The watercolour on paper artwork depicts the rough life of the fishermen. The artist highlights the daily chores of the fishermen and how they spend weeks on the sea, work in blistering cold rain and have a risky job. They earn only as much as they bring in. Getting a good catch is just half the story; the real struggle begins at the shore. Separating the big from the small, loading and unloading of the fish for the market. And lastly getting a good value for all the hard work. A stressful life you might say. Born and brought up along the coastal line, the artist always had been charmed by the beauty of the sea and the life around it. He aims to bring alive a day-to-day life of fisherman: “What better medium than Watercolour, for the life whose life depends on the highs and lows of the sea.”
This is a study of a portrait of a person the artist met at a coffee shop. It is painted from memory with coffee providing the core colour and is retouched with watercolours using just cotton. No brush was used and highlights were achieved using white colour and a few were scrapped out using nails.
My paintings relate with contemporary style of art which has a high-tech characteristic. My forms are simple with strong graphical sensibilities. My forms create dancing shapes where the enjoyment in the work process could be felt. I want the colours to speak louder than the forms in conveying moods and expressions. My work is not religious but just a mere representation of the world around me. Like the Cows which are a common animal and a part of common living in Indian homes. In most Indian Homes people make the first chapatti in their morning to offer to the cow. For many Hindus, animals represent gods. The innocence of the animals and the birds have always attracted me to paint them in a joyful and progressive way.
The uniqueness of this artwork lies in the intricacy. The patterns have been created by using hand embroidery hooks and needles to achieve the contemporary doodle feel. The colours of the threads make the work a bit more soothing too.
The Nagas (naked holy men), worshipers of Lord Siva, are warrior saints who embark on a life long journey to be devoid of yearnings and attain emancipation from the cycle of rebirth. They endure hardships, pain and sacrifice to detach themselves from the very desires that many of us hold so dear. These carefully staged portraits tell a story of a journey. A journey that begins with detachment from worldly possessions and ends in realization of the 'Self'. A journey that often takes the effort of a lifetime.From a limited edition of 30 prints only.
Kishore Ghosh portrays a mind clasped in the melancholy of its own phantasms, trapped in the smears and the strobes of a distorted unconscious. One possible allusion to the work is the fact that the most beautiful of all beings have a dark tormented side to it. The artwork brims with a human’s timeless trait to be understood and appreciated, yet doomed to her own fate of having none but her ominous imagination and thoughts. An unconscious rendering of colours that perfectly captures the bipolar nature of the human psyche.
Rajshekhar's painting emphasize the rooted, intimate biological unity of man and nature. In a charmingly black-ink technique, including pen hatching, spots and dots as well as occasional smudging, he expresses successfully his inner world, hovering between imagination and reality. At times Rajshekhar's black pen and ink paintings unveil a prehistorical world. A different theme of Rajshekhar's symbolism places the illuminated fire-fly as central element of the composition. With this element he brightens up a world of fantasy. The fire-fly and some figures, freely floating in space are delicately illuminated as a vibrating neon light.The dense vegetation in the background remains mysteriously in the dark. The meaning remains open to the viewer but the atmosphere of the images are of beauty and delicacy, as in a wonderful dream. Being quite recent work, Rajshekhar gives evidence of enriched inspiration.
We often hear of people migrating. Few wanderers in search of a better life or a more peaceful place to settle down. Here, you will see women carrying pots and kids which depicts nothing but a change of lifestyle, a change of city, a change to start something new. The artwork has been crafted by use of rough diagonal strokes of brush and earthen colou₹