Artist Pisurwo Suralkar

Date of Birth : 1st June 1977
Age : 41
Country : India
Number of Exhibitions : 45

About Pisurwo Suralkar

Looking at Pisurwo’s work, the first thing we notice is the omnipresence of the human face. The more naturalistic works and the portraits practiced by the artist since the beginning of his career until now - and probably forever - give us the entering point in his world. His way of engaging with the portrait, which could be wrongfully read as a classical attitude, is very much influenced by the years passed as a street portraitist, by all the constraints and the context of the job: the drawing has to be fast, the result must be resembling and satisfying for the subject/buyer. There is no study of the psychology of the character, no gaze through his mind and soul, just his blank appearance - just Pisurwo’s swift and secure lines. Nothing but pure drawing. And when this manner is freed by those constrains, it becomes the medium for the real content of his portraits and naturalistic sketches: his relationship with the characters. His wife, his children, his family, the professors that helped him, the painters that inspired him, everyone is there in a familiar and intimate universe held by Pisurwo’s care and will to honor them. His numerous sketchbooks are filled to the brim with drawings, faces, bodies, and always his signature, that he marks on the paper as a real creative act, along with the date and, strangely enough, the time at which the sketch was taken. This seemingly irrelevant detail demonstrates that for Pisurwo drawing is more than the simple registration of world around him, it is the immediate translation of that world, the almost instantaneous transcription of forms. Simply put, sketching has become one with the ac of seeing, his own way of perceiving reality. In his studio near the Ajanta caves, portraits are not the only Pisurwo’s occupation. Next to this mystical site, Pisurwo seems to be visited be all sorts of images, or even, of spirits. Yakshinis and yakshas, kings and queens and mythological figures invade his canvases in a dreamlike state that echoes cubist aesthetics and M.F.Hussein work. An immense cosmogony unravels before us as we witness the spirits suffer, rejoice, engage in dialogue or in sexual acts; we see them merge and overcome duality. As an obsessively repeated facial pattern, they saturate the page or the canvas, leaving nothing except their presence for us to see. From the smallest drawing to the largest canvas, this horror vacui could come from his relation and incessant observation of the Ajanta cave paintings themselves, evolved and transformed through Pisurwo’s sensibility. This overflowing of signs, lines, marks and gestures is profoundly characteristic of his work. Plates, family photos, house walls, insignificant objects, leafs, stones and even a dead cockroach, nothing is spared, everything is a suitable support for his magmatic creativity: an all-over that could cover hills, mountains, us all and the entire world. A personal quest for meaning that, by engulfing everything around him, engages us in a journey beyond reality itself. Painting as breathing, Drawing as living, Art as a way of being. - Text by Niccolò Moscatelli (Paris France)


Art Gallery Painting by Pisurwo Suralkar

Artist : Pisurwo Suralkar
Style : Abstract
Medium : Mix Media
Size : 11"W x 15"H

Yaksha yakshni series 11

Rs. 69,160

Artist : Pisurwo Suralkar
Style : Abstract
Medium : Mix Media
Size : 11"W x 15"H

Yaksha yakshni series4

Rs. 69,160

Artist : Pisurwo Suralkar
Style : Abstract
Medium : Mix Media
Size : 11"W x 15"H

Yaksha yakshni series 8

Rs. 69,160

Artist : Pisurwo Suralkar
Style : Abstract
Medium : Mix Media
Size : 11"W x 15"H

Yaksha yakshni series 5

Rs. 69,160

Artist : Pisurwo Suralkar
Style : Abstract
Medium : Mix Media
Size : 11"W x 15"H

Yaksha yakshni series 6

Rs. 69,160

Artist : Pisurwo Suralkar
Style : Abstract
Medium : Mix Media
Size : 15"W x 11"H

Yaksha yakshni series 2

Rs. 69,160

Artist : Pisurwo Suralkar
Style : Abstract
Medium : Mix Media
Size : 11"W x 15"H

Yaksha yakshni series 10

Rs. 69,160

Artist : Pisurwo Suralkar
Style : Abstract
Medium : Mix Media
Size : 11"W x 15"H

Yaksha yakshni series 3

Rs. 69,160

Artist : Pisurwo Suralkar
Style : Abstract
Medium : Mix Media
Size : 11"W x 15"H

Yaksha yakshni series 1

Rs. 57,190

Artist : Pisurwo Suralkar
Style : Abstract
Medium : Mix Media
Size : 11"W x 15"H

Yaksha yakshni series 9

Rs. 69,160

Artist : Pisurwo Suralkar
Style : Abstract
Medium : Mix Media
Size : 11"W x 15"H

Yaksha yakshni series 7

Rs. 69,160

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