Danbury, Connecticut-based, Sayan Ray (b. 1973) creates meticulously planned-yet-spontaneous works motivated by line. His pieces feature bold, dynamic lines that move across the picture plane, but strike a balance between shape, form, and space. Sayan advocates a return to simplicity and states that in an over-complicated world, every stroke is placed with a clarity of mind that elevates the simple to the realm of the sophisticated. Citing jazz, literature, and poetry, the titles of Sayan's works make allusion to his process by referencing authors and musicians whose improvisational style parallels his own.
Exhibited with Uprise Art at Affordable Art Fair, 2016
Group exhibition at Reverol & Co. Gallery, 2013
Featured artist at Dumbo Art Festival, 2013