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Anup Kumar Mitra


Anup Mitra is young artist from south Kolkata, West Bengal, India. He completed B.V.A from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata and M.F.A from Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan in West Bengal. Art for him is a way of expressing his emotions, thoughts, conflicts, memories, his languages and the reflection of ideas that are transformed in his mind from his interaction with sociopolitical matrix within which we are entangled.

In the paintings, the nostalgic moments of Kolkata…‘the city of joy’, his childhood emotions that were imprinted on memories have inspired him as one of his favorite subjects, the hand pulling rickshaw and the tram, very iconic identity and the oldest vehicles of the city of Kolkata in India that witness to city’s socio-economic evolution.

Another interesting subject in his painting is the invincible woman charm, the most beautiful creation, the innate love and strength of the woman who preserve unconditionally, her dream to be a mother, a blissful journey to divinity, an excellent metaphor.

Through fantasy and dark imagery around the themes of Bengali folklore he tried to depict visual thoughts/the philosophy on life with simple lines, forms and colors. He used the organic and inorganic forms in his works as metaphor and tried to convey sublime messages of peace, love, awareness and portray beautiful stories.