In a show of solidarity with the world the Chicago based IT professional and Artist Sujit Sudhi is now painting landscapes of countries currently battling COVID19 : the US, the United kingdom, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Belgium , Netherland, France, Germany, Switzerland among others.
Rise of a Challenge
The series of 24 paintings among which 13 are done , demands that he should step out of his comfort zone as an Artist . He said, I didn't want to draw expected sights . For instance Paris would inevitably mean Eiffel tower but instead I painted a landscape that expresses the essence of the country , which was more restrictive .
His United kingdom shows a barge moored by the Thames and his Iran shows a mountain, Sabalon from one of it's famed mountain range and so on.
He also added Artist across the genres have responded to COVID19 in different ways. I choose to draw pleasing, beautiful landscapes.
The work demands that he should do some online research before he paints , research which primarily includes keeping track of Coronavirus update.
The sky in each work is different than the other : some have rolling clouds, others are thunderous and dark . He says, it is said that sky is the integral part of the landscape, they are the eyes of the landscape . They represents the situation of the country . While in some painting the sky is clearing and others it is not but there's always a glimmer of hope.
Sujit started painting after a day of the lockdown and completes a water color everyday. His first painting represents United States as a light house by the sea on his fb page on March 28 .
Each of the painting is accompanied by a brief note of encouragement for instance he exhorts Iran with , Iran it's time to show your valour let's win this battle together.