In conversation with artist Pradip Sarkar

Harmony in Nature, painting by Pradip Sarkar, Acrylic on Canvas, 30 in x 30 inches (part of TRIO - art exhibition at Mumbai)

Artist Pradip Sarkar

Pradip Sarkar will be one of the three artists who are exhibiting their paintings at an art exhibition at Mumbai, aptly titled “TRIO“. This painting exhibition in Mumbai will be held at Nehru Centre, Worli from June 18 to 24, 2019. This is what the artist has to say about his recent work : The series of my recent paintings titled ‘Rhythm and Melody’ is a saga of urge whereby the depicted deeds inspire others. Love, affection, innocence and festivity are at the root of my sonata.

Artist Pradip Sarkar
Artist Pradip Sarkar

Background

Pradip Sarkar was born in Dhanbad in the state of Jharkhand. Pradip is a gifted artist and a recognised  name in the  Indian Contemporary  art since 1995. He has had over 40 art exhibitions to his credit which include painting exhibitions at Lalit Kala Akademi – New Delhi, Bhubaneshwar, Jehangir Art Gallery – Mumbai, Academy of Fine Arts – Kolkata, Exhibition  with M.F.Hussain – Prince of  Wales Museum, Mumbai, Indian Academy of Fine Arts – Amritsar, World Trade Centre- Mumbai and many more.

Art of Pradip Sarkar

Rhythm and Melodies - IV, painting by Pradip Sarkar, Acrylic on Canvas, 30 in x 30 inches ( part of TRIO, the art exhibition at Mumbai)
Rhythm and Melodies – IV, painting by Pradip Sarkar, Acrylic on Canvas, 30 in x 30 inches ( part of TRIO, the art exhibition at Mumbai)

 

While working on the theme of present scenario, his focus is on the spiritual and cultural  aspects of Indian society. His work typically reflect his philosophy of life, his learning  and his leanings  towards music and harmony. His observations become the subject of his canvases as he plays around with geometric boxed forms.
Pradip’s palette is warm, inviting  and vivifying. His brush strokes exude serenity, soothing hues and a characteristic vibrancy that symbolises a frenetic pace and multitude  of life’s  elements.
Music of Love, painting by Pradip Sarkar, Acrylic on Canvas, 30 in x 30 inches (part of TRIO - art exhibition at Mumbai)
Music of Love, painting by Pradip Sarkar, Acrylic on Canvas, 30 in x 30 inches (part of TRIO – art exhibition at Mumbai)

Art exhibition at Mumbai

Pradip Sarkar has teamed up with artists Nirmala Pathare and Vinay Sane to mount the painting exhibition at Mumbai from June 18 to 24, 2019.  See the paintings from this painting exhibition at Mumbai.

Love always triumphs - II, painting by Pradip Sarkar, Acrylic on Canvas, 30 in x 30 inches (part of TRIO - painting exhibition at Mumbai)
Love always triumphs – II, painting by Pradip Sarkar, Acrylic on Canvas, 30 in x 30 inches (part of TRIO – painting exhibition at Mumbai)

Conversation with Artist Pradip Sarkar

Early Years

Q. Do you remember the time when you started taking keen interest in drawing and painting? Was it your childhood days or later?

A. From my childhood days. Sculpting, drawing and painting was natural flown in my childhood.

Q. Tell me more about your early years and education.

A. I was a normal student. Commerce graduate from Ranchi University. Loved to played  all kinds of sports and inclined to painting right from my childhood.

Q. What did you do after completing your education?

A. I was worked in many places such as a shoe shop, medical shop, glass factory etc. My turning  point was when I got a job as an art teacher in a primary school. After that I worked as an art teacher in several  renowned CBSE affiliated schools in Dhanbad (my home town), Jharkhand.

Journey as an Artist

Q. When was it that you first thought about making this your profession? Did you have a role model to emulate or was there someone in your family who was an artist and therefore a big influence?

A. It was 1995, when I got National level exposure first time in New Delhi for participation in All India Cartoon and Caricature exhibition and contest. I received National  level award for this event. Then finally to earn bread and butter, I proceeded further in this profession. No one is an artist in my family. Not influenced from anyone and neither have any role model.

Q.  How interested are you in social and political issues? Have these at any point in time influenced your art practice?

A.  I am not much aware  about these issues. But yes, the spiritual  domain surrounding the multitude of mankind is indeed  my source of inspiration. Most importantly, it is my unwavering conviction that every individual is imbued with extensive diversity and collectively their restive striven attitude applies to me greatly. At this juncture, all those voices, emotions, joys and sorrows are the driving  force for me and provide me a prologue to my work.

Harmony in Nature, painting by Pradip Sarkar, Acrylic on Canvas, 30 in x 30 inches
Harmony in Nature, painting by Pradip Sarkar, Acrylic on Canvas, 30 in x 30 inches

Art practice

Q. Which themes have you enjoyed working on in your career so far?  What kind of work you see yourself doing in the future?

A. I would like to exhibit Indian imagery blended with vedic meditation  and precept of control connecting  the  individual souls with the UNIVERSAL spirit. My present focus is on the spiritual and cultural aspects  of Indian society. I know not what my next painting would be and what kind of work it would be.  However, all day long I love to sketch and create compositions which lead me on to the canvas and I follow.  For me ART is divine and I try to Express this philosophy through my canvases.

TRIO – art exhibition at Mumbai

Participating Artists

Paintings at the art exhibition

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