Very few seeds on the roadside germinate. Fewer of them grow into trees defying all odds. Pintu Sikder is one such seed now grown into a big tree making his presence felt by all concerned in the globe of Art, and has secured an enviable position.
Sincerity, dedication and self-commitment are three pillars of success. It is heard. Pintu has vindicated it once again. Born in 1983 in a poor and infamous family struggling for existence at Shibarampur situated at the outskirt of the city of Kolkata he did not go any easy way to earn money. With brilliant result in Higher Secondary he could have easily managed to secure a paltry job to help his struggling widowed mother to run the family. But he would be an artist was his aim in life. Right from childhood he cherished the ambition. He went for BVA ( Bachelor of Visual Art ). Emerging from Indian College of art & Draftsmenship with commendable result in 2006 he went for MFA (Master of Fine Arts ) in the Rabindra Bharati University. He became Master in 2008 with specialization in the field of sculpture, and he started the course of ‘kadam kadam badaye ja’.
Beginning with group and solo exhibitions in cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Kolkata and participation in the annual exhibition in Academy of Fine Arts, Birla Art and Culture, various art colleges and universities and Chander Hat,(Environmental Art) a centre of Art situated at Behala, Kolkata and well known among artists known and unknown and art lovers as well, he made enough inroads in the hearts of art lovers, critics and creators. Mr Sikder joined many workshops either. His works in sand casting (2006), dokra (2004), ceramics (2011) and paper making in (2013) drew attention of many an art critic.