Art enthusiasts welcome to our page once again. Today we are featuring Shuvankar Kumar Biswas who is Asst. Professor at Indian Institute Of Craft & Design, Jaipur and secretary of Pratibha Educational Development & Research Society. He is an epitome of youngsters who make career choice on the grounds of passion and fulfill it through utter devotion.
Let us hear from this proactive and enthusiastic teacher in his own words.
1. Tell us something about yourself.
My name is Shuvankar Kumar Biswas. I am basically from Bongaon, West Bengal but, I have been staying in Jaipur for 7 years. I am an assistant professor in Indian Institute Of Craft & Design, Jaipur and secretary of Pratibha Educational Development & Research Society.
I have worked with Jaipur Development Authority for painting projects. Precisely, I am a freelancer and an educationist. Besides my teaching, I do portraits, landscapes, illustrations as per the demand of clients. Basically, I work in pencil, watercolors, charcoal, acrylic, pen & ink and oil medium.
2. How did your interest grow in this field of art?
To be genuine my ambiance have a great effect on my learning. The tradition and culture of my state, West Bengal always fascinated me. My father is a writer and self-taught artist. I have seen him from childhood painting, illustrating and clay modeling. He worked as a catalyst in growing my interest in arts. I started doing a painting with my father.
But, in 6th grade, I started taking proper classes for drawing from ‘Guru SamitMandol’ . After completing my school education I took admission in Govt. College Of Art And Craft, Kolkata. This is the only college in India which offers two different departments of arts i.e. Western and Indian technique of arts.
3. Who is your inspiration?
My parents are my first source of inspiration. I was brought up in a family were canvas and brush were the best tools of amusement. Being a father as an artist is really a blessing for him. He was my first teacher and the person who taught me the rudiments cum importance of arts. He always encouraged me in this field and did every possible work to give me and my future a better shape.
4. Which is your favorite art style?
As I got my education in the western style of painting so, I love the realistic style of painting mainly in oil medium. My works are related to superpowers, forces, and aggression against the evils of society. The inequity in society, my own fears, and self-imposed limits have shaken my inner being to such a degree that I want to liberate myself and society from that. But, I don’t have such superpower, therefore, I chose to express my inner self through my painting.
Besides, I am very much inspired by the ‘Vinashak’ or destroyer from the Indian God and Goddess like Rudra form of Shiva and Chamunda Kali, Mahakaal
5. What is your plan for the future?
First and foremost, I want to establish myself as a successful artist so that I can leave footprints in the world of art. I don’t want to limit my love for art merely to the level of profession and mode of earning rather I want to use my gift of art for the sake of mankind by raising serious issues of a society of people. Placards, posters, painting and other forms of artwork help one to convey one’s idea to a large audience in less time and more simply. Take the case of posters and painting used in a campaign for Polio, education, justice rights and so on. In a nutshell, I hope I will be able to bring a difference in society through my artwork.
6.Any advice for a budding artist?
In my opinion, any artist or a learner must have a basic knowledge of academic skills. After that, they should amalgamate their skills, emotions, and thoughts. They must practice and work regularly to improve. They should also do frequent exhibitions.
Being an art teacher, I feel that students are very confused about career scope in this field, but like other streams, today art also has vast career opportunities. It can be made more vast by making art popular among a large number of people.
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