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  • S K Sahajahan
Sahajahan’s work explores his physical surroundings through figurative contexts. Utilizing texture and and the emotive faces of his subjects, “Untitled” presents entwined figures that are both illustrative of heterosexual relationships and are seemingly responsive to current events. Despite a heavy sociopolitical climate, Sahajahan produces affable and calm characters, their discoordinate expressions thereby acting as reprieve from the stress or trauma of the habitual. Sahajahan’s work explores his physical surroundings through figurative contexts. Utilizing texture and and the emotive faces of his subjects, “Untitled” presents entwined figures that are both illustrative of heterosexual relationships and are seemingly responsive to current events. Despite a heavy sociopolitical climate, Sahajahan produces affable and calm characters, their discoordinate expressions thereby acting as reprieve from the stress or trauma of the habitual.
Style : S.K. Sahajahan is a contemporary painter whose practice aims to connect the physical, immediate world with topical events in media. As such, his paintings describe a specific consciousness constructed not only by the culture within which he lives, but also through his specific fantasies and illusions incited by the violence of our world. His subjects are textual and behaviourally expressive, as they are presented with layered patterns and references to symbolic figures of Indian culture.
About the Artist and his work :
Born : 1974.
Education :
1999 :  Graduated with an advanced Diploma in Fine Arts from Kala Bhavan, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan. 1997 : Diploma in Fine Arts in Painting from Kala Bhavan, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan.
Solo Exhibitions :
2008 : Chawla Art Gallery, New Delhi2006 : “ Life & Time ” organized by Sarjan Art Gallery, Vadodara2005 : “ Walking the Tight Rope ” organized by Akar Prakar Art Gallery, Kolkata. 2004 : “ Nature, Love & Violence “ an exhibition of drawings & paintings at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata & Nandan Art Gallery, Santiniketan.
Group Exhibitions :
Sahajahan participated many group shows in India and abroad including Kolkata, Mumbai, New York, Bangladesh, Nepal in 2006. Besides this he participated in many other group shows in different places like Hyderabad, Kolkata & New Delhi from 1995 – 2004.
Awards & Scholarships :
2002 : Grant from Elizabeth Green Shield Foundation, Canada.1998 : Avantika Award, Bronze Medal, New Delhi1993 – 98 : Merit scholarship from Kala Bhavan, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan.
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