“Sen’s paintings are encrypted. It is up to us to discover what is hidden there."
Patrice de la Perrière
Chevalier dans l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France

“You have very strong gestural strokes in your paintings. Don’t ever lose your gestures.” This is what Sen’s Professor said to him when he was a student of École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts , Paris when he was 20 years old. That’s why in 1994 when Sen started a new genre of art, one of his art advisers in Paris named it as Gesturism Art.

Sen is a French painter of Indian origin. Since his childhood, he has experienced the huge visual disorder in every activity of life in India. But in this disorder in India’s social system, he has found a tremendous harmonious factor across the country, and recognizes that everyone has a huge bonding to this disorder. This prompted him to translate this positive disorder into his paintings through his 
Désordre Harmony in 2008.


When India was partitioned 1947 to create Pakistan, a new country for Muslims, about 20 million people of Bengal and Punjab were displaced and brutally victimized. Sen’s wealthy, literate family had huge landed property in erstwhile East Bengal, the present Bangladesh, which was carved out to be East Pakistan for Muslims. So for being Hindus Sen’s family was overnight evicted from their home. Without taking any possessions, they fled for their lives amidst people warring over religion, and so became squatted refugees in West Bengal.