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Suhas Roy

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About Artist

"The dark side of humanity and cruelty is what leads me in my search of the unknown." Suhas Roy's preoccupation is primarily with the female face and form, and his subjects are romanticised, inhabiting the dreamli...

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"The dark side of humanity and cruelty is what leads me in my search of the unknown."

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. The mystical flavour of his works arose from his interpretations of the 'unknown'.

It is his craftsmanship and consummate skill that ensure 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.

Suhas Roy he studied at the Indian College of Arts and Draftsmanship, Calcutta, and under the tutelage of Prof. S.W. Hayter at the Atelier 17 Ecole Superior Des Beaux Arts, Paris. 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. Roy lives and works in Santiniketan where he is the head of the Department of Painting at Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan.

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  • About Artist

    "The dark side of humanity and cruelty is what leads me in my search of the unknown."

    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. The mystical flavour of his works arose from his interpretations of the 'unknown'.

    It is his craftsmanship and consummate skill that ensure 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.

    Suhas Roy he studied at the Indian College of Arts and Draftsmanship, Calcutta, and under the tutelage of Prof. S.W. Hayter at the Atelier 17 Ecole Superior Des Beaux Arts, Paris. 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. Roy lives and works in Santiniketan where he is the head of the Department of Painting at Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan.

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  • Academics

    1956-66 Studied Graphic Art under the guidance of S.W. Hayter, Atelier 17 and Mural Art at L’ Ecole Nationale Superior Des Beaux Arts, Paris
    1953-58 Diploma in Painting, Indian College of Art and Draughtsmanship, Kolkata

  • Exhibitions

    008 'Beyond Rasikpriya', Jehangir...
    Selected Solo Exhibitions
    2008 'Beyond Rasikpriya', Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
    2007-08 ‘Drops of Silence’, Akar Prakar, Kolkata and Dhoomimal art Centre, New Delhi
    2007 Organized by Art Pilgrim at Gallery SW – 1, London
    2006 Organized by Art Pilgrim at Gallery SW – 1, London
    2006 Organized by Indian Fine Arts at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
    1992 Centre Art Gallery, Kolkata
    1992 Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata
    1988 Genesis Art Gallery, Kolkata
    1986 Genesis Art Gallery, Kolkata
    1986 Chitrakoot Art Gallery, Kolkata
    1986 Dhoomimal Art Centre, Kolkata
    1983 Calcutta Arts Gallery, Kolkata
    1964 Arts and Prints Gallery, Kolkata
    Selected Group Exhibitions
    2012-13 'Calcutta Chromosome', The Viewing Room, Mumbai
    2010 'Image and Symbol: Painters Perception', Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata
    2010 'Black is Beautiful', India Fine Art, Mumbai
    2009 'Sacred and Secular', India Fine Art, Mumbai
    2009 'Indian Harvest', presented by Crimson- The Art Resouce, Bangalore at SG Private Banking, Singapore
    2009 'Entity', in association with Asian Academy of Film & Television at M.E.C. Art Gallery, New Delhi
    2008 'Faces', Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
    2006 'Drawing Show an Act of Art II', Priyasri Art Gallery, Mumbai
    1996 Organized by Gallery 88, Kolkata at Singapore, Hong Kong, Canada, New York
    1995 Exhibition of Late Masters and Contemporary Masters organized by Art News and The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata
    1995 Indian Contemporary Masters organized by Sarala Art Gallery, Chennai
    1995 ‘Exhibition of Women In Indian Art’, organized by The Gallery, Hong Kong
    1995 Exhibition of Contemporary Masters organized by Sanskrit Art Gallery, New Delhi
    1995 Gallery La-Mare, Kolkata
    1995 Gallery Espace, New Delhi
    1995 ‘Heads and Face’, organized by Gallery Maya, Hong Kong
    1995 ‘Highlights’, organized by Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
    1995 Exhibition of Paintings by Rotary Club of Calcutta at Chitrakoot Art Gallery, Kolkata
    1994 ‘Indian Printmaker’, Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
    1994 Exhibition of Paintings by Rotary Club of Calcutta at Gallery 88, Kolkata
    1994 Contemporary Masters, Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
    1993 ‘Help Age’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
    1992 ‘Exhibition of ‘Album’, by Society of Contemporary Artists, Kolkata
    1992 All India Collector’s Choice Exhibition by Genesis Art Gallery, Kolkata and Art Gallery, Mumbai
    1992 ‘India-a-Selection from the Words of Indian Painters’, organized by Gallery 88, Kolkata at The Oberoi, New Delhi
    1992 All India Exhibitions organized by Art Age Gallery, New Delhi
    1992 ‘Bengal Art Today’, organized by Arup Datta and Management Council, Hyderabad
    1991 ‘Collectors Choice Exhibition’, Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi
    1991 ‘Monsoon Show’, Genesis Art Gallery, Kolkata
    1989-90 Karnataka ChitraKala Parishad, Bangalore
    1989-90 Safdar Hashmi Memorial Exhibition, New Delhi
    1989-90 ‘Drawing’, Chitrakoot Art Gallery, Kolkata
    1989-90 Society for Children Welfare sponsored by Chitrakoot Art Gallery, Kolkata
    1988-89 ‘Art for CRY’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
    1988-89 Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata
    1988-89 College of Art, New Delhi
    Participations
    2013 'The Naked and the Nude: The Body in Indian Modern Art', Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi
    2011 ‘Manifestations VI', Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi
    2010 'Summer Show 2010', Centre of International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
    2010 'Evolve: 10th Anniversary Show', Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
    2010 Annual Exhibition, Chawla Art Gallery, New Delhi
    2009 Annual Exhibition, La-Mere, Sri Aurobindo Institute of Culture, Kolkata
    1996 Annual Exhibition of Gallery 88, Kolkata
    1995 Annual Exhibition, Surya Gallery, Hyderabad
    1995 Annual Exhibition organized by Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
    1995 ‘29th Anniversary Exhibition’, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata
    1992 ‘Silver Jubilee Exhibition’, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata
    1991 Annual Exhibition, Sanskrit Art Gallery, Kolkata
    1991 Annual Exhibition, Gallery 88, Kolkata
    1991 All India Exhibition of ‘Radha’, Gandhar Art Gallery, Kolkata
    1991 All India Exhibition of ‘Krishna’, Gallery 88, Kolkata
    1991 Annual Exhibition, Society of Contemporary Artists, Kolkata
    1958 Annual Exhibition, India College of Art and Craft, Kolkata
    1958 1st All India Graphics Exhibition organized by Group B
    Exposition of La Cite Internal Des Arts, Paris
    Exposition Des Arts Etogere Boursiers des Government of France, Paris
    7th International Biennial Exhibition of Prints, Tokyo
    Exhibition of Graphics by Indian Artists, organized by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), New Delhi at Poland
    Recent Art in India, organized by Lalit Kala Akademi
    3rd Triennale, India

  • Award & Recognition

    1986 Certificate of Merit, Symphony, Hoshiarpur
    1973 Certificates of Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata
    1970 West Bengal Academy of Drama and Fine Arts, Kolkata
    1969 All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society (AIFACS), New Delhi
    1968 1st All India Graphic Exhibition by Group 8
    1957-58 Annual Exhibition, Indian College of Arts and Draughtsman ship, Kolkata

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