Kolkata art comes travelling

Kolkata art comes travelling
Calcutta Arts Club brings to the capital a travelling art show by Madhuchanda Majumdar titled Invisible Lands with the support of the Italian Embassy and the Italian Cultural Centre. The exhibition has created quite a stir in Kolkata and Hyderabad already.

Majumdar’s first solo exhibition in the capital will be inaugurated by the Italian Ambassador to India, Daniele Mancini and the chief guest for the evening is Shashi Tharoor, Minister of State for Human Resource Development for the Private Preview at the Italian Cultural Centre on 29 August.
Majumdar is the first Indian Artist to be selected by the Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, Rome, for an Art Residency. Her paintings have been selected by Deutsche Bank Singapore's Art for Charity program 2012. After having shown her works at various galleries, museum and Art Fair in Europe, South Asia and six cities across India, Majumdar finally gets a chance to display her work at the National Capital.

While nature is the theme of her vast canvas, she explores the theme of destruction and regeneration process. Her paintings reflect a dreamlike state as she merges urban reality with the decaying past.

Majumdar is in search of the fullness of the world with its myriad shapes, colours and textures. Primarily a landscape artist leaning on the side of abstraction, she has moved towards application of mixed media on surface to build a visual construction with form and space, light and darkness, between the solid and the fluid.

She takes us through a journey of colourful landscapes. With the texture of her paint and free-flowing style, Majumdar leads us into another space. The emerging artist is engaged in making the invisible, the imperceptible, visible by introducing colours and shapes that bring to the fore the hidden and the mysterious.

Born and brought up in Kolkata, 39-year old Madhuchanda Majumdar was encouraged by her parents to pursue her love for painting since the age of 5. The City of Joy is her inspiration and her choice of colours depends on her moods. It is evident from her works that the artist sees everything at the micro and macro levels as transient and finite, life and lifelessness flowing into one another with ease.



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