A sense of serenity and suspense pervade the large-scale watercolor, oil, and mixed-media paintings of Indrapramit Roy where an understated atmosphere of anticipation is conveyed in the absence of human presence. Luminous twilight cityscapes, shadowy light in an empty room, familiar objects discovered in unexpected places or the dual sense of comfort and unease suggested by disheveled sheets on an abandoned bed elude specific narratives but suggest both the tranquility of solitude and the anonymity of loneliness.
Indrapramit Roy was born in Calcutta (Kolkata) and after receiving his BFA from Visva-Bharati University of Santiniketan and MFA from the M.S. University of Baroda, he has been professor of painting in the Fine Arts Department at the M.S. University of Baroda since 1995. He has been the recipient several major awards including a Fulbright Fellowship at Benninngton College and the Philadelphia University of the Arts (2004-05), and an InLaks Fellowship to study at the RCA, London (1990-92) His work has been included in numerous solo exhibitions including Aicon Gallery, NYC, and Palo Alto CA, Project 88, Kolkata, Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi, and Pundoe Gallery, Mumbai. has taken part in Group shows in London, Berlin, New York, Melbourne and Yangon and has represented India in Asian Art Exhibition in Macao and the Cairo Biennale, Cairo.
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