On Thursdays, every week, we introduce you to a fresh new artist. This being the last week of the year, we take the opportunity to review the young talent that we have had the pleasure of presenting to you over the last few months.
They have come from varied backgrounds and from various parts of India. Their works can be seen in detail, with a complete write-up on them, in the Gallery section of our website.
Here, we proudly present to you, again:
PRIYARANJAN PURKAIT – Priyaranjan Purkait holds an M.F.A. from Rabindra Bharati University. Born in 1984, this talented young artist has picked up a slew of awards and accolades. With an eye for detail and a passion that is evident in his work, this young artist has caught our attention and we are happy to showcase him in our Gallery.
SOURAV HALDAR – Sourav is a young sculptor (born in 1986) living in 24 Parganas (South). He completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Visual Arts from the Govt College of Art and Craft in 2012 and 2014 respectively. He has won the Prodosh Dasgupta Award at his college in 2009. He was also awarded a Certificate of Merit by the Academy of Fine Arts, in 2010.
APARNA MOHINDRA – Aparna completed her Diploma in Photography in August 2013 from Apex Academy for Photographic Excellence and has been the youngest recipient of the Neel Dongre Grant (2013) which culminated in to the project “Millennium Dreams” that has been exhibited at the India International Centre, Alliance Française de Delhi (Gurgaon centre) and Cyber Hub Gurgaon.
SANANDA DATTA – SANANDA DATTA was born in 1993 and, despite her young age this enterprising artist has clocked up a slew of exhibitions including the Annual Exhibition of GCAC in 2012, SFI student unit Exhibition in 2012, Rabindra Parishad exhibition in2012, Annual exhibition of GCAC in 2013, Annual exhibition of GCAC in2014, Wings group exhibition in 2014, ‘Group 13’ exhibition in 2014, Annual exhibition of GCAC in2015, and attended a Workshop at SANTINIKETAN in the Mural Department in 2015.
SANTANU DEBNATH – Santanu Debnath graduated in Visual Arts, in Painting, from the Govt College of Art and Craft in Agartala, Tripura. He has been exhibited in the SPA First State Art Exhibition, Agartala, in 2014; Fresh Marks Group Exhibition, in 2015; Barak National Art Fair, Silchar, in 2015; the Annual Exhibition of the Govt College of Art and Craft, Agartala, in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
SUBHRADIP SAHA – Subhradip Saha completed his Bachelor of Visual Art degree (BVA) in Painting in 2015, from the Government College of Art and Craft, Agartala, Tripura under Tripura University. He has also participated in exhibitions such as Group 13, in 2013 and Fresh Marks, in 2014-15.
Do visit all their works and complete profiles in the Gallery section of our website.
As the months and weeks rolled by we added further artists to our stables and we are extremely happy with their work and enthusiasm. They have added their own unique spark to our Gallery and given us the impetus to continue bringing you fresh talent from all over the sub-continent.
Visit the Gallery section of our website to see the complete profiles and the works of these young artists:
PARTHA BANIK – Partha Banik is a promising product of the Govt College of Art & Craft, Agartala, Tripura, where he took his Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art in Painting. He then went on to the Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Art in Mysore for his Master’s degree. He does not believe in the overuse of colours and objects and wants to get his feeling across with the minimal of artifice. He also believes that words are images and therefore uses words in his paintings.
DEV RAMPRAKASH – We know Dev as a special child who has his own way of looking at the world and interacting with it. He sees things in the way others don’t. Dev was born in 2005 and has Down’s Syndrome. He lives with his parents in Gurgaon, Haryana, India. He loves to play on his iPAD, iPod and computer. He also loves cycling and swimming.
Dev is growing up under the watchful and loving care of his devoted parents Parul and Ram. Working as and when he pleases, Dev has, nonetheless, produced work regularly and of consistent quality. Dev paints with his fingers and there are no brush strokes in his paintings. He has been exhibited in Delhi where his artworks drew great admiration.
PAPPU DEBNATH – Pappu is a fresh young talent from the North-eastern state of Tripura. A product of the Govt College of Art and Craft, Agartala, under Tripura University.
Pappu earned his Bachelor in Visual Arts in 2015. He has picked up awards like that at the Annual Exhibition of GCAC in 2013 and in 2015; and at the Tripura Rabindra Parishad in 2014.
He has participated in several significant exhibitions.
GANGOTREE DASGUPTA – Gangotree Dasgupta is a fresh talent in her twenties, and hails from the Bengali stronghold of Silchar in Assam. She qualifies as a Bachelor of Visual Arts in Sculpture and lists sewing, stitching and dancing as her hobbies.
Gangotree loves to travel where she can intermingle with the downtrodden and marginal communities and take photographs to her heart’s content. Her experiences help her to bring freshness and new ideas to her compositions.
BIPLAB GHOSH – Biplab Ghosh is a young painter from Agartala, Tripura. Biplab completed his Bachelor of Visual Arts in Drawing and Painting from the Govt College of Art and Craft, in 2013. He subsequently completed his Masters in Fine Arts (Drawing & Painting) from Tripura University.
Born in 1989, this young painter has already participated in several exhibitions where his works have won wide admiration. Biplab Ghosh’s works are political statements. “Politics is power,” says Biplab, “and present society is dependent on this power. Society runs behind it, for its own sake.”