"Of Images and Illusions" at TamarindArt

Of Images and Illusions; 10 July – 11 August 2007

New York, NY, July 02, 2007 --(PR.com)-- TamarindArt is delighted to announce its upcoming exhibition "Of Images and Illusions," showcasing five young artists from India who may be considered among the most brilliant artists of their generation.

Participating artists: Pappu Bardhan, Chandrima Bhattacharyya, Pratul Dash, Chhatrapati Dutta, and Mahjabin Majumdar

Opening reception: 10 July 2007 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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Exhibition will run from 10 July – 11 August 2007

It is an eclectic group of artists that have a common preoccupation with the human imagery, yet greatly differ in style and execution from one another. It is the portrayal of the human body by implication rather than imitation. Each of the artists attempt to mirror the predicaments of our times through their works of art – it is a personal journey and yet universal portraying the zeitgeist that knows no geographical boundaries in present day techno savvy era.

About the artists:

Pappu Bardhan: A brilliant artist and recipient of 2007 Birla Academy award, Pappu graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts, MS University, Baroda in 2001. His recent works narrates the predicament, paradoxes and dissonances of urban life.

Chandrima Bhattacharyya: Having graduated from Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan, Chandrima has participated in numerous prestigious exhibitions and workshops since 1987. In her work Chandrima creates an entangled pictorial space weaving a composite of referential images, personal perceptions and phantasmagoric dream images.

Pratul Dash: Pratul graduated from the College of Art, New Delhi in 1998. He was awarded by Industrial literature society, Biella, Italy, 2005 & Inlaks scholarship, 2004. His works are shaped by his constant struggle of displacement and adjustment.

Chhatrapati Dutta: Chhatrapati graduated from Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan and has participated in a number of exhibitions worldwide. His work revolves around the alienation of the individual in a polarized world.

Mahjabin Majumdar Born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Mahjabin graduated from Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan in 1993. Her recent works center around the constant quest for identity, battling feelings of remorse, fear and residual memories of loss.

For more information on this exhibition please contact TamarindArt Gallery at (212) 990 - 9000 ext. 105 or email info@tamarindart.com or visit their Web site at www.tamarindart.com

Gallery hours: Tuesday through Friday, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm; Saturday, noon to 6:00 pm

About TamarindArt
The gallery was inaugurated as a museum-gallery in April 2003. TamarindArt's vision is to curate exhibitions that reflect a healthy balance between senior established artists and younger talents working with experimental forms of conceptual installations. This combination reflects some of the most important trends in contemporary Indian art.

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