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I am a painter based in Orissa, India. In my work, I use deceptively simple -- almost playful -- lines to address serious social, environmental and cultural issues facing modern-day India.
My latest body of work entitled “Virgin Nature” explores the challenges faced by Orissa’s indigenous people as they struggle to preserve their land and way of life. I use flowing line and natural colors to emphasize their battles against the encroachment of modern-day industrialization and life. These tribal villagers maintain a deeply spiritual connection with the lands they share with the plants, animals and fellow human beings of the region. However, they now face serious threats by multi-national corporations intent on possessing their mineral-rich Holy mountains and lands. Simultaneously traffickers are exploiting the art, products and labor of the tribal men, women and children.
The “Virgin Nature” series addresses the deep cultural heritage of the tribal population, the simplicity of their lives, and their symbiotic relationship with nature as well as their extreme confusion as they face the multi-faceted challenges created by the encroachment of modern-day life.
I primarily use colors made from the soil of the tribal villages to emphasize their intimate connection with their lands, adding minimalist accents of red to express emotional elements intrinsic to this relationship. Love, pain, happiness and blood are recurrent themes in the work. The use of flowing, fluid line mimics the topography of the mountainous region while emphasizing the freedom of the indigenous people.
“I see the struggles of Orissa’s indigenous population as a symbol for all of India. Modernity is changing the face of India and creating huge challenges for its people. The tribal villagers provide a microcosm from which the rest of India can learn about essential connections -- to nature, to family, to spirituality.”
Since receiving my Bachelor in Fine Arts degree in Graphic Art i
RELETED WORK EXPERIENCE/PROFESIONAL EXPERIENCE-
Work in studio of regional center of Lalitkala academy. Bhubaneswar, Orissa
It my grateful that I am found your information ( CFCP )
from my friend Jean Doyle .Our organisation is working for art and
cultural exchange and development of local art and culture in Raghurajpur
The Raghurajpur International Art/Culture Exchange (RIACE) is an
opportunity for contemporary, conceptual and craft artists to exchange
ideas and skills with the traditional craftspeople of Odisha, Indian.In
this village more than 120 families are continue their likelihoods through
different from of visual art and performing art forms .as like pata
painting, tasara painting, palm leaf painting, cow dung toy, wood and
stone carving and gotipua dance, Odisi dace, naga dance, horse dance, tiger
dance, fire dance etc .all villagers are artists from children to old man
and women. Every years we are organizing an * Raghurajpur International
Art/Culture Exchange program .last year also we had a show in Ranelagh artist center Dublin, It was great and we got wonderful success .you can find all information about our organization in our web site( www.riace.in ). If your organization would like to give a chance to show
our village folk art works in your CFCP center .It will be grate chance for us and all raghurajpur artists willbe grateful to you .This will be international platform for us to show
Kshitish ch. Das
Qualifications & Certifications
B.K COLLEGE OF ART & CRAFT
BK collage of Art and Craft
UTAKAL UNIVERSITY CULTURE
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