Sunil’s style is semi-abstract expressionism, combining the beauty of the natural world with the expressive elements of abstraction. This style gives him the freedom to add emotions, feelings and ideas to what he sees and express them using meaningful lines, forms and colors. He uses bold strokes, bubbles and scribbles to represent the emotional activities of the psyche. First, he decides what the theme of the painting will be and then creates a visual illusion in his mind. Finally, he paints the essence of what he visualizes on the canvas.
Sunil has been living in Mystic, Connecticut for the past ten years. Mystic’s history and beauty along with his childhood memories from Bangladesh inspires him. “Nature inspires me – its power, its energy and its beauty. Both where I live and where I am from influence my work. The challenge is how to combine the two and create something harmonious, thoughtful and beautiful.”
To Sunil, art is not only about beauty, it should make people think. It is about communicating to an audience. “I can’t change the world, but maybe I can change one person at a time with my paintings.” Sunil draws from both his current Western cultural environment and his South Asian culture of origin. Sunil believes his paintings, which combine elements from both cultures, will promote bridges and connections between all people.