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"Paintings by Sekhar Roy"
2007-11-03 until 2007-11-14
Aakriti Art Gallery
Kolkata, WB, IN India

Shekhar Roy's solo exhibition at Aakriti Art Gallery in Kolkuta, India will display a unique set of figurative paintings. The medium although conventional; creates room for imagination in the viewer's mind letting it savour the undercurrent of the messages the paintings convey. There is an aura of solitude among the figures who seem to be involved in their own world. Roy's love for this style is understandable as it highlights the originality of his creative pursuit in a novel way. Aakriti Art Gallery promotes their artists with a Gallery Portfolio at absolutearts.com.

Sekhar Roy's Turning Angle

Sekhar Roy (b.1957), a bright graduate (1978). of Calcutta's Govt. College of Arts and Crafts, has been active in the city's art scene as a skilled stylist with finesse, for nearly two decades, in which his stylization acquires an individual identity. Sekhar, in his paintings, in the grand old tradition, basically of, illusionistic descriptive painting, describes a plausible enough situation. But with two differences. He would place a human observer within the picture-frame. Secondly, he adopted what appeared to be a post-analytical cubist stylization, over what was basically a straight forward illusionistic mode of representation. He would illuminate a scene with light passing as if through a prism and falling on solid bodies in geometrically shaped light-and-shades, giving to the scenes a distance from perceptual reality. Aakriti Art Gallery's present exposition of Sekhar Roy's recent paintings is likely to be regarded as a turning point in his outlook on relation between artist's painted alter ego and the social situation in which he finds himself. However, the turn or the shift in outlook has not led Sekhar to the loss of marks of his artistic identity. The retention of individual's stylistic identity is to be taken as a measure of his artistic maturity. The change can be attributed to a new found and mature theme-consciousness. This new theme consciousness has probably a root in the third-generation industrialization of Bengal and controversy surrounding it. Artist-individual's perplexed alter ego finds himself confused in painted situation. Under the impact of the present art-ethos Sekhar's situation descriptions are tending to become more than what are seen on the surface. The part-images, seen in half-light and configured in non-sequential manner, are tending to make the imageries function more as signifiers.

Pranabranjan Ray

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Sekhar Roy - Featured by Aakriti Art Gallery
Title: "Untitled" , 2007
Size: 84 x 48 inches (width x height)
Medium: Acrylic Painting
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