Tapas Konar

(b.1953) is a  Kolkata based visual artist who creates human forms and heads that swirl and float and preen on his canvas.Konar started out with realistic work. From here he moved on to highly stylised imagery. His work is experimental, using many mediums, and his interest in the human predicament is often reflected in them. His sources of inspiration include his native place in rural Hooghly and has had tremendous influence in shaping the chiaroscuro style of painting. Konar is one of the founders of The Open Window group which was formed in 1997 in Kolkata with the intention of pursuing artistic expressions arising from a mind free of any bindings or inhibitions. 

A B.A. in Fine Arts from Indian College of Arts, Kolkata (1980), Konar won the National Award (2002) and the Junior Fellowship from the Ministry of Culture, Government of India (1995-96). Apart from two solo exhibitions in India and in E.M.School’s  Gallery, Amsterdam ,Netherlands, he has participated in many group shows in major Indian cities including the National Exhibition of Art and also in Hong Kong,China, Denmark, England and Netherlands.