ABOUT ARTIST BAPPA HALDAR
My work seeks to explore ideas rooted in realistic world. I am interested by the notion of taking something physical and amalgamate with not corporeal such as dreams, thoughts, emotions and memory. My marks are heavily influenced by human forms as well as graffiti & textural presence. My work speaks of the moment of spontaneity and wants to express gestural moments unconstrained.
EXHIBITIONS: Participated in various group exhibitions.
2014/13/10/06, Group shows in academy of Fine Arts - Kolkata, India
2013, Sponsored SOLO Exhibition at ‘’Red Gallery’’ – Cape Town, South Africa
2013, group show in gallery gold - Kolkata, India
2012/11, Group shows in Birla Academy of Art & Culture - Kolkata, India
2009, Master Collection Art Gallery - Kolkata, India
2009, Two man show at Academy of Fine Arts - Kolkata, India
2008, Group Show by “Art Mile” in Birla Academy of Art & Culture - Kolkata, India
2008/07, Group Shows of “Art Mile” - Kolkata, India
2008/07/06/05/04/03, Annual Exhibition – Govt. College of Art & Craft - Kolkata, India.
2008/07, Exhibition by Golden Brush “The Eye With In” - Kolkata, India
2007, Sponsored SOLO Exhibition at “Shree Art Gallery” – Kolkata, India
2006, Shyamal Datta Roy Memorial Art Exhibition – Kolkata, India
2006, Gallery Art Positive - New Delhi, India
2005, 4th Eastern Region Art Exhibition by Camel Art Foundation - Kolkata, India
2011 Santiniketan (WB) / 2010 Bangkok (Thailand) / 2007 Digha (WB) - By Artist Circle
2010 Mandermani (West Bengal) - By Emami Group
2007 Swabumi, Kolkata - By Magmaleasing Ltd, Kolkatta
2005, Howrah (West Bengal) - Centenary Celebration of Howrah Station
PRIVATE COLLECTIONS : USA, UK, Nederland, South Africa, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore etc.
STRENGTH : Creative bend, good relationship skills, fast learning curve, expressive work.
2010 – Master of Visual Art (Govt. College of Art & Craft - Calcutta University)
2007 - Bachelor of Visual Art (Govt. College of Art & Craft - Calcutta University)
2003 – Bachelor of Commerce (Calcutta University)
5 years+ experience as Visual Art faculty in India (teaching experience of young & elders).
5 years+ experience as an Artist in different fashion designing brands.
Vast experience as an illustrator (worked for different newspapers and magazines).
AWARDS & ACCOLADES:
2008, Ajoy Bankim Bose Memorial Scholarship – Govt. College of Art & Craft, Kolkata
2007, Basanta Ganguly Award - Govt. College of Art & Craft, Kolkata
2008, Scholarship - Magmaleasing Ltd.Kolkata
2006, Certificate of Merit - Govt. College of Art & Craft, Kolkata
2005, Certificate of Merit - Shyamal Dutta Roy Memorial Art Exhibition