I make imagery reflecting my surroundings, reflecting contemporary Indian society.  Like my surroundings - the works are loud, colourful, whimsical and chaotic.  The subjects are chosen through emphatic involvement and understanding of the local situation.  This allows the public (the common man), not necessarily interested in artistic practice, to be involved in my practice and addressed by my images. Although, I am aware, this might cause the work to be less accessible to those who are not familiar with daily situations faced in India, I hope the visualisation of these situations / aspects might lead to a broader understanding of our situation.  Trained as a draughtsman I feel most comfortable when drawing, even though my physical practice extends to (wall- and street-) painting, sculpture and design. 

 

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Sumantra Mukherjee

Sumantra Mukherjee

Born:  1981, Ranaghat

Lives & works in Kolkata

Education: BVA, Govt College of Art & Crafts, Kolkata, 2005

 

Solo Exhibitions:

2015 ‘Normal’ Solo presentation Het wilde weten, Rotterdam, NL

2009 ‘CLOUD 9’ Solo presentation Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata

Group Exhibitions:

2015 ‘The emerging collective’ Art District XIII, New Delhi

2015 ‘Quest of mind’ Curated by Veer Munshi Neuhous art gallery, New Delhi

 2015 ‘Walk on the line’ Curated by Manas Acharya Chanderhat, EnvironmentalArt Kolkata, Kolkata

2015 ‘Emerge’ Art District XIII Lado Sarai, New Delhi

2014 Annual Exhibition Kolkata information centre Academi of Fine Arts, Kolkata

2013 ‘Monsoon-Mix’ Curated by Manas Acharya Studio 21, Kolkata

2013 ‘Five for the Future’ Emerging Artist Award Exhibition Nature Morte, Gurgaon

2012 Gen-Next VI Epitomizing New Generation Art Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata

2012 Summer Show’2012 CIMA Gallery, Kolkata

2012 ‘Confrontation- conflict of ideas & images’ Curated by Manas Acharya Studio 21, Kolkata

2012  Audi Art Book Release www.bestcollegeart.com, Gurgaon

2010 ‘Extend beyond’ Curated by Manas Acharya Studio 21, Kolkata

2010 ‘The Present is now’ Curated by Peter Nagy Organized by www.bestcollegeart.com Trident, Gurgaon

2004 Group Exhibition, ‘Search’ Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata

2003 Group Exhibition, ‘Search’ Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad

2002 Group Exhibition, ‘Search’ Lalit Kala Akademi,Ravindrabhavan, New Delhi

2003-2004 Annual Exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts Kolkata Cathedral Road, Kolkata

2000-2005 Annual Exhibitions, Government College of Arts and Crafts, Kolkata

Art Fairs:

2013 United Art Fair 2nd Edition Pragati Maidan , New Delhi

2012 United Art Fair 1st Edition Pragati Maidan , New Delhi

Residencies: 

2015 September - December  Het wilde weten, Rotterdam, NL

Awards:

2002-2003 Rashbihari Dutta Memorial Scholarship, Painting Annual Exhibition, Government College of Arts and Crafts, Kolkata

2003-2004 Sunil Das Scholarship, Painting Annual Exhibition, Government College of Arts and Crafts, Kolkata

2004 Certificate of Merit, Drawing  Annual Exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts Kolkata, Cathedral Road, Kolkata

Publication:

2015 Tourist Visa : A selection of drawings during the residency in Het Wilde Weten Rotterdam NL Published by Back Door Books, Publication studio Rotterdam

                ISBN: 9789492308009

Media


The Wall Tv

Sumantra Mukherjee in conversation with Jyotsna Sharma.