His last International solo exhibition in London titled “Change Returns Success”(Nov 18-25, 07) was based on the works of British rock band Pink Floyd. Held at Lennox Gallery, London, the exhibition featured some stunning artworks featuring themes from Pink Floyd’s first album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn and also some earlier albums like Meddle and A Saucerful of Secrets. His book on paintings titled “Green Snow Leopard- A Tribute to Syd Barrett” written by Joy Roy Choudhury and published by ArtVantage was released in London in Nov, 07. He is currently working on art projects based on TS Eliot’s The Wasteland and also on art inspired by W B Yeats to be showcased later this year in London. His other big engagements in 2008 include a solo exhibition "Abeilles femelles noires" or Black Female Bees- Scenes from 19th Century Paris based on erotic/love poems of French Symbolist era belonging to Charles Baudelaire, Stéphane Mallarmé,, Paul Verlaine, Rimbaud and Tristan Corbière.
(For more info, please see http://www.espectro.com/roying/) Samij is also working on project titled Back to the Imaginary/Psyche-Centric Art based on Jacques Lacan. (For more, please see http://www.artmajeur.com/roying/). His next exhibition is at London in March, 08.
Samij loves music and plays the mandolin and percussion. He loves reading and takes his inspiration from Wordsworth, Blake, Einstein and Salvador Dali. He believes that unity of vision in art and also its chaos comes from within as a gift from the divine. The only thing he is aware of when he paints is a respect for the past masters from the cave painters of Altamira to Warhol. He also writes poetry and lyrics which can be read at http://voiceofspirit.wordpress.com/
For info on his exhibition at Bangalore, please visit: http://www.deccanherald.com/Content/Oct112007/metrothurs2007101029809.asp
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