Tapas Ghosal - Untitled - 28 x 28 inches (unframed size)
Acrylic, Dry Pastel & Dry Pigment on Canvas
Style : In Hindu philosophy, the 'Antahkaran' refers to the totality of two levels of mind , namely the Buddhi, the intellect or higher mind, and the Manas, the middle levels of mind which exist as or include the mental body. It refers to the entire psychological process, including mind and emotions. Ghoshal’s paintings weaves an Antahkaran, creating structural spaces, sometimes meditative & melancholic in nature. His contemplative mind, enters into the inner realm of reality, dissects it and extracts a kind of mystic silence.
The extant contemplative in wardress in him got charged with meditative spirituality through his association with this heritage city. Benaras, started flowing in his canvasses both through landscapes and human faces. Since 1995-96 his Benaras paintings started transforming. Initially his landscapes contained reflection of naturalness transformed through melancholic chiaroscuro. Gradually the naturalness started disintegrating into expressionistic structures. At a certain stage during 2004-05 some of these structures yielded into abstractions shedding all the links with naturalness. Then again the sign-symbols integrated into geometrical structures reflecting traces of original locations.
About the Artist and his style :
Born : Born in 1965. Tapas spent his childhood and early youth in the quiet idyllic environment of rural Bengal. The soothing lyrical landscape and the intrinsic mythical past within the rural life made a great impact in his inner being, which aroused in him love for beauty, spiritual in nature, making him contemplative and inward looking.
Educational Qualification :
1989 : Graduation in Painting from Govt.College of Art and Craft, Kolkata (First Class First)
1992 : Post Graduate in Painting from Benaras Hindu University, Varanasi (First Class).
Solo Exhibition :
1993 : The Centre Art Gallery, Kolkata;
1994 : Gallery Katayun, Kolkata;
1997 : Gallery Katayun, Kolkata;
1997 : ABC Art Gallery, Varanasi;
1997 : Art n’ Soul, New Delhi;
2001 : Gallery Katayun, Kolkata;
2005 : Art World, Sarala Art Centre, Chennai;
2005 : Gallery Katayun, Kolkata;
2006 : Right Lines Gallery and Gallery Katayun, Bangalore;
2007 : Gallery K2, Kolkata.
1987 : Best exhibit in Drawing West Bengal State Government.
1987 : Jamini Roy Birth Centenary Award, Kolkata.
1988 : Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary award, New Delhi.
1988 : West Bengal State Exhibition, Kolkata.
1990 : Governor Award, Gold Medal for the Best Exhibit, Academy of fine Arts, Kolkata.
1992 : Gold Medal for the Best Exhibit, 2nd All India Art Exhibition, Varanasi.