Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 10

Prasanta Sahu
Mock Practice, Figurative, Japanese Ink on paper by Contemporary Indian Artist

2009

$1,040

About

A set of four works 15 x 11 each (unframed size) Prasanta Sahu - Mock Practice Japanese ink on acid free paper Inclusive of shipment in roll form. Style : Commingling pictures and text, Sahu borrows motifs from the mass media. The black and white photographic images adopt a documentary style of address, presenting a snippet of everyday reality, such as we would be likely to find in a newspaper or magazine clipping. Yet, in Sahu's oeuvre, this process of citation operates on multiple levels. The artist is intensely aware of the pictorial surface of the canvas. Monochromatic pictures are contrasted with vividly painted areas and abrasions on the canvas form interesting textural motifs. However, in his work Sahu moves away from the high-modernist obsession with the formal properties of the painted surface. The paintings operate as performative gestures connecting the realms of art and society. For example, if Sahu draws attention to the materiality of the canvas through deliberately disfiguring its surfaces, the technique also highlights the symbolic importance of the image thus blemished. Violence is enacted on the pictorial surface, so that art is no longer the terrain of isolated intellectual pleasure, it becomes part and parcel of our social and political environment: both implicated in its aggression and a place for critique. As such, Sahu's painting functions as social commentary. Acutely conscious of the inherent conflicts in the urban condition, his works draw ironic, sometimes poignant, attention to its underlying brutality and cloaked hypocrisies. The crowd forms a familiar theme in his canvases. Through the depiction of its seething mass of faces, the artist analyses common human sentiments and the complicated relation between individual consciousness and collective deeds. About the Artist & his work : Born : 1968 in Orissa. Education : 1993-98 - B.F.A. in Painting from Kala-Bhavana, Visva- Bharati University, Santiniketan. 1998-2000 - M.F.A. in Painting from M.S. University, Baroda. Group Show : He has been a part of several group shows in Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi and Baroda during the last few years. Award : 2001 - Gold Medal for securing 1st position in Dept. of Painting, M.S. University, Baroda. 2000 - Nasreen Mohmudi Trust Award again for securing 1st position in M.F.A. from M.S. University, Baroda. 1997 - Camlin Award for securing 1st position at B.F.A. level at Kala- Bhavana, Santiniketan. 1995 - 1st prize at the Eastern Print Biennale, by Eastern Zonal Cultural Center, Kolkata. 1996-98 - National Scholarship of the Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Govt. of India.

Details

  • Creator
    Prasanta Sahu (1968, Indian)
  • Creation Year
    2009
  • Dimensions
    Height: 19 in. (48.26 cm)Width: 23 in. (58.42 cm)Depth: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Kolkata, IN
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU60433490021

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Free Shipping: Front Door Shipping
    to United States 0, arrives in 9-11 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: Kolkata, India
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more
About the Seller
4.9 / 5
Located in Kolkata, India
Vetted Seller
These experienced sellers undergo a comprehensive evaluation by our team of in-house experts.
Established in 2004
1stDibs seller since 2017
71 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 15 hours
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Death and the maiden - Lajos Szalay, 20th Century, Figurative drawing
By Lajos Szalay
Located in Paris, FR
Ink on paper Unique work Signed lower right by the artist This work was executed by the Hungarian artist circa 1970. Pablo Picasso said about Lajos Szalay : "He is the best designe...
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Ink

Salome - Lajos Szalay, 20th Century, Figurative drawing
By Lajos Szalay
Located in Paris, FR
Ink on paper Unique work Signed lower right by the artist This work was executed by the Hungarian artist circa 1970. Pablo Picasso said about Lajos Szalay : "He is the best designe...
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Ink

The grand father - Lajos Szalay, 20th Century, Figurative drawing
By Lajos Szalay
Located in Paris, FR
Ink on paper Unique work Signed, dated 1973 and situated NY lower right by the artist This work was executed by the Hungarian artist in 1973 while he was living in New York, USA. P...
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Ink

When gods get involved #1 Haude Bernabé 21st Century Contemporary drawing Africa
By Haude Bernabé
Located in Paris, FR
Ink on paper Signed and dated lower right by the artist
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Ink

A Season in Paris, Daniel - Lajos Szalay, 20th Century, Figurative drawing
By Lajos Szalay
Located in Paris, FR
Ink on paper Signed and dated lower right by the artist Unique work Framed This work was executed by the Hungarian artist in 1971 while he was staying in Paris. Pablo Picasso said ...
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Ink

The couple / Disillusion - Lajos Szalay, 20th Century, Figurative drawing
By Lajos Szalay
Located in Paris, FR
Ink on paper Unique work Double face work Framed This work was executed by the Hungarian artist circa 1970. Pablo Picasso said about Lajos Szalay : "He is the best designer in the ...
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Ink

Moderate caress - Lajos Szalay, 20th Century, Figurative drawing
By Lajos Szalay
Located in Paris, FR
Ink on paper Unique work Framed This work was executed by the Hungarian artist circa 1970. Pablo Picasso said about Lajos Szalay : "He is the best designer in the world after mysel...
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Ink, Paper

Hind and lion - Lajos Szalay, 20th Century, Figurative drawing
By Lajos Szalay
Located in Paris, FR
Ink on paper Unique work Signed lower right by the artist This work was executed by the Hungarian artist circa 1970. Pablo Picasso said about Lajos Szalay : "He is the best designe...
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Ink

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery