Kamal Mitra Silent Soliloquy

New York, NY, September 01, 2007 --(PR.com)-- In winter of 2006 when Tamarind Art Gallery showcased Kamal Mitra through a group show, Mitra took the New York art scene with a storm. An introvert by nature, Mitra mesmerized the audience by painting in situ at the opening reception. Guests crowded around his easel as images began to appear from the blank, white canvas. This Fall, to the delight of his admirers, collectors and art lovers, Mitra is going solo at Tamarind Art.

What make Mitra’s paintings so conspicuously striking from his contemporaries is his very detailed style and the hypnotic gaze of the protagonist alluring the viewer to enter into his paintings. In Mitra’s paintings the male body plays a vital role, but it is the portrayal of the body by implication rather than mere imitation, which makes these paintings so palpable.

Opening reception: 6 September 2007 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
The artist will be present at the opening reception

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Exhibition will run from 6 September – 6 October 2007

About the Artist
Mitra received his postgraduate degree from Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan in 1993. Since then he has participated in a number of group exhibitions and is the recipient of several awards including the Junior Fellowship, Under Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India from 2000 – 2002 and the drawing award from the Govt of West Bengal in 1996 among others.

About Tamarind Art
The gallery was inaugurated as a museum-gallery in April 2003. Tamarind Art's vision is to curate exhibitions that reflect a healthy balance between senior established artists and younger talents working in varied medium. Dedicated to contemporary Indian art, literature, and film, Tamarind Art Gallery is one of the foremost institutions in North America celebrating the continuing heritage of India.


For more information, please contact Tamarind Art 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

Rosanne Bergeron
142 East 39th Street
New York, NY 10016