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Rajib Chowdhury

Baroda, India 3 Followers

About Artist

In my recent work I’m trying to show the present day scenario of terrified, politically disturbed world. We see destruction more than constructive efforts. The funny part of this century is human beings do anything an...

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In my recent work I’m trying to show the present day scenario of terrified, politically disturbed world. We see destruction more than constructive efforts. The funny part of this century is human beings do anything and everything; whether good or bad, constructing a temple, mosque or a church or demolishing the same, including the name of god or religion in such scenarios. We do the same thing when at war with any nation or a neighbour. The present day scenario impacts us all; financially, socially, politically, emotionally and physically. And in this show of powerful or the super powerful, the most affected are the innocent souls, the children and the common people. No political agendas or diplomatic talks, simply innocent souls who know nothing. They are the victims who lose their lives or identity.

I’m not a political artist, but subconsciously I cannot ignore the political world. I try in vain to escape this reality. When I read the newspaper or watch news on television, my mind is destroyed by the horrifying incidents reported. When I try to focus and concentrate on something I get diverted all the time. My works are just the outcome of such things. In this way I can sum up my current work as the depiction of what is going on around us; war, casualties, restlessness, self-defence and security measures. Previously as an artist I used to paint what I liked and admired. However, the present scenario has somehow forced me to paint what I do not like as I want people to have a glimpse of what we have made our world to be.

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  • BIODATA

  • About Artist

    In my recent work I’m trying to show the present day scenario of terrified, politically disturbed world. We see destruction more than constructive efforts. The funny part of this century is human beings do anything and everything; whether good or bad, constructing a temple, mosque or a church or demolishing the same, including the name of god or religion in such scenarios. We do the same thing when at war with any nation or a neighbour. The present day scenario impacts us all; financially, socially, politically, emotionally and physically. And in this show of powerful or the super powerful, the most affected are the innocent souls, the children and the common people. No political agendas or diplomatic talks, simply innocent souls who know nothing. They are the victims who lose their lives or identity.

    I’m not a political artist, but subconsciously I cannot ignore the political world. I try in vain to escape this reality. When I read the newspaper or watch news on television, my mind is destroyed by the horrifying incidents reported. When I try to focus and concentrate on something I get diverted all the time. My works are just the outcome of such things. In this way I can sum up my current work as the depiction of what is going on around us; war, casualties, restlessness, self-defence and security measures. Previously as an artist I used to paint what I liked and admired. However, the present scenario has somehow forced me to paint what I do not like as I want people to have a glimpse of what we have made our world to be.

  • Academics

    BVA in Painting from Govt. College of Arts & Crafts, Kolkata, 1996

    Post Diploma in Graphics from Faculty of Fine Arts, M. S. University, Baroda, 1999


  • Exhibitions

    Solo Show:
    “Malhar”, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, Sponsored by RPG Enterprises, 2004
    Group Shows:
    “CIMA Award Show”, CIMA Gallery, Kolkata, 2015
    “Papyrus Indic”, Gallery Mayfair, Baroda, 2015
    “Papyrus”, curated by Ushmita Sahu, Galeria M, Kolkata, 2014
    “Fragile Hands (after Marker): A curatorial essay on stated subjectivities”, curated by Shaheen Merali, Exhibition center at the University of Applied Arts,
    Vienna, Heiligenkreuzer Hof, Vienna, Austria, 2014
    “Fluid”, Site Art Space, Baroda, 2013
    “When Violence Becomes Decadente”, curated by Shaheen Merali, ACC Galerie, Weimar, 2013
    “Remembering The Present”, curated by V. Divakar, Site Art Space, Baroda, 2013
    “Contested Terrain”, organized by Tangerine Art Space, Hallegua Hall, Fort Kochi, Kerala, 2013
    “When Violence Becomes Decadente”, curated by Shaheen Merali, Freies Museum, Berlin, 2012
    “Intimate Strokes”, Exhibition Hall, Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda, 2011
    “National Exhibition”, organized by Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai, 2011
    "Real (Surreal”, Tangerine Art Space, Bangalore, 2011
    "Desh Pardesh”, Gallery Artcore UK, Derbyshire, UK, 2010
    “Peripheries of the Whereabouts”, Tangerine Art Space, Bangalore, 2009
    “Strands of Joy”, The Strand Art Room, Mumbai, 2009
    “Ophelia”, Gallery Open Eyed Dreams, Cochin, 2007
    “Whispering Palette”, Red Earth Gallery, Baroda, 2007
    “Confronting Globalization”, curated by Mrinal Ghosh, Mon Art Gallery, Kolkata, 2007
    “Metamorphosis”, organized by Rhea Arts & Paper Wasp Studio at Asian Fusion Gallery, Asian Cultural Center, Manhattan, New York, 2005
    "De Tour”, Project 88, Mumbai, 2005
    “Use/Throw”, Galerie Sara Arakkal, Bangalore, 2005
    “Transgress”, Gallery Priyashri, Mumbai, 2004
    “Garden of Roses”, Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda, 2004
    “Feb Show”, Red Earth Gallery, Baroda, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
    "Art for God Sake”, organized by The Art Trust, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2003
    “Between The Spaces”, Hermitage Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2002
    “Perceptual Reflections”, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi, 2001
    “Nudes”, Gallery Guild, Mumbai, 2001
    “Harmony Show”, Nehru Centre, Mumbai, 2000, 2001,
    2003, 2004, 2005

  • Award & Recognition

    Scholarship:
    National Scholarship from Ministry of Human Resource Development, Dept. of Culture, Govt. of India, New Delhi, 1996
    Awards:
    H K Kejriwal Foundation Award, Bangalore, 2005
    Bombay Art Society Award, Mumbai, 1999
    Gujarat State Lalit Kala Akademi Award, Ahmedabad, 1998
    AIFACS Award, New Delhi, 1998, 1999

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