Bikash Bhattacharjee’s Testimony

Bikash created a narrative about the redemptive power of art portraying poverty. For Bikash addressing the problem of poverty by depicting them in his works was an attempt to draw the attention of the viewer to this aspect of life which was often avoided by the political class. There is that elusive combination of intensity and indifference. He builds up a form of yearning that goes beyond material transactions. Between the artist and subject there is an impulse to see more, to collaborate on the act of seeing acquired insistent optimism about visualising his subjects as free, expressive, effortless matter of fact. He creates a romantic evocation of a land that’s thorned with trauma. His objective was to show that poverty was a significant issue. His doll series, where children of the rich discarded dolls and other toys which the poor children treasured and used them with great glee.

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The Arts Trust founded in 1990 by Mr Vickram Sethi, a curator, gallerist and auctioneer was established with the sole idea of celebrating the diversity of Indian art on a single platform. Since its inception, The Arts Trust has been facilitating conversations around art by promoting established as well as younger artists and bridging the gap between artists and art lovers. With over 150 exhibitions and multitudinous events based on promoting Modern and Contemporary Indian art, The Arts Trust has acquired a significant status in the art world for its unique position as well as purpose. Over the years, the trust has become synonymous with quality, establishing itself as a destination for connoisseurs to experience superbly curated shows and meet like-minded people in the heart of South Mumbai’s Kala Ghoda area.

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About Us

The Arts Trust founded in 1990 by Mr Vickram Sethi, a curator, gallerist and auctioneer was established with the sole idea of celebrating the diversity of Indian art on a single platform. Since its inception, The Arts Trust has been facilitating conversations around art by promoting established as well as younger artists and bridging the gap between artists and art lovers.
With over 150 exhibitions and multitudinous events based on promoting Modern and Contemporary Indian art, The Arts Trust has acquired a significant status in the art world for its unique position as well as purpose. Over the years, the trust has become synonymous with quality, establishing itself as a destination for connoisseurs to experience superbly curated shows and meet like-minded people in the heart of South Mumbai’s Kala Ghoda area.


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