Highlighting the modern and contemporary art, the works of Convergence- 2018 are chosen from the private collection of the gallery. Featuring several styles, genres, periods and themes, the exhibition showcases over twenty artworks by a range of modernists, including Nandlal Bose, Jogen Chowdhury, Sunil Das, Suhas Roy, Bipin Goswami, Prokash Karmakar, Paritosh Sen, Isha Mahammad, Sajal Roy, Bijon Chowdhury, Adinath Mukherjee, RatanAcharjee, Manoj Dutta, Bimal Kar, Rabin Dutta and a few like- minded artists. The gallery is privileged to have thistime the art works of two eminent artists from Delhi NCR, Paramjeet Singh andJagadishDey.
Unlike the 50s artists, primarily working in abstraction, Sunil Das devoted himself to figuration and occasionally tried his hand at sculpture. Master Sculptor, BipinGoswami’s Durga, Reclining Figure, Mother and Child and Portraits represent signature style and his interest in the modern idioms. One of the best among his generation of Kolkata painters, Bijon Chowdhury occasionallypainted mythological works apart from socio- political themes.Ratan Acharjee mastered the wash technique of Abanindranath Tagore, while Manoj Dutta continued to paint folk motifs. The exhibition also incorporates a spontaneous drawing by Nandalal Bose, a sketch by Jogen Chowdhury, narrative canvas by Isha Mohammad, dreamy landscape of Prokash Karmakar, Suhas Roy’s female protagonists, Sajal Roy’s allegorical and cubist works, a drawing by Adinath Mukherjee, Rabin Dutta’s and BimalKar’s city and mountain escapes and a self-portrait by Paritosh Sen as a thinker.
Organised by Janus Art Gallery, Convergence -2018 is a glimpse of the rich variety of art works. The artists and art works on display include not just the most important names, but also each work stands on its own, having individual stylistic importance.