of the canvas...
Indian Contemporary Artist,
Kishore Pratim Biswas.
is a journey of around 13 years of modern contemporary Art movement. He opted for an unconventional thought, style in his painting. Born in Kolkata in the state of West Bengal in 1972, he was fond of art since childhood. He did his graduation in Fine Art from Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata in 1996. In 2009 he came in Maharastra, & permanently setup a studio in Mumbai.View Details
It was when five-year-old Kishore Pratim Biswas used to visit his uncle who drove & managed steam locomotives, that he fell in
love with them.
Later, as he completed his fine art studies in 1992, the steam locomotives were slowly replaced by electric and diesel locomotives.
“Locomotives are my fantasy. When I saw that locomotives are becoming obsolete and are a part of the museum, it was shocking for me. From that time onwards, I started exploring the theme because it is very close to my heart,” Biswas says.
These locomotives are not really machines but they represent the in indian subcontinent. When British came they constructed the railway line and brought the steam engines to our country. Steam engines, it's like a poem… If you go to any place in India you';ll find the steam engines in poetry and literature and here you will find it in the visual form. I must say that he has done a great depiction of steam locomotives not as a machine but as a living entity.
Kishore Pratim's Ji work is absolutely an exceptional piece of work. Series of steam…. is absolutely fascinating. For him to think of such a fantastic subject brings back this whole memory as a child. And his work is really very interesting and I'm completely fascinated. I"m sure he'll get praises and I'm very very interested in his work.
The paintings that Kishore has done with all the steam engines, and also the colors that he used on the canvas felt like it"s based on an oldish gold theme. Other than that we had also experienced enjoying the steam locomotives before. Now however, it"s not available anymore. And for us human beings it would be a nostalgia for us. Kishore working on the steam locomotives is extremely fantastic but also the people on the canvas that he's working on, he's deeply studying them trying to get the actual essence of the characters on his paintings.