Purnna Behra

Artist: Purnna Behra

Title: Flight Series

Size: 96 X 36 inches

Year: 2016



Purnna Behera was born in Odisha. He completed his B.F.A and M.F.A in Painting from B. K. College of Art & Crafts, Bhubaneswar, Orissa in 2004 and 2006 respectively Through his expressive canvases Behera brings to the fore the duality of roles attributed to men and women in our society. He foregrounds the contrast between genders and the difference in their desires, from building a dream home to ensuring their daily survival. His works contend for gender equality across the spectrum. His work has been part of many solo, and group shows in India and abroad including Images, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, I, WE & THEY, Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi, 2010, Shonandai, My Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2010, Bakul Fest, Regional Art Centre, Bhubaneswar, Art Konsult, New Delhi, 2009. He is a recipient of the National Scholarship to Young Artists, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, New Delhi, 2004-05.