About ArtistBorn in Kolkata in 1947, Shuvaprasanna completed his graduation from the Indian College of Art (R B University, Kolkata) in 1969. He was an active member of the Calcutta Painters group. The city of Kolkata has always figured prominently in his work. He 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. Explaining his thought-process and philosophy as a painter, he notes: 'what every creator wishes to achieve is a universal appeal. There should be no language problem while judging the merits of a painting. One should go beyond themes, beyond words. There can be no clear cut definition for feelings, nor should you wish to seek any logical explanation
OWL I | 7" x 5"
Untitled | 20" x 15"