I consider my art practice somewhere very similar or parallel to the art practice followed back in the 19th century’s Company School Paintings which was a mere documentation of different occupations and traditions. Today’s fast paced life style is growing more technical with increased availability/ accessibility of accessories and groceries through a viral culture of malls and online portals, resultantly it is vanishing the occupation of hawkers from city areas whereas, hawkers have been a crucial part of our culture from past many centuries and in this scenario too, they have managed to mark their presence at tourist places or some local markets. My art is an effort to document the same with the hawkers of 21st century working in modernized culture.

The process of working evolves through communication with these hawkers regarding their life style and daily job. This conversation includes simple questions like; where do they live? What time they arrive? What time they leave? How long it has been for them working in this field? Once I am done with the conversation and photographs, I paint them in simplified manner. This hawkers are migrated from different regions and working in a self-indulged manner for their living. They forgot their sorrow of life and try to sell their product to the visitors. i want to share thar experience with my viewers.

I have been working on an international residency program a few months ago at Scotland (The Glenfiddich international residency) . Always I try to give some entertain visitors through my works .

Biplab Sarkar


Born:02/05/1989 in Siliguri

Father: Lt, Gour  Chandra  Sarkar

Mother: Sandhya  Sarakr



2017: M.F.A-Painting, College of Art , Delhi University, New Delhi

2015: B.F.A- Painting, Kala-Bhavana,Visva-Bharati University, West Bengal

2011: B.A- History, North Bengal University, West Bengal



2019: India Art Fair, Art District XIII, New Delhi

2019: Collective Metamorphosis, Art District XIII, New Delhi

2019: CIMA Awards Show, Gem Cinema, Kolkata

2019: The City in Art, Krishnakriti Festival , Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad

2018: Havimh Been is No Way to Be,Gallery27, Kochi, Kerala

2018: The Glenfiddich Art Gallery , Scotland ,UK

2018: Alchemy of Memories, Kalakriti Art Gallery,Hyderabad  

2018: Best College Art.com ,LadoSarai, New Delhi

2018: Gallery OED, Cochin, Kerala

2018: HT Imagine Fest, Booth B9,Nehru Park ,New Delhi

2017: India Art Fair, Exhibit 320, New Delhi

2017: Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa

2017: Group Exhibition ,Gallery - Exhibit 320, New delhi

2017:”NEEL” Young Indian Contemporary Artists, Gallery -Arts for All, New Delhi

2017: Kalanand Exhibition, Nehru Centre,Mumbai

2015: Group Exhibition D.C Art Gallery, New Delhi

2014: Kala Bhavan Annual Exhibition, Santiniketan

2013: Bindu Group Exhibition, Kolkata

2013: Group Exhibition Academy of Fine Arts ,Kolkata

2010,09: Ramkignkarkakhya, Siliguri.


Participation  Exhibition

2018: Winter Show, Garhi  Working Artists, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

2017: Annual exhibition of Rajyacharu kala Parsad, Govt. of West Bengal

2017: Abir Annual Show , Ahmedabad

2017: 64th Annual Art Exhibition, College of Art, New Delhi

2017: Student’s Biennale in Kochi- Muziris Biennale

2017: Young Expression, Pune Biennale, Pune

2017: All India Annual Exhibition, Emami Chisel Art, Kolkata

2017: 14th All India Traditional Art Exhibition, AIFACS, New Delhi

2016: 63th Annual Art Exhibition, College of Art, New Delhi

2016: Participating in the Reserve bank of India Art Competition, New Delhi

2016: Student Biennale (Previous display), Latitude 28, New Delhi

2016: 57th National Exhibition Lalit Kala Academy, Lucknow, U.P

2016: Annual Exhibition of Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi

2015: Annual Exhibition of Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi

2014: Annual Exhibition of Basudha, Bhubaneswa, Odisha

2013: 27th All India Art Contest & Exhibition (Ministry of Culture, Govt of India) Nagpur

2013: West Bengal State Academy of RabindraBharati University, Kolkata.

2013,12: SantiniketanPoshmela ,Santiniketan

2013,12: All India Annual  Art Exhibition, Academy Of Fine Arts, kolkata

2012: Indian Society of Oriental Annual Exhibition,Kolkata

2009: ShrijnUtsab ,KrishnaNagar.



2018: Senior ana Junior Artists Camp, AIFACS, New Delhi

2017: National Art Festival (Artists’ Camp) ,Lalit Kala Academy ,New delhi,at Gantok, Sikkim

2017: National Students Art Camp, Govt.College of Fine Arts,Thissur City Kerala

2016: National Art Conclave, Lalit Kala Academy ,Lucknow , U.P

2015: Printmaking , British council ,New Delhi.

2014: National Workshop of Playing With Glass and Flame ,Visva-Bharati, Shriniketan.

2012: Indian Museum ,Govt.of India, Kolkata.

2009: Rajyacharu kala Parsad, Govt.of West Bengal.

2009: Siliguri, Sukna, Krishna Nagar



2018: The Glenfiddich  International  Artist Residency , Scotland ,UK

2018: Kalakriti Artists Residency, Hyderabad, India

2017: Dharti Artists Residency, Serendipity Arts Festival, New Delhi

2017: International Artists Residence (Reflection),New Delhi , India



2019: CIMA Award, Kolkata,West Bengal

2018: Emerging Artist Award ,The Glenfiddich  Artisi Award, UK

2018: Lalit Kala Akademi  Scholarship, Garhi, New Delhi, Govt. of India

2018: Delhi State Award for Drawing, PDAF, Mumbai

2017: North Zone Silver Award ,PrafullaDahanukar Art Foundation

2016: Prafulla Foundation, City Level Award

2013: Visva-Bharati merit Scholarship,Santiniketan

2009: ChatraJuboUtsab District label .Govt.of West Bengal,


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Biplab Sarkar