Radhika by Sukanta Das
This artwork illustrates a surreal and dream-like quality
This painting “Radhika” is an outstanding work by artist Sukanta Das. Sukanta draws with mixed media on canvas and is fluent in translating emotions on the canvas. This piece has a surreal quality about them, possibly due to the palette he employs. The acrylics on canvas are moments captured in time, and have a photo-realist quality. Das often places these women in idyllic garden settings giving his work the surreal and dream-like quality. Notice their clothes and the art on them. Inspired by Mughal miniature, Sukanta draws an interesting portrait as if to relate the figure to a distant past or a story.