Artist Profile

Barun Roy

Barun Roy (b. 1937) is a self-trained painter noted for his unconventional style and experimentation. His work is largely non-figurative and his approach to nature is intimate, emotional, and essentially abstract in its concept and basic simplicities of form, composition, and colour. Shorn of all redundancies, Barun Roy’s landscapes seek to overcome and transform reality and represent an inner world of calm, awe, and wonder.

Solo exhibitions

  • Chitrakoot Art Gallery, Aug. 1992;
  • Birla Academy, Aug. 1998; Chitrakoot Art Gallery, Aug. 2000;
  • Birla Academy, Aug. 2004.


  • Exhibition of Asian Modern Art, Manila, the Philippines, 1997;
  • Metropolitan Art Salon Anniversary Exhibition, Kolkata, March 2004;
  • Calcutta Painters 41st Group Show, Kolkata, Feb. 2005;
  • Habiart Gallery Exhibition at Taj Regency, Bangalore, Sep. 2005;
  • Abani Sen Birth Centenary Memorial Exhibition, organized by RAD, Kolkata, Dec. 2005;
  • Calcutta Painters 42nd Group Show, Kolkata, March 2006.


  • Senjuti Art Workshop, Madhyamgram, North 24 Parganas, 2003;
  • Art-for-Love Workshop, Jadavpur, Kolkata, 2003;
  • ‘Tryst with the River’ Art Camp, Kolkata 2005.

Barun Roy o¬n his art

"I look at the natural world as an abstract entity where its various elements exist within a structured scheme of things. The compositions are deconstructive in character but together form a dramatic whole, bonded within the dark void of the universe. The overwhelming sense is o¬ne of awe and wonder. Sometimes I deliberately choose strong colours to heighten the dramatic effect." -- Barun Roy