Icons
The holy stone 13” x 14”, oil on canvas, 1982
Chaitanya 60” x 71”, oil, charcoal and acrylic on canvas, 1996
Icon – Padmavati 41” x 60”, oil, charcoal and acrylic on canvas, 1999
Icon – Lakshmi 40” x 50”, oil, charcoal and acrylic on canvas, 1999
Icon – Maheswari 45” x 50”, oil, charcoal and acrylic on canvas, 1998
Icon – Durga 60” x 72”, oil, charcoal and acrylic on canvas, 1999
Ecstasy 45” x 55”, oil, charcoal and acrylic on canvas, 2005
The Icon 60” x 35”, oil, charcoal and acrylic on canvas, 2008





"Somewhere, to be certain, there must have been sights and sounds remembered from childhood: a wandering Vaishnava minstrel, singing full-throated songs of Krishna perhaps, the goddess Durga being adorned before receiving worship, the saptamatrikas (‘seven mothers’) springing into action seen in some old manuscript, an idol bathed and anointed every day in the family’s devotion room. As the years went by, all of these were clearly bound to recede into some quiet niches of the mind, the fine layer of the dust of time, of other concerns and thoughts, coming to settle over them. But when the moment arrived to invoke, recall, summon those sights and sounds, Shuva seems to have turned them into images that are all his own.
This is the way it proceeds then, in Shuvaprasanna’s imagined, enriching world of gods and goddesses. There are no crowded spaces in it, no menacing street dogs, no images of stark want, no ominous birds. But at each step his work encourages us to peep into his mind and into domains that each person must necessarily explore on his own. Doing something like that I find difficult to resist."
(B.N. Goswamy in "Black Brown & the Blue")