Colors Celebrates Young Artists from West Bengal with Art and Sculpture Exhibition in Kolkata

By Priyanka Dutta / WBRINN

Mihir Chakraborty, Rajib Sur Roy, Debasish Mullick Chowdhury, Dheeraj Chowdhury, Mrinal Ghosh, Prasanta Daw inaugrating the exhibition
Mihir Chakraborty, Rajib Sur Roy, Debasish Mullick Chowdhury, Dheeraj Chowdhury, Mrinal Ghosh, Prasanta Daw inaugrating the exhibition

Kolkata, March 8, 2013 (Washington Bangla Radio): With the objective showcasing the brilliant works by the young artists of West Bengal, the ‘Colours’ group came up with their second group show of Paintings and Sculptures.  The exhibition was inaugurated by eminent personalities from the field of art including eminent painter Dheeraj Chowdhury, art critic Mrinal Ghosh, Professor Mihir Chakraborty, painter Rajib Sur Roy and Prasanta Daw. The curator of this exhibition was Debasish Mullick Chowdhury.

Debasish Mullick Chowdhury, Mrinal Ghosh, Rajib Sur Roy, Dheeraj Chowdhury, Prasanta Daw
Debasish Mullick Chowdhury, Mrinal Ghosh, Rajib Sur Roy, Dheeraj Chowdhury, Prasanta Daw

This exhibition featured the works of seven artists from various parts of West Bengal. Debadeep Ghosh, Malay Jana, Pravat Kumar Manna, Sanjay Samanta, Shakti Das, Subrata Karmakar and Tushar Das are the artists who are showcasing their arts to the people. Subrata Karmakar was the only artist dealing with sculptures. All other artists showcased their paintings.

Artist Debadeep Ghosh was present at the gallery and spoke to our correspondent. Debadeep has been involved in painting for the past twelve years. He has even pursued a degree course in painting from Rabindra Bharati University. Inspired by the paintings of Bikash Bhattacharjee, Debadeep entered this world of colors twelve years back. All his pictures are drawn in oil painting. Presently he is busy with exhibitions and therefore he has no plans of opening any school for teaching students.

Pravat Kumar Manna who hails from the village Ramanathpur, is superbly inspired by the nature in his village. His work is mainly inspired from the beauty in his village. His paintings have an earthy feel to it. In some of his paintings the artist has tried to portray how man has become equal to non living things and vice versa. There is a deep layer of thought that pervades the paintings of this artist.

Mrinal Ghosh who was the chief guest of the exhibition inaugurated the exhibition and pointed out the fact that one needs to do something for preserving the culture of Bengal. The culture of Bengal is slowly fading out and is getting replaced by a mismatched culture. He highlighted on the aspect that artists must try to maintain the culture of Bengal and also asked people to encourage the artists by visiting exhibitions. He also pointed out that curators of an exhibition must label the paintings and sculptures so that it becomes very easy for the people to understand.

Bengali Painter Artist Debadeep Ghosh
Debadeep Ghosh

After the eminent personalities were felicitated, a recitation and a song were performed before the final inaugural ceremony of the exhibition took place. The assembled guests wished the artists all the best for their endeavors and hoped that the people will like their hard work.

Bengali Artist Pravat Kumar Manna
Prabhat Kumar Manna

This group show of the artists therefore opened on a promising note with the best wishes of many eminent personalities. The assembled art spoke of the creative talents of the artists and a journey through the creations was really a fantastic experience. The exhibition once again upheld Kolkata as the cultural capital of India.

Watch a slideshow of some of the excellent paintings and sculptures showcased at the exhibition.