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Idling in the Mid-Day Sun

Swarup Dandapat
Ugallery 5345192552 UGallery

Watercolor painting on Paper New

Ready to frame


Signed on front


15" h x 22" w |0 lbs. 3 oz.

In stock $750



"This painting was inspired by the sight of boats moored in London," explains artist Swarup Dandapat. "While the boats appear to be idling on the calm river water - far off from the hustle and bustle of the city - they are all set and itching to sail. The painting depicts a somewhat still scene, but the restlessness I felt within while creating this can be sensed if one observes it for long. The background has been kept a little blurred, as if by the dazzling mid-day sun, to heighten that feeling of motion in stillness."

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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