ARTIST

 

Chandra Bhattacharjee

Born 1961,West Bengal, Chandra Bhattacharjee graduated from the Indian College of Art and Draughtsman ship (1986) and Post-Graduate in Fine Arts, Kala Bhavan, Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan. (1989).
He has held 11 solo shows of his work to date, 4 each in Kolkata and New Delhi, two in Bangalore and one in Chennai. ‘Visual Diary’, Galerie 88 in 2010; ‘Aeons Visible’, Galerie 88 in 2008; ‘The Gallery on Cork Street’, London-Threshold in 2007; ‘Indelibilities’, Palette Art Gallery, Delhi in 2007; Jehangir Art Gallery’, Mumbai in 2005.
He has also been a part of a two-person show that toured Bangalore, Singapore and Mumbai. Amongst his group shows he has participated in more than 60 groups shows across India and abroad, and his work has been included in ‘XIth Triennale’, India; ‘10th Harmony Show’, Mumbai; ‘Indian Contemporary art’, U.K.; ‘Lalit Kala Akademi’, New Delhi; ‘Water Colour show’, Kolkata; ‘A Journey’ Mumbai; ‘New Paradigms-II’, New Delhi during the last few years. He received gold medal from Rabindra Bharati University in 1986 for excellence in fine arts and received Taj Gaurav award in 2008.
Chandra Bhattacharjee’s compositions are influenced by rural and tribal themes, because of his associations with tribal communities like the ’Santhal’ tribe of Kolkata. The textural quality of his paintings is strongly reminiscent of the traditional mud walls of these villages. Warm pinks, full-bodied blues, interspersed with blank areas, soothe the senses. He uses the technique of cross-hatching (a method used more often in pencil drawings), in black, over the colour; this adds depth to his colours. His paintings tell a story, but it is a story without a beginning or an end and it flows seamlessly from the artist onto the surface of the canvas. The world of his creation is without boundaries, one where humans, animals and surreal creatures coexist in harmony.
The artist lives and works in Kolkata.

Works by Chandra Bhattacharjee

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