About Suhas Bhujbal
Suhas Bhujbal was born in the small village, Narayangoun, in the Maharashtra state of India. At the age of nine, he moved to Pune City where he furthered his education and experienced a new environment: city life.
In his own words, “I spent my childhood in a small village and after school there wasn’t much to do so I would go to carpenters, sculptors, pot makers, iron smiths, quilt makers, shoe makers, and sign board painters. I’d watch them working on their projects for hours. But, when we moved to the city it was a new environment for me. I had no friends so painting helped me feel like I belonged in this new city life. In that way, painting became my lifelong friend.”
Bhujbal has been painting architecture and cityscapes for almost 10 years. More recently, he begun to add figurative work into his collection. His interest in figurative work developed as he began to travel more.
“Traveling exposed me to new cultures, like Central America’s, where I observed working class families whose lives inspired me and I wanted to capture these moments on canvas.” Suhas continues, “My process evolves with each painting differently, but in the end, it is all about the act of painting regardless of the subject matter. The only rule I follow is to remind myself that I’m painting a painting and not an exact replica of something seen in life.”