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Haren Thakur

Haren Thakur spent his life and nurtured his creative ventures partaking in the core lifestyle of the tribes of Jharkhand. He trained at Shantiniketan, under the tutelage of eminent stalwart artists like Ramkinkar Baij, Vinod Bihari, Somnath Hore, Dinkar Kaushik, Selim Munshi, Sarbari Roy Choudhury, and many others.

 

His work encompasses tribal art forms and carries the essence and emotion of nature, life, and faith. His work depicts harmony, simplicity, and peace through color form & use of camouflaged icons of the tribal and contemporary blend. He gets inspiration from the core of creation, complemented by the serene natural surroundings of Jharkhand. Thakur has discovered the essential structural patterns of tribal art and fused its geometric sophistication with visual concepts culled from Egyptian wall paintings of the Thutmosis IV era, when eastern Mediterranean art genres of decorative painting began to free themselves from a subsidiary and narrative role. Like many painters all over the world, Thakur has sought to rediscover the essence of the primitive creativity of the eighteenth-century dynasty style of Nile Valley paintings. His unique work comes across mostly through mix-medium on Nepalese rice paper.

 

Exhibitions
• British council. Ranchi-1986
• b.k. college of art. Bhubaneswar -1987
• l t.g. art gallery, Delhi -1995
• Birla academy, titled "young faces of Indian contemporary art- 1996
• Krishna art gallery, new Delhi. -2002
• eastern regional art exhibition.
• Lalit Kala Kendra, Orissa.
• Cima art gallery, Kolkata.
• gallery k-2, Kolkata.
• gallery Yapanchitra, Kolkata.
• Birla academy of arts & culture (Kolkata) - 1975 -86
• Indian museum hall. Kolkata.
• Kolkata information center.
• academy of fine arts (Kolkata).
• Nandan (Santiniketan) - 2003 - 07,
• Chemold art gallery, Kolkata
• India habitat center, (new Delhi)-2007.
• bajaj art gallery, Bombay.
• India art gallery Pune.
• Santiniketan - Nandan art gallery.
• Triveni art gallery, new Delhi.
• artist circle Kolkata.
• gallery space Hyderabad.
• all India fine art and craft society new Delhi.

 

Participated
• Aifacs new Delhi.
• Rashtriya Lalit Kala - Orissa. Patna.
• Lalit Kala Academy, Kerala. Lalit Kala academy Shilong.
• Sanskar Bharati new Delhi).
• Kolkata millennium tara center (Jamshedpur).
• Palash _ Ranchi art culture dept. - Jharkhand.
• Lalit Kala academy- new Delhi at Shillong.
• art & industry tara Emami chisel art gallery. Kolkata.

 

Awards
• Visha Bharati merit scholarship, 1974- 75
• Calcutta information center - 1987 - 88
• Shilpi Samman of Ranchi - 1992
• Sukumar das award, academy of fine art’s 1997 (Kolkata).
• recognition of state personality Bihar in Pratiyogita Darpan - 1999
• visited Canada, [ew york by invitation of Pravasi Bengali club, Toronto - 1990
• Aifacs award - 2004 • Shanskar Bharat award - 2004
• Camlin art foundation award - 2005
• Jharkhand Ratna award - 2006
• Chinta Moni Kar award-Bangiya Sangit Parishad. Kolkata.
• sanman by Angar; coal India limited.

 

Member
• Eastern zonal cultural center.
• Nandan Shantiniketan(Kolkata).
• founder - Chota Nagpur art research and development, society. Jharkhand.
• jury-Camlin art foundation.
• Fortner visiting faculty b.i.t. Mesra Ranchi.
• senior faculty j.v.m Shyamali Ranchi

 

Collection
• In a different private gallery in India & abroad.

 

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