(Last Updated on : 12-08-2014)
Chittrovanu Mazumdar was born in the year 1956 in Kolkata
. In 1981 he graduated from the Government College of Arts and Crafts. His paintings operate on fracture. It is composed of bold brushstrokes, has elements of collage, abstract spaces and layered figurative imagery. Mazumdar's canvases create a powerful emotional response. He has held a variety of solo and group shows in Mumbai
, Kolkata, Delhi
, Paris and New York, including special exhibitions such as 'Exhibition for the African National Congress', Kolkata Information Centre, Kolkata 1988 and 'Confluence Art Camp for French & Indian artists', Alliance Francaise, Kolkata, 1992, Saffronart in Los Angeles 2001 and Saffronart & The Guild, 2004.
Chittrovanu Mazumdar's work pulls from various influences. He believes that art is a private activity for the artist. His references include inputs from his culturally diverse upbringing in Kolkata and Paris. Major shifts in style and form - from painting to multimedia environments and sound sculpture are visible in his works.
His major solo exhibitions, starting with the most recent, include a solo art project at India Art Summit and undated: Nightskin, both presented by 1x1 Art Gallery, Dubai, in 2009; another major show by the same gallery in 2007; Various at Royal Academy of Arts, London presented by Gallery 88 in 2006; a New Delhi show in 2005 with Bodhi Art; a Bombay show with Gallery 88 and New Work presented by Seagull Foundation for the Arts (SFA) in Kolkata, both in 2004; theatre experiments with actor Vinay Sharma at the NCPA, Mumbai in 1999; Recent Works by SFA at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, and Sumukha Art Gallery, Bangalore, in 1997; Works on Paper by SFA, Kolkata also in 1997; Recent Works by SFA at Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, and Lalit Kala Academy, Madras (with Apparao Art Gallery, Madras) in 1994; a exhibition at Victoria Memorial Durbar Hall, Kolkata, presented by SFA in 1991; a show at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, by SFA in 1989; Untitled presented by Birla Academy of Art and Culture and SFA, Calcutta, in 1989 and his first exhibition, Recent Works, at the Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, presented by SFA in 1985.