- Dewashish Das
After passing out of school in Darbhanga, he joined the Purnea Art College in Bihar. Later he shifted to Kolkata and joined the Rabindra Bharati University.
After Education : Before joining Rabindra Bharati University though, Dewashish had worked with Shri Sukumay Mitra, an eminent artist from Shantiniketan and student of Nandalal Basu.
Professional Qualification :
Bachelor's Degree in Visual Arts from Indian College of arts and Draftsmanship, Kolkata (under Rabindra Bharati University). Attend First Class.
Solo Exhibitions :
2006 Jehangir art Gallery, Mumbai 2005 Art Land at Taj, Mumbai 2004 Art Land, Mumbai 2004, 03, 02, 99, 98 By Spandan at Oberoi, Kolkata 2003 Art Pilgrim, New Delhi 2001, 2000 Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi 2000 ANZ Grindlays Bank, Kolkata 2000, 98 Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata.
Group Exhibitions :
2010 “Warp & Weft” at Vernissage, Cochin with Right Lines Gallery, Bangalore 2005 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 2005 Three Man Show, Chitra Kala Parishat, Bangalore 2005, 04, 03 Gallery Chemould, Kolkata 2005 Mahua Art Gallery, Bangalore 2004, 98 Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata 2004 Galeria, New Delhi 2004 By Names N Art at Hyat Regency, Kolkata 2003, 98 Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata 2003 “Verandah”, Taj Bengal, Kolkata 2003 Genesis Art Gallery, Kolkata 2003 Art Voyage, London 2003 Royal Bengal Collection, Delhi & Mumbai by Habitat Foundation 2003 Arts Acre, Kolkata 2003, 98 Kumar art Gallery, New Delhi 2003, 98 Domas Art Gallery, Kolkata 2002 Gallery Gajah, Singapore 2002 Rossi & Rossi, London 2002, 90 Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi 2001, 97 Annual exhibition of Academy of Fine arts, Kolkata 2001 Gallery Ganesha, New Delhi 2001, 2000 Hotel Astor, Kolkata 1999 Art Folio, Chandigarh 1999, 98 Right Lines, Bangalore 1999 American Embassy, New Delhi.
2000 Academy of Fine Arts, Lokayat Gallery, Hotel Astor & Lalit Kala Academy 2001 Gallery Ganesha, Lalit Kala Academy & Academy of Fine Arts 2002 Roosi Art Gallery, Gallery Gajah, Spandan Art Gallery, Kumar Art Gallery & Academy of Fine Arts 2003 Academy of Fine Arts, Art Pilgrim, Kumar Art Gallery, Domas Art Gallery, Taj Bengal, Genesis Art Gallery, Gallery Chemould, Spandan Art Gallery, Artvoyage & Gallery Ideas 2004 Academy of Fine Arts, Chemould Art Gallery, Art Land, Spandan Art Gallery, Gallery Galleria, Gallery Ideas & Names n Art 2005 Mahua Art Gallery, Gallery Ideas, Art Land, Jehangir Art Gallery, Chemould Art Gallery & Academy of Fine Arts 2006 Academy of Fine Arts, Spandan Art Gallery, Prince of Wales Museum, Museum Art Gallery, Jehangir Art Gallery, Gallery Right Line & Gabriela Javanovich Sredera 2007 Domus Art Gallery, Gallery Ideas, Genesis Art Gallery, Spandan Art Gallery Academy of Fine Arts & Samokal Art Gallery.
Dewashish has spent a better part of his life amongst tribals. Having imbibed their ways, he has tried to capture their lifestyle into his art. Dewashish's love for art began while he was in junior school. You get a glimpse into the world of tribals - a world of unspoilt charm, of pristine beauty, of emotions, dreams, hopes and aspirations. This is what Dewashish Das has tried to capture in his canvas. Simple details like caste marks, necklaces, peacock feathers, animals and vivid colours like red, green, yellow, blue and white are the trademarks of his paintings.