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Profile of Pradip Sarkar
Artist Pradip Sarkar is known for his figurative paintings in a semi abstract style. He has had several solo and group art exhibitions to his credit.
I firmly believe that a human being is the most unique creation in the universe. The spiritual domain surrounding the multitude of mankind is indeed my source of inspiration. Most importantly it is my unwavering conviction that every individual is imbued with extensive diversity and collectively their restive striven attitude appeals to me greatly. Sometimes people are neglected, depressed in spirit and at times they may be delighted and illuminated. At this juncture all those voices, emotions, joys and sorrows are the driving force for me and provide me a prologue to my work.
I have been toiling hard with my brush and pigments for the last twenty five years or more to express the varied human moods. In fact, I know not what my next painting would be but the canvas leads me and I follow. The series of my recent paintings titled ‘Rhythm and Melodies’ is a saga of urge whereby the depicted deeds inspire others. Love, affection, innocence and festivity are at the root of my sonata.
Some years back, when I embarked upon the notion of working on the theme of my first painting titled ‘Musicians’, I found myself completely charged and instilled with energy. ‘Dhol’ which is supposed to be the most religious drum in India, infused strength in me and a pipe (flute), a musical instrument, crept into my subconscious mind. All these have helped me create the desired ambience for my themes to the best of the required expression and effect. Finally, I do not think that one can force a message into my work at any cost. Art in itself should be it’s final message.
About the artist
Pradip was born in Dhanbad state of Jharkhand. He has been getting recognized in the Indian contemporary art since 1995. He is a commerce graduate from Ranchi University and he holds a diploma in fine art from British Institute, Mumbai.
Pradip has received certificates and merit cash awards, The Hindustan Times, New Delhi – 1995 and has been nominated under India 5000 best MSME award for individual contributors in the sectors of visual art – 2017 and 2018.
Pradip has held 5 solo exhibitions and participated in more than 35 group shows at significant venues. This includes exhibitions such as with M. F. Hussain, Prince of Wales Museum – Mumbai, Lalit Kala Academy – Bhubaneswar, Academy of Fine Arts – Kolkata, Jehangir Art Gallery – Mumbai, Indian Academy of Fine Arts – Amritsar, World Trade Centre – Mumbai, etc. He has worked at various national and international events and has participated in many camps, workshops and live demonstrations across the country. He has also created a large theme sculpture in open air for the academic complex, IIT, ISM Dhanbad – Jharkhand – 2006.
His works are at collections in Germany, USA and India and they have also found place in the collections such as Lalit Kala Akademi - Bhubaneswar, The Hindustan Times - New Delhi, IIT Dhanbad, INSCOL Pvt. Ltd. - Chandigarh, LODHA COSTIERA - Mumbai, ABHIJEET BHATTACHARJEE, ANU MALIK and SHARDA, (Bollywood personalities), ANU SUBRAMANIAM, USA and many more.
Pradip presently lives and works in Mumbai.