Devajyoti Ray born in 1974, was initially a government officer and then by force of his talent entered the art world independently. Ray’s works are independent of the influence of the regular art school styles. The word Pseudo realism which is often attached to Ray’s works is in fact a term that was associated with films but Ray had drafted it according to his own needs to create a new style of visual imagery where he uses offbeat colours and shapes to create a pseudo-balance. It is thus a style cartier replica that is rooted in the new Indian reality and in a way marks a new phase in Art of post-liberalization India.
Ray paints predominantly in acrylic. Since Ray had no formal training in art, his techniques are largely self-developed and this adds to his uniqueness. Ray uses large areas of flat colours, offbeat shapes and yet at the end the paintings look realistic and comprehendible. Ray has also worked in water colours and mixed media and has produced many new forms of experimental art. His collages which had a special feature of looking like scraps of haphazard papers but forming clear realistic scenes when seen from a distance was a novelty of the young artist.