A graduate of the Purnea Art College in Bihar, Dewashish’s interest in art can be traced as early as junior school. Before a stint at the Rabindra Bharati University in Kolkata, Dewashish worked with the eminent artist Shri Sukumay Mitra, a graduate from Shantiniketan and student of Nandalal Bose. India’s rich tribal culture and heritage are the recurring theme of Dewashish’s paintings. This stems from his desire to capture this for posterity and the sheer pleasure he derives from painting tribals. Dewashish Das has participated in several regional, national and international exhibitions.
This artwork represents the rich tribal culture and heritage of India
This painting “Spiritual Harmony” is an outstanding work by artist Dewashish Das. The artist has spent a part of his life amongst the tribals. Having imbibed their ways, he has tried to capture their lifestyle into his art. Simple details like caste marks, necklaces, peacock feathers, animals and vivid colors like red, green, yellow, blue and white are the trademarks of his paintings.
This painting is one of the latest series based on Monks, consist of truly peaceful and aesthetically pleasing compositions. These works, largely in hues of rich reds and gold are mature & sophisticated. The subjects of his artworks have been largely the tribals of India, resplendent in their proud beauty, bejeweled, blending into earthy brown hued backdrops.