Elevated-Enlightened Human Body – paintings by Jatin Das – Chandigarh May 20/11

Celebrating 150th Birth Anniversary
Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore
Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi
cordially invites you to the opening
of an exhibition
Elevated-Enlightened Human Body
Oils, Water Colours, Drawings – a selection
Jatin Das
May 20, 2011
5.30 pm
The Art Galleries of Punjab Arts Council
Sector 16, Rose Garden
Chandigarh, India

Exhibition open from May 21 to 29
Daily 11.30 am to 8.00 pm

Diwan Manna
Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi
State Library, Sector 34 A
Chandigarh 160022, India

Jatin Das is a contemporary Indian artist originally from the erstwhile princely state of Mayurbhanj, Orissa. Born on 2nd Dec, 1941, he studied painting at Sir J. J. School of Art in Bombay and moved to Delhi in 1968. He has been painting for over 50 years.

Jatin draws with conte, paints with oil and water colour, engraves on zinc and copper plates. He has been commissioned to execute many murals in India including the large one for the Indian parliament in New Delhi “Mohenjodaro to Mahatma Gandhi”: Five Thousand Years of India. He has also executed steel sculptural installations in India. He has held more than 55 one man shows in India and overseas and participated in National and International group shows, such as Paris Biennale, Venice Biennale, Tokyo Biennale and India Triennale. He has been honoured with two honorary doctorates from two universities.

Other than being an artist, he is also a professor of art as well as a poet.

He has deep interest in traditional art and his collection of antiquity is being donated to the JD Centre of Art in Bhubaneshwar, established in 1997, of which he is the founder chairman. JDCA is the only centre in the country which has been setup by an artist for traditional and contemporary art. JDCA’s master plan and the architectural design is done by eminent architect B. V. Doshi. The centre has been supported by the state government, central government and UNESCO.

Jatin Das has a world-class archive of pankha (handfans) spanning over 27 year. The collection has been exhibited in the National Craft Museum in Delhi, Victoria Memorial Museum Calcutta, Fan Museum in London, Reitburg Museum Zurich, National Museum Philippines and National Art Gallery Kualalampur. The entire collection is being donated to a proposed Pankha Museum in Delhi dedicated to the Nation and the unknown crafts persons.


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