Partho Chatterjee


Born :  1968
Qualification : Diploma in Fine Arts, Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, 1993.
Solo Shows :
2010 - Cymroza Art Gallery and Hirji Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
2007 - Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi and Suchitra Art Gallery, Mumbai.
2001 - Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi.
1997 - Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata.
Duet Shows :
1998 - Rabindra Bhawan, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.
2003 - Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, along with father Manik Lal Chatterjee.
International Shows :
2006 - “Living”, Gallery Moss, Singapore.
2004 - Indian Community Centre, San Francisco.
2004 - “Vision 2004” by Rang Art, San Francisco.
2004 - Dubai Art Fair organised by Different Stroke at Dubai.
2002 - Indian Contemporary Art Exhibition, Hong Kong.
2001- “Best of Indian Contemporary”, organised by ISEAL Gallery, Indian High Commission, Singapore.
2001- Young Indian Painters, Canada.
Group Shows :
2010 - Gallery 10 on 10, New Delhi.
2009 - Hong Kong & Macaw Art Camp at Gallery Beyond, Mumbai.
2009 – “Can Spring Be Far Behind”, sponsored by Kotak Mahindra Bank, Chandigarh.
2009 - Camel Art Foundation  Show at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
2008 - Gallery Blue Spade, Bangalore.
2008 - “Figurine” at The Palladian Lounge, Bengal Chamber of Commerce, Kolkata.
2008 - “Bengal Art”, Gallery Hyderabad, Hyderabad.
2008 - Nature show by Tejas Art Gallery, Kolkata.
2008 - “Received Call”, Gallery Mementos, Pondicherry.
2008 - Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai.
2008 - Oberoi Art Camp show at Oberoi Hotel & Gallery Beyond, Mumbai.
2007 - “Celebrating India”, Travancore Art Gallery, Delhi.
2007 - Chitra Kala Parishad, Bangalore.
2007 - Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata.
2007 - “The Humanies” at Birla Academy, Kolkata.
2007 - Art Fair by Habi Art Gallery at Travancore Art Gallery, Delhi.
2007 - “A Viw Of Adge” at Pegasus Art Gallery, Hyderabad.
2007 - “Human Trafficking” by the UNO at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
2006 – Art Ensemble by Doon School Old Boys Society and E-Paintings, Delhi.
2006 – “From City Of Joy”, Museum Art Gallery, Mumbai and Bengal Chamber of Commerce, Kolkata.
2006 - Charity show for Old Age Home at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata.
2005“Trillum”, Gallery Art Felt, New Delhi.
2004 - “The Royal Bengal Collection” by Habi Art Gallery at Bristol Hotel, Gurgaon.
2004 - “Harmony”, Nehru Centre, Mumbai
2003“Om Shanti”, Art & Textile fusion by Damayanty Gallery at Hyatt Regency, New Delhi.
2003 - “Harmony”, Nehru Centre, Mumbai
2002 –“Young Faces of Indian Contemporary Art” Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata.
2002 - “Their Story” by BHAI at Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi.
2002 – “Red, Yellow, Green”, Art Today, New Delhi.
2001-“Aprajita”by BHAI in aid of Gujarat earthquake victims, India Habitat Centre New Delhi.
1997- “People for Animal”, Charity show by Maneka Gandhi Animal Welfare, Park Hotel, Kolkata.
1997 – “Rhythm of Colour”, Chitracoot Art Gallery, Kolkata.
 1996 –“Art For Heart Sake”, Save The Children India, Nehru Centre, Mumbai.
Continuous Participations :
2003 to 2009 - “Colours of Life” in aid of Cancer Patients Aid Association, Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai.
2005 to 2010 - AIFACS All India Art Exhibition, New Delhi.
1993 to 2009 -  Annual Exhibition of Academy of Fine Arts, Birla Academy of Art Culture.
1993 to 2009 -  Sarva Bharatiya Charukala Pradarshani.
1993 to 2009 -  Indian Society of Oriental Art, Kolkata.
Awards and Honours :
Governor Excellency Award for Best Painting : All India Art Exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata
Kolkata Police Family Welfare Association Honour.
Art Camps :
2010 -  Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh.
2008 - The Oberoi Hotel & Gallery Beyond Art Camp, Mumbai.
2008 - Camel Art Foundation camp at Honk Kong & Macau.
2007 - Bengali Book Fair Association Art Camp, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
2006 - Art Camp in KURSEONG organised by Ganges Art, Kolkata.
2006 - Urushvaty Gallery Art Camp, Gurgaon.
2006 - Sahitya Kala Parishad  Art Camp, Agra.
2006 - C.P.T. Recreation Club Art Camp, Haldia, West Bengal.
2003 - Mayo College, Ajmer.
2002- SAARC Countries Artist Meet, Grand Inter Continental Delhi.
1996 - Police Family Welfare Centre Art Camp , Kolkata.

From my childhood I was very fond of paintings of Indian masters like Husain, Bendre, Raza, Suza, Jehangir Sabawala, Bikash Bhattacharya and Ganesh Pyne.  However, my blind love was for the Bengal School artist like  Nandalal Bose, Abanindranath Tagore, Gagonendranath Tagore, Hemen Majumder, Atul Bose, Haren Das, Binod Bihahi, Ramkinkar, Jamini Roy and Gopal Ghosh. Their mastery always inspired me and I learnt a lot from their magical techniques.
My father, Shri Maniklal Chatterjee, a noted artist of the Bengal School Art movement, was not only my first art teacher, but also my friend, philosopher and guide.  He taught me how to use water colour, wash and tempera. With his blessings and guidance, I have developed the ability to confidently nurture any medium.
Over the past ten years, having experimented with various subjects and media, I find that I am best able to express my thoughts and feeling through a mixed-medium environment.   The playfulness of transparency, the softness and interesting crosshatch texture helps me to establish the spirit of my subject.   I am at ease while weaving with layers of colours, sometimes making them opaque.  My colours reflect the sensitivity of my subject - that is my quest.   I strive to recreate the finer emotions of individuals; I try to evoke the silence in the heart of nature; I look for the history of life’s rhythm; I seek happiness in the shambles of human society.  My brush is tinged with fantasy and nostalgia as I search for the mystic of muted eloquence.    

Partho Chatterjee
Still Life 1
Partho Chatterjee
Partho Chatterjee
My Balcony Garden