AVISHEK SEN

Avishek Sen has attained proficiency in the handling of water colour as a medium. Over the years, water colour with a hint of glitter has become his signature style. Sen’s depiction of different animal forms into one body is a gestural display of the multiple identities, sexual or otherwise, that we embody but discover only in the spiritual practice of understanding the self by embracing the complexity of our desire instead of living in denial of its influence. His hybrid, beastly, predatory forms are engaged either in devouring or are eagerly anticipating the moment of feasting. The language of fruits and flowers, traditionally rendered in the form of still life is completely transformed in this elaborate dreamscape.

Sen’s works have been displayed at Gallery Espace, Aicon Gallery, New York, Albion Gallery, London, Apparao Galleries, New Delhi, CIMA gallery, Kolkata to name a few. Apart from these, Avishek Sen has participated in numerous Art Fairs like; India Art Fair, Abu Dhabi Art Fair, Scope New York and Art Singapore. He has been the recipient of the National Scholarship awarded by the Human Resources Development, Government of India in the year 2000.

The artist lives and works in New Delhi.

Education

 

2001                 Masters of Fine Arts in Painting from Kalabhvan Shantiniketan, Viswa Bharati University

1999                 Bachelor of Visual Arts in Painting, Rabindra Bharati University    

 

Select Solo Exhibitions

 

2015                 Bedtime Stories, Gallery Espace, New Delhi

2010                 The Evolution of the Species, Institute of Contemporary Indian Art, Mumbai

                        Arts i Redux, Religare Art, Delhi

2009                 Connaught Place: The WhyNot Place (CPTWNP), Religare Arts Initiative, Delhi

                        Albion Gallery, London

2008                 Sridharani Gallery, Chennai

2007                 Apparao Galleries, Chennai

                        Point Éphémère, Paris

2004                 Hôtel Park Royal, sponsored by Citibank, New Delhi

                        Citibank Juhu Branch, Mumbai

2003                 Triveni Kala Sangam, Apparao Galleries, New Delhi

 

Select Group Exhibitions

 

2016                 Sown Together, Aicon Gallery, New York

                        Delicate Bond of Steel | Mumbai Exhibition, Aicon Gallery, Mumbai

2014                 Mapmakers III | The Evolution of Contemporary South Asian Art, Aicon Gallery, New York

Drawing Show, Gallery Espace, New Delhi

2013                 SCOPE, New York

                        London Summer, Aicon Gallery, New York 

2012                 India Art Fair, New Delhi

                        Char Adhyaya, Colombo, Sri Lanka 

2011                 Arts actuels Biennale La Reunion, France

Palimpsest, Aicon Gallery, New York

Iconoclasts & Iconodules, Religare Art, New Delhi

                        India Art Summit, Gallery Béatrice Binoche, Reunion Island

2010                 Abu Dhabi Art Fair

Dali’s Elephant, Aicon Gallery, London

                        Roma, the Road to Contemporary Art, Religare Arts, Rome

                        Joburg ArtFair 10, Gallery Béatrice Binoche, Johannesburg, South Africa

                        Clashes in the Point of Incidence, Gallery Béatrice Binoche, Reunion Island

2009                 Resonating Pulse, Alliance Francaise, Delhi

                        Labyrinths – The Urban and Organic, 1x1 Art Gallery, Dubai

                        The Divine Feminine, Apparao Galleries, Chennai

                        FIAC, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Alger

                        Why Not Place, Religare Arts Initiative, New Delhi

2008                 Trait Contemporain, Gallery Béatrice Binoche, Reunion Island, France

                        Galerie Atelier Visconti, Paris

                        Concepts and Ideas, CIMA Gallery, Kolkata

2007                 Indiart, curated by Susanne Van Hagen, Paris

Whirlpool of Fate, at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

                        Mosaic is Not Prosaic, at National Centre for Performing Arts, Mumbai

                        Myth and Reality, Vadehra Fine Arts, The Arts House, Singapore

                        Politics of Fear, at Albion Gallery, London

                        FIAC, Albion Gallery, Paris

2006                 My Secret Garden, at Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi

Young Blood, Apparao Galleries, Chennai

2005                 The Picture Family, Kochi

                        Leo, Hotel Taj Connemara, Chennai

                        The Sacred Feminine, Sridharani Gallery, New Delhi

 

 

Awards and Honors

 

2011                 International artist residency in La Reunion, France for the Today’s Art Biennale, August- November

2009                 International Festival of Contemporary Art, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Algiers, on Invitation from the Ministry of Culture, Government of Algeria

2008                 International artist residency (three weeks), Gallery Béatrice Binoche, Reunion Island,France

2007                 International Artist Residency (three months), Point Éphémère, Paris

2000                 National Scholarship, Ministry of Human Resource Department, India