Artist Jogen Chowdhury in Colombo | Daily News

Artist Jogen Chowdhury in Colombo

The Indian Cultural Center in collaboration with Santiniketan Friends has organizedan interaction session with and a Lecture on “Contemporary Indian Art” by world renowned Indian Painter Jogen Chowdhury from Santiniketanon November 14 at 6 pm at 16/2 Gregory’s Road, Colombo 7.

Jogen Chowdhury is an eminent Indian painter of 21st century India. He is known for his ability to successfully marry traditional imagery with the zeitgeist of contemporary painting, in a skillful blend of an urbane self-awareness and a highly localized Bengali influence. His early works show an attention to figuration that carries through in his current pieces

Born in 1939 in Faridpur, Bengal, Chowdhury studied at the Government College of Art and Crafts, Kolkata, followed by a stint at L'Ecole Nationale Superior des Beax-Arts, Paris, on a French Government Scholarship. His recent solo exhibitions include 'A Calligraphy of Touch and Gaze', presented by Kalakriti Art Gallery at ICIA, Mumbai, in 2008; and ‘Abahoman: Flowing Life’ at Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, in 2007. Chowdhury has also had solo exhibitions at Gajah Gallery, Singapore; Gallerie Foundation for Indian Artists, Amsterdam; and the Fine Art Resource, Berlin.

In 1966, Chowdhury was awarded the Prix le France de la Jeune Peinture in Paris, and, in 1986, received an award at the Second Biennale of Havana, Cuba. He was presented the Kalidas Sanman by the Government of Madhya Pradesh in 2001. Jogen Chowdhury has been elected as a Member of Parliament to RajyaSabha in 2014.

The artist lives and works in Santiniketan. Entrance to the event is free. 


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