Nostalgia of Indian Steam Locomotive is a series in Acrylic by artist Kishore Pratim Biswas. The artist was inspired by the nostalgic memories of his childhood travels. He was around the age of five or six when these elephantine locomotives caught his fancy. Now, years later, he recollects from memory and tries to relive it on Canvas.
Kishore Pratim Biswas
“For years, I would wake up at midnight and start painting. I still find that very gratifying.” - Kishore Pratim Biswas
Kishore’s 15-year journey in contemporary art has not only strengthened his unconventional thought process, but his painting style too.
Born in Kolkata, Kishore has been passionate about art since childhood. After graduating in Fine Arts from Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata, 1996. Kishore spent some struggling years in his hometown and then moved to Mumbai in 2009.
Today Kishore has his own studio in Mumbai. Kishore started by painting with watercolours. But his talent knew no bounds. Gradually, he switched to painting acrylic on canvas. Today, he stands on a solid intellectual platform and his work reflects a unique streak, where colour is of great importance, and form happens to be incidental. He uses the texture in the canvas as well as other experimental methods to add finishing touches to his meticulous paintings. Kishore is an expert in acrylic, oil, watercolor, mix media, charcoal, and soft pastels.
For a long time, Kishore has practised as a junior artist under the able guidance of Bikash Bhattacharya, Sunil Das, Samir Mondal, Ganash Halui, Ashok Bhaumik, and other renowned artists. He has also been inspired by Shahabuddin Ahmed, M F Hussain.
Kishore had a solo exhibition in Kolkata in 1996. In 1997, he displayed his work of art at several group shows around the country. Even though Kishore has a long way to go, his paintings are slowly making their way into the homes of collectors of modern Indian art.