Friday 1 October 2021

Ways of seeing..._* organized by NAF at NIV Art Gallery, New Delhi on 25th Sept, 2021.

When we perceive a piece of artwork, we not only try to dive into the scenarios of the visuals in front of us, but we also peep into the world of the mind of the creator. The mind of the artist can be as complex as a maze or as clear as transparent stream. The artist creates a work of art after experiencing various kinds of emotions and incidents. The emotions can as simple as happiness, anger, hatred, joyfulness, etc., but sometimes it transcends to an experience which goes beyond a definition of common emotions. The interconnectedness of contrasting emotions gives way to an idea which can be explained through art, and art only. With the addition of living in this busy world, we go through many physical incidents which brings trauma, anxiety, love, hope, etc., in our minds. Culminating all these emotions and experiences, an artist takes a respite in creating their work of art.

Painting by Heena Sk 

In this exhibition, aptly titled ‘Ways of Seeing’, the artists are trying to portray their thoughts and comments in the everyday human life through their artworks. Every painting or print is trying to open our perspective in some issues or incidents while tapping into the emotions that are already lying inside our minds. Many a times what we see or perceive, we are unable to express them. These artworks are carefully curated so as to ignite a conversation and help in communicating with the audience about the unsaid emotions and experiences.

The different visual elements helps in bringing out the various thought processes of the artists to the surface of the mind. And when these elements are gathered on canvas, we see new dimensions to the existing scenarios. What we see might not be what we perceive. The lines, colours, textures and spaces create a unique blend of visuals which helps us in breaking the abstract ideas into simpler forms. Sometimes it’s a different world altogether when we see it from somebody else’s perspective, and who could it be better than an artist?


NAF in collaboration with Niv Art Centre presenting an exhibition of emerging artists ways of seeing 25th September 2021 to 28th September at Niv art center, 210 near IGNOU chowk, pocket E, Neb Sarai Sainik farm. New Delhi 110068

Here participants are Ajay Kumar, Ankit Kushwaha, Dhan prasad, Deepti Gaur, Debjyoti Saha, Heena Sk, Kartick chandra dinda, Nandkumar Pagare, Nooreen Fatma, Preeti Singh, Priyanshu Chaurasia, Moumita Sarkar, Rekha Gupta, Sandipa Mondal, Srishti Gupta, Sumon Bej, Sudatta Basu Roy Chowdhury, Swapan Roy. They all are from different cities. 

 Mr Avijit Roy senior artist of Niv Art Centre inaugurated the show on 25th September.

The art of each artist participating in ways of seeing is highly appreciated. The works of Santiniketan's artist Srishti Gupta, Hyderabad based artist Dhan Prasad, Maharashtra's Heena Sk and Delhi resident Preeti Singh are particularly interesting.

Shaji Methew and Aruna Anand Mathew the owner of Niv Art Centre and The Founder and Director of NAF Nandini Sarkar would like to thank all the artists for the way this 4 day show has come to an end in this pandemic time and for such a collaborative emerging artists, who helps lift the tie a lot.

    Text by Moumita Sarkar -Artist/ Kolkata

Ways of seeing..._* organized by NAF at NIV Art Gallery, New Delhi on 25th Sept, 2021.

The show will continue till 28th Sept, 2021, 11 am to 7 pm.
210, near IGNOU CHOWK, Pocket E, Neb Sarai, Sainik Farm, New Delhi, Delhi 110068


Thursday 30 September 2021

Sexuality is a feeling. It has no visuals but it is a visual language. Visual art starts with nudity because it is the first stage of sexuality .

Nippon Gallery presents a solo show by Sandip Sen. We are glad to introduce his works that consists of German Expressions, erotic venting, striking and vivid Palate and bold themes .

Artist: Sandip Sen

Sandip Sen completed his BFA in painting from Kala Bhavana Santiniketan and pursued his MFA from college of Art and design, bardhawan  Sandip Sen is from Jalpaiguri , West Bengal, India.

Incorporating Kalighat Pata Painting style and themes notably Sexuality has been shown symbolically through objects. Such as balloon, Kettle orchid, leaves and sperms.

Further elements such as snake socks, grass, monkey cap, hand gestures, Electric plug, Nude female figures and copulating animals have also been assimilated in the intellectual paintings.

The idea of drawing has many complex processes in the initial stages, where not only drawing and painting but also thoughts are given a significant value. What the artist visually studies is then transferred to actual works incorporated with colour and attempt to present it in a conceptualized line. These paintings are anchored with pen, charcoal, ink, pastel, water colour, oil colour etc. These forms not only identify realism but also create another dimension.

Artist: Sandip Sen 

Line charges a crucial impact in Sen’s works, where it not only displays a celerity of his thoughts but also connects objects being laid on the sheets.

Black, red, pink, orange, green colors began to dominate the painting in a symbolic way. Next comes the use of gold, silver and fluorescent colors. At the same time small particles are observed, sensuousness, eroticism, clippings of ads, human figures, and antiquities are imposed more practically. 19th century popular folk culture of kalighat patta, wood block etc. can be observed in his work that are indulged with contemporary hoardings in cities that started producing college works explaining his thoughts.

Artist says, “my art is to talk about sensuality. “More to say that sexuality doesn’t mean nudity or vice-versa and nudity doesn’t demand only representation of the bare body. Sexuality is a feeling. It has no visuals but it is a visual language. Visual art starts with nudity because it is the first stage of sexuality.

From the beginning of his youth, the artist began to notice the pubic sign that changed his genitals, growth of pubic hair, and the beard, hair in armpit and abdomen and changes in hormones. The idea of sex gave him a completely different languages from where some biological changes became the subject or his work.

To enrich the visual language he used multiple layers including the digital on graphic quality at some place, to bring about theatrical effect in the picture cutouts are applied. He has started to use quotations from sexually related books.

Recent works by Sandip Sen

Sen’s works not only examine the inner desires of humans but also give them a unique look by combining various figures and forms that indirectly are related to the themes.

His bold use of colors and subjects continuously attracts human consciousness while making our minds contemplate human biological developments.

Nippon always has and will appreciate unique thoughts and works of contemporary minds and in this respect we exhibit Sandip Sen's art works.

-Art Blogazine 

We invite you all to visit the on view exhibition.

Cover Story - Solo show by Sandip Sen

Date : 22nd Sep to 5th Oct - 2021

Enter also online show:

Moderator by Moumita Sarkar – Kolkata


30/32, 2nd Floor, Deval Chambers, Nanabhai Lane, Flora Fountain, Fort, Mumbai – 400 001, India.

Nippon is India’s leading online contemporary art space



Wednesday 29 September 2021

She is multidisciplinary and performance Artist

We are ecstatic to introduce our very own Ginseng artist Pratibha Sarkar, the woman behind Charcoal Foundation Bongora. Strong women are the real influencers for the youth.


Artist: Pratibha Sakar

A charcoal woman, herself, who loves to romance the canvas, a dedicated lover, happy with her soulful and lust less love; an affair which gives her a Divine feeling and enlightens her in all possible ways. She feels empowered and proud of her courtship and can relate herself to MEERA and her love for the Divine. But the four walls of life (box of life) tend to confine her and rob her of all her happiness, her dreams get locked in the box, but now no more ... It is time to be free from all shackles and breathe in the free fresh air…


She is multidisciplinary and performance Artist  

Pratibha Sarkar from paradise land of  India( Andaman  and  Nicobar  Islands),born  in Port Blair, has  completed  her BFA and MFA from  KALA BHAVAN (dept of fine arts and crafts),  Visva  Bharati University, Shantiniketan , West Bengal, and achieved master’s degree  in education(education management )from IGNOU Delhi followed by her bachelor’s  degree in education  from Bhopal ,India. She has exhibited her art works in Lalit kala Academy Delhi, Bharat  Bhavan (7th international Biennale) Bhopal ,Birla Academy of fine art Kolkata, show at Art Gate Mumbai, solo exhibition  at  Taj Gateway Damdama lake, All  India woman Artist   Exhibition, Artscape, Chandigarh, india etc, Insul Art Exhibition, MGI Gallery and La  woman International  Art Exhibitions, Mauritius .etc.

Group exhibition in India Habitat Centre Delhi, Group exhibition Gallery Arpana-Delhi,NIV Delhi,


Pratibha Sarkar actively participating in workshops with various medium (charcoal, paper making, dogra  casting, live  mask making etc),she has been participated in International  Island Artists  workshop, Mauritius in 2007.


She is also interested  in conducting workshops on stress distress management through art(spiritual art, art therapy,) like mask making and charcoal drawing for kids and adults and also for special children’s from rehabilitation centers in India.

- Art Blogazine



Charcoal Foundation Bongora is feeling exceedingly happy to announce a unique International Live Performance Art Show, ‘ Ginseng’!

You are cordially invited to experience the live performances from  across the globe, virtually as well as physically -

On 2nd & 3rd October 2021,
From 11 AM to 6PM (IST),
At Zorba-The Buddha, Delhi.


Experiencing performance art is like consuming Ginseng for various health purposes. Ginseng is a herb - a slow-growing plant with fleshy roots with antiviral properties, which may restore and enhance well-being. People take Ginseng to heal various medical conditions. Ginseng has the power to improve thinking processes and cognition. Ginseng has anti-inflammatory effects and can reduce oxidative stress. Ginseng has the power to treat impotence as well as many other physical and mental health conditions such as blood sugar and influenza etc. Ginseng may help stimulate physical and mental activity in people who feel weak and tired, however, scientists and health professionals often question the medicinal properties of Ginseng and no evidence, but the real-time consumption, which can conclude about its true effectiveness. Although Ginseng is safe to consume, people have reported the following side effects such as headache, sleep issues, digestive problems, changes to blood pressure & blood sugar, diarrhoea, rapid heartbeat, skin reactions and so on, therefore, there always has been an uncertainty, an irony, a paradox and a juxtaposition.

The show title, ‘Ginseng’, actually represents the perception and the reception of Performance Art’ in general, while the show embodies the content and the flavours of Ginseng virtually. The idea of this unusual show originated from looking at the current scenario of Performance Art in India itself, especially at the times of COVID-19 where the gathering of the audience has been restricted, where the live performance artists had to adopt to do performance on virtual platforms which is quite challenging since live performance is incomplete without the presence of the physical audience and their participation to a great extend.

As Ginseng is the herb for energy and healing, performance art is the herb to experience the Ginseng effects; pleasant or unpleasant, soothing or disturbing, both, for the performance artists, as well as for the audience!

- Pratibha Sarkar
   Artist - Delhi