Thursday, July 1, 2021

Award Winning Indian Artist Shuvaprasanna Bhattacharjee

Shuvaprasanna Bhattacharjee aka Shuva is an Indian artist born in Kolkata in 1947. He earned a Bachelor degree from the Indian College of Art in 1969. His paintings are primarily influenced by the places, the people and the rich culture that makes Kolkata distinct.

The artist has depicted "the city to which he belongs, has figured prominently in much of his work that often comes in series ranging from cityscapes to clocks to crows and owls. Passion flowers with their discrete erotic undertones and divinities series of Durga, Krishna, Radha and other icons in vibrant hues with a textural use of gold and silver foil, reminiscent of Indian miniature paintings, pressed delicately onto the canvases, marked a creative breakthrough for the artist."

The mixed media artist uses acrylic, charcoal and ink on canvas in both small and large format. The artwork is rich in texture created using multiple layers of waterproof inks finished with acrylic using a rough brush.

Shuvaprasanna has participated in more than 55 solo exhibitions in India and abroad including United States, Bangladesh, Singapore, France, Switzerland and Germany. He has painted more than 7000 paintings since 1975. He has won several awards such as the AIFACS, State Lalit Kala Academy, West Bengal and Birla Academy Awards.

His art is in private collections and on display all over the world including National Gallery of Modern Art, Lalit Kala Akademi and College of Art, New Delhi, Chandigarh Museum, Punjab University, Birla Academy Calcutta; Times of India Group, WHO Geneva and Glenbarra Art Museum, Japan.