Prittam Priyalochan fondly known by “Prittam Jr.” the boy from a remote village, Katikata, Jajpur, Orissa is the budding artist to bloom for tomorrow to keep up his family’s artistic environment and tradition of journey endless. Beginning with a very unconventional life since his early childhood he loves to equate his imagination with reality realising the social proximity the binding force of all human activities in search of sublime bliss in order to carry forward the unbloomed buds to fullness of life.
He was baptized with new creative impulses to have a very intensive as well us close look in to the complexities of hypocrisy modern social behavior and were reflected in his earlier works. Every person’s personality owes a lot to his childhood. His childhood memories fermenting vividly and early youth anecdotes guided him gradually to transcend him to a youth in quests and inquest of strange social behavior contrary to the nature and natural instincts that are responsible for radical social changes and he loves to spot them in his creative imaginations.
The famous “Donkey” concept of Santiniketan caught his imagination – the innocent being tortured, intimidated and facing humiliation by human being who proclaims his superiority above everything. The laughing stock “Donkey” became his theme to begin with. During this period he executed some fine drawings on animal and birds like donkey, dogs, monkey, pigs, cats, crows etc with their peculiar features and characteristics in his prints combined with various experiments.
Prittam’s drawings, sketches, prints and paintings speak in volumes of his unquenched thirst and eagerness to go for instincts, human, animal and other living species of the living world, as well as the nature and its elements – a journey in deed infinite and we shall endow him with the spirit and zeal to go ahead with maturity to achieve the sublimity of aesthetic approach in spontaneity.
Human Beings and Animals are best of Nature’s manifestation. With elements and sound neighbor-hood is the urgent need of the time for the survival of our loving mother earth, keeping the ecological balance. Their interests shouldn’t clash each other rather live in peaceful co-existence and be supportive to each other. The Animal Kingdom has always been source of inspiration for great creations of literature, Art and Music since time immemorial. It has enriched the imagination for Creation and Innovation by human beings. Why human being blessed with the power to think, judge and find alternative in the crisis? The ‘Animal Instinct’ has a limited purview; it has become either slave or taken as the symbol of violence for human being. This is totally a wrong notion, cruelty must be stopped. Let them live in their natural surrounding and instinct.
M.F.A. Graphic Art from Kala Bhawan, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan – 2007
B.F.A. Graphic Art from B.K. College of Art & Crafts, Bhubaneswar, Orissa – 2005
Had solo exhibition “Orb’s Ordeal” of Paintings, Drawings & an Installation at Reflection Art Gallery & Studio, New Delhi, 2009
Participated in group exhibition of paintings on the occasion Independence Day at President House, New Delhi, 2008
Had solo exhibition of paintings & drawings at Planet Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2007
Participated in a group exhibition ’Happy Colours’ at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, 2007
Participated in 49th National Exhibition of Art at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, 2006
Participated in All India fine Art & Crafts Society, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, 2003
Participated in State Level Art Exhibition Organized by OLKA Bhubaneswar, Orissa, 2000, 2001 & 2002
Collected by various art connoisseurs in India and abroad.
Merit Scholarship from Kala Bhawan, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan, 2005-06
Special Jury Honour Award, Kalavrat National Art Contest, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, 2004
Special Jury Appreciation Award, All Orissa Art Exhibition Jajpur, Orissa, 2003
Best Painting Award, 32nd All India Annual Art Exhibition, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, 2003