Artist name: Suhas Roy
Artwork Medium: Mix media on Paper
Dimension: 20 inch (H) X 16 inch (W)
About the Artist: Born in Bangladesh, Suhas Roy (1936- 2016) studied at the Indian College of Art in Kolkata and later went on a French Government Scholarship. Suhas Roy's preoccupation is primarily with the female face and form, and his subjects are romanticised, inhabiting the dreamlike world between sensuality and innocence. His work is usually inspired by life around him, but his themes are as much influenced by the everyday world as they are rooted in fantasy. The vast and complex texture of life is seen as mystical and dark in his work.
It is his craftsmanship and consummate skill that ensures that his richly romantic subjects do not touch extreme syrupy and stereotypical portrayals. Instead, their very patent beauty veers towards melancholic grace and elegance. This graceful portrayal of his subjects has much to do with his choice of materials - his crayons, charcoal and brush have sensitivity and refinement.
His works have been exhibited all over the world through exhibitions like the Asian Graphic Prints Traveling Exhibition, USA, the Tokyo Print Biennale, Japan, Contemporary Indian Art, Yugoslavia, Romania, Czechoslovakia, Hungry, and Wounds, at the Central Institute Modern Art, New Delhi, and the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.
Tags: portrait painting, woman painting for home, prosperity & wisdom god painting, red art