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Swaroop Biswas

Navi mumbai, India 6 Followers

About Artist

Artist statement: “There is no one city I could live and paint in all my life. I am far too unstable to live in one city. I need to keep travelling and meet new people. Life is too short to not move and experience ...

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Artist statement:

“There is no one city I could live and paint in all my life. I am far too unstable to live in one city. I need to keep travelling and meet new people. Life is too short to not move and experience what life has to offer.”
I am inspired by three great artists who have had distinct impression on me – Ganesh Pyne, Picasso and Badrinath Arya. But the greatest of my inspirations have been the people and the world around me.
In my works I have explored different facets and sometimes completely different human beings caught in the same body. A medically approved theory of split personality which seems to have seeped in to the life seamlessly today. The world is becoming unforgiving and there is no scope for failures. This pressure creates distortion in characters and an individual starts creating an illusion around him/her. There is infinite number of possibilities of the way this illusion would surface in the visual presence. The way a human character has huge number of expressions; masks are just a copy of that. The only difference between the two is that the mask portrays something which is nonexistent within.
Mask is a reality but it’s often used to cover the reality. Most of us wear masks in real life for various reasons & have numerous justifications for doing so. Some say that mask is the factor that differentiates between humans & animals. Some blame it on culture, society, materialism and more. Whatever the reason, logic or justification given, mask is a big part of life for every human and an unrecognized one at that. This phenomenon encompasses the entire human race. I don’t know the answer but my works are a medium to explore this amazing aspect of life and hope to use it as a mirror to express my own feelings, experiences and what I learn from the world around every day. My works reveal my feelings, fears, emotions, expressions, insecurities, nakedness and my understanding of the world that I live in.

Research/development method:

My process is based in my experiences. I don’t travel too far for my expression. My own experiences, people around me, strangers and close ones alike, events in my life of events unfolding around me, feelings that I go through or I witness someone going through, the versions of right or wrong perceptions practiced around me, impacting me or relevant to me, all this put together culminates in my subjects and narratives. Communication is important to me, so without being judgmental or conclusive I search for the connection with other minds. That’s my journey and it gives me immense satisfaction.

Statement of the art work/project:

I don’t want to be appreciated for beauty. Beauty is subjective. I say what I want to say without a conclusion, with an open end. I invite you to participate, even if you are passing by it can strike a conversation with you, off course if you offer an open mind and not a judgmental one. I believe there is some tiny little common thought ground in all of us where we think alike, feel alike, where we get attuned to one another. I believe in conversations. Every time you would approach the painting the conversation would be a changed one, why? Because it’s simply reflecting your own mind.

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  • About Artist

    Artist statement:

    “There is no one city I could live and paint in all my life. I am far too unstable to live in one city. I need to keep travelling and meet new people. Life is too short to not move and experience what life has to offer.”
    I am inspired by three great artists who have had distinct impression on me – Ganesh Pyne, Picasso and Badrinath Arya. But the greatest of my inspirations have been the people and the world around me.
    In my works I have explored different facets and sometimes completely different human beings caught in the same body. A medically approved theory of split personality which seems to have seeped in to the life seamlessly today. The world is becoming unforgiving and there is no scope for failures. This pressure creates distortion in characters and an individual starts creating an illusion around him/her. There is infinite number of possibilities of the way this illusion would surface in the visual presence. The way a human character has huge number of expressions; masks are just a copy of that. The only difference between the two is that the mask portrays something which is nonexistent within.
    Mask is a reality but it’s often used to cover the reality. Most of us wear masks in real life for various reasons & have numerous justifications for doing so. Some say that mask is the factor that differentiates between humans & animals. Some blame it on culture, society, materialism and more. Whatever the reason, logic or justification given, mask is a big part of life for every human and an unrecognized one at that. This phenomenon encompasses the entire human race. I don’t know the answer but my works are a medium to explore this amazing aspect of life and hope to use it as a mirror to express my own feelings, experiences and what I learn from the world around every day. My works reveal my feelings, fears, emotions, expressions, insecurities, nakedness and my understanding of the world that I live in.

    Research/development method:

    My process is based in my experiences. I don’t travel too far for my expression. My own experiences, people around me, strangers and close ones alike, events in my life of events unfolding around me, feelings that I go through or I witness someone going through, the versions of right or wrong perceptions practiced around me, impacting me or relevant to me, all this put together culminates in my subjects and narratives. Communication is important to me, so without being judgmental or conclusive I search for the connection with other minds. That’s my journey and it gives me immense satisfaction.

    Statement of the art work/project:

    I don’t want to be appreciated for beauty. Beauty is subjective. I say what I want to say without a conclusion, with an open end. I invite you to participate, even if you are passing by it can strike a conversation with you, off course if you offer an open mind and not a judgmental one. I believe there is some tiny little common thought ground in all of us where we think alike, feel alike, where we get attuned to one another. I believe in conversations. Every time you would approach the painting the conversation would be a changed one, why? Because it’s simply reflecting your own mind.

  • Academics

    BFA:
    College of Arts and Crafts (GCA), Lucknow University

  • Exhibitions

    Display at COLORS-2015, curated by Sunil Chauhan

    Display at UPVAN Art Festival, Thane-2015

    Group Show Titled ‘DUALITY’, curated by Ana Maria Cardoso Cockerill at Espacio Gallery, London

    Shortlisted for award in International Creative Art Center Art Contest - 2014, Mumbai.

    Shortlisted for award in No Barking Art biennale-2014, London titled ‘Road to Material world’.

    Received Manohar & Mangala M Samudra Award for his painting titled ‘Green Room’ at All India Lokmanya Tilak Exhibition-2014, Pune

    Group show – Titled “Faces” on Indianartcollectors from 1st to 15th feb2014.

    A themed show titled ‘BLACK’ curated by Sharmilaa Iyer & Swaroop Biswas at Art Vista Gallery, Thane. This B&W only show had works by Prof Kashinath Salve, Parag Tandel, Ketansa & Swaroop Biswas. 23rd August to 7th Sept. 2013.

    Solo exhibition of paintings and murals presented by Gallery Art Vista, Thane, 31st March to 21st April 2013, titled ‘A Different Perspective’ Curated by Sharmilaa Iyer.

    Selected in Creative Mind show in New Delhi, 2013.

    Solo exhibition of paintings and murals presented by Hyatt Regency and Gallery Art2Day at Hyatt Regency, Weikfield IT Park, Pune Nagar Road Pune February 2013, titled ‘Different Dimensions’ Curated by Sanjeev Pawar.

    Participated and contributed in First Pune Biennale from 10th Jan to 21st Jan 2013 at Taljai Hill, Pune. H12x W6 x L4 feet sculpture in steel junk on permanent display at Taljai Hill, Pune.

    Participated in second edition of India Art Festival from 28th November to 2nd December 2012 at MMRDA Main Grounds, Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), Bandra(E), Mumbai

    Group Show at Art2Day Gallery, Hyatt Regency, Pune, December 2011

    Group Show ‘India Amalgamated’ Thane Kala Bhavan, Thane Maharashtra. Curated by Sharmilla Iyer and Smita Biswas February 2011

    Solo Show at Gallery Focus, Alwarpet, Chennai December 2010, titled ‘Perspective’ Curated by Mayur Shah.

    Participation in Pune festival, 2010.

    Solo Show continued at Gallery G, ITPL Whitefield, Bangalore September- October2010, titled ‘Overhead Expanses’ Curated by Gita Maini.

    Solo Show at Gallery G, Lavelle Road, Bangalore July - August 2010, titled ‘Overhead Expanses’ Curated by Gita Maini.

    Group Show at Gallery Bajaj, Mumbai July 2010, titled ‘Monsoon Show’ Curated by Sandip Prabhakar.

    Group Show at Gallery G, ITPL Whitefield, Bangalore February 2010, titled ‘Vivanta by Taj’ Curated by Gita Maini.

    Group Show at Art Centre, Lucknow January 2010, Curated by Rajiv Nayan Pandey.

    Solo Show in Pune ART 2 DAY Gallery, titled ‘Unveiled Creations’, August 2009, Curated by Priyamvada & Sanjeev.

    Solo Show in Thane (Mumbai) titled ‘Veiled & Unveiled’, Kala Bhavan Art Gallery, July 2009, Curated by Sharmila Iyyer.

    Solo Show in Mumbai Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery, titled ‘Dreams & Beyond’, Feb-2009, Curated by Smita Biswas.

    Displayed at Lokmanya Tilak All India Exhibition, Pune, 2009

    Group show titled ‘Formation’ in NCPA Mumbai, January-2009

    Group show titled ‘India Essence’ in Houston,(with Gallery–g) USA, April-2008

    Group show in Singapore titled ‘India Escapades’ (with gallery Visions), May-08

    Solo Show in New Delhi Lokayata Art Gallery, titled ‘The Visions-2’, 2007

    Solo Show in Hyderabad Chitramayee State Art Gallery, titled ‘The Visions’, 2007

    Participated in Bombay Arts Festival (2 paintings), 2003, Mumbai.

    Group show at the Way Side Inn Gallery, 1999, Mumbai.

    Group show at David Sassoon lobby, 1999, Mumbai.

    Duet show at Art Attic, 1999, Mumbai.

    Art fair of Rashtriya Lalit Kala Kendra, 1992, Lucknow.

    Regular participation in college exhibitions in Lucknow.

    Participation in Metro Rail Exhibition in Kolkata, 1991

    Works part of the collections in India and abroad.

  • Award & Recognition

    Received Manohar & Mangala M Samudra Award for his painting titled ‘Green Room’ at All India Lokmanya Tilak Exhibition-2014, Pune

    Shortlisted for award in International Creative Art Center Art Contest - 2014, Mumbai.

  • Testimonial

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