Soham Raha

The oeuvre of Soham Raha is essentially an inward journey of self-exploration with sound and image as its conduits. It attempts to understand life beyond the experience of the senses within the human body, delving deeper into it in search of the very essence of spiritual experience. 'Baul’ and ‘Sufi’ philosophy imbue this search with powerful meaning in his quest for this quintessence of existence. His ongoing practice of music with the mystics who’s poetic symbolism evokes a transcendental reality of life, continues to actively influence his artistic impulses. Believing that an inherent cosmic sound - the Anāhata Nād is the life-breath of every living entity, Raha attempts to uplift that sublime spirituality to a crescendo until it becomes the only everlasting truth, empowering and cleansing our social sensibilities. He looks towards indigenous culture as he believes it preserves popular consciousness most truthfully. Lived and imagined experiences, music and belief, come alive in his fantastical visuals that precariously balance strangeness and reality creating counter-narratives that resist the conventional paradigm of representing reality.
I am not the body, I am not the Mind
Soham Raha
Natural pigments, acrylic and gold leaf on linen canvas | 60 X 36 inches | 2021
Swadhisthan To Anahata V
Soham Raha
Paintings
Tempera, Smoke, Fire, Gold On Crescent Acid Free Board | 10.6 X 7 Inches | 2019
Swadhisthan to Anahata IV
Soham Raha
Paintings
Tempera, Smoke, Fire, Gold on Crescent Acid Free Board | 10.6 X 7 Inches | 2019
Swadhisthan To Anahata III
Soham Raha
Paintings
Tempera, Smoke, Fire, Gold On Crescent Acid Free Board | 10.6 X 7 Inches | 2019
Swadhisthan To Anahata II
Soham Raha
Paintings
Tempera, Smoke, Fire, Gold On Crescent Acid Free Board | 10.6 X 7 Inches | 2019
Swadhisthan to Anahata I
Soham Raha
Paintings
Tempera, Smoke, Fire, Gold On Crescent Acid Free Board | 10.6 X 7 Inches | 2019
In search of existence III
Soham Raha
Paintings
Tempera and gold leaf on Fabriano 300gsm artistico acid paper | 30 X 22 Inches | 2020
In search of existence II
Soham Raha
Paintings
Tempera and gold leaf on Fabriano 300gsm artistico acid paper | 30 X 22 Inches | 2020
In search of existence I
Soham Raha
Paintings
Tempera and gold leaf on Fabriano 300gsm artistico acid paper | 30 X 22 Inches | 2020
Dimensions
Soham Raha
Paintings
Gold leaf and natural pigments on 300gsm paper | 12 X 30 Inches | 12 X 9.5 Inches (each) | 2021
Void to earth
Soham Raha
Paintings
Gold leaf and natural stone and earth pigments on wasli | 32 X 50 Inches | 2021
Breath
Soham Raha
Paintings
Watercolour and Tempera on paper | 22 X 58 Inches | 2017
Transforming kama to Nishkama through breath
Soham Raha
Paintings
Ink, smoke, fire, rice paper and gold on acid free board | 32 X 32 Inches | 10 x 10 inches (each) | 2019
Union of energy through introspecting seed
Soham Raha
Paintings
Rice paper, gold leaf, Ink, fire, smoke on board | 36 x 36 Inches | 12 X 12 Inches (each) | 2019
Consciousness of senses
Soham Raha
Paintings
Tempera, gold leaf smoke on paper | 28 X 26 inches | 12 X 8 inches (each) | 2019
Illusion II
Soham Raha
Paintings
Tempera and gold leaf on acid free board | 7 X 11 Inches | 2019
Untitled
Soham Raha
Paintings
Tempera and gold leaf on paper | 28 X 26 Inches | 12 X 8 Inches (each) | 2020