Buddhadev Mukherjee

November 24, 2009

Buddhadev Mukherjee – b. 1976

Buddhadev was born in 1976. He completed his graduation with an M.F.A in Printmaking from M.S. University Baroda and a B.F.A. in Painting from Vishva – Bharati University, Shantiniketan. His latest exhibitions include group shows at the Made in Art Gallery Pondicherry (2009), Sarjan Art Gallery (2009), HUB in Baroda (2009), TSAR Art Gallery in Mumbai (2009), as well as in Triveni Art Gallery in New Delhi (2009).

In the artist’s words: ‘As an artist, I feel I am part of a larger society which is not bound by any specific definition. My works are personal interpretations of the underlying basic human instincts that remain unchanged through different time periods. In my works I am trying to represent the dark side of human relationships through a humorous language.’

Untitled - Mixed Media on Acidfree Paper


Uday Mondal

November 24, 2009

Uday Mondal – b. 1976

Uday Mondal was born in 1976 in Kolkata. He completed his graduation in Fine Arts in 1999 from Indian Art College, Kolkata and his Masters degree in 2002 from Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda. He has held solo exhibitions at Gallery Beyond, Mumbai (2006), Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai (2005) and Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda (2001).

He has also participated in several group shows and art camps in India and abroad—‘Summer Show’ 2008, 07, 06, ‘Reality Bytes’ three man show, 2007, CIMA Art Gallery, Kolkata;  ‘Spandan IV’ 2009, 08 Gallery Articulate, Yash Birla Group, Mumbai;  ‘Synchrome 4’ 2007  Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai and Akar Prakar, Kolkata;  ‘Emerging India’ 2008  Henry Moore Gallery, London by Art Alive Gallery, Delhi;  ‘Singapore Art Fest’ 2007 Singapore—to name a few. He is also the recipient of several awards. His works can be found with leading art collectors in India and abroad.

The artist currently lives and works in Baroda.

I Can Still Taste The Last Meal I Had - Acrylic on Canvas

Sudip Dutta

November 22, 2009

Sudip Dutta – b. 1975

Sudip Dutta was born in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, in 1975. He completed his Diploma in Fine Arts (Painting) from M.S. University, Vadodara, in 2000 and his Post-Diploma in Fine Arts, ) from M.S. University, Vadodara, in 2002. He has participated in several exhibitions and art camps, “Nomenclature” Group show at ABS Art Gallery at Baroda, 2005, ‘Mapping Baroda’, Art Room Gallery, New Delhi, 2007, to name a few.

The artist lives and works in Baroda.

Shadow - Watercolor on Paper

Sandip Daptri

November 22, 2009

Sandip Daptri – b. 1976

Sandip Daptri was born in Beherampur, West Bengal in 1976. After completing a Bachelors degree in painting from the Baroda Faculty of Fine Arts, Sandip went on to do his masters in Graphics (at the same University), an intentional shift that helped him in development of his drawing techniques. The experience of working in graphics added perspective to the artists work. Strong rendering and drawing is evident in his paintings. After having done a lot of etching in his postgraduate years, Sandip eventually shifted back to painting.

His recent paintings are a study on child psychology and these works show keen sense of balance in terms of colour, space and movement. A fluidity of thought is abound. Though the process of beginning a work or rather putting the images and ideas on to the canvas is a rather slow one, spontaneous creativity is revealed in the way in which Sandip begins his work with just a single image and then slowly builds up the entire surface. In some works the artist divides space very obviously by demarking it into two and working upon two individual objects and areas, whereas in other works the division of space is less obvious. Using acrylic and watercolours, the artist is always open to experimentation, and he plans to use both oil and acrylic on the same surface in order to add to the dimension of the flat surface.

He has painted in various solo and group exhibitions in India and abroad–‘Moments’, Annat Art, Kolkata, 2009,  ‘Cutting Chai’, Sarjan Art Gallery, Vadodara, 2009,  ‘Indian Contemporary Art’, Art World, Singapore, 2006—to name a few. Sandip Daptri continues to paint dreams woven in reality.

When We Cross Them - Oil on Canvas

Raju Patel

November 21, 2009

Raju Patel

Raju Patel has completed his Diploma and Post-Diploma (Painting), from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda, in 2002. He has participated in several group exhibitions like ‘Beyond Credos’, Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, ‘Chronicles of the Unspoken’, Travancore Gallery, New Delhi, ‘Mapping Baroda’, Art Room Gallery, New Delhi, ‘The Baroda March’, Rukshaan Art, Mumbai, 2008, at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2007, 8033 UP, Red Earth Galleries, Baroda, Glass Painting Workshop and Exhibition, Space Artists’ Studio, Baroda, Unfolding Grace, Red Earth Galleries, 2006; Feb Group Show, Bayer ABS Gallery, Baroda, 2004, 2003; Voices against Violence, Faculty Gallery, Baroda and Carry On Drawing, a traveling exhibition curated by Avantika Bawa, 2002.

The artist lives and works in Baroda.

Untitled - Watercolor on Paper

Mayur Gupta

November 21, 2009

Mayur Gupta

Mayur Gupta completed his post graduation in sculpture from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda 1989. He received the Charles Wallace India Trust Award Fellowship to U.K in 1996-97. He is also the recipient of the Gujarat Lalit Kala Academy Award, Ahmedabad(1986).

He has participated in numerous art camps and shown his work in prominent galleries all over the country as well as in the UK. The earlier works were reflections of his dreams and fantasies. Mayur’s recent works talk about his environment and his sensitivity. Sourcing of antique objects is a hobby. Mayur’s journey begins with the search for these objects and ends in its manifestation. All these objects when recreated and sculpted are a part of an integral part of the artist’s oeuvre and personality.

Coin Box - Stone

B.V. Suresh

November 20, 2009

B.V. Suresh – b. 1960

B.V. Suresh was born in Bangalore in 1960. He has completed his Diploma and Post- Diploma in Painting, from Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda. He has also completed his M.A. in Painting from the Royal College of Arts, London. He has participated in several exhibitions in India and abroad, ‘Edge of the Volume’ Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore, ‘Drawing Space’ Angel row Gallery, Nottingham,UK, 2001 and Works on Paper, CIMA Kolkata, to name a few. His works can be found in leading collections in India and abroad.

The artist lives and works in Baroda.

Props - Flashe Color on Paper