Amitava enjoys capturing his observation and thoughts in oil, water color, acrylic and pastel mediums for over 35 years. His eye for details, perspective angle, deep observation and constant zeal for perfection makes his works special.
Amitava is a natural artist. Born a creative person, he has excelled in various form of art - fine arts, design and creative writing. He is a deep thinker and draws his inspiration for innovative thoughts from painting. He started his painting journey with poster color and water color but moved to oil color medium later as this allowed him flexibility for his working. He is an eager learner who has been constantly trying and experimenting with his style. He switches between abstract, realism, impressionist and figurative styles with ease and believes that his artwork is an expression of celebration and joy for the world.
Born in 1962, Amitava completed his schooling from Delhi and Electronic Engineering from BITS, Pilani, India. While in school Amitava won Gold medals at Shankar's art competition, the most prestigious national level competition in painting for children, for 6 consecutive years. Later, in college he won prizes in fine arts events in cultural festivals and competitions all over India. He single handedly won 7 first prices in LSR college festival "Tarang" in all events of fine arts in 1985.
He has taken part in a few group exhibitions in Delhi and Mumbai between 1986 and 1997. He has also held solo exhibitions in Chicago and Pittsburgh in 1998-2000, while he was posted in USA.
During his posting in Kosice, Slovakia in 2002 to 2004 he learnt impressionist techniques from local artists and was actively involved in Slovak and Hungarian Art Circles.
Amitava has kept his association with art throughout his life and engages in challenging 'as is' and refining his art in the medium of his choice. He is creative and draws his inspirations for innovation in engineering from painting.
He is equally adroit in sketching and sculpture as well and has created a few murals and sculptures to his name.
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