About the artist
Jayashree Chakraborty was born in Tripura in 1956. She graduated in Fine Arts from the Viswa Bharati University, Shantiniketan, in 1978 and holds a post-graduate diploma from M.S. University Baroda. She received a Canadian grant in 1982 to study art. Jayashree has developed a complex, multi-layered style that conceals as much as it reveals. Her paintings are akin to visual conundrums where the suggestions of distinct physical forms emerge through the skin of paint, only to be swamped by the whirlwind of brush strokes. She uses super imposed forms in her works quite like the sketches that cave painters worked on before they mapped them on the walls of caves. Her imagery, because of her fluid and transparent images, reflects the present mood of the world, which is fluid in itself. At a mere conventional and figurative level, her works reflect the unity of man with nature. Jayashree Chakraborty has held many shows in India and abroad.