Tanmoy Samanta

Tanmoy Samanta


Tanmoy Samanta’s iconographic representations of everyday objects are rendered in an unfamiliar light by building a composition through multiple layers of rice paper with gouache colours. This instinctive rendition of objects and their relation to other elements in the composition initiates a deeper search for the viewer, for there is mystery concealed in its many layers. With geometric abstraction he gives form to recognisable objects heightened by the treatment of colours and translucence. His division of space, the illusion of depth and, the simultaneous blurring and sharpening in of contour give his compositions a surreal outcome imbued with symbolism. Close attention to his work is rewarded with subtle discoveries and uncertain visual paradigms.

Tanmoy Samanta was born in West Bengal and received his art education from Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan. Tanmoy Samanta has displayed his work at Gallery Espace; New Delhi; Tarq and CSMVS, Mumbai; Anant Art Gallery, Kolkata and, The Gallery in Cork Street, London. He has participated in many art fairs across the world including Dubai, Dhaka and the India Art Fair. He has been a fellow at the Vermont Studio Centre, USA [2014] and is also, the recipient of the 2003 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award.

Tanmoy Samanta lives and works in New Delhi.

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