Saturday 4 March 2023

Press Release - Aakriti Art Gallery - Kolkata

The exhibition titled ‘Masterpieces’- 2023 showcases works that scrutinize the living art that speak from the depths of the soul and reaches out to us to a world of infinitely rich theatre of their soul; weave and re- weave a potent spell for all of who dare to share in the drama, a melody that lingers.

Aakriti Art Gallery feels the need to raise the most searching questions in these rare works of the Masters that produced our finest visual texts starting from Abanindranath Tagore. Abanindranath’s tempera on board shows the artist’s transition from the intricate design and workmanship of miniature painting to the emotive nuances of ‘wash’.From Hemen Mazumdar’s gouache and water colour on paper, 1937; a rare portrait to  M.F. Husain’s watercolours on paper, markers on tracing paper  exhibited in “Cinema Ghar” and acrylic on canvas from his “Gaja Gamini” series to S.H Raza’s Vintage, oil on canvas ,from 1970 the collection is eclectic and rare.

Jamini Roy’s tempera on board, Drawings mattered a great deal to him. Paritosh Sen’s , acrylic on canvas (2006), Shyamal Dutta Ray’s watercolours on paper (1990) and Acrylic on canvas titled “Visitor I”, 1991 ; Dutta Ray truly heralded a genre, appearing at a critical juncture of our art movements.

Also present in this collection are K. G. Subramanyan’s untitled watercolour (1988) and Ram Kumar, acrylic on paper, 1996, 2005 and ink and pastel on paper.

Bikash Bhattacharjee’s pencil and conte on paper, 1960 and Body Language , pastel on paper, 1960. Bikash had caught a kind of visual truth, at once sharply focused and evasively inward, that rarely showed itself in painting ever before.

Rabin Mondal’s acrylic on paper and board,2014,2016. Ganesh Pyne’s portrait in mixed media.

Jogen Chowdhury’s acrylic on canvas, 2018; P.R Narvekar’s oil on canvas, Lalu Prasad Shaw’ s conte on board, Achuthan Kuddalur’s acrylic on canvas done in 2008; Akhilesh’s Can You Go with Green When Needed, acrylic on canvas, 2011; Paresh Maity’s oil on canvas, 2015- Journey of Light, Sunil De’s acrylic on canvas, 2004, Amitava Dhar’s, acrylic on canvas, 2007 are showcased here as well.

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

13th March – 31st March, 2023

11 am – 7 pm

Preview on 11th March,2023 @5.30 pm

Aakriti Art Gallery, Orbit Enclave, 1st Floor12/3A, Hungerford Street

Kolkata – 700 017Phone: +91 33 22893027/5041

( Sunday Closed )