Sushmita Nandi is doing her B.Tech in CSE and is now in the 3rd year. Art is her passion and hobby and she has been good enough in her pursuit of art to have won many accolades.

1. Secured 1st position for creating logo and painting it on t-shirt for an event in PANACHE 2015,held at B.P.Poddar Institute of Management and Technology .
2. Secured 3rd position in MOSAIC-09 inter school on the spot poster organised by Purvottar Hindi Academy Gandhi Smriti & Samiti and UNICEF.

Sushmita’s art classes started out as a need, when no one would help her with her drawings. Gradually it turned into a passion when she started getting recognised for her work.
This passionate girl completed her course in Fine Arts (Painting) till the 4th year with distinction and is now in the 5th year.

Sushmita Nandi’s only inspiration was her tutor who trained her for all the rewards she has achieved so far. She admits she would not have been where she is – either in confidence or ability – without her ‘sir’.

Among all the art forms sketching is Sushmita’s favourite.

Saptarshi Das

Born in 1977, the extremely talented and committed artist, Saptarshi Das, graduated from the Indian College of Art and Draftsmanship in 2000.

His concerns and commitment to causes are encapsulated in his own words:

“For the past two years I have been concentrating on conceptual works with new mediums, like food grains. My works deal with the socio- economic realities of present India, where disparities between the rich and poor are strategically submerged by the glittering skin of globalization.”

Saptarshi Das has a slew of glittering exhibitions to his credit:

Solo show titled ‘Picsale’ held at Gallery Ragini, New Delhi, in 2012; Two-man show ‘The ordinary inspires’ held at Gallery Ragini, New Delhi, in 2013; the 5th Beijing International Art Biennale, China, 2012; the 5th Edition of India Art Fair, India, 2013; ‘The Contemporary Walk’, Gallery Ragini @ The Claridges, New Delhi 2013; the 9th Bharat Bhavan International Biennale of Print Art 2011, India 2011; the India Art Collective (Online Art Fair), 2011; “Red Room” Group Show in Gallery Ragini, New Delhi, 2011;”Nirvana” Group show in India Habitat Centre, New Delhi,2011; Friends of Fine Arts, Group Show at Birla Academy, Kolkata, 2010; “META 4″ group Show, at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, India 2010; 4th Group Exhibition at Academy of Fine Arts, India 2005; 3rd Group Exhibition at Academy of Fine Arts, India Kolkata 2003; “Young Faces” Birla Academy Kolkata, India 2003; A.I.F.A.C.S. Annual Exhibition India 2002; 2nd Group Exhibition at Lalit Kala Academy, India New Delhi 2002; 1st Group Exhibition at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, India 2002; State Academy (West Bengal) Annual Exhibition, India 2002; Annual Exhibition at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, India 2001; Annual Exhibition at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, India 2000;College Exhibition (Indian Collage of Art & Draftsmanship) 1998, 1999; 2000 Best Exhibit award from Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, India 2001.

Saptarshi Das’ Digital Prints on paper are stunning.

MyGrain: Saptarshi Das

This is what Saptarshi has to say about his artworks with food grains:

“The series MyGrain conveys the message of food security for all, with agricultural prosperity and a well mannered distribution system in society. I tweak the traditional form of art using food grains by encapsulating them with transparent resins permanently, and shaping them into contemporary image forms. The works in this series stand in a single word “ MyGrain” which is a hybrid word like hybrid crops, or seeds like Monsanto, BT Cotton, Kargeel etc. and refers, as a whole, to the problems and the demands for food or grain for every individual. I have purposely worked with poor quality images (pixilated or low resolution) depicting poor citizens of the society; so that in a macro level the audience can find the proper images from a certain distance while in a micro level one can discover the original material: food grains.

Despite the economic performance, with over 200 million people who are food insecure, India is home to the largest number of hungry people in the world. In the ranking of the Global Hunger Index 2008 it covers position 66 out of 88 ranked countries and has an “alarming“ (23.7) food security situation. The major problem in the country is the high prevalence of underweight children under five, which is a result of low nutrition and the educational status of women.

My works deal with the socio-economic present realities of India, where disparities between the rich and poor are strategically submerged by the glittering skin of globalization. On the one hand people suffer from the lack of grains, while on the other, a minority enjoys all the luxuries and pleasures. While the rich waste enormous amount of food the majority lives below poverty line.”


Rajyashree Randhawa is not a trained painter, but an artist whose passion for painting has drawn her to paint from a very early age. She is happy to be able to have been able to pursue her childhood love when she grew up.

Rajyashree has a natural flair for colour and her palette is vibrant and lines bold and sure. She likes to draw on natural beauty. Her work is diverse – ranging from Hindu deities to images of nature.

Her background is as interesting as her output. After her formative years at Calcutta International School, Rajyashree took time to travel all round the world. It is from her travels that she picked up many ideas, but her themes then turned to her native forms and hues.

A multi-faceted person, the Rajyashree most people know is that of a sporting personality. She played tennis at the South Club – for long the Mecca of Indian tennis.

She also ran her own beauty parlour, along with her mother.

Rajyashree’s sporting side is now complemented by her marriage to one of India’s top golfers, Bunty Randhawa. And she is the proud mother of a son, Rajvir.


Suman Kalyan Ghosh is a Bengali artist who has worked and studied in many media – painting, graphics and also art history.

After completing his BFA in the Government College of Art and Craft in 1999, he went on to study for a Master’s degree in Graphics, in 2001, and for a further degree in Art History, in 2004, at the very famous MSU, Baroda.

Suman Kalyan is not a young artist of the sort we usually bring to you – but he is a student and hungry for the recognition of his style and his form of the abstract. Having completed his Junior Research Fellowship he is now a Senior Research Scholar at Rabindra Bharati University.

The vibrancy of his works and a certain contemporaneousness he brings to his paintings ensures his place with the Early Works Art Gallery.


Suparna is not a schooled artist, but a self taught one. Art is her passion, and she is versatile in her practice of art. She has been a student of Geography, and has taken and M. Sc from Vidyasagar University.

She loves to sketch, work with watercolours and poster paint, and also create handicrafts expressing her ideas in her unique way.

Her range is quite mind boggling and spans a lot of mediums. She draws, paints and creates handicrafts. She sketches on paper and also paints on glass.

Girl – Glass Painting

Durga 1 – Glass Painting

Durga – Glass Painting

Durga – poster colour

Buddha against red background – Glass Painting

Buddha against blue background – Glass Painting

Tagore – Glass Painting

Suparna says that art, for her, is like oxygen. She cannot live without putting her creative thoughts down in the form of some sort of expression – be it on paper, or as glass painting, or in the form of her colourful and eye-catching handiworks.

Golden Ganesh – Handicraft

Silver Tree – Handicraft

Gel Candle – Handcraft

Baby Krishna in Minakari – Handicraft

Radha-Krishna in Minakari – Handicraft


Suparna loves creating things with her hands and derives a lot of satisfaction in seeing her dreams realised in front of her eyes.

She is happy to get a platform to showcase her work, as it has been – here at EWAG.

Lovebird – Colour Pencil

Krishna – Acrylic on Paper

Kingfisher – Watercolour

Grandmother Tree

Black Beauty – Pencil Sketch

Bird – Pencil Sketch

Village Girl – Poster Colour




Pamela Dasgupta is an extremely talented and talented as well as versatile artist from the North East of India. Her home is Agartala in Tripura – from where she completed her Bachelor’s in Fine Arts.
Currently, she is pursuing higher studies in art at Rabindra Bharati University in Calcutta.
We are happy to showcase some of her prodigious talent seen through the works of this young artist. We believe she would go a very long way!

Pamela admits to being to being a very shy person, who cannot always express her feelings in words. She takes to art to formulate her reactions to the world around her. Her artwork is the language of her emotions.
Her points of reference are always nature and natural elements. She feels at home with nature, and finds much to draw upon from the bounty that is eternal.


The Early Works Art Gallery is calling all new artists – be they students or self taught – to promote and sell their works through us. Here is your chance to be seen and appreciated through our Gallery!

Every week, we feature a new artist from any field of the creative visual arts – from painting to sculpture, video, photography and installation.

All we need is a brief profile of the artist (explained below) and photos of your artwork, including 5 details (outlined below)

It is easy to become part of our growing list of talented and ambitious artists. If you have any works that you want to display and sell – just write to us. Our email is: Visit our website: to see all that we do.

What you have to do to exhibit with us:

A)  Give us a complete profile (in your email or in a .doc or .docx file, not in PDF):

i)      A face pic

ii)      A short para about yourself and why you took to art

iii)      A short para about your art

B)  Give us photos of your art works, (yes, only photos, we do not even take your art work at the initial stage). Send us one photo for each work, and these following 5 details:

i)     Title or (Untitled) Number

ii)      Medium

iii)       Size

iv)       Year of execution

v)        Price

Yes – you fix your own price (remember to keep it affordable, as we are promoting inexpensive but original art) and the Gallery keeps one-third of that price as its commission. The rest of the money would be remitted to you after sale.

Send your pics as attachments with the name of each attachment being the title of the art work. Do not send us in .pdf format, as we cannot use them in our website.

If you want your works of creativity and artistry exhibited and sold, then write to us immediately. We shall promote your work and close sales for you!

Apurba Salui

Born in 1992, Apurba Salui is a young painter who is completing his graduation in Painting from the prestigious Kala Bhavana at Vishva Bharati, Shantiniketan.

He has already picked up various awards in art competitions, since as early as 2003. He was also the winner from the eastern region at the Camel Art Foundation Award in 2015. One of the sessions of instruction that he enjoyed most has been the workshop he attended on Thanka painting in 2014. He admits to have been very influenced by the Thanka style at around that time.

About Apurba Salui’s work

Apurba Salui is deeply in love with the environment around him, and his works try to capture the essence of the situation – be it a landscape or a still life or the study of everyday life. To do this, he pays attention to form and space, light and shade. Something of the mood touches a chord within him which helps him imbue the work with honesty which is more than a representation of visible reality.

Apurba likes to react to the surroundings and their constructions, shapes, the contrast of loud colours and light with the softer hues and tones. The reaction of these stimuli with his artistic self creates his paintings.

Title : Banana Tree
Medium : Oil On Paper
Size : 24” x 15 ”
Year : 2014
Price : 3000

Title : Banyan Tree
Medium : Oil On Paper
Size : 48” x 15 ”
Year : 2014
Price : 6000

Title : Ruined Transport
Medium : Water Colour On Paper
Size : 24” x 18 ”
Year : 2012
Price : 3000

Title : Still Life
Medium : Mixed Media On Canvas
Size : 36” x 24 ”
Year : 2013
Price : 5000

Title : The Riverside
Medium : Oil On Paper
Size : 30” x 24 ”
Year : 2012
Price : 10000


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.”


Gargee Ghosh graduated with a First Class in B.V.A. from the prestigious Government College of Art and Craft, Calcutta, in 2007. Born in 1980, this young and energetic artist went on to complete her Masters in 2010 where she stood First in the First Class. In 2013, she was empanelled as a designer at the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. Gargee has had experience of working as an intern in the Art Section at the Indian Museum, Calcutta, since 2013.

In her short but achievement-filled career Gargee has already picked up noted awards, namely: the Percy Browne Award in 2004; and her College Award in 2006.

Gargee has participated in several exhibitions, and some of them are: the United Art Fair (1st edition), New Delhi, in 2012; Group show at Gallery Ragini, New Delhi in 2011; Group show at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, in 2009, and 2011; Group show at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, India, in 2010; Group show at ICCR Kolkata, in 2007; 76th Annual All India Fine Arts Exhibition, Academy of Fine arts, in 2011; 9th Bharat Bhavan International Biennial of Print Art 2011; 72nd Annual All India Fine Arts Exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts, 2007; Students’ Annual Exhibition 2004-2009 of Govt. College of Art&Craft, Kolkata.

Gargee has also had a 2-man show at titled “The Ordinary Inspires” at Gallery Ragini, New Delhi,in 2013.

This is what Gargee Ghosh has to say about her art:


My Works:

SOCIAL VIRUS: Gargee Ghosh

“Scholars believe that in ancient India, the women enjoyed equal status with men in all fields of life.

However, some others hold contrasting views. Works by ancient Indian grammarians such as Patanjali and Katyayana suggest that women were educated in the early Vedic period Rigvedic verses suggest that the women married at a mature age and were probably free to select their husband. Scriptures such as Rig Veda and Upanishads mention several women sages and seers, notably Gargi and Maitreyi.

The Indian woman’s position in the society further deteriorated during the medieval period when Sati among some communities, child marriages and a ban on widow remarriages became part of social life among some communities in India. The Muslim conquest in the Indian subcontinent brought the purdah practice in the Indian society. Among the Rajputs of Rajasthan, the Jauhar was practiced. In some parts of India, the Devadasis or the temple women were sexually exploited. Polygamy was widely practiced especially among Hindu Kshatriya rulers. In many Muslim families, women were restricted to Zenana areas.

Throughout ages women in India have faced gruesome atrocities. One side of history shows the faith among “Shakti” or the Women Power” to be the strongest energy. The other side of history is coloured in black, grey shades of dowry, child marriage, sati and other related malpractices.

Hinduism defines woman to be a man’s half-batsman. It is clearly indicated and symbolized through “Shiv Shakti” that a man is incomplete without a woman. Holi books have preached equality of both sexes. But even in today’s ultramodern India the situation remains the same as it was centuries ago.

As a woman I have chosen the beautification material (bangles) of women, to directly in my art. Though are referred to as chains from the ancient times, it is now a feminine object of fashion. I have used the broken glass bangles as symbol of women’s exploitation as a form of virus, which generates diseases like Sexual harassment, Dowry, Child marriage, Female infanticide and Sex selective abortions, Domestic violence, and Sexual harassment.”