Swapan Das

Born: Calcutta 1966

Qualification: Graduated with 1st Class from Government College of Arts and Crafts, Calcutta in 1990.

Participation:
1986-90 – All India Annual Exhibition of Academy of Fine Arts, All India Annual Exhibition of Birla Academy.
1988 – State Academy Exhibition Organised by Rabindra Bharti University of Calcutta.
1990 – Tagore Art Gallery of International Airport Authority. All India Exhibition of Kala Mela of Birla Academy.
1991 – Introduction 91 organised by International Art Center.
Open Air Exhibition By Birla Academy.
1993 – All India Annual Exhibition of Birla Academy.
Sixth Rashtriya Kala Mela (Madras) organised by Lalit Kala Academy , New Delhi.
1995 – Indian Society of Oriental Art, Calcutta.

Group Show:
– Jehangir Art Gallery organised By Gallerie` 88,
– Calcutta AIFACS New Delhi, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishadha (Bangalore) organised by Gallerie`88.
– Artaid , Rotary Club , Calcutta at Gallerie`88 1995,
– Gallery BF-14 Calcutta 1994-95 1999
– Black and White Show Art Today, New Delhi 2000,
– Axis International, Anaxis Event for (Dubai) DSF 2000,
– Painters Promise 1999, New Delhi.

Solo Exhibitions:
1992 – First Solo Exhibition at Academy of Fine Arts
1993 – Second Solo Exhibition at Gallery Katayun and Third Solo Exhibition At ABN AMRO, Calcutta (ITC Centre )
1998 – Jehangir Art Gallery (Mumbai)
1999 – Karnataka Chitrakala Parishad (Banglore)
2000 – Art Forum Gallery, 2000, New Delhi.
2002 – Gallerie Alternatives, Gurgaon, Haryana,

Collections:
Gallery `88, Gallery Katayun Calcutta, International Art Centre, Calcutta, Bikash Bhattacharya, Lalit Kala Academy, ABN AMRO Bank , RPG , Calcutta,Bata India Ltd. , RPG Power Engineering Ltd. Chairman`s Choice, HMV, Oberoi Group of Hotels, Park Hotel Group, Sarala`s Gallery, Madras, Jindal Group, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. Several Private Collections in USA, UK, Australia, Japan, Canada, Switzerland, Sweden, Dubai and India.

ARTIST`S STATEMENT: Art is how I express myself best. Art is my Life and Art for me means the greatest form of creative expression. My journey with art began as a child, but for a greater understanding I decided to get formal training at the Government College of Art, Kolkata. After graduating in 1990,I began my journey in the world of paint, canvas and brush. Greatly influenced and being a part of the Bengal School. I have found my niche with watercolour and charcoal. Charcoal , I think gives greatest transparency to a picture.It is a medium that breathes life on to the canvas. My work depicts the marshlands and landscape of Bengal. I try to end the search for that perfect world in my paintings.

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