Shuvaprasanna Ardhanarishwar, Archival Ink on Hahnemuelhe Archival Paper
Born in Kolkata, Shuvaprasanna is a painter, printmaker, educator, writer and an art activist all in one. The city of Kolkata has always figured prominently in his work. His themes come from his personal interactions with its urban milieu - its sickness and sordidness, its violence and vulnerability and all that compounds its existential agony.
Shuvaprasanna has depicted varying moods of the city and its people, its places, and all its facets that make the city distinctive. As he states, “There isn’t another city like Kolkata anywhere in the world. In the heart of it, I find innumerable themes, subjects.” He doesn’t merely portray reality as ‘matter of fact’ and his presentation of reality often has dream-like elements in it. In terms of technique, Shuvaprasanna boasts a precise, finely executed style that yields an unmistakable visual intensity. He works comfortably in an assortment of media, including oil on canvas, charcoal, and mixed media.
The print is signed by the artist. Shipped rolled in a tube.
Painting Dimension: 24'' x 31''