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Sangram Majumdar (Indian)
LOT ID: 69883
Night Life No. 1, 2009

Oil, on canvas
48 х 42 in. (121.92 x 106.68 cm.)
Signed, other, and dated 2009 with title on back of canvas in graphite. Formal gallery label with name of artist, title, year, dimensions from Steven Harvey Fine Arts Gallery also attached on verso.
Lot description
"Night-Life No. 1" (2009) is a sublime example of the figurative oil paintings by Contemporary Indian artist Sangram Majumdar that have placed him on the international art scene, and is the first work to appear in international auctions. Here an image of a woman in contemplation appears still like a temple sculpture, and is half obscured in shadows behind a counter and looming houseplant. In contrast to the still figure, the seemingly overgrown plant and emerging shadows come alive, animating the room. Indicative of Majumdar’s theatrical paintings, visual echos of the circles in the tile reflect the space above the counter, and their organized patterns collide with the wild dark surfaces among the room to arouse notions of the nighttime memories. In this piece Majumdar displays his themes of chiaroscuro and complex spatial environments influenced by the Renaissance as well as India’s architectural configurations. Through the medium of painting Sangram Majumdar addresses the gap between our perceptions and the physical world we live in. This work is unframed and in excellent condition.

Born in Calcutta India in 1976, Sangram Majumdar received his MFA from Indiana University in 2001 and BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 1999. His highly extensive national and international exhibitions include shows in Pulse NY, 2010 Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts in New York, Rothschild Fine Art in Tel Aviv Israel, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art in Nagoya Japan and many more. He has received multiple grants including the Marie Walsh Sharpe Studio Space Program Grant, two Maryland State Art Council Individual Grants in Painting, and two Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grants. Sangram Majumdar currently teaches drawing at Maryland Institute College of Art, is represented by Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects. The artist lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Night Life-1 by Sangram Majumdar
  • Night Life-1 by Sangram Majumdar
  • Night Life-1 by Sangram Majumdar
  • Night Life-1 by Sangram Majumdar
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