Artist : Arunangshu Roy
Title : Vase of Flowers
Medium : Pen & ink on canvas
Size : 36” x 42”
Year : 2012
Born in 1976, Arunangshu has a BVA from the Indian College of Arts & Draftsmanship. Since his graduation he has been a participant in numerous exhibitions and camps, and has sponsors and collectors all over the country. In 2011, Arunangshu was awarded the prestigious all-India Birla Academy of Fine Arts Award for excellence in drawing.
Arunangshu's main inspiration is the world of nature, especially animals and insects, where he finds simplicity in the pleasure of living, interdependency, and the struggle to survive. Human civilization on the other hand is both malicious and bloody, bringing pain and conflict to the natural world. His portrayals are often disturbing, and one of his recurring themes is of the gathering of unidentifiable animals under a tree full of fruits These appear to be creatures of ancient earth who appear on his canvas of their own accord. They are invisible to the human eye but are nurtured by a compassionate earth. This Picasoesqe vase of flowers is an unusual and interesting piece from an artist who loves the pen&ink medium.
"Vase of Flowers" is one of Arunangshu's pen & ink works....a pure construction of lines, planes, forms, colours….that seem to hark back to primitive art. But the simplicity of subject-matter and technique are deceptive – his is a highly sophisticated style, gaining fast recognition in the world of art as a fresh new voice.