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Profile of Prasanta Sahu

Sahu hugely borrows motifs from the mass media. The black and white photographic images adopt a documentary style of address, presenting a snippet of everyday reality, such as we would be likely to find in a newspaper or magazine clipping. He is intensely aware of the pictorial surface of the canvas. Monochromatic pictures are contrasted with vividly painted areas and abrasions on the canvas form interesting textural motifs. This painting by Prasanta, operates as performative gestures connecting the realms of art and society. Sahu draws attention to the materiality of the canvas through deliberately disfiguring its surfaces; the technique also highlights the symbolic importance of the image thus blemished. Violence is enacted on the pictorial surface, so that art is no longer the terrain of isolated intellectual pleasure, it becomes part and parcel of our social and political environment: both implicated in its aggression and a place for critique.

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Past Exhibitions (18)
Prasanta  Sahu

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