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Nabakishore Chanda Art Gallery - Nabakishore Chanda Artworks

Nabakishore Chanda Art Gallery - Nabakishore Chanda Artworks

"About Me And My creation My childhood days were spent in rural Bengal amidst various hardships,it was a struggle to carry on my studies and so there was no question of any formal training in painting.But the resplendence of colours that life unfolds in the varied canvases of experience had entrenched a deep facination in my mind.I was and still am"




 

Birth Of Laxmi
The First Ride Together
Competition
veena Badini
Urban Sisyphus
veena Badini
Exposure
Adonis and Aphrodite
Idyll of quest
Melancholy
Fleeting Blesses
Love with melancholy
solitude
Tapestry of life
Virgin
The wise serpent
Genesis:
Vortex of Apprehension
Melting spell
Icon
Ceres
Bono Majge Ki Mono Majhe


The Kolkata-based painter’s 
work is like a multi-hued patchwork
quilt stretching from one canvas
to another, in undulating, swirling lines

The end goal in life is clear for Nabakishore Chanda. “The day I discover I have done my masterpiece, I’ll stop painting,” he says. And, until that momentous occasion arrives, he will continue to infuse life into lines, colour into gaps and meaning into images. And show them off to the world.
A faculty member of the Sri Vivekananda College in Kolkata, Nabakishore is in Hyderabad to exhibit his paintings at the Pegasus Art Gallery. A self-taught artist, Nabakishore’s artistic journey began in a remote village in West Bengal, as a child who dipped into ink to draw his first perceptions of life around him. “Some of my contemporaries, critics and artists, suggested that I should not seek training so late since it would corrupt my flow. But I practise, study art books and do model study. Great artists, of course, are my inspiration too,” he says.
This is the first time that Nabakishore is showing his work in Hyderabad but he has held many solo and group exhibitions before, since 2003. He has a series of shows planned in the coming months, including two more in Hyderabad.
The image of a woman is predominant in almost all his paintings. “Woman is genesis. The mother, the wife, the daughter. Life for me begins and ends with a woman.” Everyday images are his forte, captured in strong lines and earth tones. The images stand out as stark statements on first look and then melt into abstraction with the second. Watercolours on paper, acrylic on canvas and bold use of ink lines and hatching are the aspects of his technique.
Though the paintings are mainly steeped in rural milieu, the occasional urban study captures the angst as well as the bland anonymity of city life with equal impact.
Bengal’s patachitra in vegetable colours is what influenced him most. “My art did not happen just one fine morning. It has been a journey and I absorb and take impressions and influences with me as I travel,” the artist says. He believes whatever he has seen of Andhra and Hyderabadi Deccani art as well as his impressions of Hyderabad will reflect in his work somewhere down the line.
The 44-year-old artist, who is a sculptor too though he is yet to display his work, laments the loss of rocks in and around Hyderabad. “Yet, the city draws me, may be because it is different from Kolkata. Or may be it is an entirely new imagery,” Nabakishore says.

By Usha Revelli
usha@deccanpost.in
[Announcement - Nabakishore Chanda - 4Ko - 2011]


[Page - Nabakishore Chanda - 2Ko - 2009]


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[Page - Nabakishore Chanda - 2Ko - 2009]


 Bewitching Lines
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  About Me And My creation

My childhood days were spent in rural Bengal amidst various hardships,it was a struggle to carry on my studies and so there was no question of any formal training in painting.But the resplendence of colours that life unfolds in the varied canvases of experience had entrenched a deep facination in my mind.I was and still am enrapture with the element and primordial forces that lie nascent and unchanging even as the world around us shifts from one hue to the other.For me therefore,the figure of woman in all her splendour and subduedness has remined the predominant influence in life as well as art-in the simple aspects of her daily life,in her raging anger and benevolence as witnessed through folk tales,mythology and other sources.The complex and gyrating lines in my paintings are a symbolic quest for this primeval force embedded in her.I have tried to capture her in various moods-of rapturous contentment or desolation,as a mother figure or as blushful maiden and so on,emphasizing in all these varying panegyrics the mystery of life that surreptitiously keeps writing its own story of creation.
[Biography - Nabakishore Chanda - 2Ko]


About me and my Creation
My childhood days were spent in rural Bengal amidst various hardships,it was a struggle to carry on my studies and so there was no question of any formal training in painting.But the resplendence of colours that life unfolds in the varied canvases of experience had entrenched a deep facination in my mind.I was and still am enrapture with the element and primordial forces that lie nascent and unchanging even as the world around us shifts from one hue to the other.For me therefore,the figure of woman in all her splendour and subduedness has remined the predominant influence in life as well as art-in the simple aspects of her daily life,in her raging anger and benevolence as witnessed through folk tales,mythology and other sources.The complex and gyrating lines in my paintings are a symbolic quest for this primeval force embedded in her.I have tried to capture her in various moods-of rapturous contentment or desolation,as a mother figure or as blushful maiden and so on,emphasizing in all these varying panegyrics the mystery of life that surreptitiously keeps writing its own story of creation.
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Solo Exhibition:-
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(1)2004Birla Academy of Art & Culture,kolkata,India
(2)2007-Samokal Art Gallery,Kolkata,India(sponsored)
(3)2008-PegasusArt Gallery,Hyderabad,India(sponsored).
(4)2010-Taj Bengal,Kolkata,India(sponsored)
(5)2011-South City Mall,Art Walk,ECA,Kolkata,India(sponsored)
(6)2011-kanchan Art gallery,Jaipur,India



Group Exhibition:-
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1. 2003 - Academy of Fine Arts Kolkata, India.
2. 2003 - Lalit kala Academy, New Delhi, India.
3. 2005 - Chemold Art Gallery, Kolkata, India.
4. 2005-06 - Abstract Art Gallery, Bangalore, India. (sponsored)
5. 2006 - Genesis Art Gallery, Kolkata India. (sponsored)
6. 2006 - Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, India.
7. 2006 - New Times Book & Arts Shop, Kolkata, India. (sponsored)
8. 2006 - Gallery 79, Kolkata, India. (sponsored)
9. 2006 - Gallery 79, Kolkata, India. (sponsored)
10. 2007 - Ashutosh Birth Centenary Hall, Kolkata, India. (sponsored)
11. 2007 - Metropolitan Art Saloon, Kolkata, India.
12. 2007 - 25th Baisakh Art Gallery, Kolkata, India.
13. 2007 - Gallery 79, Kolkata, India. (sponsored)
14. 2007 - Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, India. (sponsored)
15. 2009-Chemold Art Gallery, Kolkata, India.(sponsored by artistic impression)
16. 2009-South city Mall,Kolkata, India.(sponsored by emami chisel art & artistic impression)

ANNUAL EVENT AND WORKSHOP
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1. 2003 - Rajya Charukala Parsad. W.B., India.
2. 2006 - Rajya Charukala Parsad. W.B., India.
3. 2007 - Rajya Charukala Parsad. W.B., India.
4. 2006 - Flower Show, Forest Dept., Govt. of W.B., India.
5. 2003 - Achin Patua, Street Exhibition, Kolkata, India.
6. 2006 - Ichhapur Artist Forum, WB. India.
7. 2007 - Achin Patua, Street Exhibition, Kolkata, India.
8. 2007 - Oriental Society of India Art, Kolkata, India (Guest Artist).

BOOK COVER DESIGN AND OTHERS
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1. Calcutta Tramwayman - Dr. Siddhartha Guha Roy.
2. Naljatak - Rabin Pyne.
3. 2007 - Saradiya Joka Samachar.
4. Paintings have been used in a documentary on Shakti Chattopadhyay, directed by Suranjan Roy.

COLLECTION
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Kolkata, Delhi, Alipurduar, Baroda, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Jaipur,Barong (Sikkim), Oman, Liverpool, Manchester, Washington,Canada.

[Biography - Nabakishore Chanda - 7Ko]


 Nabakishore Chanda, born on 4th January 1964, in a remote village called Bhetia Dakshin ( Bhetia South) in the state of West Bengal in India.  He comes from a family of cultivators of land. But his father was a head master of a primary school. He was brought up in the midst of the nature, full of plants, trees, paddy fields, ponds and rivers.  In his childhood, he was surrounded by the open blue sky and greenery. The house he lived in was made of clay. Thus he was as close to nature as you can get.  his father died when he was just twelve years of age and after that his family was plunged into deep financial trouble. He has three brothers and three sisters and all were brought up in some amount of material deprivation. After completing school in 1984 from the village school, he did his graduation from Midnapur College, in a town close to his village. For higher studies he came to Calcutta in 1987. His master's degree in Bengali Language and Literature he obtained from Calcutta University. All through hardship was a way of life for him. Life took a more comfortable turn when he got an appointment in 1996 as lecturer in Bengali Language and Literature in Vivekananda College, Thakurpukur, Kolkata. He continue holding this job, having a more senior position now. In 1999, he went to Shantiniketan (Viswabharati University) with his family and friends and this is the place where he got the inspiration which guided him towards painting. He does not have any institutional training in art, but after that period painting became his first love and passion. In fact he was advised by an artist friend of him not to take any training and allow his spontaneity free reign. He has stood by that advice. He has exhibited his paintings solo as well as in collaboration with other painters in a number of cities in different parts of India and his paintings have got appreciation from artists and art critics. Teaching is his profession, but today painting is the sphere to which he relate better. More people in fact know him as a painter. He wishes his paintings to get known to more and more people in the world. 

About The Artist Nabakishore

Nabakishore Chanda, born on 4th January 1964, in a remote village called Bhetia Dakshin ( Bhetia South) in the state of West Bengal in India.  He comes from a family of cultivators of land. But his father was a head master of a primary school. He was brought up in the midst of the nature, full of plants, trees, paddy fields, ponds and rivers.  In his childhood, he was surrounded by the open blue sky and greenery. The house he lived in was made of clay. Thus he was as close to nature as you can get.  his father died when he was just twelve years of age and after that his family was plunged into deep financial trouble. He has three brothers and three sisters and all were brought up in some amount of material deprivation. After completing school in 1984 from the village school, he did his graduation from Midnapur College, in a town close to his village. For higher studies he came to Calcutta in 1987. His master's degree in Bengali Language and Literature he obtained from Calcutta University. All through hardship was a way of life for him. Life took a more comfortable turn when he got an appointment in 1996 as lecturer in Bengali Language and Literature in Vivekananda College, Thakurpukur, Kolkata. He continue holding this job, having a more senior position now. In 1999, he went to Shantiniketan (Viswabharati University) with his family and friends and this is the place where he got the inspiration which guided him towards painting. He does not have any institutional training in art, but after that period painting became his first love and passion. In fact he was advised by an artist friend of him not to take any training and allow his spontaneity free reign. He has stood by that advice. He has exhibited his paintings solo as well as in collaboration with other painters in a number of cities in different parts of India and his paintings have got appreciation from artists and art critics. Teaching is his profession, but today painting is the sphere to which he relate better. More people in fact know him as a painter. He wishes his paintings to get known to more and more people in the world. 

Dr. Dola Debnath

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Solo Exhibition:-(1)2004Birla Academy of Art & Culture,kolkata,India(2)2007-Samokal Art Gallery,Kolkata,India(sponsored)(3)2008-PegasusArt Gallery,Hyderabad,India(sponsored).

Group Exhibition:-

1. 2003 - Academy of Fine Arts Kolkata, India.

2. 2003 - Lalit kala Academy, New Delhi, India.

3. 2005 - Chemold Art Gallery, Kolkata, India.

4. 2005-06 - Abstract Art Gallery, Bangalore, India. (sponsored)

5. 2006 - Genesis Art Gallery, Kolkata India. (sponsored)

6. 2006 - Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, India.

7. 2006 - New Times Book & Arts Shop, Kolkata, India. (sponsored)

8. 2006 - Gallery 79, Kolkata, India. (sponsored)

9. 2006 - Gallery 79, Kolkata, India. (sponsored)

10. 2007 - Ashutosh Birth Centenary Hall, Kolkata, India. (sponsored)

11. 2007 - Metropolitan Art Saloon, Kolkata, India.

12. 2007 - 25th Baisakh Art Gallery, Kolkata, India.

13. 2007 - Gallery 79, Kolkata, India. (sponsored)

14. 2007 - Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, India. (sponsored)

15. 2009-Chemold Art Gallery, Kolkata, India.(sponsored by artistic impression)

16. 2009-South city Mall,Kolkata, India.(sponsored byemami chisel art & artistic impression)

ANNUAL EVENT AND WORKSHOP

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1. 2003 - Rajya Charukala Parsad. W.B., India.

2. 2006 - Rajya Charukala Parsad. W.B., India.

3. 2007 - Rajya Charukala Parsad. W.B., India.

4. 2006 - Flower Show, Forest Dept., Govt. of W.B., India.

5. 2003 - Achin Patua, Street Exhibition, Kolkata, India.

6. 2006 - Ichhapur Artist Forum, WB. India.

7. 2007 - Achin Patua, Street Exhibition, Kolkata, India.

8. 2007 - Oriental Society of India Art, Kolkata, India (Guest Artist).

 

BOOK COVER DESIGN AND OTHERS

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1. Calcutta Tramwayman - Dr. Siddhartha Guha Roy.

2. Naljatak - Rabin Pyne.

3. 2007 - Saradiya Joka Samachar.

4. Paintings have been used in a documentary on Shakti Chattopadhyay, directed by Suranjan Roy.

 

COLLECTION

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Kolkata, Delhi, Alipurduar, Baroda, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Barong (Sikkim), Oman, Liverpool, Manchester, Washington,Canada.

 

[Biography - Nabakishore Chanda - 8Ko]


For Nabakishore Chanda, painting is the spontaneous expression of the creative impulse within him. A self trained artist, this latent ability was unleashed one fine day, when he was urged by a friend to complete a painting he was casually working on. From then on, Nabakishore began his rendition of beautiful, mythopoeic painting dominated by lines and colours.
Born in 1964 on 4th January in a remote village of West Bengal, his emergence as an artist was not very easy as from childhood itself he had to fight against tremendous financial odds. Today he is a senior lecturer in a South Kolkata college and also a budding name in the field of painting. He has earned accolades from renowned artists and has many exhibitions to his credit. He has also designed covers of books and his work has recently been used in a documentary on Shakti Chattopadhyay.

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Solo Exhibition:-(1)2004Birla Academy of Art & Culture,kolkata,India(2)2007-Samokal Art Gallery,Kolkata,India(sponsored)(3)2008-PegasusArt Gallery,Hyderabad,India(sponsored).
Group Exhibition:-
1. 2003 - Academy of Fine Arts Kolkata, India.
2. 2003 - Lalit kala Academy, New Delhi, India.
3. 2005 - Chemold Art Gallery, Kolkata, India.
4. 2005-06 - Abstract Art Gallery, Bangalore, India. (sponsored)
5. 2006 - Genesis Art Gallery, Kolkata India. (sponsored)
6. 2006 - Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, India.
7. 2006 - New Times Book & Arts Shop, Kolkata, India. (sponsored)
8. 2006 - Gallery 79, Kolkata, India. (sponsored)
9. 2006 - Gallery 79, Kolkata, India. (sponsored)
10. 2007 - Ashutosh Birth Centenary Hall, Kolkata, India. (sponsored)
11. 2007 - Metropolitan Art Saloon, Kolkata, India.
12. 2007 - 25th Baisakh Art Gallery, Kolkata, India.
13. 2007 - Gallery 79, Kolkata, India. (sponsored)
14. 2007 - Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, India. (sponsored)
15. 2009-Chemold Art Gallery, Kolkata, India.(sponsored by artistic impression)
16. 2009-South city Mall,Kolkata, India.(sponsored byemami chisel art & artistic impression)
ANNUAL EVENT AND WORKSHOP
=========================
1. 2003 - Rajya Charukala Parsad. W.B., India.
2. 2006 - Rajya Charukala Parsad. W.B., India.
3. 2007 - Rajya Charukala Parsad. W.B., India.
4. 2006 - Flower Show, Forest Dept., Govt. of W.B., India.
5. 2003 - Achin Patua, Street Exhibition, Kolkata, India.
6. 2006 - Ichhapur Artist Forum, WB. India.
7. 2007 - Achin Patua, Street Exhibition, Kolkata, India.
8. 2007 - Oriental Society of India Art, Kolkata, India (Guest Artist).

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BOOK COVER DESIGN AND OTHERS
============================
1. Calcutta Tramwayman - Dr. Siddhartha Guha Roy.
2. Naljatak - Rabin Pyne.
3. 2007 - Saradiya Joka Samachar.
4. Paintings have been used in a documentary on Shakti Chattopadhyay, directed by Suranjan Roy.

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COLLECTION
==========
Kolkata, Delhi, Alipurduar, Baroda, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Barong (Sikkim), Oman, Liverpool, Manchester, Washington,Canada.

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[Biography - Nabakishore Chanda - 4Ko]



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