Subrat Kumar Behera’s work is about exploring narratives and storytelling techniques. One observes his signature use of a multi-panel narrative in this work. Coming from a rural background in Odisha, his favorite activity was to listen to the various myths and folklore’s from his grandmother.
The visuals that one encounters in this work are from those of his house back in the village. One observes his keen sense of command over the medium in this work. The division of the panels aides as both formal as well as conceptual tool. In the former one encounters the division of the personal and public spaces, in the latter the segregation of the real and the fantastical.
This is one of his signature paintings available for sale exclusively online on the Astanzi website.