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I regularly donate to charities. You can support Leukemia/ Thalassemia affected children(India), The Smile Train (USA) and other school building efforts by buying a print of any painting showcased in this blog for $100 (not limited to :) I will mail you the tax deductible receipt along with the painting, your donation goes a long way to help a child. You can email me at chirantan[dot]ghosh[at]gmail to arrange payment via Square/PayPal/cheque.

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

দ্বিতীয়া । A Sister's Brother

This one is dedicated to my lil sis - দ্বিতীয়া. Mixed media 24" x 36", finished 18th Oct '14


Sunday, September 1, 2013

দ্বার (Dwaar)

Dwaar or Doorway is another adaption of "Temptation"

Saturday, June 22, 2013

তর্পণ (Torpon)

Mixed media 24" x 30" - A tribute to the master Paul Jackson Pollock.

 Torpon or tarpan is an Indian ritual of remembering and paying respect to late gurus / ancestors/ deities by offering water (symbolizing life force).

Monday, April 8, 2013

Union

This is an adaptation of my earlier painting "Biporit"... yeah I love riot of colors!

"The world is not dialectical - it is sworn to extremes, not to equilibrium, sworn to radical antagonism, not to reconciliation or synthesis. This is also the principle of evil."
Jean Baudrillard

Saturday, February 9, 2013

প্যাঁচানো (Peñchæno): Reticulated


Me and my paintings, both are sorta twisted...here goes "Reticulated" in mixed media.
We always tend to focus...majorly in the center. The idea here, is not to have the observer focus on a single section of the painting... in my wife's words "Roving Eyes" :)

Saturday, January 26, 2013

জটাধারী (JotaDhaari): Dreadlock hermit

Mixed Media: Pensil on paper, wee bit touched up in photoshop.
As a kid, I used to be quite a handful and my quite natured Thammu(Gramma) used to pacify me with self-made stories... JotaDhaari used to take the cake! I would imagine all sorts of fearful men/hermits who would take naughty kids away in distant mountains(I only heard about the Himalayas as a child) to teach a lesson for bothering adults.

... miss you Thammu and your stories!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Temptation


"The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it."  ~Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Remembering Steve Jobs

Today is Bijoya Doshomi, the day Ma Durga goes away from her children for a year - a pang every Hindu/Bengali feels... But I can't fathom more a loss than losing Steve. My humble way of saluting my Guru!

Mind races back to the day I got to shake your hand at the Cupertino meeting, that was a blessed day. Rest in peace, my Hero.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Schmaltzed Neonate



The original is 9" x 7" - prints available
Took a little creative liberty on "Neonate"

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

রবিতরু (RobiToru)



Mixed Media - This is a homage to the eternal Bengali Poet, Kobiguru Rabindranath Tagore (Bengali: রবীন্দ্রনাথ ঠাকুর, Robindronath Ţhakur) [7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941].

My personal belief is no-one can truly realize "Bengalis" without reading Tagore, please encourage youngsters to read the poets works.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

চাঁদনী কল্লোলিনী: Chaadni Kollolini



Pastel on panel - Lord knows who has the original? Found a digital copy of my college days work...

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Paintings to bring smile to a Child's face

Hello Friends and Art Lovers,

Recently, I discovered my art can do a little bit more than become a decorative piece at someone's collection or means of expression for me. I joined the Smile train (World's Leading Cleft Surgery Charity for Children) and they have graciously accepted my humble collection of paintings for sale/auction - proceeds will go to the children who deserve to smile.

I wish, I could appeal to Mr. Gates for some help but I am a limited man with little means! So I turn to my friends and MNCs with CSR programs - MAYBE YOU CAN HELP?

My paintings are not the reason but the excuse to help the deserving. Those of you who know me, by now know I always participate in small ways to help so please drop me a line and I'll put you in touch with Smile Train directly (that way you know I'm not stealing your gift to the children). We are what we make ourselves to be by our actions...or so I believe!

Monday, July 21, 2008

উপত্যাকা (Upottaka): Valley



Panel painting - changes color and shows a different angle with change of light.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

বিপরীত (Biporit): Opposite

Life is an intimate mix of opposites and complementary colors.
Oil, Acrylic, Lusture paint on Wood - 1' x 3'

Thursday, May 1, 2008

ত্রিলয় (Triloy): TrioApocalypse

Indian mythologies talks about Apocalypse brought by Bramha, Vishnu and Maheshwar - all that was pure from origin and all that of sin mix together, to from the whole element of God/Bhomho.


Tuesday, April 29, 2008

যুগল (Jugol): Couple

What is more interesting than the journey of two souls uniting?
~ To my darling wife, who chose to overlook all my flaws.
Oil, Acrylic, Lusture paint on Wood - 3' x 4'


Saturday, March 29, 2008

কলিকা (Kolika)

I was born in Kolkata(Calcutta). This picture brings in the symbols of myths, embracing culture of Tagore, Church yard near which I got married, the bitter sorrow melancholy separation pang of my childhood.

Monday, March 3, 2008

রোমন্থন প্রতিবিম্ব (Romonthon Protibimbo): Reflection

At one point, man is beyond suffering - tested by surrounding and fate - at that moment, one awaits the inevitable truth reflecting upon the Life past.

Friday, February 29, 2008

সুর্য সলিল (Shurjo Sholil): Sun Under Water

Abstract paintings can be best seen when one squints their eyes...
~ To my sweet lil sis, for all the fights and giggles (who likes to call this painting "Winter Sun")
Oil and Acrylic paint on Wood - 1' x 2'

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Enlightenment

Some are born wise and others go through various phases to attain Enlightenment.

Monday, April 16, 2007

জীবনী শক্তি (Jiboni Shokti): Life Force

When all is taken away... Hope and the Power of "Life"(Chi/Gaya/Life force) itself strives to sustain the odds.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Lal Nouko - The read Boat

Though the boat isn't painted red, it draws the 'Sindoor' red from the sky in its dark wood tint.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Monday, January 1, 2007

New York Based Indian artist's paintings for sale.

Each and every oil painting is professionally hand-painted by the artist. All paintings are painted from scratch using premium quality oil and canvas/wood panel.

We are also committed to bring you the best quality possible in oil paintings art reproductions in commercial prints for a lesser price than the original. Every painting is carefully digitally reproduced from the very first brush stroke to the final touches. A print can never take place of an original artwork but is affordable for commercial and home decor.