Sanjay Kumar Raj

Sanjay Kumar Raj

Artist Bio

Born in 1990, Sanjay Kumar Raj did his M.V.A. in Creative Painting and B.V.A. in Painting from College of Arts and Crafts, Lucknow University, Uttar Pradesh in 2014 and 2016 respectively. His solo shows include SPEAKER at Lalit Kala Acdemy, New Delhi, 2015 and SIMPLE ROOM DISPLAY at his studio in Lucknow, 2012. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions over the years including Goa Affordable Art Fest by Museum Of Goa, Goa, 2018; "SUMMER ART SHOW 2018" by ART4ALL, Creative Studio, New Delhi, 2018; and "Artistic Echoes", India Habitat Center, Visual Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2017 and many more. He has been part of camps and residencies including "CONFLUENCE 2018 - International Art Exhibition", AIFACS, New Delhi, 2018; 33th State Art Exhibition By Lalit Kala Academy, Lucknow, 2018; National Art Exhibition, Amritsar Fine Art & Craft Society, Amritsar, 2017, etc. The artist has received various awards including All India Honorable Award by Hyderabad Art Society, 2018; National Scholarship in Painting by Center for Cultural Resources and Training, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, 2017 and Kshetriya Award by State Lalit Kala Academy, Lucknow, 2015 and more. His works are in numerous collections including Bharat Bhawan, Bhopal, India, Wati Art Foundation, Chitwan, Nepal, and Sanskriti Art Foundation, Mumbai. The artist lives and works in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

Artist Statement

Each of my actions is a series in my own right. Where I live, what I see and feel becomes the subject of my art. The environment in which I live is the language of my pictures. Due to change of place, the theme and language of my pictures continues to change.

My painting is a reflection of the current circumstances. Society, nature, organism, constant change in the environment, and events have always been my primary concern. In my work, the subject of 'desire' itself appears and reappears continuously in various references.