Date of Birth: 1935- Present
Size: 15 x 15 inches, 38 x 38 cms
Signed by: Signed and dated 'Sanat Kar 1980' on lower right
Provenance: Collection of a reputed art gallery, New Delhi
Estimate: ₹ 1,00,000 - ₹ 2,00,000
Born in 1935 at Santiniketan (West Bengal), Kar acquired his diploma in painting from the Government College of Arts and Crafts in Kolkata in 1955. A majority of Sanat Kar’s works are surrealistic and have a curious dream-like appearance, mostly night-marish. Figures are distorted and barely recognisable and leave an uncomfortable feeling behind them. The same treatment is given to objects. As a result, reality without ever actually reaching there, symbolizing the mysteries of life to which there are no answers. He uses the medium of tempera most often in his work and there are layers within layers that emerge on closer perusal. Birth and death, the beginning and the end of the cycle of life hold endless fascination for Kar as does the grotesque and the macabre. Sanat Kar lives and works in Kolkata.