Who • The Artists
Sagar Bhowmick’s portraits in oils and watercolours are virtuoso works reckoning with human complexities and contradictions and are a powerful expression of his distinctive vision. They address themes of intimacy and alienation, presence and self-estrangement, honesty and deception, struggle and acceptance, love and death – but what anchors these notions is the intensity of their characterizations.
The people in these images seem ready to walk right out of their frames, immediately recognizable and wholly alive down to the most telling details which are preserved in the portraits like flies in amber. The various facets of his character, transmuted through others, and the facets of others’ characters, transmuted through him merge into a kaleidoscopic vision of the human condition represented as a gallery of intense and vivid modern souls.