KUMARA KRUPA ROAD:Colours of Bengal, an exhibition that showcases paintings by 12 artists, will be on at Chitrakala Parishat from April 1 to 7. Veena artiste Suma Sudhindra will inaugurate the show at 5 pm on Wednesday.
The artists, who will participate in the show are members of Spectrum Artists Circle, a group started in Kolkata in 1982. Their aim is to contribute to the art scene in the country and bring about a new era of art that appeals to the younger generation.
The line-up includes Samir Saha, Swapan Kumar Palley, Sukumar Das, Subuddha Ghosh, Tarun Banerjee, Malay Chandan Saha, Murari Mohon Basu, Biswajit Mondal, Anup Kumar Giri, Anjan Sengupta, Anupam Karmakar, and Arpita Basu.
About the artists
Anupam Karmakar’s work features Bauls, the folk singers of Bengal. The paintings show their simple lifestyle that comprises singing and dancing. The charcoal on paper, oil and acrylic on canvas show music as the main expression of Baul philoshophy.
Samir Saha expresses his unlimited thoughts through untitled paintings that seek to restore equilibrium. Silent looks exchanged by a man and a woman, the city’s skyscape and little things that occur in the practical world.
Swapan Kumar Palley paints women in an ornamental fashion, much like in the Ajanta paintings. The collection is titled Queen.
Sukumar Das’s works brings out the truth that love and sorrow come together, as do dreams and nightmares, life and death.
Subuddha Ghosh’s doorways depict the beauty that exists outside every home. The graphics are painted with light and shades that are very attractive. Tarun Banerjee uses blue, yellow and red to paint colourful canvases that speak to the viewer.
Murari Mohan Basu’s works are titled She and portray beautiful women and their lives.
Malay Chandan Saha’s series, called Darkness and Beyond, depicts human figures that emerge from the darkness of life and the struggle for survival.
Biswajit Mondal’s Clowns exist in a world of laughter and sorrow, where they struggle to strike a balance between the two.
Anjan Sengupta’s paintings, titled Save These Colours, address environmental issues — how pollution affects our beautiful cities and how they deserve to be protected.
Anup Kumar Giri’s paintings depict the lives and loves of tribal people.
Arpita Basu paints domestic and social phenomena in a uniquely Indian style.
Colours of Bengal, Chitrakala Parishat, 10 am to 7 pm, April 1-7. For more information, call 98861 68682.