120 x 90 cm
Type of Art You are Interested: Meenaketan Pattnaik is a Bhubaneswar based figurative colourist, painted on monkey series for 22 years (1990 – 2012).
About Artist and current interest area:
His present art practice is based on “contemporary social emotions” (philosophy of sociology). His all time canvases speak mixed language of youth psychology and spiritualism. He adds drama in composition with stagey atmosphere to create visual melody. Rhythmic brush strokes and employment of unsullied colours are two significant characteristics of his recent canvases.
Honour and Award received if any?:
Gold medal by association of Indian universities in 1990 at Rookee engineering university
Annual award of B.K.College of art & crafts in 1991 Merit certificate for water colour Portrait category in all India art exhibition by South Central Zone Cultural Centre of Nagpur in 1996, AlumniBKCAC Silver Jubilee Samman by B.K.College of Art and Crafts at Bhubaneswar, Felicitation by ILA Panda centre for art for art historic research on the eve of ILA Panda memorial lecture at Bhubaneswar, National Dhauli art fest, organized by Dhauli college of art, Bhubaneswar.
Silpi Samman (Artist of the year) by Socio cultural journal “Maatie” at Bhubaneswar, Mahanagar Pustak Mela Shilpi Samman at Brahmapur.
Major Selections of your Art:
International art exhibition “AFTER DREAMS” at Nehru Centre of High commission of India campus London in 2012, Exhibition of Indian Contemporary art at Austin (Texas, USA) in 2012, All India art exhibition EZCC Nagpur in 1996.