Jamshedpur, Jan. 12: The third day of the art camp at Off the Wall, saw vibrant colors and fantastic compositions on the canvasses. This is an annual camp cum exhibition which is being hosted by the Off the Wall, Art Gallery. This is the sixth year of the camp, and this time the camp has taken an International shape. Artists who have outshone their works around the globe have been invited to spread their colors here in Jamshedpur, too.
Off the Wall carries the motto of ‘art for all’, therefore it extends a platform equally to the budding young artists as well; it is a collaborated camp where the junior artists can participate, work and learn from the senior artists.
The day was filled with fun ‘n’ frolic and of course colours. Throughout the day artists are busy with their works, during the afternoon hours students are shown documentary films of eminent artists, the evenings though are calm and relaxed, where artists spend some quality time with each other.
Amongst the artists whose documentary was shown, were Sanjoy Banerjee from Kolkata and Praween Karmakar from Ranchi. These films are slide shows showing the life of artists, their journey to become an artist and also the evolution of their art.
Sanjoy Banerjee is a director of documentary films, which are well appreciated in the Bengali film industry. Sir, technique of applying watercolor is way different from any other contemporary artist. He is a renowned watercolorist in the art fraternity.
Mukta Gupta, a renowned women artist, who has participated in more than 92 group and solo shows all over India, is another vital part of the camp. Uttam Mallick, Raja Mukhi, Anupam Pal, Samar Ghosh and Anup Sinha were amongst the other known faces.
Zakir Shah from Ranchi, who is widely acclaimed for his portrait work was also a special charm. Mr. Praween Karmakar hails from Ranchi, Praween has recently brought great fame to our nation, as he was one of the four artist from India who represented their artworks in Fabriano (Italy), also it is a matter of great priviledge as his well known Sohrai painting has been inscribed in the Jharkhand postal stamp, he is the IWS coordinator for Ranchi and also is the head of Indian Institute for Creative Art and Painting.
Moumita Ghosh from Kolkata is the face of modern woman, she is well known contemporary artist and also the IWS head of West Bengal.