ABSTRACT WITH HIDDEN FIGURATIVES: An inédit imaginative painting platform

By now Sen was being invited by all the major French salons, city municipalities in France and different galleries across the world to exhibit his Gesturism Art in either solo or group exhibitions. A great French art critic, Patrice de la Perrière defined Sen’s art as having an encrypted aspect for the viewer to discover. Finding juxtaposed treatment of abstraction and figurative in his works of art, he gave birth to the definition “Abstract with hidden figuratives.” This grand gesture was a big turning point in Sen’s art. People in different countries also get similarly curious and love to identify the figuratives in his abstract paintings. They take time to enter into his paintings in a systematic trajectory. Splashes of colour with big brushstrokes where living beings hide within the abstract form, that’s the hidden aspect of his expressions that constitute his style of Gesturism Art work.


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.