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Das, Satyajit

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 I grew up in the town of Bhubaneswar in Orissa. I completed a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, with a specialization in painting, from B.K. College of Art and Crafts, Bhubaneswar, in 2007. In 2009,  completed a Master’s degree in the same from Utkal University of Culture, Bhubaneswar. 
My early childhood experiences in Orissa have heavily influenced my art practice. I particularly intrigued by the paradoxical nature of dressing impoverished children as Hindu gods who then beg for money, and I have chosen to represent this unique phenomenon in a photo-realist format in my works. The irony of giving money as alms to a disguised god is striking, as the culture permits donating money to a deity but refrains from helping the impoverished within the community. By representing these ‘slumgods’, as i call them, I bring into focus issues of social apathy, under education and blind faith in religion and superstition.

I use digital images as well as computer graphics to enhance my work, as I believe that the use of technology is inherent to art in this day and age. Through this use of technology, i also aim to instill realism in my art, with the help of photographs and digital images.

My  work has been a part of group shows like 'God, Icon and Masses' at Mon Art Gallerie, Kolkata, in 2009; 'Volume' at Rastriya Lalit Kala Kendra, Orissa, in 2008; ‘Red’ and ‘Chitrangsi in Winter’ at Rastriya Lalit Kala Kendra, Orissa, both in 2007; and ‘ Me-Lenge’ at Rastriya Lalit Kala Kendra, Orissa, in 2006. The artist has also participated in the 'International Art Exhibition' presented by Ashok Art Gallery at Lalit Kala Regional Centre Gallery, Bhubaneswar, in 2009.

 

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