| A visitor admires paintings at Gauhati Artists’ Guild. Picture by UB Photos |
Dec. 6: In today’s fast-paced world, artist Bhupendranarayan Bhattacharya attempts to bring alive the value of human emotions and the relationship that the humans share with other living objects through his paintings.
The exhibition titled Innat, portraying a true picture of human relationships, has a series of 15 paintings.
The paintings, currently on display at a solo exhibition organised by the Gauhati Artists’ Guild on its premises at Chandmari, are based on aesthetics and the artist’s philosophy of life.
The exhibition began on December 2 and will end tomorrow.
“My paintings on display at the exhibition are based on aesthetics and inner human emotions. I have attempted to portray the relationships that humans share with other living creatures in nature and the varied feelings that a person experiences through different stages of his life. These paintings also have a philosophical meaning to it, which is why I have titled it Innate,” said Bhattacharya, who is also the former head of the department of botany at Arya Vidyapeeth College.
Most of the paintings, depicting the relationship of human beings with animals, have been done on oil base, acrylic and ink.
The painting, Post-modern Time, resembles an octopus with the head of a woman and holding a flower with one of its limbs.
While Hallucination is an abstract image of a woman with the body of a fish and holding an animal above her head and spoon in her mouth, Post-modern Man shows legs of a man with a tree on them. It looks like the bent legs are carrying the weight of the tree.
The artist has used bright colours to add an element of surprise and liveliness to these abstract paintings.
“I always had a passion for paintings and have been doing so for the past 15 years. My work have been showcased in group exhibitions of different artists, but this is my second solo exhibition,” said Bhattacharya, who is a founder member of the Gauhati Artists’ Guild.
“Bhattacharya’s paintings seem to have been influenced by surrealist philosophy. The language of his paintings or rather the way he expresses his philosophy is very interesting,” said Kishore Kumar Das, general secretary of Gauhati Artists’ Guild.