Tamarind Art Gallery Presents Alchemy of Enigma

Tamarind Art Gallery is thrilled to announce an exhibition of works by contemporary Indian artist Ashok Bhowmik. This exhibition of his paintings is his first solo in the United States. In it, Bhowmik showcases his dramatic interpretation of the curious intermingling between the worlds of fantasy and reality.

New York, NY, July 05, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Opening Reception: 10 July 2008, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

RSVP - rsvp@tamarindart.com exhibition from 10 July to 15 August 2008

Artist will be available for interviews and will be present for the opening reception.

Juxtaposing images of both the human form in profile and everyday objects with contemporary surrealist visions of nature, Bhowmik creates haunting and dramatic images which parallel those of Marc Chagall and Gustav Klimt. With his use of stark, monotone backgrounds, Bhowmik strips his subjects bare of any extraneous context and freely explores them through his own perception of time, nature, life, death, and reality.

About the Artist

Born in Kolkata in 1953, Bhowmik graduated from Government College of Art and Craft.

Bhowmik has displayed his work in many places such as, TAO Gallery, Gallerie 88, Kolkata, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, Lalit Kala Akademi, National Exhibition, New Delhi, Sophia Duchesne Art Gallery, Mumbai, Annual Exhibition of Birla Academy, Sarala Art Gallery, Chennai, Indo-German Cultural Society and Center Art Gallery. Also, he has participated in workshops and art camps in China, Egypt, Thailand, Italy, Australia, as well as Istanbul. In addition, Bhowmik has directed Poster Workshops in Azamgarh, Bhopal, and spear-headed Project JointArt for the special needs children of Mano Vikas.

Along with his showings, workshops and camps, Ashok Bhowmik has received several awards such as, the Certificate of Merit, Annual Exhibition of Government College of Art and Craft, Kolkata and the Academy Awards from Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, in both 1980 and 1981.

About Tamarind Art
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 media. Dedicated to contemporary Indian art, literature, and film, Tamarind Art Gallery is one of the foremost institutions in North America, celebrating the continuing cultural heritage of India.

For more information please contact Tamarind Art Gallery at (212)-990-9000 ext. 105 or email info@tamarindart.com or visit our website at www.tamarindart.com. Gallery hours: Tuesday through Friday, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm; Saturday, noon to 6:00pm.

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