BORN - 31.DEC.1981
Sukanta Chowdhury, the young sculptor from West Bengal has got his inner vision to view the world. He has broken the niche of conservatism, cloys of chauvinism and has created new beginnings of a pure Romantic and fantasized world. Sukanta’s childhood days till he passed out from Government College of Art and Craft, Kolkata has been a massive struggle but ultimately he has made a breakthrough.
Each artist, creator in each field has got a different, diverse perception about life; here he is not an exception. His sensual sculptures dive deep into our minds to think beyond or “Nihil Ultra”. They epitomize grandeur, space, oblivion, age inside a boundary. His works are a depiction of new thoughts, which widen our imaginative faculty. He makes the simple seller of fruits, the prime attractor of people.
The seller’s keen intention to see through others and beyond, to shout and call for buyers has made the artist make his double powerful double pair of eyes and two lips. He has won an accolade from our Hon’ble Governor of West Bengal, India for this highly innovative creation.
An artist is first a thinker before he creates. Vision or thought process here also acts as a theme for Sukanta. His sculptures are a glow in this pessimistic world. Nowadays in this rotten world, people can’t find what he wants, simplicity is obstructed by materialism. He thinks that everybody needs a medium to see through.
So, his onlooker finds life, simplicity, hidden emotions through the frames of glasses. A creator’s mind is full of thoughts filled with imaginations which pass through his wide spectrum of mind themed eyes. Out of those various thousand thoughts, only one or two gets the true color while others are in the processing. This mode of creative frenzy forms his next work Depiction of thinking.
He has experimented with various mediums varying from wood, bronze, glass, glass, metal, stone. His mediums are identical but his forms are totally new. He has created the mythological figures Ma Durga and her opponent Ravana in the form of a safety pin. He is the one who has seen and shown power in the little powerhouse safety pin. His other sculptures are devised by the high magnitude of legs, which the artist claims are the keeper of balance in his whole world, force.
The lonely musician, the thinker is created with elongated, slender legs to mark their parched yet dominating existence. His thoughts are universal, unique. He has portrayed relation among celestial bodies by the magnitude of big and small and the space they carry.
All the small bodies clamp together with the bigger ones for protection and company. Like William Wordsworth, the great poet of all times he has got deep regard for Nature. Sukanta thinks nature is the ultimate omnipotent, omniscient and is the only driving force of life.
His sculptures show a relation of man with nature. He embarks human hands, symbolizing touch and affection on the barks of a tree. He treats life, death and living in a different way. Boons of drops can give birth to a sea. This aspiration lies in his work ‘Bindu checked Sindhu’.This way the young artist moves into the highest mode of imagination, maturity and exclusive creations.
2007 BVA from Government College of Art and Craft
2004 B.SC from Calcutta University
2012 Academy Of Fine Arts
2011 Ganges Art Gallery
2011 Birla Academy Of Art And Culture
2011 Gallery Art Positive
2010 Academy Of Fine Arts
2010 Gallerie 52d
2009 Academy Of Fine Arts
2009 Chemould Art Gallery
2009 Chitrakoot Art Gallery
2008 Academy Of Fine Arts
2008 Ganges Art Gallery
2007 Samokal Art Gallery
2007 Angan Art Gallery
2007 Yapan Chitra
2007 Taj Bengal
2006 Academy Of Fine Arts
2011 Annual Exhibition At Academy Of Fine Arts
2010 Reflection Of Another Day
2010 All India Fine Arts And Crafts Society Year
2009 Annual Exhibition At Academy Of Fine Arts
2009 Annual Exhibition Of State Academy
2009-11 Birla Academy Of Art & Culture
2009 Annual Charukala Exhibition
2008 Annual Charukala Exhibition
2008 Annual Exhibition Of State Academy
2007 Annual Exhibition At Academy Of Fine Arts
2006 Annual Charukala Exhibition
2005 Annual Charukala Exhibition
2005-07 Annual Exhibition At Govt. College Of Art & Craft
2004-06 Annual Exhibition At Indian Society Of Oriental Art
Award & Recognition
ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS BEST SCULPTURE AWARD, KOLKATA(2016).
ALL INDIA FINE ARTS AND CRAFTS SOCIETY AWARD,(2010).
ARANYA AWARD (RAD), KOLKATA(2010).
ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS GOVERNORS AWARD (GOLD MEDAL), KOLKATA(2009).
STATE ACADEMY AWARD, KOLKATA(2009).
CERTIFICATE OF MERIT FROM GOVT. COLLEGE OF ART & CRAFT,(2005-2006).