Goutam Ghosh

Goutam Ghosh (b. 1979, Nabadwip, India) currently lives and works in Santiniketan, India. He received his MA of Fine Arts from Oslo Academy of Fine Arts, Oslo, Norway, and from Maharaja Sayaji Rao University, Baroda, Gujarat, India.

Ghosh's works draw from disciplines ranging from quantum physics, chemistry, geography, and formal mathematics, to Indian and Western philosophy, Tantra, linguistics, and music. He probes into the elusive nature of abstraction as a way to comprehend the meaning of object autonomy through the process of gesturally defining objects by their lines, colours, textures, depth and volume, arguing against the stringency of fixed symbolic representations. Notions of repetition, rhythm, a sense of the infinite, and an activation of negative spaces come into play in his works, as a way to approach the absolute essence of things.

Selected solo exhibitions include: bootstrapping, Project 88, Mumbai (2017), ...ASCRIBING TO THEM BIRTH, ANIMATION, SENSE AND ACCIDENT... Standard, Oslo, Norway (2015); Søyle gallery, Oslo Academy of Fine Arts, Oslo, Norway (2013). Selected group exhibitions include:Between the Ticks of the Watch, The Renaissance Society, Chicago, USA (2016);Thinking Tantra, Drawing Room, London (2016); Dal Dizionario, Galleria Raucci/Santamaria, Naples, Italy (2015);Shoe show, Gallery Podium, Oslo, Norway (2013);Graduation show at Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway (2015). 

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