Born in 1954, Shipra Bhattacharya from Kolkata is best known for her 'Desire' series in which a woman's intrinsic wishes are expressed through sensuous and decorative symbolic images, using bold yet soft colours and smooth brushwork, in a confrontational, yet subtle manner. There is a mystery about each of her female protagonists – something endearing and real, that reaches out. In her recent works, the female body becomes a vehicle, with the back towards the viewer, tattooed with icons and images that voice both fulfillment and desire, rendering each of her paintings a fascinating paradox.
Myna Kakar represents the following artists through the Verandah art gallery, Kolkata, India. If you are an artist looking to expand your representation, please send an inmail to Myna Kakar. To view a tabular list of represented artists, click here.