Friday, January 31, 2020

Sujay Sanan Merges Landscapes and Animals in Watercolor Paintings



Sujay Sanan is an artist who was born in the Himalayas and currently living in Cape Town. He gained a graduate degree in Graphic Design from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India.

He has been working on an ongoing series "A Place I Know" that features a merger of animals with the landscape they inhabit. "My works document landscapes seen through the species that inhabit them. Some of the places I have painted are familiar and close to where I live, while in others I have found myself as a momentary visitor. While these works document what I fear might be lost, they are also filled with optimism."

Each animal painting has multiple layers of details hiding in them that reveal on a closer inspection.  For example: an owl wings have monkeys hanging on a tree branch and a whale with a surfer riding waves. His highly detailed paintings come to life when he photographs them against the similar colors and textures he used in his painting. You can find originals and art prints on his website.


Barbara said...


My Owl Barn said...

Barbara, it's always good to see your comment :)

Barbara said...

merci c'est gentil
je suis sincère
merci à toi à demain !!