In his paintings, the male nude form has fascinated him and has dominated his canvas, he uses this form as a vehicle to express strength and tension. Simple, strong and bold lines create forms infused with colour that are vivacious and very real. The artist tends to draw his male forms in the classical realistic style but this is where the commonality ends. The artist manipulates the image to suit his own convenience. The female form also appears occasionally in Sarkar’s work, but almost always sharing the frame with a male counterpart.
Although the artist prefers oils as his chosen media, he also works with charcoal and a combination of both. Influenced by his experiences with printmaking, Sarkar often adapts the etching look on the surface with the use of charcoal. The artist’s recent works show a lot of experimentation in terms of technique and representation. Progressing with the times, he has used computer generated images in his recent works to create a more vivid representation of the subjects chosen.
About the Artist & his work :
Born : 1963, Kolkata, India
Post- graduate diploma in printmaking from M.S. University of Baroda in 1995
Graduated in painting from Government College of Art & Crafts, Kolkata in 1989
Solo shows :
“Open Ended”, AICON Gallery, Palo Alto, California, 2007
Art World, Chennai, 2005
Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, 1996 & 1999
Crimson Art Gallery, Bangalore, 1998
Gallery Leela, Mumbai, 1994 & 1997
Group shows :
Modern to contemporary , Gallery Kolkata,Kolkata 2007
Two-man show at Jehangir Art Gallery and Gallery Leela
Participated in several group shows including the annual show of AIFACS New Delhi
Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata
Bombay Art Society, Mumbai
“Young Baroda”, at Art Today, New Delhi
Miniature format show at Sans Tache, Mumbai
“Perceptual Reflections”, at Ravindra Bhavan, New Delhi
“Self Portraits” and “Art of Bengal” by RPG Enterprises at National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai.