Over the last several years, Swati Ghosh, a renowned Indian artist based in Kolkata, has won several awards and received appreciation from all quarters for her paintings and artwork. Now, she has added another feather to her cap by winning ‘The Art and Cavallo Trophy’ at an exhibition organized at the Snai San Siro Ippodrome race course in Milan, Italy. She and all other awarded artists were further honoured by naming one of the horse races winning trophie after their name. The event was organized with the collaboration of the Milanese Gallery and Ippodrome de San Siro. Swati was awarded with the trophy in the presence of respected Consul General Of India, Mrs ‘T. Ajungla Jamir’ in Milan, Italy and she was the only Indian artist to receive this award. Her husband Prasenjit Ghosh and son Priyanshu Ghosh accompanied her to the award ceremony.
Swati won this trophy for her unique oil painting titled ‘Power of Energy’. The painting portrays seven horses in front of a Blazing Sun. As we all know, the sun serves as the primary source of energy for all living beings on earth. and empowers the world with the necessary energy to sustain life. The rays of the sun, which comprise of seven distinctive colours, illuminate the earth and dispel the presence of darkness. The painting reflects this energy of the sun being reflected through another symbol of power in the form of seven horses representing seven colours. and collectively represents a symbol of power and empowerment.
Talking about winning this prestigious trophy, Swati Says, “I feel extremely happy and honoured to be awarded The Art and Cavallo Trophy while representing INDIA at international platform for my relentless efforts in the field of art”. She dedicates this award to her spiritual Guru Yogiraj Sri Shaktikinkar Laha Roy, her parents & family. Winning an award of this nature also motivates me to work harder and explore several aspects of my personality as an artist that have not come to the forefront yet.”
Born in Jamshedpur, and raised in Kanpur, Swati had an inclination towards creative arts from a very young age. Art, she believes, is a gift to her from her parents Partha Sarathi Roy Chowdhury and Parna Roy Chowdhury. Right from her childhood days in Kanpur, she managed to strike a balance between studies and art. After graduating in Science and marriage, Swati decided to pursue a full-time career as an artist from her abode in Kolkata, where in she secured a Diploma in fine arts and also improvised her artistic skills through workshops in Singapore and Italy and Spain from renowned artists. “I wouldn’t have managed to do all this without the support of my family. They not only believed in my dreams but also helped me hone my skills and become a better artist with time. I feel every artist develops their distinctive style with time. With my seascapes and landscape paintings, I try to evoke a sense of visual grandeur. I use contrasting colors, textures and styles. I think I have found my voice as an artist but I want to experiment with several more ideas and styles in both landscapes and figurative art. I have always been very curious about art and that has helped me move forward in this direction”, says Swati.
Presently, her artworks are on display in an ongoing exhibition at Ikonica Gallery, Milan Italy. The exhibition started on 3th and will continue until 13th of this month.
Swati’s work has also been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums around the world including India, Norway, South Korea, Italy, Switzerland, Vatican Chancellery Palace, New York and Maldives. By winning several prestigious awards and getting her work showcased in some of the most prestigious exhibitions across the world on her own merit, Swati has proved that she is an Indian artist whose work caters to a global audience.
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