The Hidden Place

January 28, 2009

Sangram Majumdar

Filed under: Contemporary Painters — thehiddenplace @ 12:02 pm

I can’t really put my finger on what it is I like about Sangram Majumdar’s work.  There’s a vibration in the crisp areas of flat colour that come together to form images of an intriguing psychological quality.


Stylistically there’s something of Euan Uglow in the careful delineation and measurement.  But while I often find Uglow’s compositions lacking in anything of interest beyond surface quality, Majumdar’s seem to have a particularly curious atmosphere.


His work in charcoal is equally fascinating.  They capture moments of intense business, but rather than doing so in an ethereal impressionist way, they crystalise them with a variety of sharp clarity and murky obscurity.





  1. My sense is that he is showing an action that is occuring out of the frame, shadows of someone that is not there, am moment of shattering caused by something we cannot see.

    Comment by Joel Flora — June 24, 2009 @ 8:38 pm | Reply

  2. I have just been introduced to this work by teachers and students at MICA and am really loving it. I have not seen work in a great while I responded to as I have to this work. Yes, the Uglow memory is there but he has taken the sensibility somewhere new that really matters.

    the placements of the figures in space is quite poetic, often metaphoric. I would love to have information that would lead me to see this work in person.

    Comment by margaret bowland — May 27, 2010 @ 4:57 pm | Reply

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