Amitava Das

Untitled

Item Code: AD02
Size: 35 x 36 in. (88.9 x 91.44 cms.)

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Amitava Das Born in Delhi, 1947. Amitava studied drawing and painting from the Delhi College of Art in 1972. Later joined as a lecturer at Jamia Milia Islamia, Delhi, 1974; he also was a visiting lecturer at College of Art and Women`s polytechnic, New Delhi,1975-77. His works feature exquisite textures and is often multi-layered, both in spirit and essence. Das creates a fusion of natural and artificial on his canvas, to show the interdependence of the man-made and natural works. His works often dwell on juxtaposing ‘opposites’ with a common frame. Selected solo exhibitions include: “you shall remain hidden\", selected works on paper from 1970 to 2007, Gallery Espace, New Delhi, 2007; Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2005; Galerie F I A, Amsterdam,1997; Works on paper from 1972-1994, Sakshi Gallery, Bombay, 1995; Art Heritage, New Delhi, 1991; Sakshi Galley, Madras, 1990; Bharat Bhavan Biennale, Bhopal, 1987; Works on paper, Dhoomi Mal Gallery, New Delhi, 1978. Some of his group exhibitions are: Annual Exhibition AIFACS, New Delhi, 1968; Art today, Kunika-Chemould Gallery, New Dellhi, 1969; Seven Painters, Maurya Gallery, New Delhi, 1983. Das has also co-curated a contemporary Indian art show titled ‘The Yellow Deity’ for the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi and Museum of contemporary Art/Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary. He is the recipient of the National Awards in 1976; fellowship from Federal Republic of Germany for advance exposure in 1989 and also has a film, a painters portrait been made on him by K.Bikram Singh for Doordarshan. The artist lives and works Delhi in