It’s Day 84!
Yesterday, I was going through my artist list and realized I didn’t have enough Asian and Indian artists so I did some research in
the evening and found tons of artists that I couldn’t wait to pay tribute to. Today I am honoring Indian artist Sekhar Roy! Funny story…there are more than one Sekhar Roy’s that are artists and I had to be really careful not to get them mixed up!
Life is a river, starts from the hilly area, it flows down on plain, collecting the stones, soils and some dirt, making all to fertilizing others but burden for itself.
Sometimes it gets fresh water from rain or by any
other small stream, which makes the river strong and powerful.
His life is also the same; it started on 17th August 1973. It was not so smooth for him
in his childhood days due to some political and socio economic reasons. In his school days he had that urge for energy which could make him more empowered, more spontaneous.
After few days when some useless particles being already collected in his life and the
‘Gati'(speed) was obstructed, he got someone who was just like a fresh stream to his blockade wave and enhanced its speed. He was his Guru (teacher) late. Prof. Gopal Sanyal. With all his guidance and blessings he did eight solo exhibitions, participated in various group shows and camps.
He’s very much influenced by the Indian mythological characters specially ‘Krishna and His surroundings’. He’s getting immense pleasure by depicting the different postures of that great character of ‘Mahabharata’, because that particular character is seemed to him a perfect combination of love, passion and thoughtful mind. Thus his journey is going on ….
Biography is from his page at fineartamerica.com.
I wanted to do something simple, but pretty for this tribute!
I really enjoyed painting this piece. I watered down my acrylics and it made me want to do more with water color!
I hope you enjoy my tribute to Sekhar Roy and I’ll see you tomorrow on day 85!