- Prasanta Sahu
Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Barapada School of Engineering & Technology, Orissa, India. Training in Electrical Engineering under O.S.E.B., Orissa, India. B.F.A. in Painting from Kala-Bhavana, Visva- Bharati University, Santiniketan, India. M.F.A. in Painting from M.S. University, Baroda, India.
1995 - Awarded in 1st Eastern Print Biennale, by Eastern Zonal Cultural Center, Kolkata. 1996-98 - Received National Scholarship of the Ministry of Human Resource and Development,Govt. of India. 2000 - Nasreen Mehmodi Trust Award, M.S. University, Baroda. 2001 - Awarded Gold Medal for securing 1st position in Dept. of Painting, M.S. University, Baroda. Selected Exhibitions, 2008 - “ Imageof one’s own self” a group show at Gallery Kolkata ;Curated by Pranab Ranjan Ray 2008 - “13th Harmony Show” Mumbai. 2008 - “Indian Contemporary Art” – an auction show by Asta Guru , Mumbai. 2008 - “Miniature Format Show-2008” – Sans Tache Art Gallery, Mumbai. 2008 - “ A MAZ ING” - a group show at Jehangir art gallery, Mumbai, organized by RPG Enterprises 2008 - “Synchrome-IV”- a group show at Tao art Gallery.Awarded in 1st Eastern Print Biennale, by Eastern Zonal Cultural Center, Kolkata.
Prasanta Sahu's paintings conflicts between the self & the society, the silent & the violent & the body & the soul are dealt with in the current series of work which rotates around images of his own body, body parts and skin with a focus on the underlying issues around identity, fragility, beauty, hypocrisy & mortality remarkably rendered in dense cross hatchings.