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Shuvaprasanna

Brief Profile:

Born 1947 at Kolkata Shuvaprasanna or Shuva as he is fondly addressed, studied art at the Indian College of Art in the city. His chequered career spanning nearly four decades includes a varied range of work as a graphic artist, painter, educator, writer and art activist.

 

Both as an artist and a man, Shuvaprasanna is from and of Kolkata and the urban milieu of the city has figured prominently in much of his work - its sickness and sordidness, its violence and vulnerability, its existential agony and survival instinct, its joys and people. Evoking irony as well as empathy his work comes in an assortment of media- oil on canvas, drawings on paper, charcoal, and mixed media while he has also experimented with sculptural forms and installations.

 

Shuvaprasanna's series of paintings, Icons and Illusions, marked a creative breakthrough for the artist in a number of ways. Whereas he had been known in the past as an urban artist with subject matter that reflected the byways, alleyways, birds, and people of his native Kolkata, in Icons and Illusions, he relished more in divinities and flowers.

 

Shuvaprasanna often works in series ranging from cityscapes to clocks to crows and owls. Passion-flowers with their discrete erotic undertones and divinities series in vibrant hues of blues, yellows and oranges mark a creative breakthrough for the artist. There is a textural use of gold and silver foil, reminiscent of Indian miniature paintings, pressed delicately onto the canvases, in long looping lines.

 

Shuva lives in Kolkata and works from his studio in the city.

Qualification: 1969 Graduated from Indian College of Art, Rabindra Bharti University, Kolkata
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Shuvaprasanna : Artworks

  • Illusion
    Size 29.5'' x 29.5''
    Medium Acrylic,Oil &...
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  • The Golden Flute
    Size 29.4'' x 29.4''
    Medium Acrylic,Oil &...
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