H.R. Das

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  • (b. 1972) Burdwan

PROFILE

The beast within! That is the thought that comes to mind when one is confronted with H.R. Das's bulls. There is an empathy that he evokes in the viewer when faced with his canvases. They exude the power, pride and heart of the beast that is a part of us all.

H.R. Das captures the essence of village life through his amazing cattle. His, bulls and cows don't just exist but pulsate with energy. Whether yoked or free they effortlessly express the sheer strength and beauty of the beast. H.R. Das has taken the bull and made it his own, one cannot dispute the fact that he has a distinctly unique style of portraying this magnificent animal that is so rooted in the Indian culture and psyche. In fact, some may say that he has taken a common place animal and given it a heroic status in the manner that it takes on an almost human persona. One can relate to the beast's agony, its joy of life, its
anger and one can fear it as well.

While some artists tend to overlook the background, treating it as a mere support for their central theme;H.R. Das, treats it like a stage setting in front of which his characters perform. They may recede and be dismissed as props, but his backgrounds still command attention, the intricate tapestry effect and mute lines provide a vibrant milieu that serve to highlight the interactions between the main players of his magnumopus.

H.R. Das comes across as a director more than artist, putting forth a visual display of raw emotions and
power.

ART EDUCATION

  • B.F.A. from Indira Kala Sangit Vishwa Vidyalaya, Khairagarh (C.G.)

SOLO SHOWS

  • 2012 Jahangir Art Gallery,Mumbai.
  • 2008 "Hare's Bulls", Exhibition of paintings at Suchitrra Arts Gallery, Mumbai.
  • 2007 Art Entrance, Mumbai.
  • 2006 Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai.
  • 2004 Nehru Centre Art Gallery, Mumbai.

GROUP SHOWS

  • 2012 Visons,Art Zest,Dubai.
  • 2007 Atelier India Art Gallery, Mumbai.
  • 2006 Suchitrra Arts, Mumbai.
  • 2006 Art Entrance, Mumbai.
  • 2005 Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai.
  • 2005 Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata.
  • 2004 Charu Kala Pradarshani, Kolkata.
  • 2003 Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata.
  • 2002 68th Annual Exhibition of Indian Academy of fine Arts, Amritsar.
  • 2002 Lokmanya Tilak Art Exhibitions, Pune.
  • 2002 Nehru Art Gallery, Bhilai.
  • 2002 Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.
  • 2002 Drawing Exhibition Punjab Lalit Kala Academy, Chandigarh.
  • 2002,01,00,1999 Annual Exhibition – I. K. S. University, Khairagarh.
  • 2001 Jharkhand Art Exhibition, Jharkhand.
  • 2001 Annual Exhibition of Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata.
  • 2000 Nehru Art Gallery, Bhilai.
  • 1999 S.C.Z.C.C., Nagpur.
  • 1997-2000 Charu Kala Pradarshani and Utrsav, Kolkata.
  • 1995-1996 Annual Exhibition of State Ackademy, Kolkata.

AWARDS/HONOURS

Received awards from All India Fine Arts and Craft Society, New Delh The Art Society Of India, Mumbai 2009, Bombay Art Society, Mumbai 2009.