Insights: Paintings by Bholanath Rudra and Suman Dey

2 September 2020 - 30 September 2020

Emami Art, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Bholanath Rudra. 5:24 AM - 5:18 PM, 2016. Watercolour on paper. Courtesy of Emami Art

Emami Art presents an online exhibition of paintings by Bholanath Rudra and Suman Dey, two exceptionally talented young contemporary artists based in Kolkata.

A graduate of Rabindra Bharati University, Bholanath is an accomplished watercolourist for whom the process of painting is not just a means to an end but a means of probing beyond the surface appearance to capture the essential mood of the subjects. Many of his large-scale watercolours, which show his mastery in handling the medium, have a compelling presence, revealing the exalted quality of the sublime.

The abstract canvases of Suman Dey stand in sharp contrast to Bholanath’s vibrant figurative watercolours. Largely self-taught, Suman works in a meditative way, distilling the visible form – be it a butterfly or an old handbag – to an abstract motif. His paintings reveal his intense contemplation and careful formal exercises.

View the show on the gallery’s website here.

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