We had the good fortune of connecting with Biswajit Das and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Biswajit, do you have any habits that you feel contribute to your effectiveness?
My intense love and Passion for the painting helped me a lot to involve me in the process, which eases my way to success eventually.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Curiosity for visual engagement is the driving force in my work. I mostly love to work on gesture through portraits and figurative representation. I am working on sound and its impact on human life through gestural expression. I prefer my canvas to express the space with variety of elements like colors, lines, textures and contours to showcase the wide possibilities of the sound (in its various forms, noise, howl, honk, tinkle etc.) to have an impact on us. I took sound, as an inspiration, as I feel it has a great strength as silence to move us psychologically. This particular quality would help both me and viewers to sink into my conceptual compositions. My work has been exhibited, appreciated, criticized and collected nationally and internationally over a decade now. My works can be seen physically in various galleries across India. And can be seen online globally. The sole challenge I faced was to express my original style in Indian art scenario, I took it simply to make my style fine and sharp with time and approached galleries with this story of development, used social media to elaborate my ideas to the viewers. This was how I gradually establish my woke-style in the society.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would love to take few names here. Hangseswari Temple, Bansberia, Hoogli, for it’s one of a kind of temple architecture, a mixture of French English and Indian temple architecture. Iskcon Mayapur, Nadia, where art and architecture meets in supreme form. India Museum, Kolkata as the first national museum with its beautiful collection along with Govt. college of art and craft. Victoria Memorial, kolkata as one of the pioneer places to view British art and architecture. Viswavarati, santiniketan, Birbhum, a prime location where Great poet Rabindranth Tagore created an eco-fiendly education system.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
In the path of practice as an artist, I have met many inspiration in person and event. First name will be Pramathesh Chandra, Young professor from my Art college, Who stays right beside to help my originality to emerge in me and to observe the metamorphosis in my practice. second Name would be Lori-Ann Emerton, my first overseas collector from Canada whose notes guide my practice all along. Third Person will be Punit Gupta from New Jersey Who gifted me the honor to become the illustrator of His first book The fire in you and true joys. This challenged me to nurture and shape an entire dream of a writer. The last but not least was Covid-19 situation where I took my inspiration from an unprecedented crisis to involve myself in various social activities connected to art and environment.