About Me

Swagata Bose

The ‘ EYE ’ in My Art

Art is understood and finds meaning when a lifetime is spent in pursuing the mind and the thoughts within the artist in solitude in harmony with nature.

Every painter follows life and aspires in his lifetime to create a body of work which imparts pulsating life with great art. I consider myself to be an artist with a mission ,challenging my creative thought process to stretch beyond its comfortable zone My creative satisfaction is derived from delivering something new and fresh.

I also believe that I would want to document the times to which I belong as a true artist, trying to capture images I see in subjects and objects that intrigue my point of interest. I strive to look for “the moment” in time which withholds the tension, emotion, movement in my creative space.

My forte is figurative drawing in contemporary style ,a style I have adapted true to my nature and hope will stand its own. I don’t always follow the narrative but tend to create a body of work on the subject I approach with fervour.

My interest at that point becomes the subject reacting to light, the lines, the dramatic intermingling of colours, though my pallete is more often of a monocromatic toneage, a subtle composition obtained therefore to give the moment in the painting almost a lifelike space.

Academics

  • BFA from Delhi College of Arts in 1989
  • Certificate of Merit from Delhi College of Art & Bronze Medal in 1986
  • Recipient of Bharat Nirman Awards 2011 for Creative Art.
  • Art Residency and Art Exhibition (23rd July 2012) at ARTFUNKL, Manchester, UK-June 25th – July 25th, 2012.

Work Experience :

  • Worked as freelance illustrator in Advertisement agencies like Delta Advertising, Capital Advertising.
  • Design Studios & Magazines like India Today, Down to Earth
  • Publishing Houses like Vikas, Star Publishers
  • NCERT National Award for Illustrator for Children Literature 1994-95

Collection :
Private Collectors : India and abroad, Projects for Tata Metaliks, National Stock Exchange & Vikrant Forge Ltd.

Swagata Bose

Participations

  • 1995 Group show at the Midnight Art Bazaar in Park Hotel, New Delhi
  • 1996/2000 Shows at Art Konsult, New Delhi
  • 1998 Group show at Damns Art Gallery, Kolkata
  • 1999 Group show at ABN Amro Bank, Kolkata
  • 2001 Group show at the Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata
  • 2003 Group show at Gallery Ganesh, New Delhi
  • 2003 Group show at Chittaranjan Memorial Hall, New Delhi.
  • 2004 Solo show ‘Enlightened’, at the Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata.
  • 2005 2007 – Group shows with ‘The Group’ at the Academy Of Fine Arts and Palladian Lounge, Kolkata
  • 2006 – Group show with The Group at Gorky Sadan on ‘Peace’.
  • 2007 – Group show at Samakol Art Gallery.
  • 2007- Group show at Academy of Fine Arts.
  • 2007 – Solo show at Taj Bengal, Kolkata.
  • Group show -The silver jubilee of The Group’ at The Academy Of fine Arts,Kolkata – 2009.
  • Group show- at The Art Gallery’ ITC Sonar,Kolkata with the group Spandan – 2010.
  • Group show- at The Academy Of Fine Arts,Kolkata with the group Srijan – 2010.
  • 2011 – Solo Art Exhibition’La Venus- The Being and The Body in ITC Sonar Kolkata.
  • 2012 – Solo Art Exhibition of “TALSARI” at Taj Bengal, Kolkata.
  • 2012 (March) – Participation in workshop “Rabindra Chinta” with contemporary artists commerating 150 years of
    Rabindranath Tagore.
  • 23rd July 2012 – Solo Art Exhibition “SILENCE FINDS AN EXPRESSION -The moments in time” in ARTFUNKL,
    Manchester, UK.
  • 4th-11th March, 2013 – Solo Art Exhibition “Paintings by Swagata Bose” – Promenade Lounge, Taj Bengal, Kolkata.
  • 2014 Group shows Roymans and Sreejan
  • 2014 April Metal & Brush, Ador House, Mumbai – Swagata Bose & Shankar Ghosh.
  • Exposition of Art, hosted ITC Sonar, Kolkata and Renu Roy with Keshab Roy, 10th October, 2014.
  • 2015 – Participated in 2 group shows. Moner Milon in Gallery Gold and group show in Lokayata Art Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 2016-2020- participation in Private Group shows

Swagata Bose