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Different hues of Aakriti
    Different hues of Aakriti

The month of May brings along heat waves hitting the city life badly. Amidst this summer sweat, Aakriti Art Gallery is preparing to host a solo painting show of Ritendra Roy starting from 19th May.

Aakriti Art Gallery is also going to host its annual show Gennext which is the platform for young contemporary artists. If you are an aspiring artist below forty years of age & wish to participate in the next show, you may send a C.D containing your recent works along with your detailed resume for Gennext V within 30 June to the Gallery.

The current issue of Art news & views magazine brings about some refreshing articles for its readers to enjoy. The magazine is also available online at

    Online exhibition : Chandan Das

Chandan Das was born in 1968 in Kolkata, West Bengal. He did his Master's in Visual Arts, Sculpture, from M.S. University of Baroda. He has held solo shows at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, Nehru Centre, Mumbai, Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, and group shows at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, Lalit Kala Academy, besides several other galleries. He has participated in All India Fine Arts Exhibition by Bombay Art Society, The Harmony Show and at Lalit Kala Akademi, both in Rajasthan and Kolkata. A large number of his works are with art collectors living abroad as well as in India.

    Featured artist : Rajesh Deb

Rajesh Deb was born in 1979. He did his M.V.A. from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata. As a print maker, Rajesh has won quite a few awards, including the R.B.U. Annual Exhibition Award in 2004 and '05, Nirad Baran Smriti Award in 2006 and the University Gold Medal in 2006. He has displayed his work in Academy of Fine Arts' Annual Exhibition from the year 1999-2003. He has participated in CIMA Gallery's workshop exhibition in 2004, National Exhibition in Mumbai, 2004, 'Rethinking Bengal' in 2005, 'Outsider' 2006, Gen Next in Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata, 2007. He has participated in the National Seminar and Workshop 2004-2005 in Delhi, the Khoj International Workshop in Kolkata, 2006 among others.

    Art Shop

The Art Shop at Aakriti Art Gallery'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. The art shop also offers the latest issues of magazines like Art News & Views, Art etc, Gallerie, Art Journal, Depart, Art & Deal, Take on Art, Art India, Marg. Subscription for magazines like Art News & Views and Art etc are also accepted.

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Calling for artists

Posted by artseek on April 8, 2010 at 12:30pm

A rendezvous of young creative minds across the globe to come together and set a new discourse in contemporary visual arts is exactly what GenNext can be surmised as. The idea of GenNext was conceptualized as an initiative to pave the path and enunciate the voices of young generation artists. And gradually it evolved as the annual show of the Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata. The first show was hosted in 2006 on the occasion of the first anniversary of the Aakriti Art Gallery and since then every year in the month of October, GenNext is a gala celebration with the mission to cater the artistic endeavour and aspiration of the young contemporaries who will become the legends of tomorrow.

A painter, sculptor, printmaker, photographer, video art and installation creator below forty years bubbling with innovative energy to explore their skill and ability through their ideal medium can send their work of art and profile as soft copy to the Aakriti Art

Gallery and compete to be selected as a participant for the fifth anniversary of the GenNext show that is to be held in October 2010. The interested artists may send in their works and profile within the last day of the month of June this years for the final selection.







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