Muktinath Mondal

Kolkata
Statement

Born in 23rd October 1982, Muktinath Mondal completed his B. F. A. in 2005 from Indira Kala Sangeet Viswa Vidyalaya, Chhattisgarh and M.F.A. in 2007 from the Hyderabad Central University. As an artist, Muktinath acts as a protagonist and tells the unheard stories of his culture. He weaves his
stories with colours, rubbed brushstrokes, local elements, sculpture and a wide range of mediums. Being a perfectionist by nature, his works have their own requirements to be represented. Whenever he plunges into his past, he always finds a fresh green water hyacinth, or a courtyard partially
covered with cow-dung or the mundane lives of people and their rituals and myths. On shifting to an urban landscape, he realised it’s bleak reality. All these political, social, economic and cultural agendas paradoxically surface in his works, consciously and subconsciously, through various images and
narratives. He feels a responsibility to preserve his culture. His subjects have been oscillating between human gluttony and its perilous repercussions. Through his works, he compels people to self reflect and act. He has been part of several group exhibitions and has had many solo shows in India.
The artistlives and works in Kolkata.

Academics

Bachelors in Fine Art, Indira Kala Sangeet Viswa Vidyalaya, Chhattisgarh,  India, 2005
Masters in Fine Art, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India, 2007 

Awards

2014 
Harmony Artists' Residency, DAKC, Mumbai

2008  
Merit Scholarship, Jawaharlal Nehru Foundation, New Delhi

2007 
Gold Medal, University of Hyderabad

2004 
Best Award for Painting, College exhibition

WORKS
GS01384

72X108 inches

Oil on Canvas
GS01385

78X78 inches

Oil on Canvas
GS01396

12X16 inches

Oil on Canvas
GS01397

12X16 inches

Oil on Canvas