ORIGINAL ART BY SUJATA ACHREKAR: PAINTINGS AVAILABLE
ORIGINAL ART BY SUJATA ACHREKAR: PAINTINGS SOLD
Contemporary Indian artist Sujata Achrekar is well-known for her original paintings of faces—particularly the faces of ‘Brahmin Brahmacharis,’ or young men dedicated to the pursuit of freedom from reincarnation. She defines ‘Brahmin’ as “he who knows himself” and usually depicts him as a serene and stoic figure with hooded eyes. In her striking style, she boldly renders these faces in vibrant colors and carefully incorporates Sanskrit verses in ‘Devnagri’ letters.
Hindu philosophy and mythology are the prominent themes in art by Sujata Achrekar, particularly portraits of religious figures. Through these portraits, she aims to tell the story of the human condition. She mainly uses acrylic paint but relies on many innovative techniques—scratching, overlapping, scrubbing, rolling and writing—that result in the intensely textured surface of her canvases.
Artist Sujata Achrekar studied at the L.S. Raheja School of Art, Mumbai and later taught at the Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai for 12 years. She has shown her work in India and internationally, and she has received several awards including the Maharashtra Government State Award for Portraiture in 1990 and 1992. Her husband, Vijay Achrekar, is also a well-known artist.
Sujata Achrekar welcomes requests for commissioned paintings. If you like a painting that has sold, or if you have a particular space in mind, a custom painting can be made to your taste and specifications regarding size, color palette and other details. You are welcome to buy her paintings online or view them at our gallery in Palo Alto (San Francisco Bay Area).