Tanmoy Samanta

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Tanmoy Samanta

Tanmoy Samanta’s iconographic representations of everyday objects are rendered in an unfamiliar light by building a composition through multiple layers of rice paper with gouache colours. This instinctive rendition of objects and their relation to the other elements in the composition draws a deeper search for the viewer, for there is mystery concealed in the many layers. With geometric abstraction he gives form to recognisable objects heightened by the treatment of colours and translucency. His division of space, the illusion of depth and, the blurring  out and sharpening in of contours gives his composition a very surreal outcome which is imbued with symbolism. With close attention, one discovers subtle twists, which aim to shake the ground of any visual security.

Tanmoy Samanta was born in West Bengal and received his art education from Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan. Tanmoy Samanta has displayed his works at Gallery Espace; New Delhi; Tarq and CSMVS, Mumbai; Anant Art Gallery, Kolkata; The Gallery in Cork Street, London. He has been presented in many art fairs across the world including Dubai, Dhaka and the Indian Art Fair. He has been a fellow at the Vermont Studio Centre, USA [2014] and is also, the recipient of the 2003 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award.

Tanmoy Samanta lives and works in New Delhi.

 

TANMOY SAMANTA

Born in 1973, West Bengal

Lives and works in New Delhi [?]

EDUCATION

1996

MFA in Painting, Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan, West Bengal

1994

BFA in Painting, Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan, West Bengal

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017

Portraits in Time, TARQ, Mumbai

2014   

The Shadow Trapper’s Almanac, TARQ, Mumbai

2013

all I have learned and forgotten, Gallery Espace, New Delhi

2009

Eye of the Needle, Gallery Espace, New Delhi

2008

Anant Art Gallery, Kolkata, India

2006

The Ancedote & its shadow, Gallery Espace, New Delhi, India

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

Deck Of Cards, British Council, New Delhi

Poetics of Plurality, SITE Art Space, Baroda

LoC, Birla Academy, Kolkata

2015

Reading Room: Leaves, Threads and Traces a show of Book Art Collateral Event to Kochi Muziris Biennale and Gallery at Winchester School of Art, UK
Memento Mori, TARQ, Mumbai
CIMA award show, Kolkata
In the city, Lion x Lamb, UK

2014

Drawing Show: Celebrating 25 Years of Gallery Espace, IGNCA, New Delhi

2013

Conversation in Colour, Ganges Art Gallery, Kolkata

Indo-Korean Art Show, IIC Festival, New Delhi

2011

Fabular Bodies, CSMVS, Mumbai

2010

Marvelous Reality,  Gallery Espace, New Delhi

2009

Paper Flute, Gallery Espace, New Delhi

2008

Telling it like it is, Cork St. Gallery, London by Gallery Espace
Contemporary Art of Bengal, AAkriti Art gallery, Kolkata
Configuration, Anant Art Gallery, Kolkata
10×10, Gallery Threshold, New Delhi
Still Life, Art Motif, New Delhi

2007

Dialogue, Anant Art Galley, New Delhi

1996

Contemporary Art of Santiniketan, Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai

ART FAIRS AND SUMMITS

2016

India Art Fair

2014

Dhaka Art Summit

2013

Dhaka Art Summit

2011

Art Chennai

2010

Dhaka Art Summit

2008

Art Dubai

2007

Art Dubai

PUBLIC ART PROJECTS

2016

Installation for the new Hyatt Regency, Airocity, Delhi
Site-specific collaborative project at IIM Ahmedabad

2015

Art & Law, Anand & Anand

2013

T-2 Liminus, Mumbai International Airport

2012

Reliance ADA Airport Metro Express, New Delhi IGI station

2011

Bee-hive, Hyatt Regency, Chennai

RESIDENCIES

2014     

Fellowship Residency, Vermont Studio Center, USA
Harmony Art Foundation, Mumbai

1999

Artist in residence, Kanoria Centre for Arts, Ahmedabad

AWARD

2002

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York

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