Niren Sen Gupta
(Advisor cum Jury Member of Confluence)
Born in January 1940 in Bengal, Prof. Niren Sengupta, initially graduated in Science from Calcutta University and then from Govt. College of Art & Crafts, Calcutta in 1965. Having participated in several artist camps and exhibitions and winner of many prestigious award internationally, he being member of Calcutta painters and Executive member of Academy of Visual Media, New Delhi. A professional painter and teacher, Niren Sengupta is Ex-Principal, College of Art, New Delhi. According to him, one’s capacity for creative pursuit can be sustained and nourished only by an expansion of horizons through wider learning, constant renewal and progression of thought, while being centered to one’s roots. He believes that his own spiritual journey is integrated with his work, and this perhaps is where salvation lies.
Advisor cum Jury Member of Confluence
It may not be wrong to say that gaurav breathes life into photographs. He infuses feeling and emotion in a way that his still images speak and whisper to the observer all its deep held secrets. His portraits tell what thoughts hide behind the eyes; his landscapes invite viewers to lose themselves in their world; and his still-life come alive with mood and depth. His noted craftsmanship in creating artistic and elegant compositions perhaps has its roots in his 6 years of training at the Art College of Delhi where he earned his Master’s in graphic design. He followed it up with a career in advertising which gave him the opportunity to fine-tune his skills, working with some of the best advertising talents in the country. He was quick to make an impact. His campaigns and images picked up numerous prestigious national and international awards – The One Show, New York Festivals, Communications Arts Guild, Pioneer, A&M, and Teachers.