Archisman Roy

Archisman Roy

Untitled 2, 2022
Nepali handmade paper, photo transfer, watercolor and collage on paper
27 x 22 Inches
Untitled 10, 2024
Collage and black ink transfer on paper
12 x 10 Inches
Untitled 11, 2024
Collage and black ink transfer on paper
12 x 10 Inches

Archisman Roy (b.1995, Kolkata, West Bengal, India) completed his BFA and MFA in Sculpture at Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, 2021. His works have been exhibited in group shows at the Academy Of Fine Arts, Kolkata, 2016, 2019; West Bengal State Academy Annual Exhibition, ICCR, Kolkata, 2019; Kochi Muziris Students Biennale, 2021; Nippon Gallery, Bombay, 2021, Birla Academy Of Art & Culture, Kolkata, 2021, 2022 and 2024, Annual Ravi Jain Memorial Foundation Show, New Delhi, 2021; CIMA Awards Show, Kolkata, 2022, Shrishti Art Gallery, Hyderabad 2022; Abir First Take Annual Exhibition, New Delhi, 2022; Pashim Bangya Rajya Charukala Annual Exhibition, Kolkata, 2022; Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad, 2023 and Gallery Dotwalk, New Delhi, 2023 and 2024.

Archisman has been awarded at the West Bengal State Academy Annual Exhibition, ICCR, Kolkata, 2023; Birla Academy of Art & Culture Annual Exhibition, Kolkata, 2022; and Rabindra Bharati University Student  Annual  Exhibition, 2019. 

Archisman uses collage as a visual medium, to generate diverse interpretations, leading to conflicting dialogues with the viewer. His process involves randomly juxtaposing found images, exploring the element of chance and connections between remotely related visuals. This exploration often results in political, social, and historical narratives. Old magazine volumes serve as a potent source, not only reflecting his situations but also acting as a prelude to current realities. His works are rooted in experiences, reflecting the reality he either voluntarily engages with or conceives around him. By negating their source, he creates artistic ambivalence, fostering intended dialogues and subconscious anxiety within the artistic community he is a part of.

Archisman Roy lives and works in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

An Irrational Juxtaposition 2, 2023
Acrylic, color pencil, gold leaf and collage on acid-free paper
30 x 40 Inches
The Feeling of Being Burdened, 2022
Watercolor, color pencil and collage on acid-free paper
35 x 47 Inches