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Kolkata: Birla Academy of Arts & Culture host a group exhibition

Kolkata: Birla Academy of Arts & Culture host a group exhibition

India Blooms News Service | | 06 Dec 2015, 12:51 am
Kolkata, Dec 5 (IBNS): Birla Academy of Arts & Culture is hosting a six-day long group art exhibition by artist Uma Bardhan, Debika Mukherjee Chottoraj and Kusumita Bhattacharyya.

The exhibition was inaugurated on Dec 1 and it will end on Dec 6.

Artist Uma Bardhan, an alumina of the Birla Academy of Arts and Culture has exhibited her works in different parts of India.

Her works that are being displayed in the exhibition potrays the concern and contemplation on multiple aspects related to Mother Nature.

She weaves her protagonists: women, birds Hindu Gods and Goddess and other natural elements into visual thought as she breathes in the colour, the textures and the all-inclusive spirit of Mother Nature in her works.

Bardhan specialises in figurative paintings and landscapes done to perfection in water colour on silk, oil on canvas and water mixable oil on canvas. She is one of those rare artists who uses medium, water colour on silk with great elan.

Her paintings are an expression of her inner self, an expression of joy and the epitome of creative energy. Besides representing nature bathed in bounteous colours, there is also an expression of the lives of women in rural Bengal in these paintings.

Talking about her paintings artist Uma Bardhan, who is deeply inspired by the village culture said: “Most of paintings are based on the village culture. Some of my paintings are based on the hardworking peoples like rickshaw pullers. The dark colour tone used in the paintings represents the poverty and sweat of innocent rickshaw pullers struggling to earn a living.”

As a part of the Yagna project , a series of paintings which artist Uma Bardhan has dedicated to Kolkata’s sweat-soaked, bare-footed hand-rickshaw pullers struggling against heat and hunger while towing human loads on their rickshaws.

The artist has depicted the hand-rickshaw pullers through her paintings as they truly represent Kolkata and is a disturbing symbol of the city’s poverty and struggle. 

Kusumita Bhattacharyya, another participating artist whose paintings portrayed the urban landscapes and the joys of everyday life.

Her paintings portray the modern society.

Bhattacharyya said, “All of these paintings are based on my imagination. As you can see there are paintings of fairs, marriage parties. Through these paintings I have tried to project the modern day society and the life of people."

The third member of the trio, Debika Mukherjee who believes in women empowerment feels that our society still lacks in giving women the equal status, through her work.

(Reporting by Adit Majumder; Images: IBNS)