Sailesh Chatterjee is a contemporary impressionist Indian artist. He is the first artist in India who has showcased illusion body art. Sailesh creates amazing optical illusions using humans and body paints to depict animals and insects. His creations are not limited to body painting alone and it encompasses the likes of watercolor paintings and graphic design too. The chameleon here has actually been painted on a human body!
He brings forth an individual style of his own and at the same time, it is contemporary in essence. He creates an illusion through his paintings. His brush strokes portray the itsy-bitsy emotions of anthropoid — the ebb and flow of existence. He paints his thoughts through watercolor and acrylic.
Sailesh is associated with writing and photography. He is a virtuoso. He articulates his notion with deft skill. He is also associated with different societal exercises and is involved with various organisations. Some of Sailesh’s works uphold fantasy and dark imagery. It is inspired by the urban milieu – its squalor and susceptibility.