To the readers
Visionary world of industrial panorama
Partha Pratim Mondal (b.1973) is our friend and he was born and brought up in Howrah district which is one of the most oldest city of industry in West Bengal, India where Partha spent his childhood life enjoying a visionary world of industrial panorama including the living and social life of the people of Howrah and its influence that prepared him for the future plan when he decided to get an admission into the Govt. college of art and craft, Kolkata in the year 1993. After complete of post graduation he started his journey to involve in the full-time art practice and participated in the major Group shows, National exhibitions, National art fairs, Gallery shows, Annual exhibitions of AFA (Academy of Fine Arts) and BAAC (Birla Academy of Art and Culture), Kolkata including several art camps and workshops around all over India. As a promising artist he got a merit scholarship from Kanoria Art Center, Amedabad in 1999 and awarded about eleven times from various organizations, among them All India AIFACS AWARD in 2002 and Society of Graphic Fine Art, U.K. in 2010 are mostly important to mention here. He is also a founder member of a young artists’ group named VIBES (A progressive artists’ group of Kolkata) that he organized in his early life in co-operation with his favorite artist-friends and art lovers. At present he is engaged in art teaching in BAAC, Kolkata.
Having passed a decade the approval and recognition announced by the authentic persons and art centers project him as a young dynamic artist who is hardworking from the very beginning and trying his utmost to solve any problem in painting. He is not at all a medium specific rather he is experimenting with different kind of art materials if it is not worth in terms of the definite choice of artistic attitude. When I talked to him about the use of different materials he told me that he had been grown up with his surroundings of hard and soft metals such as iron, aluminum or steel junks and all these are known to him as usual, skillfully to penetrate into the hard surface by hammering or making lathe or cutting or carving and drilling with tools for creating an embossed effect in a form. In context to this practice he also did so many artworks that contain foreign materials over a painted image or drawing that dramatically changes the appearance of visual impulse without an accidental condition and finally it is very important to signify the contextual relationship.
I hopefully expect him to move forward and successfully prove himself in his future period to contribute something in the art language practice. Here I display his most up to date work that I loved honestly at my first sight when I saw it in his group show in 2012. The other images of artworks are shown here by the default Word Press slide share.
—Reported by neelseen