Friday, June 7, 2013

Featruing Guru Kinkar Dhang

Guru Kinkar Dhang, an Indian contemporary and modern artist is the topic of my page today. Guru, as I call him, is a very humble and passionate being. At the age of 37 he seems to have found his space not only in the art world but also in his thought process. He hails from West Bengal a state of high creativity. Guru has a B.V.A from Govt. College of Art, Kolkata, India. He has several National and International exhibitions and many more workshops under his belt too. Training however is not the essential reason I got attracted to his art. I was actually drawn to it. I shall carefully explain why. Guru, uses Stream of Consciousness as his method of creation. He became aware much later in his artistic process that he was actually, influenced by Freudian principles. Guru deploys his understanding of the conflict of human persona and society. Here is where it gets hugely interesting and intriguing. His colour handling, of the blending between ego and alter ego, his stylistic presentation of the subconscious ruling the prevalent psyche in society, his personas breaking and fighting with the super consciousness and surrendering to the higher force are all done in his unique layering. The primitive lying latent within the human mind, the beast awaiting its moment of overpowering the prey are expressed with his animal reference. Just as his theme his work is layered too. This I find hugely appealing as while he makes his art visually appealing it also compels you to “think”. He is “depressed agitated and inspired” all at the same time by this modern dilemma of a civilized world which looks back to its primitive past. I will stay tuned to Guru’s work pouring out onto his canvas just like he reveals his formula to “unleash with paint”.

13 comments:

Harkirat Uberoi said...

Absolutely enamouring descriptive of introducing to us Guru :) Very well covered all the angles of his art form and thought process. The devouring beast concept was very beautiful and the so was the art !!

Anonymous said...

Guru needs no introduction in da world of art....his wrk speaks of his creative imagination......color schemes has alwaz bein intriguin.....he is passionate abt his wrk.....he is a true worshipper of art...wish him all da success he desreves in life....
Tanima Roy Chowdhury

Anonymous said...

Arpan
beautiful & new way of thinking

Tripti Singh said...

Guru Kinkar dosent need any introduction in Indian Contemporary Art... His style is unique and very distinct. As a viewer and researcher I like the artworks on the women subject... those have feel of femininity yet expressed in a sobar way... the strength of his artistic skill to show and let imagine viewers the story told....

Sourav Born To Live said...

At what point I will start i don't know...bcoz Guru Sir art work had a definition which start from sirs work and ends wid it...Sir is unbelievable nd work nd paintings is speechless..the innovation nd idea is marvellous...Sir u r a god of creativity...no comments..

Indrajit said...

Love the composition and multiple dimensions of his works.

Anonymous said...

Rini Rai

I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.

Gurukinkar said...

Gurukinkar
"Action is the foundational key to all success"
special hanks to Joytee n welcome dear all friends.

Munmun Maity said...

Man vs society, Man vs His psche and Man vs supervision and life vs time,these anti-thesis, contrast and sometimes paradox and oxymoron……………….really juxtaposed in GURU’s art quite easily with his artistic mannerism with heavenly touch but the gravity is beyond common man’s imagination and belief……..resulted in sinking into deep water finding no means to come out of water…………

SAILEN MAITY said...

Man vs society, Man vs His psche and Man vs supervision and life vs time,these anti-thesis, contrast and sometimes paradox and oxymoron……………….really juxtaposed in GURU’s art quite easily with his artistic mannerism with heavenly touch but the gravity is beyond common man’s imagination and belief……..resulted in sinking into deep water finding no means to come out of water…………

Anonymous said...

there is nothing more to say, or to appraise in other way .. but personally I can say that his canvas always say some common thought in a very different manner and an extra ordinary technique of using color and the deepness in the whole perspective always flow in his canvas....that attracts me to his work solely..

Dibyendu said...

there is nothing more to say, or to appraise in other way .. but personally I can say that his canvas always say some common thought in a very different manner and an extra ordinary technique of using color and the deepness in the whole perspective always flow in his canvas....that attracts me to his work solely..

Joyotee said...

Thanks all, for taking the time to write all your valuable comments. Personally I love his work and I know he is one amazing artist who is true to himself and his style.