Through the eras

first_imgDelhi Art gallery presents a solo show of artist Amitava Das, the exhibition comprises of four decades of his artwork. Over 150 works and two important sketchbooks form a part of the exhibition.Each painting depicts his journey as an artist like his content and style which reflect an angst and nihilism in the ’70s before moving on to a more secure and generous space in the ’80s, to recent decades where loneliness and despair recur as a reflection of society. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’To fully understand Das’ art, his work has been broken up into six different segments, like landscapes, figures, body segments, heads, animals, and abstracts. The use of colours and variety of fine brush strokes explains the state of mind of the artist.His choice of mediums, whether drawings, watercolours, paintings or collages traces the eras of art in country. Eliminating the superfluous from his work, Das has constantly endeavoured to communicate his ideas in a minimal context, rendering his works with a simplicity that has often confounded his critics.last_img