About The Artist
Born on 2nd January 1953, Dhiren Sasmal 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.
Dhiren 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.
Dhiren 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.
Passed with 1st class from Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata.
Sishu Sahitya Samsad Puraskar, for Best Illustrator for Leela Majumder’s “Super Guptodhan” (Childrens’book) published by Dey’s Publication, Kolkata.
Little Magazine Puja Edition – Best Cover Design
1st Prize in Pavilion design for Irrigation & Waterways Dept., Govt. of West Bengal at Teesta Torsa Utsav, December
1st Prize in Pavilion design for Irrigation & Waterways Dept., Govt. of
West Bengal at IITF Ground, Pragati Maidan New Delhi
2nd Prize Biswas Banga Sammelan, Cottage & Small Scale Industries, a Govt. of West Bengal undertaking.
1st prize for the design of Allahabad Bank stall at
Industrial India Trade Fair Kolkata
“Chtoder Kochi Pata” Award for best Illustrator
2nd Prize for Best Design at All India Agriculture Fair (Chandigarh)
1st Prize for Best Design of Stall (in 200sq.ft. category) at Kolkata Book Fair
Gold Medal (Painting) the Hyderabad Art Society
1986-2018 Participate in the several group exhibition at
The Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, including Chitrakalpa 1400, Bengal Painter’s Association, Pentagon.
Rashtriya Kala Mela, Kolkata.
Rashtriya Kala Mela, Delhi.
OLO Exhibition at Taj Bengal.
Lexus / Unique Marketing
Birla Academy, Kolkata
Indo Bangladesh Exhibition organized by Pentagon
Time & Space Gallery, Bangalore from 2nd to 11th December
Group Exhibition at ICCR Gallery, Hyderabad
State Gallery of Fine Arts (Hyderabad) 10th to 16th April
Kamalayan Bajaj Gallery (Mumbai) 20th to 26th February
Shree Art Gallery, Kolkata 10th to 17th July
Participation – Artists’ Centre Ador House Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 11th to 13th July
Tejas Art Gallery, Kolkata – 6th October to 3rd November
Indian Academy of Fine Arts, Amritsar – 2nd to 9th December
Koramangala (Bangalore) – 9th to 15th January
Kamalyan Bajaj Gallery (Mumbai) – 27th January to 2nd February
Tejas Art gallery Kolkata 12th March to 6th April
State Gallery of Fine Arts (Hyderabad) – 2nd to 7th April
SOLO Tejas Art gallery Kolkata – 28th July to 16th August
Angan Gallery – 22nd August to 8th September
Chitra Kala Parishad, Bangalore – 24th to 31st October
Art Desh – The Studio (Mumbai) – 20th to 27th November
Lalita de Goederen’s Group Show of Select Artists, Amsterdam
Time & Space Gallery Bangalore – 5th to 11th January
SOLO Exhibition at Chemould Art Gallery) Kolkata 15th to 19th March
SOLO Exhibition at Tejas Gallery Kolkata. 20th March to 5th April
SOLO Exhibition at (Taj Bengal) Kolkata 6th to 19th April
Cymroza Art Gallery 22nd to 30th June
BSOAP – The Gallery (Bangalore)
Taj Mount Road, (Chennai) Aug. 6th to 12th
SOLO Taj Bengal, Promenade Lounge (Kolkata). 2nd October to 1st November
Nirvana’s Bengal Art Fair, Habitat Centre, New Delhi. 28th Nov. to 6th Dec
Nirvana’s Contemporary Art Fair II, New Delhi
Nirvana’s Contemporary Art Fair I, New Delhi.
Taj Land End (Mumbai).27th to 31st January
The Taj Mahal Hotel, Mansingh Road, New Delhi.
19th to 21st February
Cymroza Art Gallery 10th June to 10th July
SOLO Taj Bengal (Kolkata) 8th to 21st November
(Kohinoor Continental, 1st to 10th December
Lalit Kala Academi (Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi).14th to 20th December
Taj West End (Bangalore).18th to 23rd January
Birla Academy Presented by Sreejan.17th to 22nd May
Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art.11th July to 15th July
Visual Art Gallary, Indian Habitat Centre(Lodhi Road, New Delhi). 1st to 7th August
Alankritha Art Gallery, Hyderabad 19th Nov to 4th Dec
Gallery Time and Space, 55 Levelle Road, Bangalore 25th November to 1st December
State Gallery of Fine Arts (Hyderabad) 19 to 26th February
The Viewing Room, Elysium Mansion, 4th Floor, Walton Road,
Colaba Causeway, (Mumbai) June 11th to 23rd
Birla Academy of Art & Culture 11th to 16th September
Chemould Art Gallery Kolkata, 25th to 29th September
SOLO Exhibition at Taj Bengal (Kolkata). 8th October to 14th October
SOLO Exhibition at Alankrita Art Gallery, Hyderabad from 8th Dec. to 19th Dec
Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. 27th December to 2nd January 2012
Lalit Kala Akademi Bhubaneswar Odisha 3rd January to 7th January
SOLO ICCR (Abanindra Nath Art Gallery) 9A, Hochiminh Sarani, Kolkata
RAD'S Members Annual Show - Birla Academy Of Art & Culture 23-28 December 2014.
Show in KARNATAKA CHITRAKALA PARISATH -Art Complex 24-30th November 2014.
BENGAL CALLS(A group of Artists) Pegasus Art Studio Prashasan Nagar(Hyderabad) 13th-18th February 2015.
CHEMOULD ART GALLERY Kolkata 22nd-28 November (2016)
SOLO Exhibition at ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS, (West Gallery) from 5th-12th April 2017
RAD'S Members Annual Show - Birla Academy Of Art & Culture 26-31st December 2017.
The Four Quartets ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS, (West Gallery) from 3rd April-9th April 2018
Proud to tell you all that LINDSAY LOHAN is an American actress, businesswoman, fashion designer, and singer is an owner of one of Dhiren Shamal's painting.