Amitabh Sengupta

Inscription series III

375,000.00 100,000.00

Medium Acrylic
Surface Canvas
Dimension W: 30 Inches X H: 30 Inches X D: 1 Inches
W: 76.2 cm X H: 76.2 cm X D: 2.54 cm
Condition Excellent
Style Abstract paintings
Movement Modern Indian Art
Year 2011

The sound in nature attracted mans inquisitiveness and the survival quest. Man mimicked sound to understand nature and communicate. It gave speech and words; and meanings to words. Sound to speech, and words; objects to pictograms and to alphabets.

The very process of written words is like completing a painting, only through the ages and many minds. A script is symbolic pictogram of mans dialogue with nature; thus words and sentences are entering the silent zone of communication through time and space.

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Style : Amitabh Sengupta’s  works TIME is depicted in various metaphors. As in the remains of rock-cut shrines or shelters, the Haveli door, the walls or a seascape, they all carry the mark of TIME – the texture of sun and wind, rain and corrosion and so on. Objects of past, and the objects of now, all stand within the frame of present. The meaning of past and present seemed to have merged in a zone of real existence – within the space and time of the artist’s experience. Again as metaphor of time, the element of myth enters in Amitabh’s works as often, as if to merge past into the present.

Amitabh uses oil in a modernists’ way of classical manner, layers after layer, and often using the effect of the under layer. The major environment he likes to create on the canvases has an imposing feeling of reality that invariably merged into an unreal zone. The unknown elements are vital as they take real objects into a sense of continuity and motion.

About the Artist and his work :

Born : 1941.

Education :

1963 Graduated in Painting from Government College of Arts and Crafts, Kolkata

1966 – 1968 Received French Government Scholarship in Printmaking and Painting, studied at Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris

Ed.M in the State University of New York at Buffalo under AICE-UNESCO

1976 – 1987 Worked in Nigeria as the Head of Visual Arts in two universities

1979 – 1981 Fellowship on General Education & Educational Policy Analysis

Exhibitions :

1988 Graphic show 4 Artist Gallerie, Calcutta

1990 Gallery Katayun, Calcutta,

Jehangir Art Gallery Bombay

Sarala’s Art International – Madras

1991 Art heritage New Delhi

1992 & 93 Sarala’s Art Centre, Madras

1994 Pao Galleries- Hongkong Art Centre, Hongkong

Sarala’s Art International 2005 – Artworld

Solo Exhibitions :

1968 Galeie des Beaux-Arts, Paris Cite International de Paris Salon d’Automne, Paris

1974 Black Partridge Gallery, New Delhi

1975 Black Partridge Gallery, New Delhi

1979 Owerri, Nigeria

1986 Port Harcourt, Nigeria

1988 “Interiors” at The Gallery, Chennai

1989 “Walls” at the Galerie 88, Kolkata

1990 “Interiors” at the Gallery Katayun, Kolkata

1991 “Interiors” at the Art Heritage, New Delhi

1992 “Split Wall” at the Center Art Gallery, Kolkata

1993 “Surface of Time” at Sarala’s Art Centre, Chennai and the Art Heritage, New Delhi

1995 “Surface of Time” at Crimson Gallery, Bangalore

1996 Jehangir Art Gallery, Chennai

1997 Paintings and computer Graphics, ArtWorld Gallery, Chennai

1999 Paintings and Computer Graphics, Birla Academy, Kolkata

2000 ArtWorld Gallery, Chennai

Awards :

1961 Received All India Award in painting, Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata

1975 Received President’s Award in painting, All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society, New Delhi

1986 – 1987 Listed as Art advisor with the Federal Universities, Nigeria and with the UNESCO, Paris.

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