Though they have different artistic sensibilities, a group of 14 painters from West Bengal have put aside their creative differences to collaborate and do their bit for preserving the cultural heritage of the country.
An ongoing week-long exhibition at Lalit Kala Bhavan here makes the discerning art lovers introspect and do something concrete so that they do not take the destructive path of annihilating priceless heritage.
Barring Sakti Burman, who is settled in France, all artists are from Kolkata. Their artistic sensibilities have improved drastically while growing up in the City of Joy, which is an amalgamation of modernity and remnants of the British Raj.
After starting as a neo-realist, Samir Aich decided to change his artistic interpretation. He is now into semi-abstract figurative themes and has been painting for three decades.
Rabin Mondal has produced a portrait which is a combination of complex use of colour, long nose and brooding looks.
Though she had a passion for art since her childhood days, Kajari Ghoshal studied art in a detailed way. After completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Indian College of Art & Draughtsmanship, she completed her Masters from Rabindra Bharati University.
An artist and teacher, Kamal Aich has authored a book in Bengali and is involved in multifarious creative activities like book illustrations and cover designing.
Debaprashad Guha, who has the distinction of participating in exhibition in his motherland as well as abroad, creates his work at his studio at Baruipara Lane in Kolkata.
Anup Sankar Paul, who studied fine arts under the guidance of Prokash Karmakar, previously showcased his work at Lalit Kala Akademi in the Capital in 2011.
Kamal Kumar Mukherjee, a senior faculty member at the Indian College of Art & Draughtsmanship, has participated in group shows in Hong Kong and Germany.
Other artists whose art pieces are on display are Prokash Karmar, Kalyan Bose, Nikhil Biswas, Niloy Kanti Biswas, Purnendu Mondol and Sekhar Biswas.
The exhibition will conclude this Thursday.