2nd January 1953
1976 BVA First Class, Government College of Arts & Crafts, Kolkata.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Born on 2nd January 1953, Diren. S has been working steadily since then an artist, designer and illustrator, his immense talent and mastery over his medium leading him to win awards in every sphere of artistic activity, be it applied or fine art. His paintings can be found in collections in India, Australia, U.S.A., U.K., Belgium, France, and Germany. He has participated in workshops and shows all over India.
Diren. S Sasmal is a meditative painter, amazing skillful in his linear execution. What seduces the viewer is the way he transforms his dexterous formal structure into an innocent and ethereal world of fantasy-oriented beauty. He is a master in the use of color and form, often disintegrating forms makes them geometrical and then breaking them. Yet this scattering within the pictorial space remains integrated into a totality of formal structure. This is the mastery of the artist.
Diren. S Sasmal is an artist who sees the world through the eyes of children....whose reality is rooted in a magical universe of myth and fantasy. He considers this innocence to be the primary condition of any creativity. Sasmal applies his decades of experience in visual art and diverse mediums, to reinvent old beloved themes..... young girls in plaits playing in a garden, children absorbed in a world of simple pleasures, mermaids and fairies, owls with attitude, world-weary fish.
The genius of this artist lies not only in his skill in linear execution and mastery over his media but also in his transforming of a complex formal structure into a jubilant world of fantasy-oriented beauty. The viewer too frees his imagination unrestricted by the mores of reality.