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Vinita Dasgupta

Gurgaon, India 4 Followers

About Artist

For me, being an artist is a multi-disciplined affair. The subjects of this body of work are the glamorous actresses of popular films made in Bombay that is crucially located in the terrain of culture that the natio...

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For me, being an artist is a multi-disciplined affair.
The subjects of this body of work are the glamorous actresses of popular films made in Bombay that is crucially located in the terrain of culture that the nation, as an imagined community in these spaces, is most powerfully articulated into existence. The significance of Bombay’s cinematic idiom, from this perspective, lies in the fact that it represents the hegemonic vocabulary of cultural terrain in Indian. The local traditions and popular culture where social and political conflicts that are central concerns are virulent in the works. It proves to be a seismograph of a society locked into a transformation process, establishing its own positions to confront a discourse of modernity determined by the west. Though portraits of leading actresses of mainstream Hindi cinema and image from pin up girls of yesteryears and posters like Waheeda Rehman , Nutan, Madhubala, Suraiyya, Sharmila Tagore, Rakhi, Rekha, to Maduri Dixit, Kajol, and Rani Mukherjee or films like Shree 420, Aag, Awara, Bees Saal Baad, Madhumati, Johny Mera Naam, Yaadon Ki Baraat, Bobby, Sholay, and others that helped in the construction of our cultural, social and national identities, these are not mere portrayals of a popular genre but of our cultural icons that cut across regional and national boundaries resulting in a new class of popular cultic, eclectic and visual imagery.
This series was a part of my solo exhibition " Bollywood reveries''done is 2011 dedicated to the 100 years of Hindi film industry.

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  • About Artist

    For me, being an artist is a multi-disciplined affair.
    The subjects of this body of work are the glamorous actresses of popular films made in Bombay that is crucially located in the terrain of culture that the nation, as an imagined community in these spaces, is most powerfully articulated into existence. The significance of Bombay’s cinematic idiom, from this perspective, lies in the fact that it represents the hegemonic vocabulary of cultural terrain in Indian. The local traditions and popular culture where social and political conflicts that are central concerns are virulent in the works. It proves to be a seismograph of a society locked into a transformation process, establishing its own positions to confront a discourse of modernity determined by the west. Though portraits of leading actresses of mainstream Hindi cinema and image from pin up girls of yesteryears and posters like Waheeda Rehman , Nutan, Madhubala, Suraiyya, Sharmila Tagore, Rakhi, Rekha, to Maduri Dixit, Kajol, and Rani Mukherjee or films like Shree 420, Aag, Awara, Bees Saal Baad, Madhumati, Johny Mera Naam, Yaadon Ki Baraat, Bobby, Sholay, and others that helped in the construction of our cultural, social and national identities, these are not mere portrayals of a popular genre but of our cultural icons that cut across regional and national boundaries resulting in a new class of popular cultic, eclectic and visual imagery.
    This series was a part of my solo exhibition " Bollywood reveries''done is 2011 dedicated to the 100 years of Hindi film industry.

    Vinita Das Gupta: Tales From The Raghurajpur Residency

    Vinita visited Raghurajpur in Orissa in 2010 for a residency and got a chance to work with local Patichitra artists. From here on started a journey of story telling through her art work, that brought a lot from behind the canvas, to life!

  • Academics

    Bachelors of Fine Arts 2005
    College of Art, New Delhi
    Master of Fine Arts 2008
    College of Art, New Delhi

  • Exhibitions

    ‘Story teller- Stories told and retold’ Part –V at Newyork art expo, Newyork 2016.
    ‘Story teller- Stories told and retold’ Part –IV at India Art Fair by Art Lounge Gallery, Lisbon 2016.
    ‘Story teller- Stories told and retold’ Part –III at Visual Art gallery Habitat centre by Art Konsult Gallery, New Delhi 2015.
    ‘Story teller- Stories told and retold’ Part –II at Art Lounge Gallery, Lisbon 2015.
    BOLLYWOOD REVERIE: Rustic reveries of Bollywood – at Gallery Art Konsult, New Delhi, 2011
    Special preview of Bollywood Reverie by Mr. Parvez Damania at Art Konsult ,New Delhi, 2011
    BOLLYWOOD REVERIE: Rustic reveries of Bollywood - at Mumbai Art Fair presented by Gallery Art Konsult, 2011
    MY WINDOW SHUT TO OPEN- at Gallery Art Konsult & Metropolitan Hotel ,New Delhi 2010
    Fashion and Attitude/ Womanhood under Scanner- at Open Palm court ,Habitat Centre, New Delhi,2009.

    Participated in a residency in Algarve represented by Gallery Art Catto Portugal & Indian Embassy, 2016
    Participated at the ‘India Art Fair’ in New Delhi represented by Gallery Art Lounge Portugal, 2015
    Participated at the ‘India Art Fair’ represented by Gallery Art Lounge, New Delhi 2014
    Participated in a group show VAMA organised by Sahityakala parishad, New Delhi 2015
    Participated in a group show organized ed by Gallery Beyond, New Delhi 2015
    Participated in a group show at the India Art Fair represented by Gallery Art Lounge, New Delhi 2014
    Participated at the ‘India Art Fair’ represented by Gallery Nvya, New Delhi 2015
    Participated at the ‘Dubai Art Fair’ represented by Gallery Cross borders, Dubai 2015
    Participated at the ‘Dubai Art fair’ represented by Gallery Lexicon art, New Delhi 2015
    Participated in a group show organized by Kalakriti art gallery, Hyderabad 2015
    Participated in a group show organized by Gallery Beyond, Mumbai 2015
    Participated in a group show ‘Greenathon’ organised by Gallery Sree, New Delhi 2015
    Participated in group show at the India Art Fair , represented by Portugal based Galeria ART Lounge, New Delhi, 2014
    Participated in group show 'Unseen Places' organised by gallery Apparao, New Delhi, 2014
    Participated in Group show organised by Gallery Nvya at T3 , New Delhi, 2014
    Participated in group show 'Democracy: possibilities and impossibilities' curated by Amit Mukhopadhaya at Gallery Art Konsult, New Delhi, 2014

  • Award & Recognition

    Awarded National Fellowship in Painting by Ministry of Culture,HRD for 2yrs from 2013-2015,New Delhi
    Awarded ‘’Art for social change award’’ from United Nations Population Fund-India, New Delhi 2008.
    Awarded National Scholarship in Painting by Ministry of Culture,HRD for 2yrs from 2009-2011,New Delhi
    Painting selected & exhibited at the International Painting competition organized by Château des Réaux ,France, February 2009.
    Attented workshop organized by 10th Bihar Regiment , Faizabad 2008
    Interviewed by Seher Zaman in CNN IBN News channel in the show ‘’ Minus 30’’ on 28 october , 2006
    Work got selected & published in ICRC (RED CROSS) for their magazine , 2005.
    Work got selected in All India Camlin Competition in Professional Category ,New Delhi 2005.
    My work ‘Trinity’ (etching) won the best prize for Graphics in national level organised by Lease Plan Fleet management group ,New Delhi 2004
    Awarded merit certificate in 2004 by YMCA at AIFACS,New Delhi
    Awarded merit certificate in 2003 from Yuva Mahotsava , organised by Sahitya Kala Parishad , New Delhi.
    Awarded merit certificate from College of Art Delhi in 2003 & 2005,New Delhi Painting got selected & exhibited by the Lokmanya Tilak Foundation, Pune in 2002

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