He studied painting at Government Art College, Kolkata and at Kala Bhavana, Santiniketan.
Arindam Chatterjee proposes a powerfully imaginative vision of the world, and of humankind’s place and destiny within it. Chatterjee painting drawings and mixed media works are alive with surging currents and eddies of energy that course across the surface, cloud formations electric with unease, and figures that manifest themselves in various moments of bewilderment, captivity or defiance. These works introduce us to devastated landscapes or austerely delineated spaces of captivity or quarantine. In Chatterjee’s idiom of figuration and his emphasis on the fundamental woundedness of humankind, may discern the ancestral presence of Somnath Hore. Not only Chatterjee demonstrate a willingness to address and articulate such grand philosophical and existential themes as melancholia, isolation and oppression, but he has also developed a sophisticated array of artistic strategies to shape his ideas and images into compelling and persuasive visual proposition.
He received the National Cultural Scholarship and the Junior Research Fellowship in painting from Government of India. He participated in the Triennale at the Lalitkala Academy in New Delhi in 2005. Arindam has held his shows with Chitrakoot Art Gallery and Akar Prakar in Kolkata, Gallery Art Motif and Vadehra Art Gallery in New Delhi and Tao Art Gallery in Mumbai. His work is in collection of the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.Arindam resides and works out of Kolkata.