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02/11/11

✿ Sekhar ROY ✿

'Come se...
il respiro nebuloso
portasse il vento
a turbare i sensi
e le tue mani

adulanti foglie 
in sussulto
entrassero in me...
a gridarlo
nello stomaco...'

~ Catherine La Rose ~









Sekhar Roy (Calcutta, West Bengal - India, 1957 )
Roy graduated from Govt. College of Art & Craft, Kolkata. Later he received Senior Fellowship Award 2000 from Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India. Among his various solo shows, some of the recent ones were held at Art World, Chennai & Gallery in 2000, and '04, and Arushi Art Gallery in'05. Two man shows are held at Art 2, Singapore in '98 and NABC 2006 at Houston, USA. Some of the recent group shows includes Art Positive, New Delhi in '05, and at Singapore in '06, Art of Bengal at Habitat Centre, New Delhi in'06, Nehru Centre, London in '06 and Chivas 2006 organised by Chivas Regal & Gallery 88 at New Delhi. Roy's participation at camps and workshops include North American Bengali Conference 2006, a workshop at Houston, Texas, Centenary of Cellular Jail at Port Blair in '06, Art mosaic at Singapore in '05 besides many more.
-  A sense of solitude pervades Sekhar’s works and his subjects exude loneliness, each in their own private world of love and misery. In the artist’s words “in a world teeming with millions, every man seemed like an island living his own private, isolated life.” Starting out in black and white, he gradually entered into a world of colour. His paintings usually monochromatic, are strikingly beautiful. -

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