B. India, 1936 – 2016
Landscape with Flowers and Bird, 1971
Signed and dated “SUHAS ROY 1971” on lower right
Mixed media on canvas
99 x 99 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Singapore
RM 8,000 – RM 16,000
Born in 1936 in Bangladesh, Suhas Roy studied at the Indian College of Arts and Draftsmanship, Kolkata, before going on to study Graphic Art under the tutelage of Prof. S.W. Hayter at the legendary Atelier 17 studio in Paris. There, he also studied murals at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts. Roy’s works have been exhibited all over the world, from the USA to Japan and Hungary. While he was usually inspired by life around him, the themes in his works are as much influenced by the everyday world as they are rooted in fantasy.
There is a sense of mystery and melancholy in this particular piece, as the dark yellow and green hues go against the expectations of a bright and vibrant scene typically associated with flowers and birds. A large flower emerges from the soil, standing proud and tall, with smaller flowers of various sizes surrounding it. Each of them carry the complexities of nature a fine line is drawn between beauty and danger.