Friday, February 1, 2013

Sabya Sachi Ghosh’s artistic sojourn

A recent exhibition of Sabya Sachi Ghosh’s sketches and oil paintings at Palm Court Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, entitled ‘Graphite - Imagery in Black and White’, took a deeper look at the places and the people visited and met by the artist. The show was a sort of his retrospective analysis during travels across India and countries like Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Yemen and Qatar.

Born in West Bengal, the self taught Agra-based artist is a teacher by profession. Drawn to mixing and experimenting with a range of mediums he has created canvases in acrylic, oils and mixed media. He is an avid reader and a motorcyclist. He loves visiting villages in different regions of Bengal and also travelling to various places in India and abroad. As a self taught artist he was inspired to mix colors by looking at the works of great masters like Dali, Vermer, Miro, and the renaissance artists of Europe.

According to him, these great masters have acted the catalyst to fire his imagination. As a conscious being he is aware that his creative instincts are also the result of him belonging to a civilisation that is nearly five thousand years old. He has been part of several Group shows with Exhibitions in Bordeaux, France, the gallery Artist's Circle, Kolkata etc. Sabya Sachi Ghosh conducted his first solo exhibition of paintings and photography (on vinyl) in the Gallery Artivisual, Jodhpur Park, Kolkata (2008).

Sabya Sachi Ghosh has attended an art workshop held at Petra, Jordan and participated in paper reading on the topic 'Relevance of Art in promoting cultural understanding among nations' at an art workshop in Amman, Jordan. He has also published a paper titled 'Of Fish and Beef, the New Recipe of the Muslim Identity: A Journey through the Cultural Prism of Bengal' in the book 'Muslim and Media Images: News versus Views' - Oxford University Press, 2008.

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