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Rajarshi Datta Roy

Mr. Rajarshi Datta Roy

Mr. Rajarshi Datta Roy started his journey as an Artist at the tender age of 5. He was born in a family where there is a tradition of art. He started learning the subject from his father Mr. Parimal Datta Roy, an Artist and an Art Teacher of repute from Kolkata. He is not an Alumnus of any Art college or Institute and never thought that he would take up Art as a profession. But Art was always his strong passion, love and religion! His most liked and preferred medium is Watercolor on Imported Paper. He usually focuses on Human figures, Architecture and Landscapes, as his subject for paintings. He has taken part in several National and International Exhibitions and Camps. He was invited by the Vermont Studio Centre USA for a 2 months long Watercolor Artist's International Residency and Group Exhibition in USA and Germany in April-May 2014. He has received some prestigious awards like President of India's award for best Child Artist in 1985, Camel Art foundation All India Watercolor award in 2015 etc. Winner of Kokuyo-Camel Art Foundation All India Award 2015 for Watercolour Painting. Winner of Prafulla Dhaunkar Art Foundation,Mumbai, All India Award 2015 for Watercolour Painting. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • B.Com (Hons.) in 2000 from the University of Calcutta.
  • Higher Secondary (std.12) in 1997.
  • C.S.E.(Std. 10) in 1995.
  • Learnt Drawing & Painting from father and other eminent artists of Calcutta.
  • Was a member of the Sketch Club, Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, from 1994-1998.
  • Certificate Course in Multimedia from Netguru India Pvt. Ltd., Calcutta.
  • Learnt Art from Artist Father Mr.Parimal Datta Roy and other renowned Artists and Art teachers of Kolkata.

SOFTWARE SKILLS:

  • Adobe Photoshop CS6, Adobe Illustrator CS6, Adobe Flash CS6.

WORK EXPERIENCES:

DateOrganizationPosition
From 23rd July 2013 till dateFrom 21st December 2009 to 30th June 2013. Wigan and Leigh College(WLCI)-UK, Bangalore Campus.PESSE-Toonskool college of Animation,Bangalore. Head of the Department of Art and Graphic Design.Senior 2d Flash,cel and Cut out Animation Instructor.Also teaches Foundation art. 
From 1st August 2008 to 6th November 2009 Educomp Solutions ltd, Bangalore 2D Flash Animator and Graphic Designer. 
2nd April 2005 to 31st july 2008Sri Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain College, BangaloreFaculty for 2d animation and graphic design
11th Sep 2003- March 2005Animaster, Bangalore2d Cel and Flash Animator
14th June 2003(Freelance Project)Varga Studios, Budapest, HungaryWorked a pilot for their animated T.V series Mr. Bean and that is now on air in Europe.
6th May 2000 to9th Sep 20037th June to 7th august 2001(Freelance project)1st December 1998 to 1st May 1999Millitoon Animations Pvt. Ltd., ChennaiAbu Advertising, Kolkata Key Animator for French 2d animated TV SerialsDid 2d animation for the movies named Abhay(Hindi) and Alavandhan(Tamil) of noted film personality Mr. Kamal Hassan which were combination of live action and 2d animation.Visualiser and Artist

Collection of Paintings:

  1. Paintings in oil, acrylic, water-color, oil pastel, and charcoal are in private collection of Russi Mody, Ex- chairman, Tata Industries, Union switch and signals pvt. Ltd, Bangalore, Infosys, I-flex, Wipro in Bangalore, Reliance Industries, Mumbai, ITC Ltd, Kolkata, Hotel Hindustan International, Kolkata, Cognizant, Chennai, Hotel Orchard Suites, Bangalore, Jindal group, Delhi, Reserve Bank of India, Bangalore, Hotel Oberoi, Gurgaon,Tata Group,Mumbai and many private collectors in U.S., U.K., Australia and Singapore.
  2. Winner of PRESIDENT OF INDIA AWARD FOR CHILD ARTISTS in the year 1988.
  3. Winner of CAMEL ALL INDIA AWARD FOR CHILD ART in 1987.

Participated in-

Group Shows:

  1. State Annual Art Exhibition, organized by the Govt. of West Bengal and won award for paintings in water-color in 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000.
  2. All India Annual Art Exhibition organized by the Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta in 1999,2000,2001,2006
  3. Camlin Art Foundation group Exhibition, Mumbai, 2007
  4. Group show at Chitrakala Parishad, and Ethos Art Gallery,Bangalore,Feb 2008,Suchitraarts,Mumbai in 2010.
  5. Group show at Bajaj Art Gallery, 3 Blind mice art gallery, Mumbai March 2008, Artic Vision Art gallery, Mumbai June 2012, Art Perspective Gallery, New Delhi in June 2012, Best College Art gallery, Gurgaon, July 2011 and Participated in ART BENGALURU 2012 through Merging Hues ArtGallery, Bangalore at UB City, Bangalore in August 2012.
  6. Watercolour Painting Group show at Art Perspective Gallery,Delhi in March 2012.
  7. Group show at Silver Spring, Kolkata by Colourentice art gallery,Mumbai from 17th to 20th November 2012.
  8. Group show at Alliance Francaise Bangalore organized by Merging Hues Art Gallery,Bangalore in April 2013.
  9. Group show at Kalarasa art gallery,Bangalore during August 2013.
  10. Group show at Hotel Taj Vivanta organized by Swasti Art Gallery,Bangalore during January 2014.
  11. Group show at Vermont Studio Centre,Vermont,USA in April 2014.
  12. Group show at Dubai Art Centre,Dubai,UAE in February 2015.
  13. Selected Group show at Lalit Kala Academy,Chennai in January by Camel Art Foundation 2015.

Solo Shows:

  1. Solo Exhibition at Chitrakala Parishad, Bangalore from 18th-22nd August 2008
  2. Solo Exhibition at Ethos Art Gallery, Bangalore,September 2009
  3. Solo Exhibition at Chitrakala parishat,Bangalore,August 2010
  4. Solo Show at K.C.Das Gallery,Bangalore November 2010,October 2011.
  5. Solo Exhibition at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata in December 2001.
  6. Solo Exhibition at Goodtime Reading and Art shop, Kolkata in April 2003.
  7. Solo Exhibition organised by Artville Art Gallery, Bangalore from 12th to 19th January 2012.
  8. Solo Exhibition organised by www.blankwallart.com Gallery, Bangalore from 10th to 30th March 2012.
  9. Nominated as Artist of the Fortnight by Kolkata Art house, Kolkata in July 2012 and had an online solo show.
  10. Solo exhibition in Taj Bengal Hotel,Kolkata in September 2013.
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