Artist Samir Mondal's most amazing contribution is a continual revival of watercolor. He has endowed watercolors with the status of oils, projecting a facet of watercolor that was never visualized before. The artist keenly observed the characteristics of oil-painting, noted the inherent quality of oils, their richness, and substance. In his endeavor to include these elements in watercolor, he developed textures and structural features as if they are oils. Samir Mondal has stood the test of this fantastic versatility. His watercolors have never lost their originality, their innovativeness, and their classic elegance, yet they are truly modern paintings. An alumnus of Government College of Arts, Kolkata, Mondal has held numerous solo shows and participated in many important group exhibitions in major cities around the world. Read More..