Saumin Suresh Patel is an accomplished Mumbai-based artist, specialised in illustration and comics.
We met at the Mumbai Comic Con last decembre where I was immediately struck by the large prints he had on exhibit. With colourful gods and sensual women, his work was reminiscent of Manara and Klimt, yet also very personal.
After a brief chat about the prudish nature of Modern India despite its historical world-famous Kama-Sutra and his deep appreciation for French comic-artist Moebius, I told him I woud be interested in visiting his studio and take his portrait.
He kindly invited me to his home on my last day in Mumbai where we got an opportunity to discuss life and art at lengths and here are some of the photographs of that day.
If any media outlet has interest in publishing my interview/portrait with the man, please contact me. This artist deserves recognition.
His first self-published collection of erotic artworks called ‘Kaamotsav’ is available right here!