Sunday 5 June 2022

MANIFESTATION - An Art Exhibition by contemporary artist Sumana Dey

Artist: Sumana Dey

This show will be inaugurated on 7th June 2022 at 5pm by Chief Guest Dr. Indu Shahani( Founding President & Chancellor Atlas SkillTech University, Mumbai),  Guests of Honour Mr. Harish Bhat(Brand Custodian, Tata Sons),  Ajoykaant Ruia   (Chairman Allstate Group), Prof. Vishwanath D. Sabale (Director at Directorate of Art- Government of Maharshtra. Dean - Sir J.J. School of Art ), in the presence of Mr. Uttam Pacharne(Eminent Sculptor, Ex Chairman of Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi)

Manifestation 2022

Write up – Press Release

Sumana Dey is an artist from Pune, settled in Mumbai. Working in this field with full dedication and passion. Sharing her journey towards her world of creation and peace.

18. Manifestation-2, 84inches x 108inches, Acrylic on Canvas.

“My paintings manifest my beliefs. I am very grateful to Lord for giving me this body, life and freedom of expression through creativity. It’s like meditation for me. I manifest to make it all the best. Nature, humans and the whole universe are His creations. I have tried my best in bring my creations to its best - “Manifestation”. 

“My work is my identity”.    - Sumana

Sumana is from a religious family. Her mother Srimati Sandhya Nath, singer and father Guru Shri Sachin Nath, artist, would take their kids to Kalighat temple,Kolkata. These visits have left a spiritual impression in the mind. The love for the culture is evident in the paintings of Sumana. Her father was a senior artist from Pune. His works influenced Sumana and has manifested into her art forms. Longish and rhythmic figures are the core representation. Experimenting in various mediums.Dry pastels, acrylic, oil, Mix media, wood, clay, etc.

Sumana is a Figurative contemporary artist – “Manifestation” is the theme of the show. Meaning that whatever you focus on is what you are bringing into your reality. You may focus and manifest through meditation, visualization, or just via your conscious or subconscious.

While creating her drawing and painting, she likes to hear Bhagwat Gita and the teaching given by Lord Krishna.Thereby, manifesting her thoughts to positivity and meditation. She works with full dedication and gratitude, visualizing herself in all the living creatures.Simple relationship between friends, family, small room gathering, bonding and self are the topic which she depicts. Figures are simple dressed with no ornaments and jewellery, in natural form and appearance.

Last Supper, 68 inches X 55 inches, Dry Pastel on Paper.

In black and white series,figures arenude, wearing striped designer dress or a thin bordered saree. Graceful, sensuous, elegant and softness seen in the rendering of the textures all over every painting. Bringing unique style to the work. Sometimes beetle shaped leaves (auspiciously used in rituals) are also used in the works to give the aesthetic beauty to the overall composition.

Also, on display will be, a unique concept of 26 circular pata paintings on the epic, Mahabharata. Narrating the timeline episodes of Mahabharata, dating from the great grandfather of Pandeva’s, the great King Shantanu to the great battel at Kurukshetra. Depicting the whole saga of Mahabharat in a series, of narrative composition.

 From: 7th to 13th June 2022


An Art Exhibition by contemporary artist Sumana Dey

VENUE: Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B, M.G. Road, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400001

Timing: 11am to 7pm, 

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