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Bihar Museum Biennale Showcases Artistic Mastery and Creative Vision of Chandra Bhattacharjee and Rajat Ghosh

Chandra Bhattacharjee and Rajat Ghosh, two renowned artists, are all set to showcase their creative visions and artistic prowess at the Bihar Museum Biennale 2023 in Patna. These artists have made significant contributions to the art world and have participated in various exhibitions and events, both nationally and internationally.

Chandra Bhattacharjee, born in 1960, graduated from the Indian College of Art and Draughtsmanship in 1986. With a rich artistic background, he has been actively involved in workshops, art fairs, and curated group expositions. His recent group participations include prestigious events such as the India Art Fair, Independence, from Despair to Dream at Akriti Art Gallery in Kolkata, Bengal Nama at Art Positive in Bikaner House, and the Hub India exhibition at Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti in Turin, Italy. Bhattacharjee’s artistic expressions explore diverse themes and mediums, captivating audiences with his unique style and vision.

An artwork by Chandra Bhattacharjee.
An artwork by Chandra Bhattacharjee. Courtesy: Outlook

Notably, Chandra Bhattacharjee has also held solo exhibitions to showcase his individual artistic journey. Some of his recent solo shows include “The Hum of Unreasonable Silence” at Art Alive Gallery in Delhi (February-March 2023) and “Dissolving the Surface” at the Odisha State Museum in Bhubaneswar (March-April 2023). Through these exhibitions, Bhattacharjee has demonstrated his ability to create immersive art experiences that resonate with viewers on a profound level.

Rajat Ghosh, on the other hand, is an eminent sculptor who has carved a niche for himself in the art world. With a career spanning over four decades, Ghosh’s artworks have gained recognition both in Bihar and beyond. His sculptures have been featured in numerous exhibitions, including the Trivasiki Biennial, Asian Art Biennial, National Gallery of Modern Art Delhi, Bharat Bhawan Bhopal, and the Upendra Maharathi Craft Research Institute in Patna. His works have also been displayed in various art museums around the world, further solidifying his position as a prominent figure in the field of sculpture.

A sculpture by Rajat Ghosh, who has become a symbol of art practice in Bihar.
A sculpture by Rajat Ghosh, who has become a symbol of art practice in Bihar. Courtesy: Outlook

Rajat Ghosh’s art is deeply rooted in his connection with the soil and a passion for metal and ironwork. His skillful craftsmanship and artistic sensibilities have made his sculptures truly captivating. Notably, his artworks are showcased in prominent locations such as the Reserve Bank of India Patna, Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park Patna, Eco Park Patna, Veer Kunwar Singh Park, Gyan Bhawan, and IGIMS, drawing visitors and art enthusiasts alike.

The Bihar Museum Biennale 2023 provides a platform for these talented artists to share their creative vision with a wider audience. The biennale aims to celebrate art and culture, offering a unique opportunity for artists to showcase their works in a prestigious setting. Chandra Bhattacharjee and Rajat Ghosh’s participation in this event highlights their contributions to the art world and their dedication to pushing artistic boundaries.

By participating in the Bihar Museum Biennale, these artists not only elevate their own profiles but also contribute to the cultural landscape of Bihar. Their presence in the exhibition reflects the rich artistic heritage of the region and its commitment to nurturing and promoting contemporary art practices. Visitors to the biennale can expect to be captivated by the intricate details, thought-provoking themes, and exceptional craftsmanship displayed by these two talented artists.

The Bihar Museum Biennale also serves as a platform for artists to connect with fellow creators, curators, and art enthusiasts. It opens doors for collaborations and opportunities for artistic growth. By participating in this prestigious event, Chandra Bhattacharjee and Rajat Ghosh further establish themselves as influential figures in the art world, expanding their reach and leaving a lasting impact on the Bihar art scene.

Feature Image: Rajat Ghosh at Left, Courtesy to folkartopedia & Chandra Bhattacharjee at Right, Courtesy to Archer Art Gallery

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