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Mousumi Sircar

Growing up in Kolkata, art was an important part of my formative years. So, although my

formal education was in the field of physics and I worked in the corporate sector for a few

years, I was very interested in drawing and painting all along. Eventually, my passion for

painting took over, and I decided to pursue it full time.

Having evolved from my initial style of realistic oil paintings, I now enjoy doing figurative

work, mostly in acrylic. Shapes, forms and colours have always interested me. I am fascinated

with the marks left by brush strokes on a blank canvas. I experiment with colour and forms

through which I try to tell the story of the beauty of life, of people and their engagement with

the environment. A large number of my paintings are based on human forms - some realistic,

some abstract.

I have been fortunate to have had the eminent artist, Smt. Shobha Broota, as a mentor. Living

in different cities in India has also been a very enriching experience culturally for me. That,

along with my love for travelling, has influenced my work to a great extent.

So far, I have taken part in numerous shows, group and solo, which are mentioned below.



Artoze International online art exhibition - Resurgence : Life after Pandemic, by Artoze

gallery, Dubai, October 2020

OnArt - Online art fair organised by Mojarto, August 2020

White on White, Group show, Gurgaon, March 2020, curated by Smt. Shobha Broota,

Kala Mela, Lalit Kala Academy, Delhi, March 2020

Group show, White on White at Prachin Kala Kendra, Chandigarh, Dec 2019, curated by

Smt. Shobha Broota,

Mumbai Art Fair, Mumbai, Oct 2019

Group show All India Fine Art and Craft Society , New Delhi, May 2019

India Art Festival, Mumbai, Jan 2019

Panorama - Photography exhibition by artists, curated by Smt Shobha Broota, New Delhi,

Oct 2017

Maya - Solo exhibition in Ahmedabad, April 2013

Solo exhibition, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, April 2020 (postponed due to covid-19)