Devajyoti Ray, born in 1974 is one
of the youngest
Artists of our times. He is credited with the introduction of
in Indian Art. Ray’s brand of Pseudorealism involves the depiction of
regular scenes from everyday life, treated in an offbeat manner.
Thus in Ray’s works
realistic themes are arrived at through the use of abstract symbols and
offbeat color-scheme. This
style of Art
is though not new, what is novel about Ray’s works is the open
declaration of Pseudorealism as the reigning style
Pseudorealism which is associated with the created media imagery of the
21st century is the order of the day.
of almost all hues take recourse to pseudoreal imagery and pseudoreal
propaganda. It is in this context that Ray becomes significant.
Devajyoti Ray’s works show vibrant colors
that bear resemblance to cyber-Art and modern imagery in general. Yet
Ray’s works are more than just mere images.
Aspect of Ray’s work is the modernist vibrancy which makes Ray’s works
identifiable with 21st century non-fine Art imagery in