SUMAN SEN GUPTA
Suman Sen Gupta’s life in art started rather early, albeit only as a hobby. From the very beginning, his artistic ability was quite noticeable to his teachers. Eventually, it was enhanced and perfected technically during his years (1986–90) at the Government College of Art & Crafts, Calcutta. He specialized in Applied Art and all the while continued to paint in his preferred mediums—oil, water colour and mixed media—experimenting with them constantly. At the same time, in a manner of practice, he would literally “copy” paintings by Bikash Bhattacharjee, an artist Suman especially admired both for his style and socio-artistic sensibility. It seems the almost physical, palpable manifestation of ‘honesty’ that is powerful visibly has been the trait common in all of Suman’s inspirations—be it Bhattacharjee, Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso or others like them.
While a student at the Art College, Suman’s paintings were already being displayed at exhibitions. Even now, after nearly two decades of painting, his work is regularly featured in exhibitions across the country. Some of Suman’s recent paintings, done in acrylic and ink on rice paper or on canvas, reveal his mastery over the field.
‘VIBE 86’, an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Govt. College of Art & Crafts alumni of 1986. Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, 1-6 November.
‘BONG CONNECXN II’, an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Bengali artists from all over India India Habitat Centre, Delhi, 12 - 18 January.
‘SHAKTI—WOMAN OF SUBSTANCE’, an exhibition with 18 artists at the Indian Habitat Centre, Delhi, 15–19 July.
‘SHIFT COLLECTIVE’, a joint exhibition with noted photographer, Amit Dey, at Lalit Kala Akademi, Delhi, 21–28 December.
‘CHALO CHITRAKOOT’, a group show organized by Creative Club at Chitrakoot Art Gallery, Kolkata, 8–12 December.
1989 - 2011
Various annual art shows conducted by institutions like Academy of Fine Arts and Birla Academy, Kolkata, among others.
Some of Suman’s works are for sale. For enquiry, kindly contact the artist.