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Different hues of Aakriti
    Different hues of Aakriti

The month of June was filled with the success of the Indian Artists in the international Auctions, generating great hopes within the Art Market. At Aakriti Art Gallery sculptures by Tapas Biswas would be on view from 26th of June to 17th of July 2010.

Meanwhile, Aakriti Art Gallery would be hosting its annual show 'Gennext'. If you are an aspiring artists below the age of forty then you can send some images of your works along with a detailed resume in a C.D for participation in this year's show. The last date for submissions is 30 June.

    Online exhibition : Abdul Salam

Abdul is trained in printmaking and has participated in the International Triennial in Egypt, 2003-06, the 7th International Print Biennial, Bharat Bhavan in '06, AIFACS, and the Annual Shows at Academy of Fine Arts and Birla Academy, Kolkata. Some of his recent shows were held at Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi in 2007, Mumbai Art Gallery and Chitrakala Parishad, Bangalore in 2006. Abdul has won the W.B. State Academy Award, Indian Society of Oriental Arts award besides several others.

    Featured artist : Bhaskar Mukherjee


Bhaskar was trained at the Government College of Art and Craft, Kolkata. At the moment, he lives and works in Santiniketan in West Bengal. Bhaskar has participated in over sixty-five group shows and solo shows in major cities in both India and abroad.

He has been a founder member of Kolkata's art organisation-- Painters 80. His paintings are part of collections in USA, UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Kerala, Kolkata and Santiniketan.

    Art Shop

The Art Shop at Aakriti Art Gallerey's Hungerford Street premises in Kolkata is an interesting place. The idea of the art shop was actually to bridge the gap between the art world and the potential connoisseur. Thus for the new collector, it offers paintings and sculptures within a reasonable price range. At the same time, innovative art pieces like mouse pads, bags, coffee mugs each printed with an original painting by some of India's frontline artists, including Bikash Bhattacharya, Jogen Chowdhury and Satish Gujral are available. Beside these, it also offers monographs on individual artists, At the same time, the art shop also offers the latest issues of magazines like Art: News & Views, Art etc, Gallerie, Art Journal, Depart, Art & Deal. Subscription of magazines like Art: News & Views, Art etc and Gallerie are also accepted.

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Selection from a string of forum discussions
Top sculptors in the World today - Who are your favourites?

Posted by Shan Kelly on August 25, 2009 at 7:23pm in Sample Title
I'm writing about sculpture at the moment and wondering who are the top people working in this meidum in India and around the world.
Reply by artseek on August 25, 2009 at 8:51pm
I like a few of them,my favorites are "Rabbit" by Jeff Koons and among the Indians"Head" by a young upcoming sculptor Subrata Biswas
Reply by Marcelino Ferreiro Paz on November 13, 2009 at 7:02am
There are so many talented sculptors in this world. There is a very famous one,Botero, from Colombia, that I personally think is one who really created an style and will last for ever . I am showing you what I`ve got, most of them paintings, and you can see at least one of his volumes. If anybody wants to help with files, you are welcome.
Reply by Prince Freakasso on February 23, 2010 at 11:28pm
I LIKE MARC QUINN! In India you got guys like Subodh Gupta who makes creative stuff with commodes, buckets and bedpans.....
Reply by Marcelino Ferreiro Paz on May 11, 2010 at 8:53pm
agree with you, I enjoy it
Reply by Prince Freakasso on February 23, 2010 at 11:36pm
Thats right Shan ,there are very talented artists who do get ignored,despite being sellouts.But that's usually because they refuse to genuflect to the flotsam and jetsam who call themselves artists,gallerists and curators.
In India it means saying HA....JEE ! or YES BOSS
Reply by Marcelino Ferreiro Paz on May 11, 2010 at 8:57pm
Ron Mueck is doing a brillant work, really like it!
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