PROFILE : PURNENDU MANDAL
(Indian Contemporary Artist, BVA - Kolkata)
Born on 10th January 1980 in Malda District, West Bengal, India, Purnendu Mandal had his art education in Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata. He developed his visual expressions over the years owing to useful associations and interactions with several contemporary artists. This led to his establishment as a fine artist very soon in the present contemporary art world. Purnendu Mandal works in oil and acrylic colors on canvas in 'Impressionistic' styles. His paintings mainly focus on urban landscape and life as well. He has displayed his work so far in 27 Solo Shows (including Singapore, Dubai, Taiwan in abroad and Jehangir Art Gallery, Nehru Centre Art Gallery, Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery, The Art Entrance Gallery at Mumbai, Lalitkala Akademi, AIFACS Gallery, Triveni Art Gallery at New Delhi, Academy of Fine Arts, Chemould Art Gallery, Taj Bengal at Kolkata and Chitra Kala Parishath at Bangalore etc.) and 62 Group art exhibitions in many art galleries all over India and Art Auctions in Pune and Mumbai. He has also participated in 20 International group art exhibitions abroad in Jakarta- Indonesia, London - UK, Chicago, New York- USA, Dubai, Abu Dhabi - UAE, Singapore, Bangkok- Thailand, Taipei - Taiwan, Dhaka - Bangladesh and Kathmandu- Nepal etc.. He presented his work in 18 National level art exhibitions in India as well and 14 International and National Art Camps and Workshops in India and Abroad. His work is in proud collection of several art collectors, renowned personalities and patrons / connoisseurs in India and abroad such as Washington, Loss Angles, New York - USA, London - UK, Dubai - UAE, Russia, Australia, Italy, Norway, Belgium, Singapore, China, Keniya, Bangkok - Thailand, Taipei - Taiwan etc. His creations received due recognition at both national and international levels. He has been honoured with many prestigious awards like Gold Medal at National level from Agnipath besides, Chaain Shilpi Ratna Award, Dr. Shyamnath Varma Award and Honoured as an Eminent Artist, Silver Medals, Special Awards, Certificates, Cash Awards and Mementos have been won on many occasions. Now he is working as a freelance visual artist and lives in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh.