Art Edition 1: Event Page

The Times of Corona’s Art Edition, an event that exhibited the works of 4 International and 4 Indian artists, was held from 15th to 25th July, 2020. We thank you all for supporting us so far. If it wasn’t for you, we couldn’t have imagined keeping up with this humble initiative of ours. Here are our artists:

Day 1: Renan Kaleli

Renan Kaleli is an Istanbul based artist who has trained in various art studios in Grenoble, France; New York and Miami, USA. In his individualistic style — using mixed media — through paint, photographs, graphics, colors, and forms, Renan intends his art to expand our curiosity and imagination so we can connect, understand and adapt to our ever-changing world better. Know more about his work and take a look at his art here.

Day 2: Biswaroop Podder

Biswaroop Podder is a Kolkata based photographer, videographer and a student pursuing his B.Tech. Over the past few years, his passion for photography and eye for detail have only become more refined. His pictures are mostly of the street and lifestyle photography genre. Know more about his work and take a look at his art here.

Day 3: Serife Akkan

Based in Istanbul, Serife Akkan’s paintings depict themes that the tied to Climate Change and the Anthropocene. With fast urbanization in Turkey, particularly in Istanbul, the parks, the schoolyards and the greeneries of her childhood gave way to enormous concrete buildings. The city, which used to have so much more green areas for children to play in, does not have them anymore. That is the theme she portrayed in Running To The Oasis. Know more about her work and take a look at her art here.

Day 4: Sayan Chatterjee

Based in Kolkata, Sayan is a researcher at the University of North Bengal. While his photographs explore life in its familiar strangeness, his paintings often depict the binary between permanence and transition. Know more about his work and take a look at his art here.

Day 5: Semine Hazar

Semine Hazar recently completed launching her first digital solo art show “Sea Watcher”, a registered UNWOD digital event that coincided with the United Nations World Oceans Day ahead of UN’s World Maritime Day on September 24, at the Pinelo Art Gallery in Istanbul, Turkey.  The inspiration behind Semine’s art show “Sea Watcher”  was her trip to the Antarctic in 2017, where she witnessed the melting of ice sheets first-hand as the ice crashed with a great sound into the sea. This affected her deeply.  Know more about her work and take a look at her art here.

Day 6: Upasana Chakraborty

Upasana started drawing in 2014 when the student’s movement Hokkolorob was on and many artists would visit her university for protests and leave only after they had made their voices heard through stunning graffiti on gender politics. She realised the power of art when the university administration started spending a lot of money on whitewashing the same walls. Know more about her work and take a look at her art here.

Day 7: Fatma Kadir

Fatma’s solo digital art show “Bird Watching”, which includes paintings of several species of birds, draws attention to our negative impact on their lives – climate change has resulted in increased temperatures which directly affect the bird population’s reproduction, timing of breeding and migration patterns. Know more about her work and take a look at her art here.

Day 8: Shaon Basu

Shaon Basu is a visual artist and writer on issues of arts and culture, currently pursuing Art History and Aesthetics in MSU, Baroda. Know more about his work and take a look at his art here.

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