My name is Soumitra Bhattacharya, and I work at Replicon Inc as Senior Manager – Finance and based in Bangalore (India). Starting early 2018, I have been employing my spare time at my disposal on creating a series of “ARTWORK”. I have not attended any conventional art course at any university or art schools; however, I am striking out a new path for myself.
I would like to present my first “Art Series” comprising 15 abstract painting, oil on canvas. The art series is named – IN HONOUR OF GOD “THE CREATOR”. First 5 paintings (100*75 cm) was created in 2018-2019 and remaining 10 paintings (213*137 cm) were created in 2020-2021.
My artwork is composed of simple single or repeated geometric shapes based on the square and the rectangle (horizontal & vertical) representing order, simplicity, and harmony. Self-referential. Meticulous, hand-painted artwork where ordered geometry and imperfection co-exist. Artworks consist of horizontal & vertical bands of color, divided by delicate pencil lines. The bands initially appear uniform, but on closer inspection, faint brushstrokes and pools of paint emerge. These marks give the artworks a hand-made feel, undermining the rigid geometry of the composition. No attempt is made to represent an outside reality, the artist wants the viewer to respond only to what is in front of them. The medium, (or material) from which it is made, and the form of the work is the reality.