Raj Chowdhury (b. 1983, Khanyan, West Bengal, India) is a self-taught artist. He has participated in various solo and group shows including at Aurodhan Art Gallery, Pondicherry, 2019, Ivana Art Gallery, Kolkata, 2020, Alliance Française du Bengale, Kolkata, 2020, Si Bambai, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai, 2020, Ampass Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2021, Kolkata Centre for Creativity, Kolkata, 2022, and Laxmi Studio, New Delhi, 2022.
Raj’s artwork is a representation of his own passionate pursuits as an adolescent. Marked by realism, influenced heavily by elements of emotion, nature, and mood, he became increasingly inclined towards surrealism and abstract realism. His most recent paintings express the idea of Romanticism in various ways, reflecting his self-written poetry describing his ideas and dreams. His work champions the cause for women’s empowerment, nature and love and opposes violence, bigotry and prejudices against women.
Raj lives and works in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.