Pritish Nandy unveils art collection
Kolkata, Mar 23 : Emami Chisel Art gallery was in the mood for a carnival this weekend, with back-to-back cultural extravaganza corresponding with the inauguration of Existence, an exhibition by Sanjay Bhattacharyya, one of the highest-selling artists in the international art fraternity.
On the first day (Friday), Sanjay's exhibition of 56 artworks was unveiled by eminent producer, poet and journalist Pritish Nandy.
The inauguration brought discerning art enthusiasts from Kolkata who were craving for 10 long years to understand Sanjay's mesmeric dalliances with the canvas.
Delhi-based Sanjay, a disciple of his renowned guru, painter Bikash Bhattacharya is one of the most evocative artists from the present generation who has harmonized several influences to create his personalized artistic idiom.
Adept in multifarious mediums—oil, ink and watercolour, Sanjay's artworks display a rare realism in vivid colours suffused with an ethereal glow.
The firm, unbroken lines in his drawing have taken every attempt to represent his love for realism, romanticism and environment.
His artworks have travelled far and wide in UK, USA, Dubai, Hong Kong and have been top grossers.
The following day was reserved for a scintillating jugalbandi.
It saw the coming together of some of the best known faces from the artistic world and eminent sitarist Pt. Partho Bose.
As Pt. Bose's nimble fingers glided through the strings of sitar, the pulsating thekas of tabla engaged the audience.
Amid this enchanting music-scape, artists Sanjay Bhattacharyya, Subrata Ganguly, Bratin Khan, Ashoke Mallik and Prasenjit Sengupta wielded their paint-brushes and gave expression to the prevailing mood.
"While music and art represent performing and visual arts respectively, the fusion of these two forms can create wonders," said Richa Agarwal of Emami Chisel Art.