Saturday 16 April 2022


The Sculptor Subrata Biswas simultaneously addresses two perennial problems that our modern sculpture has very often to confront. First is the question of identity, the second is that of socio-temporal commitment. Subrata through his skill and meditative tackling of forms brings out assimilation within the two. His expressions are apparently simple, sonorous, witty, humorous, yet very much critical in postulating the intrinsic turmoil of life. Through apparent ludicrousness he unfolds the tragic turmoil of reality. Primitivity and folk traditions have played a significant role in his approach towards own form. He thus connects himself with the sojourn of our modernity and absorbing the essence of its ideals transforms the same to suit his own sensibility and personality and thus creates significant forms positing a solution to the intricate problem of alienation and domination of Western modernistic modes.


 Jijibisha - A Ray of Hope                  Vitrified Terracotta                 28 x 23 x 10 in                  2019

Subrata Biswas (born 1972) is a sculptor, who came to his own creativity during the decade of 1990s. He completed his masters from Rabindra Bharati University in 1997 and is now attached to the same university as a faculty. For emancipation of his form he judiciously looked deeper into the popular artistic wisdom of our society. We know this search was an important trend of our modernity too. Abanindranath’s research on the cult of popular worship of women folk of village Bengal, which is commonly known as Broto and his significant publication of the booklet titled Banglar Broto opened a wide range of village cults. Gurusaday Datta’s explorations were also very important. The artistic activities of Sunayani Devi in the inner household of Jorasanko Tagore family and exploration of the popular by Jamini Roy and Nandalal Bose opened up the great expanse of folk and popular art. Yet the post-modern and rather the post-truth trends of the twenty-first century is entirely different from the previous explorations of the popular.

 Coronation           Slip Vitrified Terracotta                 39 x 18.5 x 12 in                  2020

Subrata has judiciously surveyed both the fields of the traditional popular and the devastating reality posed by the politics and the present epidemic situation caused by covid 19. He succinctly experimented with tradition and modernity and built up sculptural forms, which are apparently naïve and deeper in unmasking the various trends of existential truths dormant both within the collective unconscious and explosively conscious extrinsic features of our society. With benign sobriety he strikes the various heinous trends of our society with serious rebellious attitude. This is the essence of his present sets of sculptures.

He has worked both in terracotta and bronze. Both these mediums have their own trends of expressionist properties. But his conceptual rendering has energized one with the property of the other. Particularly his bronzes display a kind of sonority, which is very much inherent characteristic of terracotta.

For more details about the show, please get in touch with Komal Jaiswal at / +91 9830411116. The show can also be viewed at


16th April – 14th May, 2022

11am – 7 pm

Time Scape             Slip Vitrified Terracotta                 33 x 22 x 1 in                  2022

Aakriti Art Gallery

Orbit Enclave, 1st Floor12/3A, Hungerford Street, Kolkata – 700 017

Phone: +91 33 22893027/5041, ( Sunday Closed )

He has incorporated use of wash technique and other relevant style expressive ingredients adorn various works made in water colours.


Artist: Vitthal Hire 

Recent work of senior artist from Mumbai, Vitthal Hire will be showcased in Jahangir Art Gallery, M.G. Road, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400001 from 19 April to 25th April 2022 between 11 am to 7 pm.

Vitthal Hire hails from Jalgaon, Maharashtra. He had his art education leading to GD arts (Drawing and paintings) and AM (Art master)  in visual fine arts.Then he displayed his work in many solo and group art exhibition in leading art galleries at Mumbai, Kolkata, New Delhi, Chennai etc. A proud recipient of state level and national level award from prestigious art promotional institutions such as AIFACS, New Delhi, Art society of India Mumbai etc. He participated in several art camps workshops etc are rendered his yeoman services for propagation of visual fine arts. His works are in proud collection of numerous Indian and International art collectors of good reputation and some reputed art promotional institutions in India and abroad.

His thematic work display in his exhibition reveals many facets and nuances of thematic hues in an expressive and lucid style. His enriched visual language of expressions having ample iconic metaphors and lucid hues of the ingredient muses and their interactive association as well as interrelation is amazing and picturesque in its own way. He has incorporated use of wash technique and other relevant style expressive ingredients adorn various works made in water colours. Artistic use of palette knife and their norms have rendered unique visual quality of transparency and picturesque to the thematic endeavours in oil colours.

Several subjective themes and their peculiar nuances in present world find a prominent place in his works. The prominent thematic highlights include rural life, social life in urban and rural areas, vignettes of Indian culture and the traditional heritage of our country diverse multi modular culture of India rituals and celebrations at places of religious significance during festivals various fairs and auspicious event with regional importance in particular seasons etc. He has also illustrated beauty of nature in different seasons, simplicity of life and culture of working class in villages and rural parts of our country norms of treasures on seashores, seascapes and many more.


Jehangir Art Gallery161-B, M.G. Road,

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400001, Timing: 11am to 7pm. 

Priyasri Art Gallery is delighted to announce a group show titled “Pristine” facilitated by artists Jagannath Mohapatra & Roshan Chhabria.

'Pristine' This show manifests the time of students where the language is in between developed and undeveloped.


Artist: Drashti Garala 

Language itself is contradictory between the working process and the thinking process. By fostering an awareness of their artistic techniques and choices, Students' working process is very much spontaneous, like playness, they can turn anytime according to their current mood. Their works soon expand into a space for “transcendence and transformation” contemplating the creative process, involving the preparation, marination, and self-reflection that many realize.

For example, they start a painting in a very joyful mood, and in-between they have a fight with a that mood reflects on the same painting, we can see different rasa in a single frame.

This holistic development channelizes all aspects of students' personalities in an integrated manner, embracing the main aesthetics that rules Indian arts, i.e. the rasa theory. 

In Sanskrit, rasa means a juice or flavour that has to be tasted. Without a doubt, the experience of appreciating a work of art depicting human emotions is like tasting or relishing the flavour of some emotions. Then like the tasting of a dish, this relish-able feeling too is felt within oneself, i.e., gets internalized.

Thus, this show ‘PRISTINE’ reflects the inner experience (thoughts, feelings, mental imagery, sensations, etc.) of the young, which is directly present in the awareness before it is distorted by attempts at observation or interpretation.  

The process encapsulates the beliefs about the self, beliefs about what inner experience should be like, inaccurate recollections, miscommunications, and other confounding influences.

So sometimes it is necessary to see the works of students, it helps us to break the sentient of developing language, creating a parallel experience to the sense of one’s own i.e. Consciousness, spiritual and moral questions.

That’s why I am thinking, the artwork of students is  PRISTINE.                 



About Priyasri Art Gallery

Priyasri Art Gallery is a contemporary art space located on the seafront in Madhuli, Worli. Founded in 2004, Priyasri Art Gallery has been responsive to the evolving language of art and is nurturing a gamut of artistic practices and expressions. The gallery is dedicated to its role of exhibiting modern, contemporary and experimental artworks. Besides being committed to promote young artistic talent, the gallery represents veteran artists such as Akbar Padamsee and Jogen Chowdhury. Priyasri


Art Gallery also provides artists with a studio facility in Baroda called AQ@Priyasri. The artist studio in Baroda has been providing space and housing for young artists since 2003. It has recently launched a separate printmaking practice wing.



Duration – 4 April, 2022 – 9 April, 2022

Time : 11:00am to 7:00pm

Art Night Through Walkthrough - Thursday, 7th April 2022

Venue: Kamalnayan Bajaj Hall & Art Gallery, Bajaj Bhavan, 226 Nariman Point, Mumbai - 400021