Lively Meshes of Bronze by Tapas Biswas
A postgraduate in sculpture from B.H.U., Tapas has been awarded the 'Young Emerging Artist in Sculpture' at Harmony Show, Mumbai, 2006. He had also won the Govorner's Award' for best exhibits of Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata, 1997-98 and 'Doomimal Memorial Award' 2001 among several others. He had a solo exhibition at Kalakriti Gallery , Hyderabad, 2005, Gallery Alternatives, Gurgaon , 2002 and Gallery Gangatat, Varanasi, 2002. He had shown his works in group exhibitions of Aakriti ART Gallery, Kolkata, 2006, 'Summer Show' at CIMA Art Gallery , Kolkata, 'Young Faces of Contemporary Indian Art' at Birla Academy, Kolkata and group exhibition In ABC Gallery, Varanast, 2002, Apart from Harmony Show 2005 & 2006, Mumbai. He was one of the artist of Gen Next I & Gen Next II at Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata, 2006-2007. He has attended the Show titled Time & Material' organized by Aakriti Art Gallery and Art Konsult at stainless Gallery, New Delhi, 2008. He has attended workshop on Dokra and has numerous works collected by public and private collectors in India & abroad.
Write - Up about His works
Sculptures and sculptors have always been those works which establish an instant connect with the audience, due to its physical presence and intangible impact.
Tapas Biswas is one such sculptor who puts in humongous efforts in his works. As he says, he always wants to create a sculptural space through a run down simplicity of the metal and grid.
His works though diverse, are extra-ordinary. They may be as common as landscapes to horizontal works and spaces and also as uncommon as architectures and stylized works. He mainly uses bronze in his creation because of the endless possibilities it creates, another added advantage is that he works layer by layer and experiments with it.
Tapas, a very skilful sculptor, believes in playing with shapes, forms and lines and adding a bit of traditional tinge to his creations, it has a folk touch. Subjects are frequently revisited; his sculptures of landscapes are breath-taking. They are delicately made, giving them a poetic touch. They invite the spectators into its works. The sculptures give an impression that they have been very patiently made and creatively thought of. He uses a lot of natural forms like leaves and flowers. The mainstay of his works is meshes and figurative nets. His creations have a lot of figures in it, they are full of human activities, narration and urban struggle.
His sculptures are a beautiful mesh in which one would want to get lost, a beautiful puzzle one would want to be intrigued by and a beautiful thought one would want to be immersed in.