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Amitabh SenguptaChanging Rock I,Mythscape Series,Indian Heritage, Oil on canvas by Modern Artist
Amitabh Sengupta - Changing Rock I - 60 x 60 inches (unframed size) Oil on canvas ** This work will be shipped in roll form to save on shipping cost. Mythscape Series : This series emerged in late nineties when the Artist returned to India after his long absence and decided to travel around India visiting heritage sites, known and unknown places. The various ruins, structures, Haveli Doors, inscribed walls, so on. The visual experience such as, in Ajanta, Mahabalipuram, or Gingee, had an impact in his thoughts: past is also a tangible present. The present-past is a reminiscence, a myth. A myth can be developed into further transformation, and that became his starting point in Mythscape Series. 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 1966-68 : 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 1976-87 : Worked in Nigeria as the Head of Visual Arts in two universities 1979-81 : 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 2005 : Sarala's Art International - 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 : Art World 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 1986-87 : Listed as Art advisor with the Federal Universities, Nigeria and with the UNESCO, Paris.
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