Tamal Bhattacharya

Born at Calcutta, West Bengal. Bhattacharya holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Paintings) from Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal in 2001 and Master of Fine Arts from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda in 2003, specializing in murals. Tamal is said to be the only artist in the country who has blended canvas and ceramic relief work and formed interesting three-dimensional objects of art which also qualify a utility and decorative items.’ Gods and Goddesses also form an integral part of his ceramic sculptures. He takes his inspiration from nature, happening of everyday life and mythology. The inspiration also pours out of my subconscious self, that can establish a communion with the divine world. We all know that Bengal has always been a treasure trove of folk art in diverse form, which found expression in almost every conceivable item of life in earlier days. Tamal is deeply influenced by the Bengal folk art, where his forms and motifs have shaped up from the architectural forms of terracotta temples to express his sentiments and emotions. Tamal passionately wish to continue his search to create new dimensions. His artworks are part of important collections in India and abroad. Tamal lives and works out of Calcutta.