THOUGHTS ON PAINTING
Thick-layered textured shades of flaming red paint dance around the canvas, melding into one another in this oil on linen Portrait by A. Roy. A woman stares to the left, her gaze is stern and determined. Her neck is adorned in magenta, blue and red dollop-sized paint jewelry; golden strands dangle from her ears and a red bindi decorates her forehead. Member of a royal family? Princess? We are provoked into wondering who she could be and what kind of life she leads. We know only one thing for sure and that is the mesmerizing trance of her presence. A provoking work of art guaranteed to provoke thought and emotion.
GETTING TO KNOW A. ROY
A. Roy takes his inspiration from artists all across the board, bringing in little bits and pieces of what he loves about each one and incorporating them into each of his works. Born in Bengal, Krishnagar, Roy has moved a lot throughout his life and has taken his cues from the colors, the landscapes and the life that he has witnessed throughout his journeys. This becomes evident when you look at his natural scenes full of serene waters, sprawling mountaintops, pleasant forests and tranquil fields.