Ashoke Mullick is considered one of the leading painters from the Bengal School of Art. Mullick combines a sense of satire with contemporary conditions. His paintings focus strongly on the ordinary man and the contradictions he faces.He uses colours like greens and blues to depict a largely urban India.His paintings also includes a strong focus on the ordinary person – more specifically womankind and the contradictions it faces. The artist likes to portray the contemporary age where people have lost the human touch and have become increasingly impersonal in their behaviour.
As a painter, he touches on these facets where customs are not being followed and the link between now and the past is getting hazy. He’s carved out a niche for himself with his juxtaposition of real and unreal imagery infusing his canvasses with bold, vibrant imagination and certain energy, which is extremely appealing.
About the Artist and his work :
Born : 1957, Calcutta.
Education:1981 Graduated with first class in fine arts
1981-82 Awarded Cultural Scholarship from the Government of India under Bikash Bhattacharya.
Select Group Shows :
‘Their Story’ exhibition organised by VHAI, New Delhi in’01
Summer Show at CIMA , Kolkata in ’04
Face to Face- 19th century Contemporary Portraiture , CIMA Gallery, Kolkata in ’05
Different Strokes at Polka Art Gallery, New Delhi in ’06
Shows abroad in France, New York, Japan, Singapore, Sweden, and Germany to name a few. He has participated in several prestigious Exhibitions and art workshops in India and Abroad .His works are in the collection of several art connoisseurs in India and abroad.