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Chandra Bhattacharjee

BORN
November 18, 1961 Patuli Bardhaman, West Bengal

 

EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS
1989 Postgraduate in Fine Arts, Kala Bhavan, Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan.
1986 Graduated from Indian College of Art and Drafship, Calcutta.
1987 Fine Arts, Kala Bhavan, Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan.

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2010 Gallery 88, Calcutta
2008 eons of visible Fe2O.nH2o, Galerie 88, Calcutta
2007 Hosted by Gallery Threshold at The Gallery on Cork Street, London
2007 Indelibilities, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi
2006 Small format works, Sumukha Gallery, Bangalore
2005 Jehangir Art Gallery and Beyond Gallery, Mumbai
2005 Gallery 88, Calcutta
2004 Threshold Gallery, New Delhi
2003 Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi
2001 Crimson, Bengaluru
2000 Shridharani, New Delhi and Gallery Apparao, Chennai
1998 Apparao Gallery, Chennai
1998 Crimson, Bengaluru
1997 Artistic Heritage, New Delhi
1994,95,97 Central Art Gallery, Calcutta

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013 Edge of Reason- and Beyond, into pure creativity, presented by Indian Art Circle at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
2012 Angkor Wat An Indian Perspective, Art and Soul Gallery, Mumbai
2011 Cross Currents, Art Positive, New Delhi
2010 10 x 10, Threshold Gallery, New Delhi
2010 Snow, The Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi in collaboration with Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
2009-10 Unclaimed Spaces, Gallery Threshold, New Delhi
2009 Indian Harvest, presented by Crimson- The Art Resouce, Bangalore at SG Private Banking, Singapore
2008 Faces, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
2008 Life is a Stage, ICIA Gallery, Mumbai
2008 Monochromatic Magic, Gandhara, Calcutta
2008 Art Now, A Glance, Emami Chisel Arts, Kolkata
2008 Divergent Artistic Discourses, Tangerine Art Space, Bangalore
2008 Muller & Plate Gallery, Munich
2008 New York Academy of Art
2008 Look In, Look Out, Gandhara Art Gallery, Kolkata
2007 Diverse Languages, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong
2007 Stories, reflections and constructions, Gallery 88, Calcutta
2006 India on canvas, exhibition, and auction organized by Khushi in New Delhi
2006 Essence, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
2006 Sensuality, perception and self, Galleria, New Delhi.
2006 Glimpses of Bengal, Birla Academy of Arts and Culture, Kolkata
2006 Angkor, Gandhara Art Gallery, Calcutta
2006 Art of Young Bengal, Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata
2006 Chivas Art, Gallerie 88-Chivas Regal, New Delhi and Mumbai
2006 Merging Cultures, Sarjan, Baroda
2006 Indian Art Show, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London, Lasalle-SIA College of Fine Arts, Singapore
2006 New Colors of Sumukha, Bangalore
2005 Bikash Bhattacharya, A Source of Inspiration, Birla Academy of Arts and Culture, Mumbai
2005 Ways of Seeing, Art Alive, New Delhi
2005 Ardhanarishwara, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
2005 Indian Contemporary Art, organized by Gallery Sumukha at Quayside Gallery, UK
2005 Watercolor exhibition, Galerie 88, Calcutta
2005 versions, Birla Academy of Arts and Culture, Kolkata
2004 Contemporary Expressions of India, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Kathmandu
2004 Beyond Gallery, Mumbai
2004 New Paradigms-II, Gallery Threshold, New Delhi
2004 Viart, New Delhi
2004 Summer Exhibition, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi
2004 Scenes from Voyage, Nehru Centre, London
2004 Red, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi
2004 Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi
2004 Pilgrim of Art, New Delhi
2004 Bonds, ITC Sonar Bangla, Kolkata
2004 Gandhara Art Gallery, Kolkata
2003 Viart, New Delhi
2003 Sanskriti Gallery, Kolkata
2003 Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi
2003 Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi
2003 Gandhara Art Gallery, Kolkata
2002 Espace Gallery, Argosy at Dubai Marine Beach Club
2002 Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata
2002 Pilgrim Gallery, New Delhi
2002 Freedom, La Mere Gallery, Calcutta
2002 Metal Shine, Palette Gallery, New Delhi
2002 Shridharani, New Delhi with Gallery Threshold
2002 Chitrakoot Gallery, Kolkata
2002 Sanskriti Art Gallery, Habitat Centre, New Delhi
2002 Tomorrow Blue Chip, Apparao Galleries in New Delhi and Chennai
2002 Bowring, Gallery Espace, New Delhi
2002 Surya Gallery, Hyderabad
2002 Concern India, Nehru Centre, Mumbai
2002 Performance for victims of the Gujarat riots, Taj Bengal, Calcutta
2001 Concern India, Nehru Centre, Mumbai
2001 Palette 2001, New Delhi, Galleria, Mumbai
2001 Cymroza Gallery, Bombay
2001 Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Mumbai
2001 Pilgrim Gallery, New Delhi
2001 Small Format Hall, Sumukha, Singapore
2001 Saffronart.com Group Exhibition, Hong Kong
2001 Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata
2001 The Art of Bengal, Art Today, New Delhi.
2001 Nude Studies, The Guild, Mumbai
2001 Art World, Hong Kong
2001 The Guild, Hong Kong
2001 Chitrakoot Art Gallery, Kolkata
2000 Threshold Gallery, Vizag
2000 Chitrakoot Gallery, Kolkata
2000 Visions and Attitudes, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
2000 Crimson Art Resource, Mumbai
1999 Salar Jung Museum, organized by National Gallery of Modern Art NGMA, Hyderabad
1999 Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata
1999 Crimson Gallery, Bengaluru
1999 Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Mumbai
1999 Apparao Galleries home exhibitions in Toronto, New York, and Singapore.
1999 Son et Lumiere, Bombay
1999 Gajah Art Gallery, Singapore

 

PARTICIPATIONS
2012 Small is Beautiful, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
2012 Art for Humanity, Coomaraswamy Hall, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai
2012 Synergy 2012, 12th Anniversary Exhibition, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
2010 Art Celebrates 2010, represented by Gallery Threshold at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, coinciding with the Commonwealth Games
2008 Harvest 2008, organized by Arushi Arts at The Stainless Gallery, New Delhi
2008 Sincromia 4, Akar Prakar, Kolkata and Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
2008 Harmony Show, Nehru Centre, Mumbai
2007 Art Singapore
2007 Adana Biennale, Adana, Turkiye
2007 Prints, Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo
2007 The power of peace, BaliThe United Nations
2006 Synchrome 3, Akar Prakar Annual Exhibition, Kolkata
2005 11th Indian Triennial India
2005 Harmony Show, Nehru Centre, Mumbai
Annual Exhibition 2004, Sara Arakkal Gallery, Bengaluru
2004 Vintage 2004, Arushi Arts, New Delhi
2002 Annual Exhibition, Gallery 88, Kolkata
2002 Annual Exhibition, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi
2002 Singapore Art Fair, Singapore with Apparao Galleries
2002 Annual Exhibition, Gallery 88, Kolkata
2002 Annual Exhibition, La Mere Gallery, Kolkata
2001 Harmony Show, Nehru Centre, Mumbai

 

HONORS AND AWARD
2008 Received Taj Gaurav Award
1986 Received the Rabindra Bharati University Gold Medal for Excellence in Fine Arts.

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Graduated from Indian College of Art and Drawing with a first-class qualification in 1986. Gold Medal for Excellence in Fine Arts awarded by Rabindra Bharati University in 1986. Received the Taj Gaurav Award in 2008. Honored by the President of India as an artist. resident at The Rashtrapati Bhavan in November 2019. I started my career as a billboard artist and later worked as a graphic designer at The Economic Times.

 

I watched in amazement as the rays of the autumn sun fell on the green rice fields, the clouds gathering on the horizon, the harvesting of rice, the fishermen at work, the making of boats, the potters making clay dolls.

 

Chandra Bhattacharjee's canvases are languid and removed from the urban world. Dark men and women exist in an ethereal realm outside the madness of everyday city life, carrying out their daily tasks. Bhattacharjee's compositions are influenced by the rural and tribal associations he had the opportunity to work with, particularly the Santhal tribe of Calcutta. The textural quality of his paintings is very reminiscent of the traditional mud walls of these towns, smeared with cow dung.

 

The colors of Bhattacharjee's paintings are both muted and vibrant. Warm pinks and full-bodied blues, interspersed with areas of white, calm the senses. He uses the cross-hatching technique, a method most often used in pencil drawings, in black, over color, this adds depth to his colors. Bhattacharjee's paintings tell a story, but it is a story without beginning or end and it flows perfectly from the artist to the surface of the canvas. The world created by Bhattacharjee is borderless, where humans, animals, and surreal creatures coexist in harmony.

 

Bhattacharjee, although influenced by rural and tribal themes, has a firm academic foundation. He has studied at the Indian College of Art and Draftsmanship, Calcutta. He received a gold medal from Rabindra Bharati University, Calcutta, in 1986. He has held several group and solo exhibitions of his works in Delhi, Mumbai, and Calcutta.

 

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