkata

Second art show by the members of BAI is running. The members of BAI displayed different media such as painting, print-making, installation, drawing, digital art etc. which usually deal with several contemporary issues. The participating artists are Nilotpal Sinha, Bilendra Nath Mondal, Parag Roy, Sumit Choudhury, Sudip Rakshit, Naba Kumar Chakrabarty, Manjushree Ghosh and Deep Saha. Artist Ganesh Haloi, Parthapratim Deb and Tapan Bhattacharya have visited this exhibition and expressed their important opinions on this show. We place here few images of artworks with a slider for public viewing.

–BAI Team

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To the Readers,

BAI jumps into its Second Annual Show “50×32” at AFA, Kolkata

Bengal Art Initiative is going to play a role to organize its second art exhibition at North Gallery of Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata from 15-21 Sep. 2016, 3-8 pm. BAI invites all artists, art lovers and neti-zens to visit this show in virtual space or in physical space in gallery. From today BAI members have started to move for a campaign through paper and electronic media. Also BAI, BanglaBlog and BanglaBlogaru share a responsibility to post news/discussion in the web world and obviously everybody is welcome in this art exhibition! Thanks!

–BAI Team

Invitation card

Invitation card

Art News: Solo Show

To the Readers/Bloggers

Second solo exhibition by Nabakumar Chakrabarty at LKA

“I can never come up with what to say-so here some black & white words that I love to express.” by Nabakumar Chakrabarty, member & secretary of BAI invites viewers in his second solo exhibition (April 10-16, 2016) on ink painting organized at Lalitkala Akademi (Fine arts academy), Gallery No. 8 (2nd floor), 35, Feroz Shah Road, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi – 110001. Last year his first solo show was organized at Triveni Kala Kendra, New Delhi. That impressive show was highly appreciated by few authentic art people and eminent artists of Delhi where one of his exhibits was sold out and that inspiring situation guided him to engage himself in studio work for further development. Especially ink is a favorite medium to Nabakumar and he painted major on paper (Fabriano) in smaller size to larger size. Curator Kallol Roy’s catalogue writing on Naba’s work has introduced an added features which is available here. One of his senior most painter, Delhi based artist Soumitrada has co-operated him to organize this show. On behalf of BAI we welcome you to visit Naba’s second solo show at LKA. Thanks!

Invitation for SOLO_LKA16

Catalogue writing:

Ink-worlds

Naba Kumar Chakrabarty is not trained in using the medium of ink in the traditional Eastern sense as it was, and, still is practiced by the artists of China and Japan. Nor has he any particular fondness for, or, for that matter, artistic urgency in dealing with the vast and sweeping beauty of natural landscapes—the conventional staple of ink-wash paintings. He is moved by the events and contradictions in his immediate surroundings and culture. But to explore that world he has chosen ink since he is deeply drawn to the beauty and the materiality of ink, which, he believes, allows him to plunge into ‘the deepest levels of artistic contemplation’. Chakrabarty’s ink paintings, presented here for solo exhibition at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, are preliminary forays into the ironies of urban existence. He is on the verge of developing, as it were, a personal and rather provisional vocabulary of sorts for dealing with the quotidian and corrosive aspects of daily living. Repetitive set of tropes or leitmotifs appear to grant certain cohesiveness to the twenty-five odd works selected here. These paintings are not about the industrial wastes and spectacles of city life but are explorations into the vulnerable nature of its ordinary beings which haunt the artist’s imagination. Soft lines are used in drawing human figures engulfed in shifting amorphous splotches and inky meshes that overlap the boundaries between object and ground. Recurrent object clusters—having a family resemblance—are like fragile visual notations that he keeps on rehearsing in work after work; thus we find disjunctive body parts, mechanical contraptions, pulleys, cranes, guns, suitcases, meshwork of wires, and birds’ legs morphed into wheels. These create a thinly veiled symbolism about the anxiety, loneliness and embedded violence in the nature of contemporary consumerist society and the rampant commercialization of everyday living in India.

The small-format series on birds are like images derived from some sci-fi optical tomography that makes us see through the soft tissues of these feathery creatures as meshwork of pulleys and wires. There is a painting in which a bemused man seem to reach out to the bust of a figure whose mouth is wide open in pain—here, the image of the bust has faint echoes of cyborgs in pulp culture with which the artist does not seem to be unfamiliar. In another work the head of a man is transformed or rather overlaid with a huge rock-like thing that disfigures it completely. And yet there is a certain naiveté to these works that set them apart from the weird biomechanical contraptions that populate the more sophisticated post-human world of contemporary Western writers and artists. The artists in Western countries have a more ambiguous approach toward the increasing integration of technology in their culture which, according to some critics, obeys the more discontinuous and fractured logic of late industrial capitalism. For artists working in our local traditions the question of technology is fraught with the contradictions of an asynchronous contemporaniety.

The paintings in this exhibition have a dappled texture made up of successive layers of ink in varying shades. It is an effect the artist claims he achieved by employing a technique he personally developed or rather stumbled upon several years back when he first set upon this course of practising in ink. With the help of a long dropper he drips ink erratically and freely all over the surface of paper. These drops splatter or smudge across the surface depending on the concentration of the ink and quality of the paper which then again is doused in water repeatedly over several days—in the end giving a deckled and washed effect to the work.

Perhaps an element of ethical overload can be read into these works whose richness in terms of imagery are delimited by having a rather simplified perspective into the tangled issues of modernity and consumerism. It may be argued that the images preclude a certain range of possibilities into what could otherwise be seen as the liberating aspects of the gradual cross-fertilization between urbanity and technology in contemporary India. But it should not be forgotten that the artist here has barely started on a personal journey of discovery which we hope, will bear different and richer fruits in the future.

Kallol Roy
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“I can never come up with what to say-so here some black & white words that I love to express.”

Naba Kumar Chakrabarty Untitled-37 Ink on acid free paper (Fabriano) 12.5″ x 9.5″ 2016

Untitled-37    Ink on acid free paper (Fabriano)     12.5″ x 9.5″    2016

Untitled-35 Ink on acid free paper (Fabriano) 9″x12″ 2016

Untitled-35     Ink on acid free paper (Fabriano)     9″x12″     2016

Untitled-33 Ink on acid free paper (Fabriano) 22″ x 15″ 2016

Untitled-33     Ink on acid free paper (Fabriano)     22″ x 15″     2016

Naba Kumar Chakrabarty Untitled-26 Ink on acid free paper (Cartridge)) 16″ x 12″ 2016

Untitled-26     Ink on acid free paper (Cartridge)    16″ x 12″    2016

Naba Kumar Chakrabarty Untitled-23 Ink on acid free paper (Cartridge) 9″ x 12″ 2016

Untitled-23     Ink on acid free paper (Cartridge)     9″ x 12″    2016

Naba Kumar Chakrabarty Untitled-22 Ink on acid free paper (Fabriano)) 15″ x 11″ 2016

Untitled-22    Ink on acid free paper (Fabriano)     15″ x 11″     2016

Naba Kumar Chakrabarty Untitled-18 Ink on acid free paper (Canson)) 11″ x 15″ 2016

Untitled-18     Ink on acid free paper (Canson)     11″ x 15″     2016

Naba Kumar Chakrabarty Untitled-9 Ink on acid free paper (Cartridge) 10.5″ x 9″ 2016

Untitled-9     Ink on acid free paper (Cartridge)     10.5″ x 9″    2016

Naba Kumar Chakrabarty Untitled-6 Ink on acid free paper (Cartridge) 7″ x 10″ 2016

Untitled-6     Ink on acid free paper (Cartridge)     7″ x 10″    2016

Naba Kumar Chakrabarty Untitled-5 Ink on acid free paper (Canson) 20″ x 28″ 2016

Untitled-5     Ink on acid free paper (Canson)     20″ x 28″    2016

Naba Kumar Chakrabarty Untitled-1 Ink on acid free paper Size: unknown 2014

Untitled-1     Ink on acid free paper     Size: unknown     2014

Untitled-11 Ink on paper Size: unknown 2016

Untitled-11     Ink on paper     Size: unknown     2016

Nabakumar Chakrabarty
Artist
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
contact: M-+91 9831182657
e-mail: e-nabaach@yahoo.com
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–Bengal Blogaru

Art News: BAI’s 2nd Art Talk Show

A massive gathering by the art people in BAI’s second Art Talk Show

(From left ) Prof. Sunanda K Sanyal, Speaker Partha Dasgupta and Tapan Bhattacharya

(From left ) Prof. Sunanda K Sanyal, Speaker Partha Dasgupta and Tapan Bhattacharya

Before the beginning of Art Talk Show

Before the beginning of Art Talk Show

Tapan Bhattacharya, Partha Dasgupta and Prof. Sanyal

Tapan Bhattacharya, Partha Dasgupta and Prof. Sanyal

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Prof. Sanyal and Naba K Chakrabarty

Prof. Sanyal and Naba K Chakrabarty

Tapan Bhattacharya

Tapan Bhattacharya

Naba K Chakrabarty

Naba K Chakrabarty

Prof. Sanyal and Partha Dasgupta

Prof. Sanyal and Partha Dasgupta

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Prof. Sanyal

Prof. Sanyal

Naba K Chakrabarty and Sumit Choudhury (members)

Naba K Chakrabarty and Sumit Choudhury (members)

Prof Sanyal and both speakers

Prof Sanyal and both speakers

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Speakers and moderator

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Prof Sanyal (moderator)

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View of the running program

View of the running program

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Photo: Naba K Chakrabarty, Sumit Choudhury, Sudip Rakshit

–Bengal Blogaru

News

The upcoming second Art-Talk-Show organized by Bengal Art Initiative (BAI)

Poster Poster

In this winter BAI initiates to organize an art talk show at Abanindra Sabhagriho, Charukala Bhawan (Auditorium of Art Council of Govt. of West Bengal) where BAI’s first art talk program was organized just one year ago. In this program recognized young painter & sculptor Partha Dasgupta will speak on his ceramic art that he has created successfully during long years back. At present he engaged himself in the development of pavilion designing of Sharod festivals aesthetically which is more attractive & innovative, no doubt the viewers might have a scope to reach the goal of re-thinking on his installation projects. Another one artist & art writer Tapan Bhattacharya will speak on the contemporary art & its problems. Tapan Bhattacharya is well-known art writer in Bengal & other places in India also he is a working artist, as a committed painter he exhibited & participated in different gallery shows in India. Both speakers will deliver their speeches on the different perspectives of contemporary art. Prof. Sunanda K Sanyal, Critical Art History, Boston Art Institute will moderate this program and last year Prof. Sanyal delivered a fantastic speech on few non-western artists’ works that are indicated as ‘Post Theme’ or ‘Post Medium’. At the beginning of the program, the announcer will read a short message on behalf of BAI’s mission statement and then the real program will be going up to 9pm including 10 min. break. All associated websites and blog sites such as Globalthek, BanglaBlog, BanglaBlogaru and BAI’s own blog ‘Let’s Talk Together’will publish news and information jointly via Facebook , Google page etc. We, the members of BAI call our friends for attending this program on aforesaid date & time. Thank you!

–Bengal Blogaru

Cultural activities

To the readers/bloggers,

A colorful three-day cultural activities in Kolkata

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A procession by Culturalactivists Ofbengal

For more info please visit : https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009085114357 and http://www.culturalactivistsofbengal.org

Photo credit: Culturalactivists Ofbengal

–by Bengal Blogaru

Artist’s statement

To the readers/bloggers,

The statement by Naba K Chakrabarty

I on Me

For me, art is an expression of the human mind. This reflects the active will, the contemplative reason and the desire to my aesthetic perfection. Its basic elements are logic and intuition including analytical construction. I define myself through hard work and individuality.

My paintings derive from the deepest problem of modern life. In the face of overwhelming social forces, the claim of the individual to preserve the autonomy and individuality of his existence is a matter of great concern for me.

I have always been doing things at my own will. It represents my ultimate sense of freedom. I believe art is a paradise of individuality. eccentric, abnormal still filled with humor.

My recent paintings express genuine individuality. Because ‘the inside out’ of eternal life is ever-changing.

Nabakumar Chakrabarty
Artist
Kolkata

* This is written by Naba K Chakrabarty for his upcoming solo exhibition at Triveni Kala Sangam art gallery in New Delhi that news was given here in earlier post.

–Bengal Blogaru

Solo Exhibition

To the readers/Bloggers,

Naba K Chakrabarty’s Paintings

Few paintings of Naba K Chakrabarty are displayed here. He presents these paintings in his upcoming show ‘The Inside Out’, starting 16 March, 2015 till 25 March 2015 at Triveni Kala Sangam, 205 Tansen Marg, New Delhi – 110001 (near Mandi House Metro Station). The paintings will be on view from 11am to 7 pm daily.

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–Bengal Blogaru

Solo exhibition

Solo exhibition “The Inside Out”
by Naba K Chakrabarty

The Invitation Card

Naba Kumar Chakrabarty cordially invites you to visit his recent Exhibition of Paintings ‘The Inside Out’, starting 16 March, 2015 till 25 March 2015 at Triveni Kala Sangam, 205 Tansen Marg, New Delhi – 110001 (near Mandi House Metro Station). The paintings will be on view from 11am to 7 pm daily.

Naba Kumar is one of the active member and secretary of BAI. Very recent he participated the art show, ’50×32, Multum in Parvo’ (Feb. 11-17, 2015) at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata. His video art “Synthetic Paradise” was displayed in the gallery and it was highly appreciated by the viewers, also this video art is already uploaded in You tube by ‘Kolkata Eye’ with a short introduction. BAI blog also published it few day before.

BanglaBlogaru (https://banglablogaru.wordpress.com) & BanglaBlog (http://neelseen.wordpress.wordpress.com)  will publish his few images of his paintings on or before the opening of his show.

Nabakumar Charabarty
Contact:
M-+91 9831182657
emai: nabaach@yahoo.com
Blogs: https://banglablogaru.wordpress.com
http://neelseen.wordpress.com
Linked In: nabakumar
Facebook: nabakumar chakrabarty

–BAI Team

Art@AFA-50×32 Multum in Parvo

To the readers/Bloggers,

News published in BAI Blog:

About 15 artists: short biodata

A printed brochure published on the opening day that contains a declaration on behalf of the show and 15 artists’ short biodata. Please follow the abbreviations given below.

Asutosh Bhattacharjee (Invited)

Asutosh Bhattacharjee (b.1964) lives in Kolkata. After completing Diploma in Visual Art from RBU in 1988, Art appreciation course from Calcutta Information Centre. In 1997 he participated major group shows, annual shows of BAAC, AFA, Nijanta, Nehru Centre, group shows in Bangalore, Charu-o-Karu Mela by AFA, gallery Karma, Charukala Utsav by Govt. WB, Panart etc. At present he is engaged as a visual consultant in industry and actively performs a skillful co-ordination between art and industry. He is passionate to study and discuss on art and art writings along with huge collection of art books. His works are collected by Avijit Majumdar and various collectors of Kolkata, Mumbai and Delhi. He is founder member of Nijanta.

# 9830297203
art_asutosh@yahoo.co.in

Bilendranath Mondal (Member of BAI)

Bilendra Nath Mondal (b.1965) lives in Kolkata. After completing Diploma in Visual Arts from RBU in 1986 and Teacher’s Training Certificate (Art Appreciation) from CU in 1988 he started to exhibit his works in different galleries, solo, annual shows, group shows of Indian Art College, BAAC, Rashtriya Lalit Kala Academy, Dept. of I&C, State Academy, AIEFA, Print Biennial by LKA, 8th Akhil Bharatiya Kala Pradarshani, IFACS, National Exhibition by LKA, Trivent Gallery, Jehangir Art Gallery, EZCC, Bahrain Arts Society-Namana, Panart, Charukala Utsav etc. He participated in painting camp by Max Muller Bhawan, Bahrain Arts Society-Bahrain, Jagriti Art Initiative, EZCC and awarded by AIFACS in 1997. His works are collected by NGMA, LKA, private collectors in Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, UK, USA, and Germany.  At present he is a faculty member of Swar-Sangam, Birla Institute for Visual & Performing Art. He is a founder member and Treasurer of BAI.

# 9836499694
bilendra.mondal@gmail.com

Biswa Basu (Invited)

Biswa Basu (b.1969) lives in Kolkata. He completed his study in visual arts from Indian Society of Oriental Art, Swar Sangam, Birla Academy in 1986-1990, Academy of Fine Arts Sketch Club & Rajya Charu Kala (Art Appreciation Course). He participated in major shows in Ganges, Emami Chisel Art Annual Show, Rad Annual Show, Birla Academy, A.F.Arts, Rajya Charukala, Monon Group, Birla Academy, Sarjan Art Gallery, Boroda, Megh Utsav, Gorky Sadan, Installation Show, Group, 278 Jodhpur Park, One Man Show (Solo), Aifacs, Neo Bengal, Museum Art Gallary, Six Senses, Jahangir Art Gallery, Biennial Members, Shimul, Gorky Sadan, AFA-Group Mark, Chemould Art Gallery, ITC Sonar Bangla, Red Dot Gallery,‘Friends’ Gallery Kaatayun, Indian Society of Oriental Art, Aranya, Rad Xii Artists, Aesthetic Excellence, Birla Academy, Angan Art Gallery, West Bengal State Academy, Rabindra Bharati, Charukala, Art Space India, Rad, Regional Fair, Lalit Kala, Over The Ayodhya, Metropolitan Art Salon, Meghutsav, Ezcc,, Rad; also he joined workshops of Dokra Camp, Bengal, Orissa (Rad), Birla Academy of Art And Culture. Biswa was focused by Emami Chisel’s Art News Magazine, 2011, July Edition; article written on under “Young Contemporary” and he was awarded Aranya, All India Exhibition, 08, 2nd Award of Rad.

# 9831421446
basu.biswa@yahoo.com

Deep Saha (Pradipta Saha, Member of BAI)

Deep Saha (Pradipta Saha, b.1974) lives in Kolkata. After the completion of BVA from Govt. College of Arts & Craft, Kolkata, in 1998 he started his life as art teacher in Air Force School, New Delhi, in 1999. He participated in various shows in Jehangir, AIFACS, galleries in Mumbai, New Delhi & Kolkata, Oriental Art Society, N.Y.C.A., Urashwati Art Gallery, AFA, AIFACS, Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Thakur at Town Hall, art show by Sudrak at AFA, Charukala Utsav, Govt. of WB. He was awarded ‘Certificate of Merit’ in Annual Exhibition by Govt. College of Art & Craft, also awarded from Annual Exhibition of Govt. College of Art & Craft in 1996 and E.V. Havell Award in 1998. He participated in All India Casting Workshop for DHOKRA process and Sculpted 8 ft. High Bronze Statue of Dr. S. Hahnemann. His works are collected by private & govt. collectors in India & abroad. At present he is involved in self-enterprising environmental exterior and interior art object development to decorate the entire city. He is a founder member of BAI.

# 9830974243
sahadeept@gmail.com
sahadeep@ymail.com

Majushree Ghosh ( Member of Bai)

Manjushree Ghosh (b.1974) lives in Kolkata. She completed his BVA from Indian College of Art & Draftsmanship, Kolkata in 1998 and participated in various exhibitions of Urashwati Art Gallery, Dhomimal Art Gallery, AFA, Three Men Show in Jehangir Art Gallery, group show at AFA etc., and she was recipient of National Scholarship of Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India in 1998-2000. Manjushree’s works are collected in India and abroad. At present she is involved in self-enterprising environmental exterior and interior art object development to decorate the entire city. She is a founder member of BAI.

# 9830352227
manbhav@gmail.com

Nabakumar Chakrabarty (Member of BAI)

Naba Kumar Chakrabarty (b.1970) lives in Kolkata. He completed his Diploma program in visual art from RBU and participated in group, annual shows of Pryag Sangeet Samiti, Roopkala Kendra, AFA, Steel Junction- Knowledge Centre, TATA, BAAC, Gallery’79, Chemould, Artline Gallery, G. C.Laha, Angan Art Gallery, FFA-MSU, Gallery Art Indus, Genesis, IFACS, Bajaj Art Gallery, Private Gallery-USA, Chitrakut, Chitrakala parishad, SSVAD, Nehru Art Center, Gallery Gold, LKA etc., and his numerous works are collected by private collectors and art galleries in India, USA, Germany, UK and Newziland. He is awarded by AIFACS in 2014 and participated in camps like AIFACS also joined seminar on folk-art. He is a founder member and Secretary of BAI. At present he is engaged as a visual consultant in industry campaigning.

# 9831182657
nabaach@yahoo.com

Prabal C Boral (Member of BAI)

Prabal C Boral (b.1956) lives in WB. A self taught creative person who passed B.Com in 1978 and participated in major group, solo and annual shows of BAAC, AFA, AIFACS, Art-Show@SSVAD, Charukala Utsav, (Art Fair) by Charukala Parshad (Art Council) under the Dept. of I & C, Govt. of WB, Nandan Art Gallery, Santiniketan, Chitrakala Parishad, Bangalore also in different art galleries in India. His works are collected by Jogen Chowdhury, Hemen Barua, Alek Padomshi & others. He traveled Europe for visiting museums of old and modern masters. Prabal is invited member of BAI.

# 9433743294
http://www.prabalcboral.com
prabalcboral@yahoo.co.in

Parag Roy (Member of BAI)

Parag Roy (b.1965) lives in Kolkata. As a well known talented Print Maker Parag completed his BFA program from Kala-Bhavan, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan in1989, MFA from same university in 1991,’Qualified NET’ from UGC in 1991. At present he is Professor of Dept. of Graphics-printmaking, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata. He was recipient of AIFACS Regional Award from AIFACS; New Delhi, Junior Fellowship from Ministry of Human Resource, Govt. of India, Academy Award from Academy of Fine Arts; Kolkata, Lalit Kala Research Grant from Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi. He exhibited in solo exhibition and special display: Urban metaphors; Triveni Kala Sangam; New Delhi, Artwalk, Leela Kempnisky; Gurgaon, Prikrama; Society of Oriental Art. Parag is invited member of BAI.

# 09432240650
paragpainter@yahoo.com
paragpainter@gmail.com

Partha Pratim Mondal (Invited)

Partha Pratim Mondal (b.1973) lives in Howrah. He was graduated in Honors ( Painting) from Govt. College of Art & Craft, Kolkata in 1998 and completed Post Graduation in Painting from the same college in 2001. At present he is a faculty member of BAAC, Kolkata. He participated in major group shows, annual shows, solo at BAAC, ­­­­­­AFA, VIBES, Gallery Paramahansha, AIFACS, Creative Wave, E–Painting, Gallery Modern, Second Fine Arts Festival, Canvas-2004, EME-AWWA-ART Camp and Workshop at Krishna Art Gallery, Camlin Art Foundation, Rajya Charukala Parsad, State Academy of Dance, Drama, Music & Visual Arts, JARO-2001, IMPULSE’99, 9th Rashtriya Kala Mela etc. and awarded by Birla Academy of Art & Culture, society of graphic fine art, U.K., Rajya Charukala Award–2005, Indian Society of Oriental Art, AIFACS AWARD, Certificate of Merit, Govt. College of Art & Craft, AFA award, Kanoria Scholarship, Atul Bose award, Camlin awards etc. also participated in Chintamoni Kar memorial art workshop, camp organized by G.C.Laha, painting workshop organized by EME–AWWA–Art Camp and workshop at Army Officers’ Institute, painting workshop on Girl Child of New Millennium etc. His works are preserved in private collections in India & abroad. He is a founder member of VIBES.

# + 91 9331957461
parth_kolkata@yahoo.co.in
pratim_partha24@yahoo.com

Sandhyakar Kayal (Invited)

Sandhyakar Kayal (b.1963) lives in Baruipur, WB. After completing his Diploma in Visual Art from Indian College of Arts & Draftsmanship under Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata in 1990 he started to participate different shows, group shows, open air shows, and annual shows of AFA (Mid Summer), 9th Rashtriya Kalamela, 40th National Exhibition by LKA, Annual shows by BAAC, “The Frame” in AFA,T.G. Art Gallery, Jehangeer Art Gallery, Via-a-Vis Gallery, “Enigma of Arrival” by Cymroza Art Gallery, “Figure in the mind” by Kanvas Art Gallery, “Entity” in Karma Art Gallery, Group Shows “The Frame” etc. He is passionate to study and discuss on art and art writing and published articles in web or art journals. At present he is a full time painter.

# 9933491159
sandhyakark@gmail.com

Sarabita Das (Invited)

Sarabita Das (b.1980) lives in Kolkata. She completed her study in B.Sc (Bio Science) from CU in 2003, BFA (Painting) from College of Visual Art [affiliated to IKSV. Khairagarh (CG)] in 2008 and MVA (Print making) from Govt. College of Art & Craft. She participated in major group shows, annual shows, gallery shows of State Academy, Birla Academy of Art & Craft, AFA, Govt. College of Art & Craft, “International Women’s Day” by Gorki Sadan, Charukala Barshik Utsav, Chitran by Helix, College of Visual Art, “POETIC” at AFA, Group shows at Torento, Canada, Chitrakala Parishath, Chemould Art Gallery, Metropolitan Art Salon, “Ultramarine 8” at AFA, also she was awarded by WB State Academy, “Certificate of Merit” by Govt. College of Art & Craft. Sarabita exclusively participated in very important print making workshops such as “Print Making Workshop” organized by ICAD, “Solar Etching Print Making Workshop” by Seraphina Martin & Reena Mitra (Sydney) org. by GCAC, UGC sponsored workshop by GCAC, “Viscosity Workshop” by SCA in collaboration. with GCAC, “Print Making Workshop” by Prof. Rokeya Sultana (Bangladesh) org. by GCAC, “Digital Art” workshop by GCAC, “Viscosity” workshop by GCAC, “Gagan Mela” by CVA. At present she is Guest Lecturer at College of Visual Art, Kolkata.

# +91 9163478962
sarabitadas@gmail.com
aranya.post@gmail.com

Sudip Rakshit (Invited)

Sudip Rakshit (b.1972) lives in Kolkata. He completed BVA from Govt. College of Art & Craft, Kolkata in 1997 and started to participate in annual shows, group shows of Govt. Art College, Kala Mela Utsab, AFA, AIFACS, BAAC, Dept. of I & C, Govt. of WB, Proscenium Art Centre, Oriental Art, LKA, INFAC, ‘Paramhamsa’ by Floting Art Gallery, ‘Vibes’, ‘Kolkata Dateline’ by Hello Heritage Art Gallery, Emamichisel etc., also the founding member of ‘Vibes’ art group. He participated in painting workshops organized by INFAC and AIFACS. He was awarded ‘Certificate of Merit’ by Govt. College of Art & Craft in 1997. His works are preserved in several private collections in India & abroad. At present he is involved as a full time painter.

# +91 9433356862
sudip_sampa@yahoo.com

Sukti Roy (Member of BAI)

Sukti Roy (b.1960) lives in Kolkata. She was graduated in Visual Arts from RBU in 1983 and participated in major shows of ICAD, AFA, Mid-Summer, BAAC, Art Fair, Kolkata. Kala Bharati, Xaverian Art Festival, Rajya Charukala Pradarshani, National by LKA, Oriental Art, Solo Show at Metro Art Gallery, Visual World of Women Artists by Samokal Gallery, Entity, Gallery Karma etc., and joined camps of Govt. Art College Artists’ Camp, Joy Krishna Library Artists’ Camp, Soumen Charukala Utsav Artists’ Camp. At present she is engaged as private tutor in visual art training. She is a founder member of BAI.

# 8902229336
bengalartinitiative@gmail.com

Sumit Choudhury (Member of BAI)

Sumit Choudhury (b.1965) lives in Kolkata. By profession as a graphic artist he have been working painterly and participated in major group shows after completing 5-year Diploma in Visual Art from RBU. He participated in solo show in Grindlays Bank, Kolkata, annual shows of BAAC, SAMOBHAV at BAAC, AFA, 8th Rashtriya Kala Mela in Bangalore, 9th Rashtriya Kala Mela in Kolkata, Panart group shows, Charu-o-Karu Mela-2010 (Art Fair) in AFA, Kolkata, Charukala Utsav, 2012, 2014 (Art Fair) by Charukala Parshad (Art Council) under the Dept. of I & C, Govt. of WB. He is a founder member of Panart journal and his works are collected in Bangalore and Kolkata. At present working as a Creative Artist for media services and he is fundamentally experienced in Photoshop, Freehand, and Illustrator for pre-press & print production, also Interested in Trekking. Sumit is founder member of BAI.

# 9830157855 / 9477101868
sumitmailto@gmail.com

Nilotpal Sinha (Member of BAI)

Nilotpal Sinha (b.1960) lives in Kolkata. Being a Kolkata based artist he is engaged in painting and new media projects during last thirty years. He started his life with a painters’ group to exhibit his works in the pavement exhibitions to project artworks for public viewing. Later, he joined major gallery shows, group shows, national shows, solo and few workshops, also founder member of two art journals and artists’ group BAI. By profession he started his living as a graphic designer from early life which is existed till today. At present worked as a graphic artist in http://www.viswayan.com, a Bengali cultural portal. He is founder member and President of BAI. For more info please visit his Blogs.

# 9432319274
neelseen@gmail.com
https://nilotpalsinhadotme.wordpress.com
http://neelseen.wordpress.com
https://banglablogaru.wordpress.com

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Please Note:
RBU
– Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata.
BAAC
– Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata.
Dept. of I & C
– Dept. of Information & Culture.

WB – West Bengal.
AIFACS
– All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society, Delhi.

SSVAD – Santiniketan Society of Visual Art & Design.
BAI – Bengal Art Initiative, Kolkata.
LKA – Lalit Kala Academy (Lalit Kala Akademi), Delhi.
INFAC – Indian Foundation of Art & Culture, Kolkata.
EZCC – Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre, Kolkata.
NGMA – Natinal Gallery of Modern Art, Delhi.
FFA-MSU – Faculty of Fine Arts – MS University, Boroda.
RAD – Refection in Another Day, Kolkata.
ICAD – Indian College of Art & Draftsmanship, Kolkata.
GCAC – Govt. College of Art & Craft, Kolkata.
UGC – University Grand Commission.
CU – Calcutta University, Kolkata.
CVA – College of Visual Art, Kolkata.

Photo Credit: Naba K Chakrabarty & others.

–BAI Team

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