Evolved minds and art
Painter Tanish Karmakar’s exhibition To Yearn of an Evolved Mind was on display at AIFACS in the Capital. Showcased from 30 July to 5 August, the exhibition got some glowing reviews from art lovers and critics.
A 16 year old, student of class 11, Karmakar played with his observation on human interpretation in his works. A simple boy of few words, Karmakar has deep insight into his world of dreams. According to him, 'If science evolves our life, art should evolve our mind. But again, besides being thought provoking, art also needs to be relaxing, something to energize us while we take on the challenges of life. My paintings are not just mere illustrations to adorn your walls, they, I sincerely hope, are the catalysts to evolve your psyche. This, is my purpose for art.'
The exhibition was inaugurated by the eminent artist KR Subbana, Vice Chairman, Lalit Kala Akademy. Furthermore, the event was blessed by the presence of Art Legend Padamshree awardee Ram Sutar. The boy was blessed and encouraged by many well known personalities.
Karmakar's art journey began with his participation in a painting competition at the age of three where he won the first prize. Since then, numerous prizes have followed including ones from the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Environment and Forests just to name a few. While attending workshops at NGMA, Bal Bharti his works got widely appreciated. Though he is just a 12th grader, Karmakar wants to give art and its purpose a whole new meaning.