PRASANTA SAHU tries to execute things as they appear in reality, and give them a different meaning altogether by juxtaposing images from dissimilar areas. His practice could be viewed as re-constructions and investigation of events. In his ongoing series Sahu examines the ‘unknown multitudes’ that serve the society in many different ways for the fulfilment of basic human needs and daily survival, but themselves are never recognised for their contribution. Sahu’s works intervene into these areas and expose situations and faces which are unrecognised and marginalised yet are important for the fabrication of contemporary society. Sahu’s process starts with photo documentation and interviews which later he reworks in his studio. The intention is not to repeat the reality rather to juxtapose these data in a contextual way; in his works, photographed and scanned images appear alongside re-created situations. Irrespective of the fact that Sahu works in several different medium, investigation into the human condition is the thread of commonality running through his métier.
Born 1968, Orissa, after completing his Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Orissa, Prasanta Sahu completed his BFA (Painting) from Kala Bhavana, Santiniketan (1998) and his MFA (Painting) from MSU, Baroda (2000).Sahu has participated in numerous national & International shows such as -India Fine Arts Exchange Exhibition, Daegu, South Korea-2015 / International art programme, Burapha University, Thailand 2014/ “India Today, Copenhagen Tomorrow”, sculpture show at Denmark Embassy, New Delhi, 2013/“Global Peace”-a group show of Thai-Indian at Art Gallery, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. 2009/ “The Promissory Maze”, Dubai, 1×1 art gallery 2008 / “Art for freedom” exhibition cum auction ,London, organized by Tehelka art and Aicon gallery, London /-“A MAZ ING” – Jehangir art gallery, Mumbai, organized by RPG Enterprises 2008/ – International Art Fair, Rome 2007 / “V I S (V) A” three person show at AICON art Gallery, New York, 2008. Prasanta Sahu lives and works in Santiniketan where he is also a faculty in the Department of Painting, Kala Bhavana, Visva Bharati University since 2001.
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