Bimal Kundu was born in Kolkata in 1954. He graduated from Government College of Art and Craft, Kolkata in painting and sculpture and stood 1st class first in sculpture in 1981.
His sculptures are simplistic on the surface but at a closer look, each one tells its own story. It is inspired and influenced by semi-realistic cubism. Kundu is always searching for new forms and has successfully translated leather, wood, bronze, stone & fiberglass into individual modern forms. His most important work is ‘Bird’, an 8 feet high sculpture made of aluminium at Kolkata airport. Other landmark works are 14 feet high sculpture ‘Birpurush’ at Nicco Park and 10 feet high concrete sculpture ‘Kolkata’ at V I P Road in Kolkata.
Kundu is a Member of the Society of Contemporary Artists since 1989 and is also a member of the West Bengal State Charukala Parishad. He is an active member of Society of Contemporary Art. Besides getting Rajaram Scholarship from Government of Karnataka & Governor’s Memorial Medal, H.C.Ghosh Award, Navonmeshika Award, he has also won the National Award in 2000.
He has participated in many group shows including CIMA Gallery, Akriti Art Gallery, Sanskriti Art Gallery, Vadehra Art Gallery, Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai, Gallery Sumukha, Bengaluru. His works are part of many public and private collections in India and abroad such as National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, Birla Academy, Venkatappa Art Gallery, Karnataka.
Kundu lives and works in Kolkata