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“May it please the Lord, Light of All Things, To show me the way, So that I may paint Light worthily” … (Leonardo da Vinci)
He has always been painting … be it on the walls of his room in childhood, or the perspectives during his course of Architecture or even the concept sketches he makes for Product Design … but none have been Art for Art’s sake. It was only after a visit to the Uffizi Gallery in 2012, that Sagnik was truly fascinated by the possibilities of Art & began a more sustained effort in Watercolor Painting.
If travel has been his inspiration, then the internet was the great enabler … he is almost entirely self-taught from the numerous gems scattered in the WWW – Joseph Zbukvic, Viktoria Pricshedko, Myoe Win Aung, Vijay Achrekar & Andy Evansen are only a few of those whose works he has been following closely.
John Singer Sargent, Vincent Van Gogh & Johannes Vermeer remain his major inspirations.
His style can be best described as representational – sometimes bordering on impressionism & sometimes borrowing from realistic abstraction. Sagnik’s paintings are like visual travelogues telling stories of people, architecture & places he has been to & been inspired by, to paint.
To him, a painting is as much a personal memoir as it is a visual communique to his audience.
Currently, Sagnik lives in Mumbai with his wife & son.
-SLK Foundation's Group Show at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bengaluru, India (Title: Iconic Store Series - Centrum, Szentendre; Bruehl, Vienna) April 2019
-99th Member Exhibition of National Watercolor Society at San Pedro, CA Apr-Jun 2019 (Title: Motion)
-BOLDBRUSH FAV15% March 2019 (Title: Albaicin Climb)
-BOLDBRUSH FAV15% February 2019 (Titles: Early Morning, Pirojshanagar; Towards Dubrovnik)
-Artist SUGO (Subhash Gondhale) Award For the Best Watercolor Landscape (Professional category), 2019
-Selected Artist in 127th Annual Art Exhibition of Bombay Art Society, Jehangir Art gallery, 2019
-BOLDBRUSH FAV15% January 2019 (Titles: Curved Alley; At The Car Park)
-BOLDBRUSH FAV15% November 2018 (Title: Walking [...]Read the rest of this bio on the
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