Chittravanu Majumdar

Chittravanu Majumdar was born in Pads in 1956. He graduated from the Government College of Arts and Crafts, Calcutta in 198 1. Majumdar held his first show in Calcutta in 1985. He has also worked in France from time to time. Apart from his paintings, Majumdar has designed a number of book and magazine covers for Seagull Books and has illustrated several publications for them.

One of the most powerful of the younger generation of painters, Majumdar works in oils and acrylics. His forte is very large paintings and his style is fragmented, semi-abstract forms. Bold, vigorous brushstrokes, pure, saturated colors mark Majumdar's paintings. Of late, Majumdar has been turning towards figurative works. One encounters the image of Kali in his paintings. Interestingly, Chittravanu' father, Nirode Majumdar, also used the figures of mother goddesses but Majumdar senior's treatment and palette were entirely different. Majumdar has recently been using material other than paint on the canvas. Old wood blocks, patterned fabrics, even paper create different focal points of interest.

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Chittravanu Majumdar
Untitled
Acrylic on canvas
80" x 59"
1994

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Chittravanu Majumdar
Untitled
Acrylic on canvas
78" x 60"
1994