Prasanta Sahu

Prasanta Sahu was born in 1968 in Orissa. He completed his B.F.A. in Painting from Kala-Bhavana, Visva- Bharati University, Santiniketan in 1998 and his M.F.A. in Painting from M.S. University, Baroda, India in 2001.

The artist has held several solo and group shows both in India and abroad. He has also participated in camps and workshops and is the recipient of numerous state and national awards including the prestigious National Scholarship in 1998. Since 2001, he has been teaching at the Department of Painting, Kala Bhavana (Faculty of Fine Art), Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan.

Prasanta Sahu's current preoccupation is x-ray films, ultra sound and baggage scanning images/treatments, which are procedures that reveal the underlying truths/mysteries, and act as a foil to man's desire to conceal. He extends the concept to gently unsheathe, shift and place each piece of the puzzle, as he delves deep beneath the psyche of the individual and society, beyond the camouflage of pretensions to reveal real intentions, dark and sinister secrets, animalistic instincts and wild fantasies.

The artist lives and works in Santiniketan, West Bengal.
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Prasanta Sahu
Nine plate scan
Acrylic on canvas
60in x 60in
GRN Code: S24/1/0410