Gallery Kolkata: Bringing a Fresh Mix of Artists, Patrons & Thoughts to the Galleries of Arts

Meghna Agarwala,  Founder Director & Creative Head

Meghna Agarwala, Founder Director & Creative Head

The first notable ‘movement’ to ignite India’s art scene was initiated by the well-known Bengal School of Rabindranath, Abanindranath Tagore, which generated an enduring impact on the Indian art scene. With the unfurling of the new decade, huge new talents emerged, thereby bringing a whole bunch of fresh and dynamic mix of trivia and art. Old and new patrons both got interested and sought a wider platform to showcase art. Eventually, the online art gallery became the next stop for all.

As such, Kolkata-based Gallery Kolkata has successfully introduced a host of the newer audience to the dynamically newer platform of an online art gallery, which brings forth works by Old Bengal artists like Jamini Roy, Dipen Bose, Indra Dugar, Abindranath Tagore and others. New and rare works by master modern artists, as well as works by the mid-career contemporary artists, possibly made way with the aid of technology.

“The online experience proffered by Gallery Kolkata is creating a sense of euphoria to give viewers a better
feel of the gallery space; reading about the artists, conducting online shows alongside their offline exhibition, thus giving the patron a whole experience of clicking through the art website as unique and worthwhile as peering into a freshly painted canvas hanging in a brick & mortar gallery,” states Meghna Agarwala, Founder Director, Gallery Kolkata.

"The online experience proffered by Gallery Kolkata is creating a sense of euphoria to give viewers a better feel of the gallery space"

What started as Meghna’s hobby and passion to bridge the gap between art, artists & end collectors in 2004, turned into a full-fledged gallery space right in the heart of the city; a 5000 sq ft. space with all infrastructures to host monumental shows. It over-delivers to catapult the company as the No. 1 online/offline platform to buy art. Authentication certificates signed by artists are issued alongside Gallery’s certificate. The gallery also offers its patrons all the necessary paper works to serve them good over generations.

The Niche
Gallery Kolkata focuses on both arts with a Socio-Political and Economic message, as well as art for Art’s sake. Working with renowned curators, art writers & critics, the gallery has exhibited shows like War or Peace, Remembering 100 yrs of World War I, Mother & Child, Young Contemporary India, Beware of the art of Sunil et al have been shown in the gallery space and reached out to a worldwide audience through its online space. Its current running show ‘Restless Creativity’ - a Retrospective Of the Art of Sunil
Das, is a tribute show to recipient of the Taj Shiromani and The Padmashree (2014) Sunil Das; the outstanding and most celebrated artist of Bengal. Running through 10th April, 2019, the show will look out for both offline and online. Other stellar artists like Akbar Padamsee, Anjolie Ela Menon, Jogen Choudhury, Prakash Karmakar, Sunil Das and others, and even mid-careers like Bose Krishnamachari, Sunil Gawde, Amitava Das et al have been exhibited.

Unique Features
Gallery Kolkata’s Website is divided clearly into Departments and their individual categories. Fine Arts is divided into Paintings, Sculpture, Installations, and Print Making. Similarly, the artists are divided into Artists and Bengal Connect Artists. For both domestic & international potential buyers, Gallery Kolkata offers invigorating prospects, Art Advisory services, Restoration, Sourcing, Documenting, Authenticating, Fair and Reasonable Pricing, Maintaining substantial Stock of Art and a chance to physically view and inspect an artwork before purchasing v/s other online art platforms.

With such huge initiatives, Gallery Kolkata under the leadership of Meghna has rightfully been the recipient of the FICCI Flo Award for Excellence in Business, Sun-marg’s Aparajita Awards for Excellence in Arts, a Recipient of the Bronze International Award by IBAC, and Incubation Acceleration Export Promotion by the WB Govt., where in Gallery Kolkata is one of the chosen companies to get a personalized team to assist them to highlight and promote their artists in the foreign markets.