Anirban Sheth

INDIA

INDIA

 
 

Anirban Seth, an MVA from Kolkata’s Govt. College of Art, was attracted to leather as a vehicle of his creativity. Leather, including parchment and suede, has long served as the canvas for artists in many civilisations spread across the five continents.

EDUCATION :

  • 2005  - Master of  Visual Art ( M.V.A.) from Govt. College of Art & Craft Calcutta,INDIA and obtained First Class.

  • 2002 -  Bachelor of  Visual Art ( B.V.A.) from Govt. College of Art & Craft Calcutta, INDIA  with  First.

  • 2006 -   EDP [Entrepreneurship Development Program ] on LEATHER  PRODUCTS , Organised by Leather Division of  Small Industries Service Institute, MINISTRY OF SMALL SCALE INDUSTRIES, GOVT. OF INDIA.           

A conscientious artist who wishes to highlight and address issues relevant to 

our times through his art, Anirban Sheth also comes across as a man of exceptional

 creative talent. Continuous experimentation with the medium of art has led him to

 master the art of Painting on ‘Leather’ and ‘Vellum’, a surface demanding a 

high degree of expertise end technical perfection for colours to be applied and 

remain clearly visible.. Done by tanning raw hide and then painting on it, Seth 

uses the tips of his fingers as a brush, smearing colour on leather to create images 

from life aid nature, spirituality and rationality.

Seth’s innovations on texture also include batik work and stenciling for embossing and relief effects, creating a unique pictorial language. The exhibition of his works is a splendid tribute to this painstaking yet immensely pleasing mode of expression in which he excels.

AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS / SCHOLARSHIPS:

  1. 2018-  “ AMERICAN ART Award 2018” ….. 6th Rank (Tie)…The 25 best galleries and museums in America decide in the best contemporary artists in the world.

  2. 2018-   ALL INDIA SHAURYA Award 2018 ….. on the occation of 71st Anniversary of Indian Independence to Mr. Anirban Sheth for “Eminent Artist from W.B. promoting Indian Art.”

  3. 2018-   West Bengal State Award for painting from Prafulla Dahanukar Art Foundation (Kalanand-2018)with award money(Fellowship).

  4. 2018-  International Special Merit Certificate by Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery – [Animals Art Exhibition Award 2018] in Painting. 

  5. 2017-18-   Certificate of Merit by Progressive Artist’s Group – [ Platinum Jubilee National Award-2017] in Drawing. 

  6. 2017 -  Silver Medal award by Rang sang online art competition.

  7. 2017 - Certificate of Merit by ‘Bindaas Artist Group’, First place in top 100 Selected artist from all over India.

  8. 2016 - National Award 2016, Lalit Kalakshetra, Coimbatore Art Foundation, Tamil Nadu

  9. 2016-  Miniature Award by Colours Land Art Academy[ Kolkata]

  10. 2016 -  Honorable Mention Award with Medal by Manab Jamin [ Kolkata]

  11. 2016 - Certificate of Merit by Altamira Art Gallery with medal.

  12. 2015- Miniature Award by Colours Land Art Academy[ Kolkata]

  13. 2014-  Mridula Lunker Award-2014 by  “ICAC Gallery”[International Contemporary Art Centre, Mumbai].

  14. 2014- Colours Land Art Academy awarded Certificate of Excellence.

  15. 2012-  “Jury Award” All India [National Label] Art Exhibition Awarded by Birla Academy of Art & Culture , with award money,Kolkata.

  16. 2004- Bronze Medal Awarded by Avantika International (Regional Art Exhibition) Kolkata.

  17. 2004- Certificate of Merit from E.Z.C.C. (Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India)

  18. 2004- West Bengal State Academy Award (Collaboration with Lalit Kala Akademy, New Delhi) From Rabindra Bharati University(RBU),with award money.

  19. 2003- Oriental Art Society Award [Susiladevi Memorial awaed]

  20. 2003- Merit Certificate from Avantika International (Regional Art Exhibition) Kolkata.

  21. 2001- Festum First Award, Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College, Kolkata.

  22. 2001- Govt. Art College Award from Govt. College of Art & Craft , Kolkata .

  23. 2001- Prestigious Camlin Art Foundation, East Zone Award, (Professional Category) Kolkata, with award money.

  24. 2000- ‘Outstanding Young Person First Award ’(Festum), Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College, Kolkata.

Anirban has grown up watching the batik images crafted on leather by artisans at Sriniketan, an extension of Santiniketan. Fascinated by the special effect that one cannot extract on paper or canvas, Anirban has harnessed the medium to his advantage. He uses it for the background, the texture, the mood - all with telling impact. He heightens every accidental effect through the use of leather paint on creased or crumpled sheep leather. He is building on the natural sturdiness of camel hide, and striving to enlarge its scope by using substitutes. Simultaneously his ingenuity is working on newer ways of tanning so that he can overcome the natural handicaps of the medium that develops fungus in monsoon.


ONE MAN SHOWS [ Online ] :

  • 2015 - Invited : Hues&strokes.com [Delhi] presents- Artist of  the Month”- an exhibition [Online ] of  recent works by Anirban Seth.

  • 2009 - Invited : Indian Art Collectors presents- Artist of  the Month”- an exhibition [Online ] of  recent works by 1st January to 31st January .

  • 2009 - Invited : Indian Art Ideas presents- “Spotlight Artist ”- an exhibition [Online ] of  recent works by 1st September to 30th  September

    DUET SHOW:

  • 2010 -  An exhibition of paintings at JEHANGIR  ART GALLERY [ Mumbai ]  from 11TH August to 17TH  August, 2010.

  • 2010 - Invited :  Alliance Francaise [Pondichery] presents “Colours and Vibrations” Paintings Exhibition by Anirban Seth  and Swati  Samudram from 20th to 26th October, 2010.

  • 2008 Invited :  Nandan –The Art Paradise [ Mumbai ]organized an exhibition of paintings n sculptures by Anirban Seth n Debabrata Chakraborti at Goregaon West, Mumbai from 28TH July to 7TH  August .

  • 2005 Invited : Gallery Sanskriti organized an exhibition of paintings at City Centre, Salt Lake.


    INTERNATIONAL SHOW:

  • 2019 – International Art Exhibition “ MAIL ART PROJECT – AGAINST WAR” at Dinslaken, GERMANY on July, 05.07.2019 – 08.08.2019, curetting by Mr. Reiner Langer.

  • 2018 – 1STINTERNATIONAL BIENNALE BY International Watercolour Society (IWS) of MALAYSIA on Dec, 20.12.2018 – 23.12 2018.

  • 2018“IWS HungaryBUDAPEST INTERNATIONAL Watercolour Mail Art Exhibition from Sep7 to 23, 2018.

  • 2018- Invited : “PEARLS OF PEACE SEASON – II” 2nd INTERNATIONAL WATERCOLOR BIENNALE, PAKISTHAN from Feb 14 to Feb 16, 2018.

  • 2018“WAVES OF COLORS” 1STINTERNATIONAL BIENNALE BY International Watercolour Society (IWS) of BANGLADESH from March 6 to 9, 2018.

  • 2016 –  Metanoia Gallery [Paris, France ] present “A SINGLE GRAIN OF RICE 2016” (Un Seul Grain De Riz 2016) International paintings exhibition from December 19, 2016 – January 7, 2017.

  • 2016-  Invited : “Indo + Bangla” Painting exhibition of Masters & Contemporary artists at Russian Cultural Centre (Dhaka), Bangladesh

  • 2010Invited : “Reading Contemporary Art Fair 2010”--Rivermead Leisure Centre [U.K.].

  • 2006 - ‘INDIAN CONTEMPORARY ART’ – Inaugurated by Our Indian Ambassador H.E. Mrs. Navrekha Sharma [ With Indian Embassy and J.N. Indian cultural centre], Organized by Indian Artist Network,from 14th -27th August, World Trade Centre, Sudirman, JAKARTA, INDONESIA.


    PARTICIPATIONS :

  • 2019 : 52nd  All India Annual Art Exhibition by Birla Academy of Art & Cultural .

  • 2019 : All India Art exhibition by Hyderabad state art gallery, at Tellangana[Hydrabad].

  • 2019 : 124Th Annual All India Fine Arts Exhibition of “Bombay Art Society” At Jehangir Art Gallery [Mumbai] from 19th Feb to 25th Feb.

  • 2018- Rajjya Charukala Prodorshani at Academy of FineArts.

  • 2018- Annual All India Art Exhibition by  Academy of FineArts.

  • 2017- Annual All India Exhibition by Academy of Fine Arts.

  • 2016 - National Exhibition of Art 2016,  Lalit Kalakshetra,  Raviraj College of Fine Arts, Coimbatore Art Foundation, Tamil Nadu from 21st to 27th August, 2016

  • 2015-16 – All India Annual Exhibition Birla Academy of Art & Cultural .

  • 2012 -13 – All India Annual Exhibition Birla Academy of Art & Cultural .

  • 2012 -  All India Annual Exhibition  Academy of Fine Arts

  • 2008 - Annual Exhibition Birla Academy of Art & Cultural .

  • 2004 - “Aranya~2004” by Samokal Art Gallery & RAD .

  • 2004 - Water Colour Painting Exhibition” Organized by Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre (Ministry of Cultural, Govt. of India) .

  • 2004 -West Bengal State Academy of Dance Drama Music & Visual  Art (Rabindra  Bharati University) .

  • 2003 -‘New Face’, Presented by Artists Circle (Gallery)~‘03

  • 2003 - Annual Exhibition Birla Academy of Art & Cultural .

  • 1999-2004 -  Annual Exhibition Govt. College of Art & Craft (Calcutta).

  • 1998-2006 -   Annual show- Oriental Art Society , Kolkata.

  • 2001 - “Nokia Arts Awards-Asia Pacific”(Organized by Ogilvy Public relation, WORLDWIDE) New Delhi .

  • 2001 - “World Peace” Thinkers Meet ‘Art Exhibition’, organized by ISISAR(Cal.) & IPPNO (U.S.A.) --2001.

  • 2000-2003 - Rajjya Charukala .*Avantica Regional-2002.

  • 2002 - * ‘Kalamala’ by Birla Academy of art & culture

    Anirban initially drew upon nature as reflected in his mind’s eye. Those landscapes in bright daubs of colours were abstracts of the reality he saw around him. Essentially the 29-year- old responds to his environment. So, when nature plays havoc in the form of a ‘tsunami’, that too enters his picture space. Increasingly he is moving towards subjects with greater relevance to his own times, as he is towards creating a pictorial language that is recognizably his own.

    COLLECTIONS :

  • JEHANGIR  ART GALLERY[Mumbai],Birla Academy of Art & Culture(Kolkata),

    Mrs. Lee-Alison Sibley [U.S. Consul general ], Moni Ratnam [Eminent Film Director, INDIA], Mr. Ravi Suria{New York,USA},Vikalp Art Shop, Gallery Kolkata , Art World (Chennai), Aurodhan Art Gallery (Pondichery), Gallery Sanskriti,  Hindustan Times, ICICI, Tata Steel, Emami Limited {Emami Chisel Art(ECA), Kolkata}, Marble Palace (Kolkata), ‘NANDAN’-The Art Paradise (Mumbai),Studio PALAZZO gallery (Chennai), PEGASUS Art Gallery (Hyderabad), Gallery JOIE (New Delhi), Samkrut Art Gallery(Bangalore), Mr. M. Reddy {Hyderabad}, Mrs. Kathie Hall (British Deputy High Commission, kolkata), Mrs. Linda Lizioli (Consolate Generale of ITALI),  Christyne Plante (Canada), Mia Bishop (U.K.), Ms. Maria Elena Casyab (U.S.A.),  Mr. Satish Kapoor & Mrs. Preeti Kapur ( Indian Consulate of Poland), Ms. Usha Bibra , Mr. Patrik Bowrings ( Fine Art auctioneer,U.K.), Shri Sunil Gangopadhyay (Eminent Poet & Novelist) & Many Private, Corporate & Institutional collections, Like – India & Abroad.


     EXPERIENCE / PUBLICATIONS:

  • To Create Experimental Paintings on a totally new medium – on “Leather” and “Vellum” since 16 years. # Basic knowledge of Leather Technology .

  • Art reviews have been published in many leading Newspapers & Magazines of India like – The Bombay Times, DNA (Mumbai), The Hindu(Bangalore), Inneru(Bangalore), New Indian express, CITY-INFO (Kolkata), “CAL CALLING”(English monthly tourism magazine),    India Today, DESH, FEMINA (South India Pub.), Ananda Bazar Patrica, The Telegraph, The Times of India [Kolkata, Bangalore, Mumbai], The Statesman, Dainik Statesman, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age, Sanbad Pratidin, Bartaman, Ganashakti, Aajkaal, Biswamitra,  Janasaata, Deccan Herold , Telugu Samay etc.

  • Interviews and Documentaries have been relayed in the leading private and Government Television Channels like -  Kolkata Doordarshan, Camera Chalche, KHAS-KHABOR, Kolkata TV, Akash Bangla TV, Tara Bangla TV, Khabor Akhon (Bangla Akhon TV), ATN Bangla TV, Sonar Bangla TV, India Today Group, RPG Net Channel (Radio & TV), AAKSH-BANI KOLKATA(Radio).

    CAMPS / WORKSHOPS:

  • 2019- Contemporary Art Workshop Organised by Birla Academy of Art and Culture..

  • 2012- Kalighat Patachitra Workshop Organised by Indian Museum.

  • 2009 - Workshop Organised by “Majhi” at Rabindra Sadan Compound.

  • 2007 - 2nd Art Workshop Camp by “Indian National Forum of Art And Culture” in collaboration with Science City and Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre (Ministry of Cultural, Govt. of India) at Aikatan Cultural Complex, Salt Lake, Kolkata

    GROUP EXHIBITIONS: 

  • 2019 : All India Art exhibition by Hyderabad state art gallery, at Tellangana[Hydrabad].

  • 2019 : 124Th Annual All India Fine Arts Exhibition of “Bombay Art Society” At Jehangir Art Gallery [Mumbai] from 19th Feb to 25th Feb.

  • 2019 :“Bengal Legends”paintings of 101 artist from Bengal at ICCR [Kolkata], organized by Colours Land Art Academy.

  • 2018 :Exhibition of 1st National Painting Contest-2017 by Pondicherry Art Akademy at “Cholamondala Artist Village”in Chennai on January 2018.

  • 2018- Progressive Artist’s Group – Platinum Jubilee 70 Years- NATIONAL ART EXHIBITION (National Award-2017 in Drawing) organized by INDIAN ROYAL ACADEMY OF ART AND CULTURE in GULBARGA (KALABURAGI), near Bangaluru, Karnataka.

  • 2016 :National Exhibition of Art 2016, Lalit Kalakshetra, Raviraj College of Fine Arts, Coimbatore Art Foundation, Tamil Nadu at “Contemplate Art Gallery”, Coimbatore from 21st to 27th August, 2016.

  • 2016 :  Exhibition of Paintings commemoration of Beslan School Tragedy at GORKY SADAN organized by Youth Guild for Friendship & Russian Centre of Science and Culture , Kolkata from 14th to 16th Sep,2016.

  • 2016 :The Art Conclave – 2016Display my art works The Art Conclave – 2016at the grand inaugural show of ‘The Art Hub’, at Atria Mall, Worli, during 14th to 22nd of May, 2016 byICAC [ International Creative Art Centre] Mumbai.