By Shubham Dasgupta, Kolkata, Feb 8 IBNS | 6 months ago

A painter, deeply engrossed in adding the final touches of hues to his canvas, with a lively depiction of Goddess Durga, amidst a series of paintings of varied topicalities and dimensions, set the mood for the 8th Painters' workshop here on Friday. The workshop was organized by Magma Fincorp, a retail asset and finance company with the motive to merge the flavours of art and music in order to promote the upcoming talents of art in Kolkata.


The occasion was made memorable by renowned painter Wasim Kapoor and Sayak Bandopadhay of Bengali band Lakkhichara.

The upcoming talents of the city who participated in this workshop comprised of Tusar Kanti Pradhan, Sarfuddin Ahmed Halder, Biplab Dalai, Sarbani Ganguly, Aditi Chakraborty, Malay Kumar Das, Ashoke Ganguly, Anjan Bhattacharya, Lipiee Roy, Kaushik Raha, Taniya Bhattacharya Ukil, Syed Azhar and Arup Lodh.

Wasim Kapoor said that the aspiring painters get a prominent platform along with media exposure and public interaction to exhibit their artistic temperament at Magma Fincorp, which has been providing the same to painters of Kolkata for the past eight years.

He added that the quality and artistic standard of paintings of this year has been the best so far.

When asked about the trend of knack for painting in today's generation, Arup Lodh said that the response and participation has been appreciating.

Malay Kumar Das, a painter and General Secretary, The Canvas Artist Article, agreed on the same, saying that nowadays the content and quality of painting has been remarkable starting from the sit and draw competitions he had judged till date.

Sarfuddin Ahmed Halder explained the undeniable complementary role that music plays in order to evoke the desire to paint.

He appreciated the feedback of paintings that has been due to the efforts of Magma Fincorp primarily.

Taniya Bhattacharya Ukil, a painter and a mother of a 3 year old, described her theme of child psychology with which she creates in her paintings, a suggestive peaceful environment, vital for upbringing of children today.

Biplab Dalai through his depiction of Maa Durga, expressed the desire to see the reflection of the goddess in every woman.

The spirit was livened as Sayak Bandopadhay of Lakkhichara fame, strummed the guitar, humming the popular song 'Kemon Acho Shohor' only to complement the brilliant touches of Wasim Kapoor, Malay Kumar Das, Arup Lodh and other painters on a single canvas, leaving a collage of brilliance on the minds of the rest.

(Posted on 08-02-2014)