‘Gitanjali And Sea Inside : Parallel Journeys’, an exhibition of paintings by Nibedita Sen is running at the at the Main Art Gallery, Kamaladevi Complex, India International Centre.
‘Gitanjali And Sea Inside : Parallel Journeys’, an exhibition of paintings by Nibedita Sen is running at the Main Art Gallery, Kamaladevi Complex, India International Centre.
Organized and presented by India International Centre, the exhibition was inaugurated on March 14, 2014 at 6:30 PM by Shri Keshav Malik. Also present were Dr. Kapila Vatsayan, Dr. Suresh K. Goel, Dr. S. P. Ganguli,, Dr. Karlos Verona, Usha malik, Pramila Ghosh , Subroto bandopadhyay, and captain Sandeep Sharma among the many other art lovers.
Keshav Malik, India’s legendary art critic, praised the artist saying, “… I do not much like the installations that the artists are making these days but this one is a piece of art where even the screws have become part of the whole aesthetics ….”
The Series ‘Gitanjali And Sea Inside : Parallel Journeys’, according to Nibedita Sen, is a ‘reflected study presentation’ with an array of prose, verses, paintings and installations, which came through in the course of her voyages on high seas with her master mariner husband.
Nibedita has tried to trace a parallel between the word images of Tagore and her own visual metaphors, which she feels are the reflections evolving from a similar amalgamation of inward-outward-journeys.
Her first solo exhibition happened in 1997 at ‘Gagenendra Pradarsha Shala’, Calcutta. She went to Germany to study about and work with the deaf-blind children in 2001. In the same year she had a solo show at The RWB, Essen, Germany.
Her marriage in 2001 navigated her through the seven seas and thirteen rivers into a world of another consciousness as she voyaged through the blues with her master mariner husband discovering and experiencing the ‘awesome joy’ that surfaces only with a deep communion between man and nature.
After a long interlude, Nibedita had a show of her paintings in 2007 at ‘Chemould Art Gallery’, Park Street, Calcutta, followed by a group show at the Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta in May 2010 followed by another show in the same year at Lalit Kala Akademy, New Delhi.
In 2011, Foundation for Arts sponsored her solo exhibition at the Renaissance Art Gallery, New Delhi, in 2011. Her solo exhibition titled ‘sea inside’ at the Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, in 2013 was much appreciated.
Nibedita’s recent work Gitanjali and Sea Inside : Parallel Journeys was selected for a travelling show by Indian Council for Cultural Relations. It opened at The Nehru Center, London, UK. Later Galeria Marcel Du Champ, Fundacion CEP, Belgrano showcased it from May 10 to 17, 2013.
The prestigious Museum of Art Palais De Glace, Recoleta, Buenos Aires hosted this show from May18 – 26, 2013. The show was also hosted by the Argentine Parliament at their Heritage Salon Pasos Perdidos, Congresso, (Parliament House) Buenos Aires.
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