Born in the land of arts and culture (Bengal, India), Dr. Pragati Surana grew up in a family of musicians and artists. She discovered her love for visual expression to complement her outstanding power of observation. She trained as an interior designer and filled aesthetics, energy and refinement in people's homes and lives. Guided by inspiration from artists like Van Gogh, Renoir, Vermeer & Da Vinci along with a keen eye for details and a passion to find perfection in multitude expressions, she embarked on her first art challenge to reproduce Starry Nights in 2009. After a successful outcome, she started learning art through meticulously designed experiments with myriad themes with oil on canvas. She moved to Zürich to immerse in art across museums from Europe. These influences reverberate in her artistic endeavors till 2019.  Soon she sought amalgamation of cognitive, aesthetic & emotional aspects of life through her works and found a befitting manifestation through hyperrealism. She passionately created sketches using graphite and charcoal mediums and explored her fascination with the animal world. Hyper real techniques could translate and relay the language of eyes from her subjects onto appealing visuals. She extended the technique to oil on canvas to explore photo-real themes with still life and landscapes. Her endeavors continue on this orbit for seminal works that explore layers & light, meticulousness & experimentation, playfulness & precision. ​​​​