Born in 1972 in Burdwan, West Bengal, H.R. Das obtained his B.F.A from
the Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya, Khairagarh. In 2007, he had solo
shows at the Bajaj Art Gallery (Mumbai) and the Art Entrance (Mumbai). He
has participated in numerous groups shows as well, which include
exhibitions at the Lalit Kala Akademie (New Delhi) in 2002 as well as the
Mahua Gallery (Bangalore) in 2007. He is awarded with 2010 AIFACS
Painting Award, New Delhi 2009 Painting Award, The Art Society of India.
Mumbai 2009 Painting Award, Bombay Art Society. Mumbai
Inspired by Hindu mythology, the Bull or Nandi plays a prominent part in
his paintings. Vibrant and dominant, his bulls are full of character that give
his paintings a powerful feel. Das has a distinctly unique style of
representing the common Nandi. His bulls dance with joy and pulsate a
gleeful, carefree energy.
Another distinct characteristic of Das’ work is his focus on the background.
Das spends as much time designing the stage on which his characters
perform. They may recede and be dismissed as props, but his backgrounds
still command attention, the intricate tapestry effect and mute lines
provide a vibrant milieu that serve to highlight the interactions between
the main players of his magnum opus.
His collection at Governor House, Chattisgarh, Nehru Art Gallery, Bhillai,
AIFACS New Delhi. UAE, USA, UK and Many Private Collections.