Subhaprasanna Bhattacharya is a well-known Bengali painter who was for long an active member of the famous Calcutta painters’ group. His artistic vision is centered upon finding a universal appeal for his works. He thinks that painting is a medium that can transcend language. It has the power to communicate silently yet intimately. He likes to break out of thematic boxes and invites his viewers to ascribe meanings of their choice to his works. He is happy if his paintings can move one to wonder without words.
It is this capacity to spark the intuitive rather than the explicative in the viewer that characterises Subhaprasanna works. Starting out with subjects depicting everyday urban life in the streets and social spaces of his native Kolkata, his paintings have evolved in character and perspective to parallel his own personal evolution as a person and an artist. Today, they are centered upon the sublime as expressed through deeply evocative yet unusual renderings of popular icons of the Indian divine pantheon such as Radha, Krishna and Ganesha.
He has exhibited his works widely in India and Bangladesh, Singapore, France, Switzerland and Germany.