‘Keen Kolkata’ Brings Bengal Artwork Home

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): Works by 50 artists from Kolkata are exhibited in an online exhibition “Keen Kolkata”.

The Art and Culture Foundation, Bhopal, organized the month-long exhibition. The exhibition kicked off on July 28 and will run until August 28 on its social media pages, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. This is the foundation’s seventh exhibition.

Artists from different parts of West Bengal showcased their works like painting, sculpture, printing and graphic design.

An artist Jyotirmoy De depicts rural life – landscapes and the insects and moths that live around humans – through his oil work.

An abstract work, ‘Metamorphosis in Nature’, by Mithun Mandal, ‘Unspeakable’, by Subhendu Biswas, ‘Divine Love 5’, by Gopal Chandra Naskar, ‘The Pomehranate’, by Apurba Karati is also on display. These are works in mixed media and acrylic on canvas.

Additionally, Anirban Mitra, Anish Nandy, Aparna Biswas, Sharmila Pal, Shantanu Chatterjee, Ram Kumar Manna, Meenu Manna, Pooja Sarkar, Marina Majumdar and others also exhibited their works.

Gopal Chandra Naskar and Mithun Mandal supported the exhibition. The painter Akhilesh virtually inaugurated the exhibition. Former Shantiniketan manager Nandulal Mukherjee was the main guest.

The founder of the foundation Govind Vishwas says that the digital presentation of the participating artists has been done.

“We plan to bring together artists from Assam, Uttar Pradesh and other states on one platform, so that the foundation can forge a different identity,” says Vishwas.

Art lovers can also enter the exhibition directly via a QR code scanner.

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Posted: Friday, July 30, 2021, 5:57 PM IST

Christopher S. Washington