“What I remember the Last I went to sketch the steam locomotives at Bandel Locomotives Workshop (West Bengal, India) but I was sad to heard that the steam locomotives were obsoleted in India, 1992. It was disassemble and dispatch for the museum and others for scrap. After that I did not sketch any engine in scrabble book, I did not finish my series of INDIAN STEAM LOCOMOTIVES…. Yes I had a lot of scrabble book on steam locomotives and that is my nostalgia on locomotives” says Biswas…
The old memories of 70’s Indian Steam Locomotives kept in Kishore’s sketch books. Which is coming out a series of canvas “NOSTALGIA OF INDIAN STEAM LOCOMOTIVES”. Last 25 years he was working on this series and early of 2014 he was starting to exhibit that. Kishore had couple of successful solo show in Mumbai, Delhi and Dubai.
“For years, I woke up at midnight and started painting impromptu. I still find that very gratifying.” – Meet Kishore Pratim Biswas, India’s upcoming independent contemporary artist.
Kishore’s more than 25-year journey in modern contemporary art movement has not only strengthened his unconventional thought process, but architected his painting style too.
Born in Kolkata, 43 year-old Kishore was 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.
Biswas says “Creating painting keeps me emotional. I get the nostalgic from what my old memories, with related to contemporary arts, movies, musics, trends, culture and communities. I used to create series with found content from nostalgia, sketch books, old known place and old people. My painting is mostly about a old feeling, a old ambiance, that I want to convey. You can call it a FORM OF A NOSTALGIA, as I find that these themes from the 70’s and 80’s are still up-to-date.”
Kishore used to draw so many portrait of workers in Indian locomotives… the sketch book says “when I sketched any character I wanted to be act like them… I tried to enter more of the character… still I habit to paint like this…
Kishore organized his 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.