amar singha


I was born and brought up in a baronial family of the north Bengal. According to the royal protocol and manner, I had very limited permission to interact with common children and therefore my childhood spent in loneliness. To avoid it, I got color pencils, crayons and drawing sheets to play.  Behind the royal flamboyance, I had a lot of curiosity which I tried to put down on the drawing sheet. That childish game is now converted into a meaningful craft of my life. I took admission in the Ramakrishna mission primary school in Calcutta and after a few years, I get back again to our own high school founded by one of the ancestors and then college. After obtaining the graduation, I got the chance to admit in art college of Calcutta. In the final year of art college, my father expired and within a few years, I bounded to leave our ancestor’s palace forever due to the several problems. Presently, I am living in my own house and continuing painting in my studio.


My painting is so fluent that I am satisfied with revealing myself and the world around me. In the language of color; tension, joy, smile, and sadness in life become poetry. In everyday life, the smallest words that I had to express, became a painting that formed on canvas. It would be hyperbole to say that the painting is not what we conceive in our eyes, but when the visual object comes to the heart and gets a new form by the artistic sense, reflected in the canvas. From the endlessly flowing river of life, I bring up the small pearls of torment and delights, which I painted with my imagination, on canvas. Having affection for the human life, it’s an endless journey of mine.

From the structural perspective, painting based on synthetic cubism – which later becomes standard in Indian style. The uses of color and the strokes of brushes, make my thought more firm and well-structured.  Throughout the game of reconstruction of the form, I want to reach to that imaginative world whose bless helps to become eloquent my canvas. Rather than passing in the Indian two-dimensional trend, the tenderness of light and shadow brings my thoughts back to life. In somewhere, the darkness in my painting indicates the uncertainty of my life and the fear of the unknown. Nightmares leftover come back to the dark clouds. The use of the line shows the eternal idea of the Indian drawing which I painted as I like. From the grammatical perspective, my painting dominates the Indian custom, and in the framework of the ritualized Indian grammar, I set up the western ideas. The flows of two different ideas come into the key-point that help me to plan my composition. The masterpieces of the ancestor Indian artists have inspired me to move forward.

The way of life comes with several turns. Sometimes those are even dangerous and incomprehensible. Yet we have to find out the survival supply within our limits to have the address of joy. In my painting, I find the stuff of surviving as well as the meaning of my living that will inspire others to take a few more time from God to have the flavor of human life.