Artist : Atish Mukherjee
Title : Yellow flowers
Medium : Tempera on canvas
Size : 10” x 10”
Year : 2010
Ever since Atish Mukherjee acquired his B.V.A. from the Government College of Art & Craft in 1996, he has been working as an animator for film and print media. His love for pure painting led him to have several exhibitions, where his talent has been recognised and feted. He now spends his entire time experimenting and painting.
His fascination with folk-art led him to experiment with forms and concepts. His works reflect his deep understanding of folk and rural art, be it Madhubani of Bihar, the ‘patachitras’ of Midnapore, or the Warli of Maharashtra.
Atish’s style is based on his perception of certain elements of nature – he uses these elements to depict human feelings, instincts, relationships, etc. Depending on his theme, he changes his style from realistic to abstract and semi-abstract, moving effortlessly from media like pen & ink on tea-washed paper, to acrylics on canvas, to tempera on stretched cloth. Atish is an artist who is constantly reinventing himself. His paintings are one of a kind.