Crafiti creates space for Kol painters

Kolkata, Apr 16 : Art studio Crafiti organized its inaugural painting exhibition in Kolkata on Monday. Crafiti hosted solo exhibition - "Subliminal Quest" - of modern day painter Tamojit Bhattacharya here on Monday (Apr 15). The exhibition was inaugurated by veteran Kolkata based painter Samir Aich.

He along with theatre personality Arun Mukhopadhyay and art critic Alok Bhattacharya lit the lamp to launch the exhibition formally.

The display of 25 paintings will continue to entertain art enthusiasts till Apr 28.

The minimum and maximum price of the paintings, which are on sale here, stand at Rs. 10,000 and Rs. 40,000 respectively.

Tamojit said, "To me painting has been a matter of irritation. I never studied in an art college. I held 36 painting exhibitions including 7 solos."

Talking about his inspiration, he said, "It's hereditary. My grandfather Bijon Chowdhury was an acknowledged painter. So, in the family there was a tradition of art and painting."

Regarding the message his paintings purvey, Tamojit said, "They are all products of my psychological research. They all have different stories to tell."

Samir Aich said, "Artists should go to see works done by other artists. Different kinds of paintings have cropped up these days."

Alok Bhattacharya stated, "It's all about falling in love with paintings. An artist can become great when he sees or tries to figure the hidden message out in other paintings."

Reacting on the reduction of interest in art and exhibitions from man's life, Aich said, "We cannot live without art. It's been there for five thousand years. The first challenge for an artist is to recognize himself."

Founder and MD, Crafiti Arts N Crafts Pvt. Ltd, Reuben Ray said, "The whole concept is to provide a place to the painters who want to paint their mental pictures on a canvas and take it to their homes."

"We are giving canvas, colours, brush etc to the painters who want to book a session to have fun and destress and emote with colour at the least cost," he added.

--IBNS (Posted on 16-04-2013)

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