Thursday, August 14, 2008

Sculptural presentation of young Kanta Kishore

Kanta Kishore was born and continued his childhood in a traditional carver(maharana) family near Bhubaneswar, Orissa. His father, elder brothers all are related with artistic work for their livelihood. From his childhood Kanta kishore has played with carving tools , wood and other materials. Practicing sculptures is only job from childhood; he has played with many more different mediums to create different sculptures. He has got a bachelors degree in Fine Art from B.K.College of Art and Crafts and studied master degree at Govt. College of Art and Crafts Kolkata. At his time at Kolkata, he has experimented with different local mediums with his own concepts and got appreciated among all his contemporary sculptors. Now a days he is mostly fascinated towards social issues, human daily life related problems, like urbanization and globalization.

Artist is realizing this problem of society because he/she is a element of base not that glorifying supper structures. Mother feeding, women violence, labor rally , child labor, starvation, unemployment and recent terrorist activities in Indian social life etc. are the sculptural presentation of Kanta Kishore. If you see his conceptual works on news paper series, everybody just falling in love at first sight, He is mastered in carving and when he picks marbles, it produces some wonderful pieces. Now a days he is working on books , carving white marbles and adding some metal to it, those are just lovable.

In this lovely medium Marble, Kanta kishore has started with News Paper series and then got some installations on Labor Rally, by installing carved marble chapels at Tina Ambani’s Harmony Show 2007 he expressed his concern on this social issue. Besides his skill in Marble, he has worked in many different materials like wood, granite, fiber and bronze. His work gives situational thoughts, one of his news paper series shows child labor and other with other issue, it’s just like reminding you everyday about these social issues and it will eradicate only if society will come up.

When his works were exhibited at New Delhi this year at India Habitat Centre, art lovers and critics were just got surprised, everybody puzzled, asked many questions about how many days it has taken and how much patience you have etc. Then his work ‘Golden Chili’ was the centre of attraction at Ashok Art Gallery’s stall in Art Expo India 2008 Mumbai. Kanta Kishore is a very talented young Indian sculptor; you can see his recent original works on display at India Art Summit 2008.

The Ashok Art Gallery is internationally known for one of its most important holdings: more than 2000 major works by the world's most significant Artists.Over the past years, as Ashok Art Gallery has become a major centre for contemporary visual art, the Gallery has built a strong collection of contemporary work of different artists.
Last year we became a sponsor of the STANDUP-SPEAKOUT Artshow, Organized by Art Of Living Foundation and United Nations.Organized an International Contenmporary Art Exhibition including artists from USA, The Nederlands, Pakistan and India.We have also participated at Art Expo India 2008 Mumbai and India Art Summit 2008 New Delhi.


traditional writer said...

From the temple town of Bhubaneshwar to the University of California, Kanta Kishore Moharana has travelled a long way. His passion for art has helped him go places and discover the world. He owes his success to his father who is a carpenter and his mother who ensured that, come what may, her son did not stray from the pursuit of art as a career. In his late 20s, he can be said to have already arrived. His sculptures, in wood, marble and bronze, depict changes in the contemporary world. “Through my sculptures, I want to draw the attention of the world to issues that otherwise go unnoticed,” he says. The recent India Art Summit saw Delhi’s who’s who falling over one another to buy his works. “My entire stock was sold,” he says with justified pride. He started painting as a hobby, but slowly realised that this was all he wanted to do in life. He went on to do graduation and masters in sculpture from Bhubaneshwar University. From then on, there was no stopping him. So much so that his works that were displayed in the University of California last year received all-round praise.

tehelka said...

ASHOK ART Gallery (AAG) is a five-yearold Delhi gallery that largely functions online. A mom-and-pop operation with a handful of unknown artists, AAG has never had any exposure in the media. Their only previous art fair experience was with the Mumbai art expo earlier this year. As one among 35 galleries that participated in the recent India Art Summit (between August 22 and 25), AAG did not expect to become frontpage news. But their 27-year-old Oriya artist Kanta Kishore’s marble sculptures of rolled-up newspapers were sold within hours of the fair’s opening. Gallerists Ashok Nayak and Kavita Vig, Kavita’s husband Bharat and septuagenarian mother-in-law watched astonished as the art world’s superstar Subodh Gupta and politician Maneka Gandhi came to their stall. And in their wake, thousands of visitors and the press