Oil on canvas
64 × 84 × 2 in
Suhas Bhujbal was born in a small village in India called Narayangoun in Maharashtra state. “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, his 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 interested 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.”
My process evolves with each painting differently but in the end it is all about the act of painting regardless of the subject matter. “The only rule I follow is to remind myself that I’m painting a painting and not an exact replica of something seen in life.”
Suhas Bhujbal is a faculty member in the Graduate Fine Arts Department at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He has shown in many group and solo exhibitions around the world. His work has been included in shows at Triton Museum in Santa Clara, CA; Palm Springs Museum in Palm Springs, CA; and the Art Museum of Los Gatos in Los Gatos, CA. Bhujbal’s works are in many private and corporate collections including VISA International.
courtesy of artsy.net, chasengalleries.com