About Artist

ART CRITIC NOTE:

 

Swapan Das now in his late thirties, has become one of the best exponents of Indian painting. The neo-Bengal School that Abanindranath Tagore and his students has started had shown signs of decadence in the 1950-60s period. Than certain dedicated artist like Mrinal Kanti Das gave it a new thematic variations and directions. His student, particularly Swapan, took up from him pointers to the aesthetic adventure and went their own way. Both in wash and tempera swapan has done miniature format works, medium size ones and muralesque painting with same kind of ease, accuracy, and meticulousness. Swapan is a religious painter but believes that good religious art must be good art first and also true expression of inner experience of the artist. He pours himself out in all aspects of the subject matter, composition and the meanings communicated. In this exhibition one sees him moving slightly away from world of mythology to the life of Buddha. The first result of his meditations on Buddha is the culminating point of this exhibition and indicates his quest for meaning of life and art.

   Sandip Sarkar
Art historian and Critic

Our Inspiration

Award

1) Certificate of merit Govt. College of Art and Craft,1993
2) Haren Das’s Award Govt. College of Arts and Craft,1994
3) Abanindranath Tagore Medal in Indian Society of Oriental Arts, 1994
4) Pratima Devi Tagore Memorial Medal,Indian Society of Oriental Arts, 1995.
5) Gaganendranath Tagore memorial Medal in Indian Society of Oriental Arts, 1996.
6) Abanindranath Tagore Memorial Medal in Indian Society of Oriental Arts, 2001
7) Certificate of merit in Academy of Fine Arts, 2005 in Kolkata.
8) Prafulla Dhanukar Art Foundation (PDAF) Award Gold Medal, Mumbai, 2016-2017
9) Ek Nazar Art Organization (Delhi) Award – Gold Medal 2017
10) Ek Nazar Art organization Award (Hryana) – Gold Medal 2018

Experience

1) Worked under famous artist Late Mrinal Kanti Das for Ten years.
2) Hon. Teacher of Indian Society of Oriental Arts.
3) Hon. Teacher of Dhaka University (oriental)

Solo Shows

1) 1999 - Gallery The Venue, Kolkata
2) 2005 – Gallery 52D, Kolkata
3) 2006- Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata
4) 2007 – Montage Arts, New Delhi
5) 2007 – State Art Gallery, Hyderabad
6) 2008 - Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata
7) 2008 – Images and Beyond, Kolkata
8) 2009 – Gallery 52D, Kolkata
9) 2010 – Gallery Images and Beyond
10) 2012 – Gallery Images and Beyond
11) 2015 – Gallery Images & Beyond, Kolkata
12) 2017 – Gallery Creative Strokes, Kolkata
13) 2017= Montage Arts New Delhi
14) 2017 - Aarti Art gallery Mumbai
15) 2018 - Gallery Images and Beyond Kolkata

Group Show

1) 2005 - Kanishka Art Gallery, Kolkata
2) 2005 – Montage Arts , New Delhi
3) 2006 - Canvas Art Gallery
4) 2006 - ITC Sonar Bangla Hotel
5) 2006 - The Ramkrishna Mission Institute of Culture
6) 2006 - Museum and Art Gallery, Kolkata
7) 1992, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011- Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata
8) 2000, 2001, 2003,2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 - Painting By Contemporary Artist Of Bengal Birla Academy of Art & Craft
9) 2007,2009 , 2010 – Group Show by Montage Arts, New Delhi
10) 2007, 2008, 2010 , “BENGAL –I, BENGAL - II “65 X 125’ HOTEL OBEROI – By Motage Arts,N.D.
11) 2009 - Lokayata. Mulk Raj Anand Centere, New Delhi
12) 2006 , 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013,2014,2015 Gallery Images and Beyond Gallery, Kolkata
13) 2010 - Desire Arts Presents Inner Thoughts, Palm Court, India Habitat Center, Lodhi Road, New Delhi,
14) 2009 - Portraits & Landscapes,Ganges eterna art, Vivanta by Taj, ITPL, Whitefield, Bangalore
15) 2011 - Academy Of FineArts, February..2011
16) 2012, 2013, 2014 - “ BENGAL” , State Gallery of Fine Arts, Hyderabad.
17) 2014 – AIRA , Hotel Castle Royale, Pune
18) 2014 – Hues Of India, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur
19) 2014 – Chemould, Kolkata
20) 2015 – MOSA – Lalit kala Academy, New Delhi
21) 2015 – Bengal Spectrum VI, India Habitat Centre, N.D.
22) 2015 – Small Paintings, lalit Kala Academy, N.D.
23) 2015 – Kala Mela 2015, Wisdom Society Of Creative Arts, New Delhi.
24) 2016- Group 19, Images and Beyond, Kolkata
25) 2016- Group 21, images and Beyond, Kolkata
26) 2016 – Youth Guild Forum, Dhaka Bangladesh
27) 2016 – Youth Guild Forum, Kolkata, Gorkhy sadan
28) 2016 – Bengal , Gallery Arty Arts, Mumbai
29) 2016- Bengal Masters , Gallery The Art Hub, Mumbai
30) 2016- The Life of Art, The Art Hub, Mumbai
31) 2016 – 6th Oriental Painting Exhibition, Zainul Gallery.Dhaka, Bangladesh
32) 2016 – Aguntuk, ICCR, Kolkata
33) 2017 - Bengal 7 , India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
34) 2017- Bengal 8 , Art Hub, Mumbai
35) 2017- 7th Oriental Painting Exhibition, Zainul Gallery Dhaka, Bangladesh
36) 2017 = IFAX , New Delhi
37) 2017 – Lalit Kala _ International Kala Mela

Workshop

1) Kolkata - 2005, 2006, 2007 in different Workshop in ITC , TAJ & Oriental Arts.
2) Darjeeling of Fortune Hotel – under genesis in the year 2007.
3) Gangtok.. Under Images and Beyond 2008
4) Shantiniketan Under Gallery 52D 2008
5) Mandarmani , Under Debashish Ghosh 2009
6) Bangalore, Under Soma Das 2009
7) Hyderabad , Under Deepak Jain 2010
8) New Delhi, Under De Montage Arts 2010
9) Fort Raichak Resort under Images & Beyond 2010
10) Solluna Resort , Jim Corbett, Under Krishna maruti Centre for Conetmporary Art …2011
11) Srinagar , Under D.P.Dhar Memorial Trust… 2011
12) Dhaka University, Bangladesh, 2017


About

Swapan Das now in his late thirties, has become one of the best exponents of Indian painting. The neo-Bengal School that Abanindranath Tagore and his students has started had shown signs of decadence in the 1950-60s period.

Address

1) Swapan das. 73 raj pur paschattya para road. Po.raj pur . Kolkata 700149.
2) Studio. 4 creek row. Kolkata 700014.

Phone number

+919831517911
+919883317911

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