Santa Clara, CA
Recipient of the “Best of Show” award in the Triton Museum of Art’s 2016 Statewide 2D Competition & Exhibition, Suhas Bhujbal will be featured now in a solo exhibition of his works.
Born in a small village in India called Narayangoun in Maharashtra state, the artist says, "I spent my childhood in small village and after school there wasn't much to do so I would go to carpenters, sculptors, pot makers, iron smith, quilt makers, shoe makers, sign board painters and watch them for hours working on their projects." At the age of nine, he moved to Pune City where he furthered his education and experienced a new environment: city life. "When we moved to the city, it was new environment for me; I had no friends so painting helped me feel like I belonged in this new city life. In this way, painting became my lifelong friend."
Suhas has been painting architecture and cityscapes for almost 10 years. A few years ago, he began to add figurative work into his collection. His interest in figurative work developed as he began to travel more. "Traveling exposed me to new cultures, like Central America, where I observed working class families whose lives inspired me and I wanted to capture these moments on canvas."
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.