Indrapramit Roy
Painter and Educator

Indrapramit Roy received his MFA from M.S. University in Baroda and his M.A. in Painting from the Royal College of Art in London. He has an extensive international exhibition history including solo shows at Aicon Gallery, Palo Alto, Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi, and The University of the Arts, Philadelphia.
Recently, Indrapramit has returned to watercolours, imposing upon himself a discipline which demands accountability of every stroke of the brush, thereby minimizing chance happenings. With direct reference to the experience of fatherhood, there emerges a new landscape composed of the paraphernalia which surrounds a child. In successive paintings, these images are reduced to calligraphic bands of symbols which persist beyond the field of immediate perception, supportive strokes against which future vistas of experience come into being. The switchover from printmaking to painting was an important decision for Indrapramit Roy, 'to be able to encompass a larger canvas of life where things happen simultaneously, like a change of scene, like a revolving stage enabling you to move from one space to another - both literally and metaphorically. That has been one thing which has been a constant pursuit, the exploration of space.

Sart life