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Ishika Mukherjee has been nominated for International Painting and Photography Exhibition

Retro Kolkata Magazine is delighted to announce the selection of Ishika Mukherjee, an emerging self-taught artist from West Bengal, India, for the prestigious International Painting and Photography Exhibition. The event, organized by Retro Kolkata Magazine, is set to take place from June 16 to June 18 at Arts Acre, Newtown, Kolkata.


Ishika Mukherjee, in her early twenties, has captivated the art world with her profound love and passion for the fusion of pen and brushes. Her artistic journey has been a constant companion through the ups and downs of her life. While working as an IT engineer, art became her savior, providing solace and an avenue for self-expression.


Renowned for her remarkable talent in portraiture, Ishika Mukherjee employs various art mediums, with soft pastel and charcoal being her favorites. Her works emanate a sense of depth and emotion, capturing the essence and intricacies of the human form. The artist's distinctive style has earned her recognition and accolades both nationally and internationally.


Notably, Ishika Mukherjee is the founder of Dexter, an art group that serves as an umbrella institution for young aspiring self-taught artists. Under the motto of bringing hidden talents to the forefront, Dexter aims to provide a platform for artists to showcase their abilities and creativity.


Ishika's remarkable talent has garnered her numerous awards and honors. She was awarded the Bangiya Kala Samman in 2021 by the Bangiya Kala Kendra, recognizing her exceptional artistic contributions. In 2022, she received the prestigious Rembrandt Award from the Creators Collective. Furthermore, Lalit Kala Kendra Assam bestowed upon her a gold medal in acknowledgment of her outstanding artworks. Her achievements extend to becoming the youngest associate artist in the 10th Kolkata International Art Festival.


With an impressive collection of around 25 national and international awards, Ishika Mukherjee is poised to make a mark in the broader art world, cementing her identity as a distinguished artist. Looking forward, she aspires to build a global community of artists who share the same aspirations, aiming to demonstrate the transformative power of creativity and artistic ability.


The International Painting and Photography Exhibition, organized by Retro Kolkata Magazine, is renowned for showcasing extraordinary talents from around the world. Ishika Mukherjee's inclusion in this esteemed event is a testament to her artistic prowess and the impact she has made in the art community.


Art enthusiasts and admirers of Ishika Mukherjee's work can witness her captivating creations firsthand at Arts Acre, Newtown, Kolkata, from June 16 to June 18. This exhibition promises to be an unforgettable experience, celebrating the beauty and diversity of art while providing a platform for emerging talents like Ishika to shine.