AAKAAR 2012 to start from 1 February

AAKAAR 2012 to start from 1 February

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Report by Santanu Ganguly; New Delhi: A famous painter had once said that he had no ideas about what his paintings implied about the world, and he did not that that was a painter's business. As Pablo Picasso said, ‘Painting is a blind man's profession. He paints not what he sees, but what he feels, what he tells himself about what he has seen’. That appears to be the credo of six contemporary who have got together to exhibit their works in ‘Aakaar 2012’ – an exhibition that opens on 1 February in the lower gallery of the All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society (AIFACS), Rafi Marg. Being inaugurated by Portuguese Ambassador His Excellency Jorge Roza de Oliveira, the opening will be attended among others by art connoisseur and curator Alka Raghuvanshi, and renowned artist Kanchan Chandra. The exhibition will continue till 5 February. Variety appears to be their spice of painting: for some, the art is in the abstract, while for others it is in the scenes and scenes that surround them. In fact, they comprise persons from diverse professions: two of them are from the fields of architecture and science with a passion for the arts, while the others are professional artists.

Suneet Paul is an architect with a strong passion for fine arts. His artwork reflects a definitive connect to the abstract beyond. His experiments with colour are delightful and create a rhythmic mood with the incorporation of pattern. Nature and the layered interpretations of life are the key inspirations for his creations. He has encouraged and practiced innovation in art and design. He feels abstract painting is the most difficult as it demands that you know how to draw well, and that you have a heightened sensitivity for composition and for colours.

Babita Singh, a scholar of science with a passion for visual arts, has channeled the equation of mother and earth in her experiments in this visual medium. Her innocence of colour application and form formation are quite natural and tender. She has organized several solo shows and received various awards for her work.

Meenaketan Pattnaik is known as Monkey Man in the art field of Odisha for his paintings on monkeys since 1990. His present canvas speaks the language of youth psychology. His profession as an arts teacher has helped him to research, scrutinize, and analyze various attitudes of the young. The present generation is restless and believes in quick results in this ready-made age of instant coffee, and these are aspects the artist has taken from life to create drama for his strokes.

Sangita Pattnaik is one of the most vibrant woman painters of Odisha as far as her conception is concerned. Woman - the most beautiful creation of God - is the central character of her canvas. She uses feministic rudiments of the contemporary Indian woman along with mythological orientation to synthesize another world of ocular experiment. Fusion of modern painting techniques and traditional approach of Odishan Pattachitra on canvas gives her vigour.

Ganganarayan Maharana’s canvases narrate the vinegary and saccharine anecdote of immigration which relates not only to humans but also the animal world. Ganganarayan is also influenced by various rural elements of Odisha. He believes in simple living high thinking, and with that belief, he portrays the smallest things with great importance on his canvas. He paints on huge canvases with rapid brushing and abstemious colour schemes with yellow Ochre, Raw Siena, Persian Blue, Stone Grey, Flesh Tint, etc.

P. Kashyap (Fulla Chandra Mistry) is a talented painter from Bengal with a remarkable tilt towards grainy textures. He portrays poetic moods in the context of mellow dramatic compositions rich with subtle effects. According to the painter, the relationship of a husband and wife is treated as holistic in our civilization-- so both should enjoy the errands of the bond called Family. His paintings also represent the feel of metaphysics and celestial supremacy. An eminent painter had once said a painter paints the appearance of things - not their objective correctness; in fact he creates new appearances of things. That appears to be the essence of ‘Aakaar 2012’, as it shows restlessness among the artistes who want to get along with all that is buzzing in their heads – or in the strokes of their brushes.

AAKAAR 2012 ARTIST PROFILES:

Meenaketan Pattnaik is known as Monkey Man in the art field of Odisha due to his paintings on monkey series since 1990. His present canvas speaks the language of youth psychology. The profession of the painter, who teaches art at B. K. College of Art & Crafts, Bhubaneswar, which is a prestigious visual art institution of eastern India, helped him to research, scrutinize, and analyze various attitudes of the young. The young are restless and believe in quick results in this ready-made age of instant coffee. Meenaketan picked up various elements from them such as curiosity towards new things for different experiences, adventure in traffic movement and blindness in the direction of love, etc. for his paintings. He adds drama in composition with a stagey atmosphere to create visual melody. Rhythmic brush strokes and employment of unsullied colours are two significant characteristics of his recent canvases. Meenaketan has participated in many art events of South Central Zone Cultural Centre of Nagpur, East Zone Cultural Centre of Kolkata, Association of Indian Universities of New Delhi, IIT in Kharagpur and Mumbai, All India Council for Technical Education in New Delhi, Orissa Lalit Kala Academy, Artist Association of Orissa, Subhadra Art Gallery of Bhubaneswar, and Utkal Charukala Parishad of Bhubaneswar. He participated in the workshop for Asian countries on creating creative content for young readers at Industrial Design Centre, IIT Mumbai in 2010. His paintings are preserved at agencies like Coal India (MCL), Port Trust of India, and Indian Aluminium Company etc. His articles on art and artists published in various print Media and e-journals, published at Bhubaneswar, Brahmapur, Durgapur (West Bengal) and Bangalore since 1991. Born: 9th Feb. 1971 at Berhampur, Ganjam, Odisha, Qualification: B.F.A. from B.K.College of Art, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar in 1991 and Master Degree from Jiwaji University, Gwalior in 2010.

Sangita Pattnaik is one of the most vibrant woman painters of Odisha as far as her conception is concerned. Woman - the most beautiful creation of God - is the central character of her canvas. According to her, the modern Indian woman is very emotional and deep rooted in values of social ethos and can be called the fruit of pursuing tradition. She uses feministic rudiments of contemporary Indian woman along with mythological orientation to synthesize another world of ocular experiment. Fusion of modern painting techniques and traditional approach of Odishan Pattachitra on canvas is her vigour. She got a junior fellowship from the Human Resource Department, New Delhi, for the topic of Patta Paintings of Odisha for the year 1996-97. She also won an award at the 6th All India Art Exhibition of South Central Zone Cultural Centre, Nagpur, in 1991. Sangita participated in various important artist camps like East zone painters camp-cum-seminar organized by East Zone Cultural Centre Calcutta in collaboration with Human resource Department of Bihar at Patna Art College in 1991, Regional artist camp at Bhubaneswar organized by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, in 1992, and Women artist camp at Bhubaneswar organized by Orissa Lalit Kala Academy in 1995, and “Shradhanjali” which was a group show tribute to great painter guru Prof. Byomakesh Mohanty by the Artist Association of Orissa at Bhubaneswar in 2011. Her works of art have been kept at the Indian Aluminium Company, SCZCC Nagpur and many private collections at various Asian and European Metropolis like Almonds, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Melbourne etc. Born: 1966 at Olasingh, Khurda, Odisha, Qualification: B.F.A. from B.K.College of Art, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar in 1991.

Ganganarayan Maharana’s canvases narrate the vinegary and saccharine anecdote of immigration which not only relates to human but also animal life. He is also influenced by various rural elements of Odisha. He believes in simple living high thinking which helps him to portray the smallest things with great importance on his canvas. He paints on huge canvases with rapid brushing and abstemious colour schemes with yellow Ochre, Raw Siena, Persian Blue, Stone Grey, Flesh Tint, etc. Ganganarayan has participated in many important art events like the 70th, 76th and 80th All India Art Exhibitions held at AIFACS in 1999, 2006, 2011and group shows of Artholic Art Gallery in 2009, Mrigna Group in Travancore art Gallery in 2009, Visual Art Gallery of India Habitat Centre in 2001, Lalit Kala Academy Rabindra Bhawan in 1999, Academy of Fine Arts in 1989-91, Painters and Sculptures camp sponsored by Indian Aluminium Company in collaboration with Artists Association of Orissa in 1991, “Shradhanjali” to great painter guru Prof. Byomakesh Mohanty, organized by Artist association of Orissa at Regional Art Centre, Bhubaneswar in 2011, East Zone Artists Camp organized by Artist Association of Orissa at Konark in 1994, “Unspoken Truth” a group art show organized by Alumni BKCAC on the eve of Silver Jubilee Celebration of B K College of Art & Crafts, Bhubaneswar, in 2010 etc. Some of his paintings are properties of the Jindal Group, Ambani Group, Air India, New Times Group, Krishna Collections, Apeejay Education Society and private collections. Born: 1967 at Remuna, Balasore, Odisha, Qualification: B.F.A. from B.K.College of Art, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar in 1991.

Kashyap (Fulla Chandra Mistry) is a talented painter from Bengal with a remarkable tilt towards grainy textures. He portrays poetic moods in the context of mellow dramatic compositions rich with subtle effects. According to the painter, the relationship of a husband and wife is a holistic one - so both should enjoy the errands of the bond called Family. His paintings also represent the feel of metaphysics and celestial supremacy. He has exhibited his paintings in solo shows at Taj Art Gallery Mumbai in 1998, Birla Academy of Art Culture at Kolkata in 1998, Jehangir Art Gallery Mumbai in 2001, Nehru Centre Art Gallery Mumbai In 1996, 1999, 2003 etc.Born: 1961 in West Bengal, Qualification: Bachelor Degree in Visual Art from Indian College of Arts Draftmanship (Rabindra Varati University), Kolkata.

Babita Singh, a scholar of science with a passion for the visual arts has channeled the equation of mother and earth in her experiments in this visual medium. Her innocence of colour application and form formation are quite natural and tender. She has organized solo shows at the Information Centre Gag of Kolkata in 1999, Metropolitan Art Saloon of Kolkata in 2003, Space Circle Agan Art Gallery of Kolkata in 2006 etc. Babita participated in many group shows between 2006 and 2011. She also received many honours from various agencies like Art Fare award in 1999 and a fellowship of the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, in 2010. Qualification: M.Sc. In Zoology in 1994 from Bihar Universitry, Senior Diploma in Fine Arts in 2002 from Bengal and Adult Education of Fine Arts in 200from Roslyn NewYork.
Studio: Flat No. - 214, Block B 14, Kendriya Vihar, Kolkata 700052

Suneet Paul is an architect with a strong passion for fine arts. His artwork reflects a definitive connect to the abstract beyond. His experiments with colour are delightful and create a rhythmic mood with the incorporation of pattern. Nature and the layered interpretations of life are the key inspirations for his creations. He has always encouraged and practiced innovation in art and design. An alumnus of the Chandigarh College of Architecture, Suneet has been involved earlier in academics at the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, and later in architectural journalism. He is now the editor of an architecture journal. Suneet has authored many critical reviews on design and architecture which have been published in diverse journals in and outside the country. He has also authored a book of short fiction. Born: Nairobi, Kenya,Qualification: B. Arch, Chandigarh College of Architecture, Chandigarh,Studio: 602/C2, Belvedere Apartments, Charmwood Village, Faridabad 121009, India.

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