Juxtaposing the mundane with the exotic, Das’ work is usually figurative. His pieces have a surreal quality about them, possibly due to the palette he employs. His acrylics on canvas are moments captured in time, and have a photo-realist quality. His women, though, are highly stylized, with large droopy eyes, long noses and sharp features. Das often places these women in idyllic garden settings giving his work the surreal and dream-like quality.
As an artist, “ I am primarily inspired by the human body and nature. I love to use subtle hues and tones to portray their interdependence and symbolic relationships. My canvases are a homage to the stories of celestial love and the ethereal co-existence of nature with humans. Mythological representation of this interconnection fabricates a new world of symbolic fantasy that celebrates sublime love.”
About the Artist and his work :
Born : 1973 in Kolkata.
1996 – Graduated with Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts from the Rabindra Bharti University, Kolkata.
Solo Exhibitions :
1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005 – Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata;
1999 – First solo exhibition at Hotel Oberoi Towers, Mumbai;
1999 – Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata;
2006 – Daira Art Gallery, Hyderabad;
2006 – Art Land Gallery, Mumbai;
2009 – ‘The Fragrance of Life’ at Daira Art Gallery, Hyderabad.
Group Exhibitions :
2012, 2016 – Art Fiesta, Dubai;
2009-12 – Fiidaa Art Gallery, Singapore;
2009 – ‘Colours of Spring’ at Shree Art Gallery, Kolkata;
2008 – Calcutta to California journey six Indian Masters, California;
2007 – Art Land Gallery, Mumbai; Mahua Art Gallery, Bangalore & Art Camp in Bhopal org. by Anubhav;
2002 – Group Show at Chuwa Gallery, Tokyo, Japan & Jainul Gallery, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Duet Show :
2001 – Gajah Gallery, Singapore Org. by Galler, Mumbai.
Honours and Awards :
2003 – Honorable Mention from the Avantika Art Society, New Delhi
1996 – National Scholarship, India.