Artist SewonRai’s first solo exhibition underway at The People’s Studio


GANGTOK, 18 FEB:

Artist Sewon Rai is holding a solo art exhibition at the People’s Studio at Artem Office, Kazi Road. The sale cum exhibition began on 11 Feb and will conclude on 08 Mar.

This is Mr Rai’s first solo exhibition in the State, although he has participated in many art exhibitions and workshops in other parts of the country.

"We are very backward in the field of art as compared to other states. We need to have more art exhibitions and create more interest in art here," he told Summit Times, when asked about the main purpose of the solo exhibition.

The 27-year-old artist has a Master’s in Fine Arts from RabindraBharati University, Kolkata and has also completed BFA in painting from Indian College of Arts &Draftsmanship, Kolkata.

He also got the Kala National Research Scholarship, Kolkata [2017-18] and has received many awards like the Biraj Mohan Dutta Memorial Best Award [gold medal] at ManabJamin, Kolkata in 2014, Best Exhibit Award at RabindraBharati University Annual Exhibition, Kolkata in 2017, etc.

One of his paintings titled 'Conspiring Clouds'had gotten selected in the 58th Lalit Kala National Exhibition Art & Conclave at Bengaluru in 2016.