Sukanta Das was born in 1973 in Kolkata, and graduated with Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts from the Rabindra Bharti University, Kolkata, in 1996.
Juxtaposing the mundane with the exotic, Das’ work is usually figurative. His pieces have a surreal quality about them, possibly due to the palette he employs. His acrylics on canvas are moments captured in time, and have a photo-realist quality. His women, though, are highly stylized, with large droopy eyes, long noses and sharp features. Das often places these women in idyllic garden settings giving his work the surreal and dream-like quality.
Das received a National Scholarship in 1996, and won an Honorable Mention from the Avantika Art Society, New Delhi, in 2003. The artist’s work has been a part of several group exhibitions including 'Colours of Spring' at Shree Art Gallery, Kolkata, in 2009; and others at Art Land Gallery, Mumbai, in 2007; and Mahua Art Gallery, Bangalore, also in 2007. Das had his first solo exhibition at Hotel Oberoi Towers, Mumbai, in 1999, and subsequently has held several solo shows at the Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata. He has also had solo shows at Daira Art Gallery, Hyderabad; and Art Land Gallery, Mumbai in 2006; and recently 'The Fragrance of Life' at Daira Art Gallery, Hyderabad in 2009.
The artist lives and works in Kolkata.
1996 Completed B.V.A. from Rabindra Bharati University with First Class.
2011 MC Ghia Hall, Org by Artland Gallery, Mumbai
2011 Alankritha Art Gallery, Hyderabad
2009 Jehangir Art Gallery, Sponsored by Artland, Mumbai
2008 Kanvas Art Gallery, Kolkata
2007 Art Land Gallery, Dubai
2007 Master’s Collection Art Gallery, Kolkata
2006 Art Land Gallery, Mumbai
2006, 2009, 2010 Daira Art Gallery, Hyderabad
2005, 2003, 2002, 2001, 1998, 1997 Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata
2009-10 Fiidaa Art Gallery, Singapore
2010, 2008, 2007 Art Land Gallery, Mumbai
2009, 2008, 2007 Master’s Collection Art Gallery, Kolkata
2007-08 Gallery One, Gurgaon
2007-08 Art Panache, Delhi
2010, 2008, 2007, 2006 Genesis Art Gallery, Kolkata
2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2004 Idiya’s Gallery, Kolkata
2008, 2006, 2005 Gallery Joie, New Delhi
2010, 2008, 2007, 2005 Galleria, New Delhi
2010, 2006, 2005 Studio 3, Mumbai
2004-03 Contemporary Art of India at Jakarta org. by Sanskriti Art Gallery
2008, 2005, 2003 Group Show by Spandan Art Gallery, Kolkata
2002 Group Show at Chuwa Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2002 Jainul Gallery, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2001 Gajah Gallery, Singapore org. by Galleria, Mumbai
2006, 2004, 2001, 1995 Group Exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata
1997 Group Show at Nehru Centre, Mumbai
1995 Group Show at Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata
THREE MEN SHOW:
2008 Mahua Art Gallery, Bangalore
2006 Artist Centre, Mumbai
2005 Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore
2005-04 Chemould Art Gallery, Kolkata
1999 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
Award & Recognition:
1996 National Scholarship
2003 Honourable Mention – Avantika Art Society, New Delhi