Remembering Asit – Touching tribute art show to celebrate the talent of late artist Asit Roy

At Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai from 29th March to 4th April 2022, 11 am to 7 pm

Mumbai 25th March 2022: Destiny’s child Asit Roy walked into the studio of ace sculptor Kiran Dixit and his life changed forever. His roots in art go deep. His grandfather was a weaver from Dumka and was invited by Vishwa Bharati University to assist in weaving at “Shilpa Sadan” Santiniketan, his father worked as an assistant in the sculpture Department of Kala Bhavan. A tribute art exhibition showcasing the drawings and sculptures made by late artist Mr. Asit Roy will be held at Jehangir art gallery, M.G. Road, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001 from 29th March to 4th April 2022, 11 am to 7 pm. It will present his drawings in Watercolours and pen and ink on paper and sculptures in mix media, terracotta and metals showing a variety of thematic relevance and their sanctity in apt perspectives.

“Asit came to help me with mold making, his work impressed me, wanted that he should study art, when asked, he said his parents couldn’t afford it. As he appeared to be interested in learning, I decided to sponsor his studies and be his foster mother as well, as he was having problems at home” recounts Kiran Dixit.

Asit Roy hailed from Dhumka, his native place in Jharkhand. His father and grandfather were both closely associated with Weaving and sculptures section at Kala Bhavan in Vishwa Bharati University (VBU), Shantiniketan. He had his schooling in Patha Bhavan High School, VBU followed by a diploma in sculptures at Kala Bhavan VBU, an advanced diploma in sculptures at Chitra Kala Parishad, Bangalore and B.V.A. in fine arts at Birla Academy of fine arts, Kolkata. He had earlier displayed his work in a group show at Nandan Kala Bhavan Kolkata in their annual show, Mulk Raj Gallery, New Delhi and Academy of fine art, Kolkata. His 2 works are in the private collection of reputed art collectors.

His drawings and sculptures transform his everyday life objects and situations into art. The Chaiwala, Khowai, Balloonwala, Cats, pet animals express how his mind’s eyes absorbed it all. His works often reveal his innate sense of composition. What is most adorable and amazing in each art work is the simplicity of compositional skill and apt presentation of the desired visual effects in the same in order to acquaint all viewers with the hues and special features of his creative endeavours. Oxygen cylinder, Santhal Dancers, the Facebook series, the railway station and many more are social commentaries of the times we live in.

It is hoped with optimism that this presentation will receive good response and appreciation from the present art fraternity. It will be a befitting tribute to the departed soul of Asit Roy.

This article was shared with Prittle Prattle News as a Press Release.

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