Monday, February 4, 2013

Black and white Horses

These water colour works are on good paper, size 15 x 20 inches without frame done on 2nd feb to4th feb 2013
Black and white Horses
For sale

These water colour works are on good paper, size 15 x 20 inches without frame done on 2nd feb to4th feb 2013
Black and white horses


Artist Biodata :

Date of Birth : 7th  February 1961
Education: Self - taught

Occupation/service (1982 –2011) : At different advertising agency, press, publishing houses, and as a freelance artist in film distributor companies, periodicals, art teacher, painter , art critique, essay writer, translator etc.
Specialisation at : Drawing , painting , Cover designing, illustration , comics , cartoon .

Award and Honour : In 2008, ArtVenture, a philanthropic world organization in association with ARTICLE 19, based in London and Singapore launched the ‘Freedom to Create Prize’. This international prize is for artists who use their talents to promote human rights, including the freedom of expression, empathy, equality and understanding. Art venture had projected Albert Ashok as their featured artist in their global electronic mediums. It is a matter of honour  and achievement,  because, about 1000 artists from 89 countries had participated in that competition.

Awarded and conferred 'Satya Shiva Sundar' , a highest honour by The district Council of Culture, Kalahandi, and Lalitkala Academy, Odisha, India, in 2010.
26 group shows, 2 solo shows, in different parts of India.
CREDENTIALS   from 1999 to 2012
1) 64 th Annual All India Fine Arts exhibition 1999 SANJOG at Academy of fine Arts.
2) Annual Art Exhibition, 1999,West Bengal State Akademy of Dance, Drama, Music,and Visual Arts at Academy of Fine Arts. Calcutta
3) Annual Exhibition,Rajya Charukala Parshad , Tathya o Sanskriti vibhag, at Rabindra Sadan, Calcutta.
4) Barshik shilpa kala pradarshani1999, Pashim Banga Rajya,at Nandan Calcutta
5) 65 th Annual All India Fine Arts exhibition2000 at Academy of Fine Arts Calcutta.
6) Poetry on Canvas a workshop at NSHM Academy Campus , on 21st, 22nd March 2003,conducted and arranged by NSHM Academy.Durgapur,Arrah,Shibtala 713212 WB.
7) 71st Annual All India Fine Arts exhibition2006 at Academy of fine Arts. Calcutta

1.       Academy of Fine Arts Calcutta . from 2002 to 2006
2.       Chitramoyee State gallery of Fine Arts kavury hills, Hyderabad ,A.P.  10th to 16th April 2007
3.       Birla Art And Culture—20 may –25 May 2008 Kolkata, West Bengal.
4.       'MoNSooN ART SHoW 2008' KAMALNAYAN BAJAJ ART GALLERY - 226, Nariman Point, Mumbai – 400 021
5.       Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata- 30 June to 6th July 2011 Creative org, by Bengal Painters
6.       Chemould Art Gallery, Kolkata – 19 July to 23 July 2011 The Passion, org by Raw Foundation
7.       Chemould Art Gallery, Kolkata – 12Oct to 16Oct 2011, Essence of Expression, org by Raw Foundation
8.       Chemould Art Gallery, Kolkata – 17 March to 21 March 2012 Love Labour and Conception, org by Raw Foundation
9.       Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata- 18 july to 24 july 2012 Org by World Art Society
10.   Birla Academy of Art and Culture 11th Sept to 16 sept 2012 org by Sreejan, curated by Debabrata Chakrabarty
11.   Miniature101 , org by Colours Land 25th sept to 29th sept 2012 at Chemould Art  Gallery
12.   Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata-  Rang O Rup group, 3rd Oct to 9th Oct 2012
13.   Chitramoyee State gallery of Fine Arts kavury hills, Hyderabad ,A.P.   23rd to 28th nov 20121
14.   7th Dec to 13th  Dec, Jaipur Rajsthan, Sudarshan Art Gallery, Jawahar kala Kendra
15.   24th to 30th dec,Utkrashat II, Saundarya Art Gallery , Jaipur Rajsthan,

Solo Exhibition :
1.Tripura, Sabrum (A solo oneday exhibition) 20 nov 2010 in a school hall
2. from 5th Sept to 9th Sept 2012 at Chemould Art Gallery, 12 F, Park Street, Kolkata
3. 5th to 9th Feb 2013, Solo exhibition of painting and drawing, at Chemould Art Gallery, Park street, Kolkata

Art Camps :
Hyderabad ( Hyderabad Art society) 18 april to 20th april 2007at Mini Hall, 2nd floor, Rabindra bharati
Dhanbad (A National level Art Camp), 19th to 21 st March 2010,
Odisha (All India Painting exhibition and workshop),3rd to 9th may 2010, 
Deoghar (Kala mela : Art Camp) Jharkhand, 13th to 15th march 2011  and many more..

Toronto (Canada) Herts (London) Delhi, Hyderabad , Kolkata (Sodepur) ,Mumbai, Assam and Tripura (Sabroom), Ireland.

WORKSHOP art and literature
1. CREATIVE ART MEET at Mirinia Resort near Science City Calcutta
2. Soumen Charu Kala Utsab Bali sadharan Pathagar 383 G T Road Bally, Howrah- 711201 in 2004,to 2010
3. ' Monmartre Artist Camp 'at Calcutta Book Fair 2003 ,2006, Publishers Maidan Calcutta
4. Little magazine mela ---2003 to 11 5th year,Pashim Banga Bangla Academy ,11 to 15 Jan 2003,West Bengal State Government , Eastern Region Cultural Center, and Informention Center.
Excluding numerous participations in poets confluences in various places held through out West Bengal as poetry reading with local writer and poets.

Concluding :
Albert Ashok, A renowned artist, poet and an editor of an English literary Magazine in India. Though his mother tongue is Bengali he loves to express his emotion in English, his most poems are in English. His first Book of poems  ‘ Ravishing youth 300’ in english  was published in 1990, before that he used to write poems in periodicals like ‘The SUN’  a tabloid weekly, published from Delhi.

“From 1982 to till date I am working as a full time artist and writer. There are about a hundred Books on drawing and paintings, written by me and every year about a few100,000 school and college students are using them,I used to  take classes in diploma school and colleges as figure drawing and paintings teacher. At present I run a school for senior students at my studio.”

Albert Ashok has written many books, published by different publishers, he has about a 100 books to his credit - 7 of poems, and most books on drawing and paintings used by  school, college and advance student of Art. His books are most popular in West Bengal, neighbouring states of India and Bangladesh. He writes essays in periodicals/ magazine on art and literature, reviews ongoing painting  exhibitions in galleries.
As a profession or occupation he has served two decades ( 1982 – 2007) as a freelance artist in publication industry in college Street, Kolkata, doing all sorts of illustration and cover designs for children and adult books.
An ex-teacher of figure drawing SAKSHAR KALA BHAVAN, Beliaghata and others at Uttarpara, Hooghly.  At present, he runs a hobby school for advance student of Art  in Kolkata at his residence.

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