Artist : Dhiren Sasmal
Title : Princess with Swan
Medium : Mixed media on canvas
Size : 24" x 24"
Born on 2nd January 1953, Dhiren Sasmal has been working steadily for the past forty-five years as artist, designer and illustrator, his talent and mastery over his medium leading him to win awards in every sphere of artistic activity, be it book illustration, stall décor or fine art.
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. He often disintegrates forms, makes them geometrical and then breaks the form. Yet this scattering within the pictorial space remains integrated in a unique formal structure.
Dhiren Sasmal employs his own 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.
This work is from his show "Adekha-Dekha" based on folktales and fairytales from all over the world.