Big Pond

Ashok Kumar Nandy

 
1999
Enrolled in the Lasalle-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore
 
2002                
Performed as the “Phantom painter” In the 6th Singapore River buskers
Festival organized by NAC (National Arts Council) and Theatreworks,
Singapore
 
Participated in a group exhibition For the opening of the clay oracle,
Blair Rd, Singapore
 
2003
Johor Artist exhibition at Plaza Seni, Jalan Wong Ah Fook, Johor Baru
 
Submitted works for the Philip Morris, Malaysia-Asean Arts Awards.
 
2004         
Participated in Group exhibition entitled Art@SP in celebration of the
50th Anniversary of Singapore Polytechnic.
          
2006     
Participated in group exhibition of contemporary Art, organized by
Balai Seni Lukis Negara, entitled : The Form and Soul of Johor.
 
2007
Submitted works for the Malaysia@50 National photography contest.
 
Cartoon and Design commission, requested by B.I Yayasan , Bali and
Yogjakarta, Indonesia.
 
Collaborated with Dunia Seni Lukis Sdn Bhd with online arts exhibition.
 
Participated in a charity group exhibition organized by Anugerah Art Gallery
for the upliftment of the fishermen community.

Submitted design and rationale for Microfinance logo design competition 
organized by Bank Negara.
 
Interviewed by Expatkl magazine,  featured in July issue.
 
Participated in a group exhibition entitled ‘Johor Negeriku Gemilang’
organized by Galeri Seni Johor.
 
2008
Participated in a group exhibition for the Official Launch of Galeri
Dunia Seni Lukis Launched by Y.A.Bhg. Tun Dr. Mahatir Bin Mohamad
 
Participated in the French Connection Art exhibition at Galeri Dunia Seni Lukis.
Launched by his H.E. Abdoul Kader Pierre Fall, Ambassador of Republic of
Senegal
 
Participated in International Art Fair 2008, MVEC, Kuala Lumpur.
 
2009
Solo exhibition in Mauritius, Curepipe, Malcom de Chazal Gallery. Exhibition
themed ‘Windows’ -the entity series.
 
Participated in a Group exhibition entitled ‘Ties’- the Indian Diaspora. Held
at the Mahatma Gandhi Institute, Mauritius and collaborated with International
Artists from USA, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, France, India, Australia, South
Africa and Mauritius.
 
Participated in Deepavali Bazaar Art exhibition in Taman Medan, organized by
MibaSEL.
 
Participated as Fancy Dress Costume Designer for Deepa oli  2009 cultural
show,  Bukit Panjang Garden Plaza, Singapore. Launched by Dr. Vivian
Balakrishnan.
 
2010
Participated in an exhibition in conjunction with the launch of the ‘Bhagavad
-Gita Quest’ board game, organized by Spiriton Renaissance International,
Singapore.
 
2011          
Solo Exhibition in Johor Baru, held at Lost Malaya Gallery and Lounge.
  
Participated in weekend Art Festival in U-Mall, organized by Art Geng.
 
Participated in 1MCAT Exhibition at Danga City Mall, Johor Baru organized by
Ministry of Tourism Malaysia.
 
2012
Participated in Members Only group exhibition organized by BSVN.
 
2013          
Designed coffee table book for Rotary club of Tebrau’s 25th Anniversary Dinner

My Inspiration & Theory

My main inspiration is humanity. Although I am not a writer my Art forms
speaks a thousand words. Sometimes the works depict the celebration
of humanity and at other times depicts the lack of it. My art tries to juxtapose
and challenge the notion of contemporary culture and nature, be it in tandem
or in tension with each other. The basis of my art is slowly drifting towards a
Vedic Paradigm to portray the Indian aspect of Malaysian culture.


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