29.7 x 34.0 in. / 75.4 x 86. 4 cm.
Acrylic and oil on canvas
This profound painting in deep colours is simultaneously an abstraction, a landscape and an experience. Silhouettes of solid mass—trees bent with the weight of rain and the force of wind—mushroom forth from a relatively flat plain. Clouds appear in the middle of the canvas and a dark, brooding sky occupies most of the compositional space. The night sky and the lights glowing on the trees highlight the infinite expanse of nature. This canvas was painted at a time when Amitava’s work was influenced by existentialists such as Jean-Paul Sartre and inventive thinker-writers such as Albert Camus.
Singh, Kishore, ed., Manifestations VI | 75 Artists (New Delhi: DAG, 2011), p. 17
|Art Artist Names Single||Amitava|