Style: Majority of Sanat Kar’s works are surrealistic and have a curious dream-like appearance.Figures are distorted and barely recognisable.The same treatment is given to objects. As a result, all his paintings hover on the edge of reality without ever actually reaching there, symbolising the mysteries of life to which there are no answers.
His paintings are an eloquent testimony to his talent and artistic powers. He uses the medium of tempera most often in his work.
About the Artist & his work :
Born : 1935 at Santiniketan.
Education:1955 – Diploma in painting from the Government College of Arts and Crafts in Kolkata.
Solo Exhibitions :
2006 : ‘The Lyrical Mudra’, ArtsIndia, New York
2002-03 : ‘Retrospective – Bronzes and Prints’, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata and Mumbai
1980,75 : Nandan Gallery, Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan
1985 : Sarla Art Gallery, Chennai
1988,79 : Bangalore
2000,1994,92,90,67,62 : Kolkata
Selected Group Exhibitions :
2011-12 – ‘Reprise 2011’, Aicon Gallery, New York
2010 – ‘The Living Insignia’, Gallery Ensign, New Delhi
Honours and Awards :
1997 – Kala Vibhushan.
1996 – Shiromani Puraskar, Kolkata
1993 – West Bengal State Lalit Kala Academy Award, Kolkata
1978, 84, 92 – Award, International Print Exhibition, All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society (AIFACS), New Delhi.
1973 – Award, All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society (AIFACS), New Delhi.