Asit Kumar Patnaik is an emotionally sensitive person and his paintings appear to be a direct reflection of his personality. The images that emerge from his paintings seem to have tremendous depth in their characters in spite of apparently mundane situations.
The artist feels that the true depth of feelings surfaces in emotionally moving circumstances and not necessarily in trying situations. It is the depth of emotions and feelings that separate us from animals and we need to nurture these, rather than curb apparent the need to cry or express love.
There is intangibility in Patnaik’s works, of words left unsaid, certain sensitivity or sharing of feelings, and his technique and choice of colours and textures accentuate that. He appears to be in full control of the medium and is confident of bold strokes and experimentations to bring out his feelings on canvas. The subjects are simple, yet the treatment is what matters.