Artist : Dhiren Sasmal
Title : Girl in her garden
Medium : Acrylic with pen&ink on Canvas
Size : 36” x 48”
Year : 2013
Born on 2nd January 1953, Dhiren Sasmal has been working steadily since then as artist, designer and illustrator, his immense talent and mastery over his medium leading him to win awards in every sphere of artistic activity, be it applied or fine art. His paintings can be found in galleries and collections in India, Australia, U.S.A., U.K., Belgium, France and Germany.
Sasmal is a meditative painter, amazing skilful in his linear execution. His works are diverse, his colours and style reflecting the structure of the source. When he works with folktales of Bengal, his paintings reflect the sobriety of Bengal art within his multi-layered structural compositions. While working with European themes, his fantasy art takes on an expressionist or surrealist form. He often disintegrates forms, makes them geometrical and then breaks the form, yet this scattering within the pictorial space remains integrated in a totality of formal structure.
Dhiren Sasmal simply uses childrens' stories as a point of departure – the style, medium and execution are very much his own – he employs his own unique method of layering, where the colours emerge from within and below each layer, with a final ‘wash’ and intricate pen&ink detailing, making each piece a collector’s item.