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New York Diaries I

Swarup Dandapat
Ugallery 5345198988 UGallery

Oil painting on Canvas board New

Ready to frame


Signed on front


20" h x 16" w x .2" d |1 lbs. 0 oz.

In stock $1,200


This artist is currently away from their studio. Artwork will ship on June 12, 2023.


Artist Swarup Dandapat presents an impressionist cityscape with subtle abstract elements. He shares an engaging glimpse of New York City—the first of his series entitled New York Diaries. The iconic skyline, the streets, and the traffic undergo a metamorphosis to reach a level of abstraction. The sky melts into buildings, and buildings melt into traffic, igniting the viewer's fantasy. The oil paint reflects the liquidity of watercolor, achieving a glossy sheen.

Swarup Dandapat

Kolkata, India

Artist Swarup Dandapat preserves the memory and atmosphere of places in time with his impressionist watercolor paintings. Growing up in a middle-class family in a small industrial town in India, Swarup took the unlikely path of pursuing art from a young age. With great support from his parents, he earned a BFA from Government College of Art & Craft in Kolkata, India, one of the country's preeminent art schools. After 15 years as a web designer, he transitioned to a full-time career as a professional artist. Out in the world, Swarup soaks in the atmosphere, makes several sketches and takes photos for his inspiration. Back in his studio, he looks at his references for days until scenes mix together, experiences get superimposed on each other and an image begins to form. "Watercolor empowers me to capture the charm of a city, its people and its architecture. I call my watercolor paintings the Gallery of Life, where the subject and the medium both breathe life." He enjoys listening to low key music, mostly instrumental, to create a calm and soothing environment for his creative process. When Swarup is not painting, he enjoys the creativity in cooking and baking as well as taking care of his plants, which he considers family. His work has been showcased at galleries in Dubai, New Delhi and Paris.

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