Born in East Midnapore in West Bengal in 1960, Somenath Maity studied Fine Arts at the College of Visual Arts in Kolkata. The self - professed artist is known for his oil paintings of urbanscapes and structures. His abstract work tries to unveil the inner beauty that lies in a city that people generally fail to notice. Aptly titled as “Structure”, the artist’s work with strong vibrant brush strokes explores the architectural blueprints of a structure from an artist’s point of view.

One of Bengal’s important new emerging painters, has displayed his work in many Indian and European galleries. The artist has held multiple solo exhibitions including Germany and the United Kingdom. His paintings are included in the prestigious permanent collections of the National Gallery of Modern Art and the Lalit Kala Akademi in New Delhi, the Fukuoka Museum in Japan.

He lives and works out of Gopalpur, West Bengal.