On Assi Ghatat
by Edward Sutcliffe
550 x 400 mm
Edward Sutcliffe studied art with art history at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and took a post-graduate diploma at Central St Martins, London. His work has been seen in group exhibitions in Seoul and London and was included in the BP Portrait Award Exhibition in 2000 and 2007.
The portrait is of Jamchandra Je, a painter Sutcliffe met and befriended while travelling in India. The portrait was painted in the Hotel Ganges View, Varanasi, where each day Je would paint Indian miniatures in the hotel courtyard. Sutcliffe wanted to capture the artist’s inner calm in contrast to the bustling city life around him.
© Edward Sutcliffe