Avidip Kundu, an accomplished urban sketch artist and full-time advocate, has been announced as the Nominated Artist for the 'AURA 2024 - International Art & Photography Exhibition'. This prestigious event, organized by Retro Kolkata Magazine, is scheduled to take place at Nazrul Tirtha, Newtown, Kolkata, from January 13 to January 21, 2024.
Avidip Kundu, holding a B.A. LLB degree from Calcutta University, is renowned for his self-taught skills in urban sketching. His passion for live urban sketching is evident in his work, which aims to carve a unique niche in this artistic domain. Over the years, Kundu has showcased his talent through solo exhibitions held in 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 at various esteemed galleries in Kolkata, including the Chemould Gallery, Notibinodini Art Gallery, and the 8th Day Café. His active participation in group exhibitions and art fairs since 2014 further underscores his dedication to the art community.
Moreover, Kundu is recognized for his contribution to promoting and preserving the heritage of Kolkata. In 2023, he was honored with the Acknowledgement of Respect by the Calcutta Heritage Collective, a testament to his influence and impact on the city's cultural landscape.
The 'AURA 2024' event at Nazrul Tirtha is set to be a highlight in Kolkata's artistic calendar. The first segment of the exhibition, focusing on art, will run from January 13 to January 15. This will be followed by the photography exhibition from January 18 to January 20, culminating in a felicitation ceremony on January 21. The event promises to be a convergence of artistic talents, showcasing a diverse range of works from artists and photographers, with Kundu's participation being a significant draw for art enthusiasts and the general public alike.
Avidip Kundu's selection as the Nominated Artist for this event not only honors his individual achievements but also shines a spotlight on the vibrant and evolving art scene in Kolkata. The 'AURA 2024 - International Art & Photography Exhibition' is poised to be an enriching experience for both the artists and the audience, fostering a deeper appreciation for the arts and their role in enriching our cultural fabric.