Gautam Mukherjee is a very sensitive artist and draws that which is close to his heart – his subject matter usually involves memories of his family. They are not portraits of his family members but rather a representation of the values a family holds for him. Soon after the birth of his child his works developed to capture the love and bonding that a child brings into a family.
Over a period of time Mukherjee’s style has evolved, the colors have brightened, the characters in his works have acquired a cheerful note from the earlier works which more somber. But the focus has always been the family, with emphasis on the close bonding between them, shown by the physical contact with each other, be it husband – wife, mother-child, grandparent-grandchild or between siblings. The attention to composition, background, detailing of the people, in traditional Bengali attire and jewelry in an environment that is reminiscent of the old Kolkata havelis. All enhanced by the deep and rich hues of color.