There are numerous stories of different God and Goddesses reside in Hindu mythologies which are very significant in today’s technological life. Based on Hindu mythology discussed in Ramayana, Mahabharata or Purana, there are so many stories narrated with the characters are the main subjects of Sanjoy Patra’s paintings.
In contemporary art practices, his predominant interest in recent years is these stories which are still reflecting its presence at modern days but the time and space had changed eventually. These are the mainly source of inspiration which insisted him doing the works dealing with the mythological characters. Now-a-days, we can match such characters like Lord Krishna or Lord Vishnu to as superheroes in the films also. Artist have portrayed such popular supernatural characters in his paintings. In this traditional art practice, Sanjoy is basically representing the modern technological time as well as materialistic world through the ancient mythological stories. Now, in present context; the whole universe is into our grip by the internet. So, here in his painting, he have placed an earth into the little Krishna’s mouth which is printed with different internet icons like Google, Gmail, Facebook, Twitter etc which are the main sources by which we can connect with the whole world now. Thus, the universe has been transformed in the other way.
This is done purposefully so that viewer can relate with the paintings very easily as these are very contemporary with our recent world and become the part of our lives. Now-a-days we cannot imagine our day without Cyber culture. These are the core element and the main concept of artist Sanjoy Patra’s works.