In Sen’s artistic evolution we can easily and frequently see a sort of dualism rooted in his very personality that tumbles into his paintings.
Being a French artist of Indian origin, this dualism creates the uniqueness of his creative language. In the “Companion” theme this dualism is particularly evident in the juxtaposition between man and woman, between the language of Gesturism Art and the influence of India’s “désordre”.
Colours burst out following bodylines in the painting called Immoderate. This painting offers us an immense beauty resulting from the artist’s inner reflection. The paintings included in this section have almost a photographic precision. They immortalize the eternal love between bodies touching each other, talking to each other, sighing at each other.
Verlaine, the friend of many Impressionists and musicians in the second part of the 19th century, has expressed, “A profound quiet descending from heavens, enlighten by stars: the sweetest hour.” He would certainly fall in love with Sen’s deep sensitivity and ability to capture “the sweetest hour.”
Alberto Moioli, Member AICA. Editorial Director, Enciclopediad’ArteItaliana, Art Advisor Art Affinity