Soumya Kishor Chakraborty

“The art of painting is an art of thinking.”

Born: 5th September 1980 at Kolkata

Studies: Graduate & Post Graduate from Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata
(Calcutta University).

Works: Water based painting: cityscape, landscape and paper installation.

Exhibition:

• 2009 Exhibition (participation on invitation) Masters Collection Art Gallery, Kolkata
• 2010 Annual Exhibition, AIFACS, New Delhi
• 2012 Group Exhibition at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
• 2014 SUBCUTANEOUS A Group Exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata
• 2015 National Exhibition, Lallit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
• 2015 & 2016 All India Annual Exhibition, Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata
• 2017 CIMA Awards Show, Kolkata
• 2017 Emami Chisel Annual Exhibition, Kolkata
• 2020 “If Walls Could Speak”, ION Art Gallery, Singapore

Awards:
• 2004 - Certificate of Merit, Calcutta Information Centre, Govt. of West Bengal
• 2005 & '06 - Certificate of Merit, Govt. College of Art & Craft, Kolkata

About The Artist
Soumya explores the individual in the post-colonial perspective. Upfront and personal, his works are critiques of growing consumerism and globalization. They can be read as a part of the growing resistance to the global economy and the power that multinational corporations have over our lives. He depicts the subversion of local corporate icons and highlights the fate of the endangered indigenous systems and their practitioners. He questions the rapid replacement of old order and produces visual evocations of such worries and concerns.