Anupam Chakraborty

Anupam is an alumnus of Kalabhavana, Santiniketan, Faculty of Fine Arts, M S University of Baroda and Glasgow School of Art, UK. He has received many prestigious awards including Charles Wallace India Trust, UK, Senior Research Fellowship, Junior Research Fellowship and National Scholarship from Government of India. He has conducted several hands-on-training workshops at many academic Institutes and organizations. His artworks are in collection of Chicago School of Art, USA, Tamarind Art Gallery, New York, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi among many others in India and abroad.

The body of work displayed in this show is an ode to the monsoon. Anupam uses the textures and weights (and also weightlessness) of paper to convey the breezy calm that monsoon brings with it. Overflowing ponds and collected rainwater bring back to Anupam, memories of his childhood where the most fascinating pastime was to try catching fish with makeshift apparatus fashioned out of pots and ladles. Anupam’s “books” are sculptural in the way that they stick out of the plane, but at the same time are delicate and almost fragile in appearance – a metaphorical representation of the bounteous memories formed by the monsoons but only available again, as memories.

Anupam has over 20 years of work and teaching experience and is the Founder and Creative Director of Nirupama Academy of Handmade Paper.

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