Arpan Bhowmik

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Artist
Arpan Bhowmik
Kolkata, India

Simple but evocative, Bhowmik’s art is a study in contrast. Based in West Bengal, His largely monochromatic cityscapes have a splash of colour thrown in ever so often, lending his art a surreal effect.

Bhowmik’s ‘A Journey Through Kolkata’ series showcases the vintage theme of a heritage city. He chooses to highlight certain aspects in his paintings with a pop of colour.

Academics
  • 1996 Graduated with Hons. In Bengali from University of Calcutta
  • 2001 B.V.A (First Class First) from the Govt. College of Art & Craft, University of Calcutta
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Simple but evocative, Bhowmik's art is a study in contrast. His largely monochro-matic cityscapes have a splash of colour here and there, giving a surreal effect. His mastery of both oil and watercolours clearly shines through in his series 'A Journey Through Kolkata’. Arpan’s Easel Stories invoke nostalgia for the lost old world charm.
Awards and Recognition
  • 1997 Awarded GopalGhosh Scholarship in Annual Exhibition of Govt. College of Art & Craft, Calcutta, for best water color
  • 1998 Atul Bose Award & Academy Award in All India Annual Exhibition of Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta, for best water color
  • 1998 Governors Award in Annual Exhibition of Govt. College of Art & Craft, Calcutta, for best water color
  • 1998, 99 College Award in Annual Exhibition of Govt .College of Art & Craft, Calcutta, for best water color
  • 1999 Annual Exhibition of Calcutta Information Center, for best water Color
  • 1999 Governors Award (Gold Medal) & Academy Award in All India Annual Exhibition of Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta, for best Exhibition
  • 1999 College Award in Annual Exhibition of Govt College of Art & Craft, Calcutta, for best largest water color
  • 2000 Nokia-Asia Pacific, Certificate of Merit
Shows & exhibitions
SOLO SHOWS
  • 2005 VidhanSabha (Legislative Assembly), Govt of West Bengal, organized by Flowers Growers Association, Kolkata
  • 2006 Asutosh Gallery, Indian Museum, Kolkata
  • 2009 Solo Exhibition organized by Taj Bengal at Taj Bengal, Kolkata
  • 2010 Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata.
Group Exhibitions:
  • 2007, 08 Group Exhibition organized by Rabi Art Gallery, at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata
  • 2007 Kalamela Exhibition organized By Birla Academy, Kolkata
  • 2007 Group Exhibition organized by Birla Academy, Kolkata
  • 2006 Exhibition organized By Bahrain Art society, Bahrain
  • 2006 Group Exhibition organized by Birla Academy, Kolkata
  • 2006 India Habitat Centre Open Palm Court Gallery, New Delhi
  • 2006 Group Exhibition organized by GOTI at G. C. Laha Art Gallery, Kolkata
  • 2005 Sabhaghar, Salt Lake, Kolkata
  • 2005 Group Exhibition organized by RAD at Samakal Art Galler

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