Illusion (73-TILL NOW)

ILLUISION Its gloom, daily struggles and cultural ethos continued to be depicted evocatively in graphic prints and other work of the 1970s and 1980s that includes Illusion, Abode and Lament. Expressions of dismay overlaid with a touch of hope in the culture and squalour of Calcutta, the citys survival instinct despite its decay, is featured through a fusion of symbols and images.

The Illusion and Maya series, with sexual undertones that feature sensuousness through flowers, radiate the bliss of touch and acceptance. Insects, animals and humans, all meet and mate to carry on with the cycle of life, and, I see sexuality as the rhythm of life, says the artist. There are serene stilllife renderings of beautiful flora and buzzing butterflies in bright mauves.