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"The Season of Discontent: Paintings by Barun Chowdhury"
2008-04-12 until 2008-04-27
Aakriti Art Gallery
From April 12 until April 27, 2008 Aakriti Art Gallery in Kolkata, India, presents The Season of Discontent: Paintings by Barun Chowdhury. Barun Chowdhury (b. 1971, dst. Midnapur, West Bengal) an almnus of the Calcutta Art College and the M.S. University's Fine Arts Faculty of Baroda, also had a stint of advanced training in print making in Glasgow on a Charles Wallace and The commonwealth art scholarship. But painting is what has been engaging him lately. Aakriti Art Gallery promotes their artists with a Gallery Portfolio at absolutearts.com.
Barun's reliance on illusionistic re-presentation of being and object images and of arranging them in meticulous details to simulate 'real-life' events, is not a deception. But a strategy to posit the message that the aura of mythology or fairly tale that he seems to create through composit and compound images of beings and impossibly situated flora, are not all that mythic or fairy-tale imagination. Barun's imagined imagery, in the configurations they appear, do allude to allusions even to a careless reader. The prime visual tactics that Barun adopts to make his paintings surrogates of the reality of his concept is juxtaposition of images of different kinds, in configurations of imaginary. Thus he juxtaposes a seemingly photo morphic image to a painted description, of images from different historical epochs, of differentially rendered being images etc. It is not only that the juxtaposition of images in a carefully arranged configuration gain a structural potency of narration, when such narrations are composed of images belonging to different visual response categories, as also with different contextual associations, the narrations assume an imaginary dimension. Barun's distinctiveness lies in his attempts of making his imaginary world appear as an allegory of his real life experience.
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Barun Chowdhury - Featured by Aakriti Art Gallery
Title: "Is Blowing in the Wind" , 2008
Size: 60 x 84 inches (width x height)
Medium: Acrylic Painting on canvas
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