Artist’s Statement Born in 1960 at Gaya Bihar, India, Sushanta Guha finished his graduation and post graduation from Kala bhavan, Shantiniketan in 1982 ,India. In 1998 he received a Charles Wallace India Trust Fellowship, at Camberwell College London, followed by a Fulbright Fellowship at Manhattan Graphic Center New York in 2003. Solo exhibitions include at Art Consult Gallery Hauz Khaz and Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi. He has participated in significant exhibitions such as the Annual Exhibitions at the Birla Academy Calcutta, Chitra Kala Parishad Bangalore, AIFCS New Delhi, Bharat Bhavan in Bhopal, and other group shows in India and abroad including The 4th International Biennale Caixa-Ourense Spain, Bapha Varna 97. Bulgaria, Ljubhiana, Slovenia, Yugoslavia, Pusan city Korea, Kanagawa Japan,VII Biennale Internationale de la gravure d’lle-d-France, Sarjah UAE. Multiple encounter s“1”&”2”, Exhibition of Prints at Chandigharh, Jaipur, Delhi, New York. He has been honored by The National Cultural scholarship, Junior and Senior Fellowship from The Government of India and received the National Academy Award from Lalit Kala Akademi and AIFACS Awards from Delhi as well as the Bendre Hussain Award from Mumbai. He currently works at Garhi Artist studios and Lalit Kala Akademi. Delhi and teaches at Birla Vidhya Niketan. New Delhi.
Artists statement about the work
Right from the beginning, human beings and their problems have been the main theme of my work. I have been making compositions which are completely figurative with elements of the environment like foliage and birds. The principal character in my composition is the common man who is constantly inside the framework of the contemporary problems of our society. The work I am showing in this exhibition is Titled “The Life” with a complex city with urban life and. My neighbor is closely observing human life and how it functions, including life which we assume might be the existence of extra terrestrials within our surroundings that we may not know about. In this image my neighbor is closely watching human life and how it functions.