ABOUT THE ARTIST
Dip was born in Dhanbad, Jharkhand state. He has been recognized in contemporary Indian art since 1995. He graduated with a degree in commerce from Ranchi University and has a diploma in fine art from the British Institute in Mumbai.
Dip has received certificates and cash awards of merit, The Hindustan Times, New Delhi - 1995 and has been nominated in the India 5000 best MSME award for individual contributors in the visual arts sectors - 2017 and 2018.
Dip has made 5 individual exhibitions and participated in more than 35 collective exhibitions in important places. This includes exhibitions such as with MF Hussain, Prince of Wales Museum - Mumbai, Lalit Kala Academy - Bhubaneswar, Academy of Fine Arts - Kolkata, Jehangir Art Gallery - Mumbai, Indian Academy of Fine Arts - Amritsar, World Trade Center - Mumbai, etc. He has worked in several national and international events and has participated in many camps, workshops and live demonstrations throughout the country. He has also created a large outdoor themed sculpture for the IIT academic complex, ISM Dhanbad Jharkhand 2006.
His works are in collections in Germany, USA and India and have also found a place in collections such as Lalit Kala Akademi - Bhubaneswar, The Hindustan Times - New Delhi, IIT Dhanbad, INSCOL Pvt. Ltd. - Chandigarh, LODHA COSTIERA - Mumbai, ABHIJEET BHATTACHARJEE, ANU MALIK and SHARDA, (Bollywood personalities), ANU SUBRAMANIAM, USA and many more.
Dip currently lives and works in Mumbai.
I firmly believe that the human being is the most unique creation in the universe. The spiritual realm that surrounds the multitude of humanity is indeed my source of inspiration. Most importantly, my unwavering belief that each individual is imbued with a wide diversity, and collectively, I am very attracted to his restless and hard-working attitude. Sometimes people are neglected, depressed in spirit and sometimes they can be enchanted and enlightened. At this juncture all those voices, emotions, joys and sorrows are for me the engine and the prologue of my work.
I have been working hard with my brush and pigments for the last twenty-five years or more to express the various human moods. In fact, I don't know what my next painting would be, but the canvas leads me and I follow it. The series of my recent paintings titled 'Rhythm and Melodies' is a saga of momentum in which the events depicted inspire others. Love, affection, innocence and celebration are at the root of my sonata.
Some years ago, when I embarked on the idea of working on the subject of my first painting entitled 'Musicians', I found myself fully charged and infused with energy. 'Dhol', which is supposed to be the most religious drum in India, infused me with strength and a pipe (flute), a musical instrument, slipped into my subconscious mind. All this has helped me to create the desired environment for my subjects with the best expression and effect required. Finally, I don't think a message can be forced into my work at all costs. The art itself should be your final message.