13 August 2023 /
ARTIST SANTANU CHAKRABORTY
Santanu Chakraborty, the renowned artist has contributed significantly in the field of Visual art and established his presence in the art world.
Santanu Chakraborty, the renowned artist has contributed significantly in the field of Visual art and established his presence in the art world. He studied Bachelor of Visual Arts (BVA) from Government College of Art and Crafts in Kolkata and further pursued Master of Fine Arts (MFA) from the prestigious Kala Bhavana, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan. He was awarded a scholarship for his exceptional talent during the period 2003-04 and 2004-05 at Kala Bhavana, Visva Bharati.
RENOWNED ARTIST SANTANU CHAKRABORTY SAYS ABOUT HIS WORK
“The subjectivity and visual play of drawing and painting drew my work into the assimilation of tradition and my own perception. The objects are bound by some indigenous boundaries because of my schooling and their relation with my association, but they come to my work according to my own demand. A certain kind of tension between known and unknown is created through the displacement of those objects in my work as they bear their own identity. So, there also have been made plausibilities of unknown identities for these reasons. Through juxtaposing musical play of lines, colour-balance, ornamentation I tried to create an allegory, at the same time there is a certain kind of satire without denying our Indian aesthetical values.“
The renowned artist Santanu Chakraborty has received many recognitions including the Kalanand State and City Award from Prafulla Dahanukar Art Foundation, Mumbai (2016 and 2017) and Governor’s Award from The Society of Oriental Art, Kolkata in 2000.
Santanu Chakrabory actively participates in various workshops, exhibitions and engages with young talents and the wider artistic community in the country. He has attended National Workshop organized by Lalit Kala Academy, Bhubaneswar, Odisha in 2017 and National Workshop by MGM Eye Institute, Raipur in 2015. He has participated in various art exhibitions like Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata; Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata and Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.
As an art teacher at Delhi Public School, Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, he plays a significant role in nurturing young artistic talents and inspiring the young artists through his artistic vision and rich experiences.
Details of the paintings
1. The Birds (Medium: Watercolor and Ink on paper)
2. Devi ( Medium: Charcoal on paper)
3. Metamorphosis (Medium: Charcoal on paper)
4.The Evil Spirit (Medium: Ink on paper)
5.The Traveller (Medium: Watercolor and Ink on paper)
6. Crisis of Existence (Medium: Ink and Watercolour on paper)