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Amitabh SenGupta

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Birthplace
Calcutta (Kolkata)

Birth year
1941

Lives in
Calcutta

Works in
Calcutta

Website

Schools
Govt. College of Arts and Crafts, Calcutta, 1958, Diploma in Painting
Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris, 1966, Painting & Printmaking
State University of New York at Buffalo, 1979

Representing galleries
none

Tags
abstract, video-art

Statement

I spent many years , 1977-'88, in Nigeria teaching art in two universities at Owerri and Port Harcourt. My days in India and Europe as student and travellor found another meaning with my experience in Africa. In fact, I returned to India to explore the wider range in art  - in painting, writing and with Video Art. I continued my observations with the folk, specifically the tradition  of Scroll Paintings in Bengal as a special interest. Folk, as I found in Africa and India gives me a sense of an alternative language, diffrent from the ongoing global trend.  

Nevertheless, in my painting, although folk is a part, I have an accent with the history, my visual impact with the written past - the old scripts as a form. Scripts, the pictographs, are man made art. The shapes are merged in continuous cultural transformations and each time scripts are re-shaped in a new language. Scripts to words, they are in silent zone, communicating into a distal past or future. The spoken words are immediate, scripts are contempletive. In script s and words man became continuous. i thought this could be my painting. I just thought like that

Recent Exhibits

Amitabh SenGupta participated in these exhibits:

Aug, 2013 CELEBRATING 48 YEARS
Artworld
 
Mar, 2011 Art Chennai 2011, India's Festival For Modern & Contemporary Art.
Artworld
 
Sep, 2010 Paintings
Artworld
 
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