Partha Pratim Deb
24.0 x 36.0 in. / 61.0 x 91.4 cm.
Oil on canvas
Trained at two of India’s great art institutions—Santiniketan and M.S. University, Baroda—Partha Pratim Deb was guided by the likes of Ramkinkar Baij, Benode Behari Mukherjee, K. G. Subramanyan and Jyoti Bhatt, who inspired him to experiment with set techniques and approaches to art. In this Untitled oil, he engages with surrealism through an open suitcase that not only reveals clothes of the traveller but an entire universe in the inside of its top case. The suitcase serves as a metaphor for not just physical journeys taken in a lifetime but the journey of life itself.
Singh, Kishore, ed., Manifestations 5: 20th Century Indian Art (New Delhi: DAG, 2011), p. 66
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