Lyrical Sensibilities: Serigraphs of Jogen Chowdhury
An online exhibition to raise fund for the ongoing pandemic Covid – 19
June 6 - June 12, 2021
About the exhibition
In the time when the deadly second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic wreaked havoc with the lives of hundreds and thousands of people in the country, we are hosting the online exhibition as a small attempt to raise fund to assist with the ongoing relief efforts. These signed, limited edition serigraphs by Jogen Chowdhury comprise two distinct styles of the artist for which he is widely known — the crosshatchings of flaccid, sensuous iconographies, both gods and men and the black brush drawings tinted with colours, which show the calligraphic rhythm and simplicity as well as the organic unity between man and nature.
A percentage of the proceeds of the sale of the artworks will go towards rehabilitating communities that are suffering due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
About Jogen Chowdhury
Renowned for successfully merging traditional imagery in modern paintings, Jogen Chowdhury is a leading artist of our times. Born in Faridpur, Bangladesh, 1939, Chowdhury graduated from the Government College of Art and Craft, Kolkata, in 1960, and subsequently received scholarship from the French government and went on to study at the Beaux-Arts de Paris in 1967.
It was after returning from France in the late 1960s that Chowdhury developed his individual style. Always a powerful artist, Chowdhury’s forte is painting in ink, watercolour and pastel. A favourite largely for his line drawings with ink, he explores the soft curves and angularities of contorted bodies using ink combined with pastels. Chowdhury freely uses the technique of crosshatching in his ink and pastel works. This has become the most discernible feature of Chowdhury’s style. Jogen Chowdhury lives and works out of New Delhi, Santiniketan and Kolkata.