Born and raised in a baronial family in North Bengal, Amar Singha was fortunate to be thrust into a world of creativity at an early age, where colored pencils, crayons, and drawing sheets offered great solace from a kind of loneliness that accompanies stately culture. The flash of royalty that made up the world around him fostered his curiosity for deeper exploration, which he began to discover as soon as his pencils and crayons hit the paper. What was considered child’s play at that age catapulted him on a lifelong journey in search of greater truths, freedoms, and simple joys. Along the way, Singha picked up credentials from the Academy of Creative Art in Kolkata. In his final year of art school, he lost his father, which further flung him into the depths of an interior search—one that can best be described (insufficiently so) as a deep dive into the spiritual realm, an exploration into impermanence activated by those questions of life and death that plague us all. For about 16 years Singha essentially disappeared from public life in order to listen closely for whispers of truth and emerged again using paints and brushes to translate the untranslatable through his art which he births in his home studio in Raghunathganj.
Light and shadow. East and West. A conversation between ancestral Indian lineages and the synthetic cubists. Musical improvisations in oil, acrylic, and watercolor. A harmonic of movement. These are the intersections from which my inner worlds come to life on the canvas. With guidance from an unbroken lineage of ancestors – the master painters of India – I pick up transmissions that my brushes aspire to translate into the present.
I started painting when I was little. I didn't know I had any talent. I believe talent is just pursued interest. Anybody can do what I do.
Swept by intuition I feel into the torment, joy, and blossoming aspirations of the world around me and press the darkness and brilliance of it all into abstraction in order to refract new light, new tones sounded through shape and color – in hopes of delivering a glimpse into that place where an infinity of song and dance can be traced back to, through color and form. For me, this work is a devotion to freedom, the real kind. For my collectors, I’m told my pieces, delivered in an abstract modern medium, offer an indescribable quietude, a sense of union with all things.
[**The biography of Amar singha were composed by an art collector based on an interview with the artist. The USA-based art collector is also a poet and musician working at California university and obtained paintings of Amar Singha in her collection.**]
Received the Platinum Award from Kalaratnam Foundation, Utter Pradesh.
Received the Gold Medal from Creative Art Affairs, Mumbai for outstanding art.
Top Indian Painter (acrylic medium) Award granted by Art Mania Foundation Ajmer, (India)
National Excellence Award granted by Srijanshil from Odisha, (India)
Granted National Award of the Best Artist by Creative Art Affairs, Mumbai (India)
Featured and Recognized by Saatchi Art (USA)
Featured by - Artsy Shark (USA), BlueBee Magazine (London), Viswagatha Magazine (India), LST Gallery (USA), Indian Art Idea (India). International Contemporary Artists (ICA-USA)
Recognized by Google Art & Culture/ Google Book.
Global Brand Ambassador of the Art-world appointed by Artdex (New York).
Author of the art books - 1. Ajanta Cave Painting, From The Approach of an Artist.
2. The Inside of Indian Sculpture.
Author of the Painter's Blog [Awarded as the world's Top Indian Art Blog out of 15]
Award of Outstanding Art. [Arte Mundial En México. Mexico]
Special Recognition Award. [LST Gallery, Florida, USA]
Honorable Mention Award. [IVAC, New York]
Award of Excellence. [Artavita, Los Angeles]
Listed artist of Global Art Directory [London]
Best Artist of 2014 [International contemporary artists]
Honorary Lifetime Member of World Citizen Artist for the contribution to rescue the children of Gua, Africa.