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Ganesh C Basu

Born on 8th February, 1963, Ganesh Babu is a self taught artist, residing in Kolkata. His art is influenced by his travels and explorations of Central Indian and tribal rock, cave and prehistoric art and culture. Ganesh's paintings express both the visible and invisible passion and empathy between man and animal in ancient life and culture. According to the artist, an ideal ancient universe consists of a equal balance of nature, animals and humans. One can also see in his works, the holy trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva embodied by human forms, who according to Hindu mythology carry within Brahma, Garuda - the sacred bird of Vishnu and the Ox which symbolises Shiva. In Ganesh's works, the horse, another recurring figure, symbolises the Aryans. Another feature of Ganesh's works are powerful, musical, mesmerizing, eccentric, inter-locking lines. His palette consists of vibrant colours such as Yellow, Green, Vermilion, Red, Burnt Umber, Blue and stone Black. The interplay of form and colours in a unique two-dimensional representation create a exclusive personal style characterizing a Ganesh Basu canvas.
PREVIOUS EXHIBITIONS
2009 Emami Chisel Art, Kolkata. Exhibition Sponsored by ECA.
2009 Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata
2009 Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai
2008 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
2008 “SPRING EQUINOX” an exhibition of paintings at Gallery Remadhav, New Delhi, Gallery Katayun Kolkata.
2007 “LA CONVIVENCIA” International Art Exhibition at BLATT BLIKK (atelier gallery vedic art centre) Asker, Norway (16th June to 26th June).
2007 “LA CONVIVENCIA” International Art Exhibition and Art Camp at Centre of Toledo, Spain (16th June to 30th June).
2007 La Biennale di Venezia’s Art Workshop and Poem recitation at Palazzodelle Prigioni, San Marco, Venice, Italy.
2007 ICONS, IDOLS, INAMORATAS an Exhibition of Paintings at Gallery K2, Kolkata.
2006 SPRING EQUINOX and Exhibition of Paintings at Gallery Katayun.
2006 INVITED ARTISTS, Seventy First Annual All India Fine Arts Exhibition. AFA, Kolkata.
2006 “A Glimpse of Bengal Contemporary Paintings” curated by Dr. Archana Ray at Gallery of Collectors Slop, New Delhi.
2005 Galleri “Spinneriet”, Hjelmeland, Ryfylke, Norway. Exhibition sponsored by Hjelmeland Kommune. (25th June – 14th August)
2005 Exhibition at 7B, Oscar Gate, Oslo, Norway, Organised by: Kari Evang.
2005 Galleri “Rooseum, Malamo” Sweden. Exhibition sponsored by Galleri Rooseum (4th June – 20th June)
2005 “STARBURST” (Miracle Small Canvas) Presents by VIKALP ART SHOP, Swabhumi, Kolkata.
2004 Galleri Lista Fyr, Lista, Norway. Exhibition sponsored by Galleri. The exhibition will be a part of an International Exhibition Presentation.
(29th June – 8th August)
2004 Volda Kunstlag, Volda, Norway, Part of International Summer Exhibition. Exhibition sponsored by Volda Kommune. (20th June –20th July).
2004 Holm.Muller Museet, Denmark. Exhibition sponsored by Museet. (1st July – 30th July)
2003-2007 Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata
2002 Stenersenmuseet, Oslo, Norway. Exhibition sponsored by Stenersenmuseet and Oslo Kommune. (14th April – 14th May).
2002 Volda Kunstlag, Volda Norway (This Exhibition is a part of the official program for Norwegian Constitution day, May 17th).
Exhibition sponsored by Volda Kunstlag and Spare banken Volda Orsta.
2002 Hurum Kunstlag, Holmsbu as a part of traditional Summer Exhibition, Sponsored by Hurum Kunstlag, Norway. (16th June – 17th July)
2002 Gallery – X, Son, Exhibition sponsored by the Gallery, Son, Norway. (8th June – 30th June)
2001 The Art Collector, Kolkata, Sponsored by The Art Collector Gallery
2001 “FRIENDS OF THE ACADEMY” at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata.
2001,2002 Annual Exhibition organized by Chitram Art Gallery, Cochin.
2000 “Bengal 2000” Exhibition presented by BAAC, Kolkata at Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.
2000 “Millennium Annual 2000” Presented by BAAC, Kolkata
2000 “Tradition & Modernity in Bengal” Presented by BAAC, Kolkata at Chitrakala Parisath, Bangalore.
1999 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1999 “Tradition and Modernity in Bengal” Exhibition presented by BAAC, Kolkata at Lalit Kala Academy.
1999 ‘Kala Ghoda Art Festival’ Mumbai presented by Son-et-Lumiere, Mumbai.
1999 ‘Art for a cause – KARGIL’ Exhibition organized by Gallery Katayun, Kolkata.
1998 ‘Young Faces in Contemporary Indian Art Exhibition”, Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata.
1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2008 ‘Art Access Week’ Annual Exhibition, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Mumbai.
1998,1999,2000,2001,2003 Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai
1998, 1999, 2004 Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata
1997 Lalit Kala Academy (National Academy of Art), New Delhi.
1997 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1997 Nehru Centre Art Gallery, Nehru Centre, Mumbai.
1997 Rashtriya Kala Mela (National Art Fair), New Delhi. Organised by L.K.A. New Delhi
1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003,2005,2006 ‘Annual Exhibition’, Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata.
1997 All India Art Exhibition for 50 years of Independent India, Chandigarh Museum.
1997 Invited Guest, Tresors 1997- The International Fine Art & Antiques Fair for Asia at International Convention & Exhibition Centre Singapore.
1996 Indian International Centre, New Delhi, Sponsored by I.I.C.
1996 Kala Mela, Organised by Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata
1996 Lalit Kala Academy (National Academy of Art), New Delhi.
1996 Rashtriya Kala Mela (National Art Fair), Kolkata. Organised by L.K.A. New Delhi
1995 Rashtriya Kala Mela (National Art Fair), Bangalore, Organised by L.K.A. New Delhi
1994 Emerald Isle Annual Challenge Trophy Exhibition Emerald Isle Gallery, Kolkata.
1993 Organisers Guest, The International Fine Art & Antiques Fair for Asia at World Trade Centre, Singapore.
1992 Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata
1992 Lalit Kala Academy (National Academy of Art), New Delhi
1992 Drishti Art Gallery, Kolkata, Sponsored by the Gallery.
1992 Drishti Art Gallery, Kolkata, Sponsored by the Gallery.
1991 Glitterati Art Gallery, Kolkata, Sponsored by the Gallery.
1991 The Mumbai Art Society’s 99th All India Annual Art Exhibition Jahangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
1991 M.F.Hussain Selection in search for talent All India Exhibition, Vadhera Art Gallery, New Delhi.
1991,1999 Grindlays Gallery, Kolkata, Exhibition sponsored by ANZ Grindlays Bank.
1990, 1991 Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai
1989 “Calcutta Tri Centenary Exhibition” Organised by Kala Bharati, Kolkata.
1989 “All India Youth Art Exhibition”, Commemorating Jawahar Lal Nehru Birth Centenary Year, ALF ACS Gallery, New Delhi.
1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006 Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata
1988,1989,1990,1991,1992,1993,1994, Tagore Art Gallery, Kolkata Airport, Exhibition sponsored by I.A.A.I.
1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 All India Annual Exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata.
1988 Banga Sanskriti Utsab, Kolkata Ground, Exhibition Sponsored by Utsab Committee.
1987 “All India Youth Art Exhibition” commemorating Jamini Roy Birth Century Year, Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata.
1987, 1988, 1989, 1993 Mid Summer Exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata
1985 Nazrul Academy, Exhibition sponsored by NAFC.
1984 Information Centre, Asansol, Exhibition sponsored by ICCC.
1984 Bansanti Institute, Chittaranjan, Exhibition sponsored by E.Railway
1984 Municipal Hall, Asansol, Exhibition sponsored by MCC.
1984 Arts Exhibition by Kala Bharati, Kolkata
1983 Durgapur Science & Art Fair, Competitive Exhibition, Durgapur.
1982, 1984 Arts Exhibition of Churulia Nazrul Academy, Churulia.
1982 W.B.S. Academy Annual Exhibition, Kolkata
1980, 1981, 1982 Annual J.S.C. Exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata.
AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS
2002 The ‘Veihuset’ Foundation Award, Norway.
1997 Invited Guest, Tresors 1997- The International Fine Art & Antiques Fair for Asia at International Convention & Exhibition Centre Singapore.
1997 Painting Collections at Panstwone Muzeum na Majudanku, Poland.
1997 ‘Honorable Mention’ for 50 years of Art in Independent India, All India Art Exhibition, from Avantika, New Delhi.
1995 Painting Collection at L.K.A. (National Academy of Art) India.
1994 Paintings Collections at Panstwowe Muzeum na Majudanku, Poland
1994 ‘Certificate of Merit’ from Emerald Isle Gallery, Kolkata.
1994-1999 The Panstwone Muzeum na Majdanku, Poland Exhibited in Austria, Bulgaria, Belarus. The Czech. Republic, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Slovakia, Sweden and the United State of America inventory under the following membe NATURE-II Mono type, 1993 PMM -1 -2 -1039 ANCIENT-LOVE-II, Monotype, 1996 PMM -1 -2 -1745 ANCIENT-LOVE Drawing, 1996 PMM -1-2-1746
1993 Organisers Guest, The International Fine Art & Antiques Fair for Asia at World Trade Centre, Singapore.
1990 Govt. of West Bengal Special Craft Award.
1989 ‘Certificate of Merit’ from Govt. of West Bengal.
1989 “All India Youth Art Exhibition” commemorating Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary year Award. Patron: M.F.Hussain.
1988 Govt. of West Bengal ‘Scholarship’ grant.
1987 “All India Youth Art Exhibition” commemorating Jamini Roy Birth Centenary year Award. Conveyor: M.F.Hussain.
1987 ‘Diploma of Merit’ for Literary works from Soviet Woman Magazine, U.S.S.R.
1987 International Airport Authority of India Award.
1985 ‘Gold Medal’ for literary works from Radio Tashkent, U.S.S.R.
1983 First Prize from ACO Durgapur
1983 Second (Craft) Prize from A.C.O. Durgapur

   
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