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Solo Show by Manoj Dutta

Exhibition of Paintings
rom 3rd December, 2010 to 5th January, 2011


E-557 Greater Kailash - II
New Delhi - 110048
Phone : 011-29217306, 011-29226043
Email: galleryganesha@gmail.com

Manoj Dutta’s art rediscovers and enriches the traditional two dimensional format of ‘Indian-ness’ found in folk art. His paintings and pastels bloom with luminous effusions of a few consonant colors, structured into subtle textures, variations and nuances of tone and shade, to enhance his deceptively simple, stylized images. The predominant color with which he elaborates a theme, whether blue, red, violet or ochre enlarges into a fine symphony of depth and shade to frame his images in impeccably conceptualized designs of integrated detail.

His delineation of images whether with pen or brush, is similarly simple, fluent and infinitely eloquent. His images may stand out expressively from bare or delicately muted backgrounds, recede artfully behind a vigorous cross-hatching of lines, or even freeze mid-movement into a stylized format. But they are always vivified by a singular ‘mood’, which can by turns be whimsical, humorous, introspective or poignant - whether with nostalgia or with memories or beauty ‘recollected in tranquility’.

“There are, pronounced elements of folk art in my paintings though its content is my experience of the contemporary reality around me. Folk form and feel come to my paintings as naturally as the tune of folk songs that spring from the depth of the folk-singer's heart. I try to achieve the same simplicity and directness in my work."
-Manoj Dutta


Manoj Dutta


1956, Kolkata

Education :
Self Taught

Group Shows:
Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, including commemorative shows' Calcutta '300 years' & 'Calcutta
through the Eyes of Painters'.

International Exhibitions:
Asian Ar t Show, Japan, Contemporary Art Show, South Korea, Contemporary Indian Art Show, Holland, Busan Biennale, Korea, Group show of Indian artists at San Gaetano, Padova on invitation from Mayor
of Padova Italy.

Represented in several prestigious collections in
India and abroad including National Gallery of Modern Art,
New Delhi, Birla Academy & State Lalit Kala Akademi, Kolkata .
Member of SCA since 1983.