Ram Kumar Manna

Ram Kumar Manna

“My long association with Ramkumar Manna, whom I consider one of the leading terracotta sculptors of India, has given me an opportunity to observe from close quarters the growth process of a budding talent from an obscure village hamlet of West Bengal. During all these years, Ram Kumar, as he is intimately known to various art circles of the country, has worked hard and experimented relentlessly with forms and styles, without being repetitive in the process to discover his own idiom and visual language. From Mohenjodaro to Ramkumar- it’s a long journey, but a satisfying one. Mother-earth and mother both have become synonymous in Ramkumar’s ‘Ambitoma’ sculptures. Terracotta is his medium of expression. Fusion of experience and imagination has been amply manifested through this medium. Whatever he does, he does, with effortless perfection and precision, keeping in mind his roots, which he cherishes fondly, even in his present-day city settlement. He is a great sculptor in his own right.”