Sanjay Kumar Bhartia, the artist and the creator behind Live Wire Art, a unique art form through the medium of copper wires was born on 09 September 1954 amongst the sylvan and picturesque settings in the remote hamlet of Sahibganj, Jharkhand. His leanings towards religion and mystic from an early age led him to travel across the countryside and places of religious discourse. It was during his visits to Rajasthan in 1970s that he drew inspiration from the rich cultural heritage of the land and was drawn towards the ornate, rich carvings and regal architecture of the Havelis and Palaces. In the formative years of developing the art he experimented with depictions of Gods and Goddesses in their natural form by using copper wires of various guages and colours / hues. The innate expressions and subtle feelings with emphasis on facial form find vivid reflection in his art work. Creations in Live Wire Art has now metamorphosed into varied range of representations encapsulating religious, scenic, portrait, landscape and historical forms. Art work in Live Wire Art is primaily made by using copper wires of various guages and colours / hues with deft handling of the form by using scissors and tweezers to add life and vibrancy to the emotions depicted in the subject. Over the years his repertiore has grown with the wide range and depth in the body of art work created out of personal initiative. The artist has taken no formal training in creating this novel art form. The methodology evolved in execution of the art form is entirely his personal endevour evolved over years of painstaking effort. The artist through this unique art form has endevoured to showcase the rich heritage of our land and has attempted to represent the varied hues of life in its natural settings for popularising the art form as well as develop interest in the subject. Mr Sanjay Kumar Bhartia is married to Mrs Sudha Bhartia and blessed with two sons and a daughter. He has been a self made man and after more than 30 years of corporate service is settled in Kolkata amongst family and friends, where he continues to pursue his zeal and love for the original art form "Live Wire Art"
You may visit and see my numbers of original arts already displayed in my own Art Gallery situated in Rabindra Nagar Complex, Block-J, ground floor, 88, College Road, Howrah - 711103, (W.B.) India.