Restless Creativity - A Retrospective - The Art of the legendary 'Sunil Das’ (1939-2015) - The Padmashree & The Taj Shiromani Puraskar Awardee
This Retrospective features Rare Works by the Hugely talented, Experimental Master Artist covering all Genres of his art, over more than 6.5 decades of his Art Practice. To Quote Manasij Majumdar; the famous writer on art and art critic "Sunil should have been here to see this sho
Kolkata , 41 Shakespeare Sarani DuckBack House , 2nd floorMap
Gallery Kolkata feels extremely privileged to be hosting “A Retrospective” of the Outstanding Master Artist of Bengal Padma-shree Sunil Das.
GALLERY KOLKATA presents Restless Creativity A Retrospective of The Art of Sunil Das (1939-2015)
125+ Rare Unseen Paintings & Drawings are on display. Recipient of Shiromani Awards & The Padma-Shree by the Govt. of India
View: 4th March- 10th April 2019 Time : (11 am – 7 pm) daily except Sundays & public holidays. Venue: Gallery Kolkata Duckback House, 41 Shakespeare Sarani, 2nd Fl, Kol – 17 (Near Kala-Mandir)
About the Show: Restless Creativity: The Art of Sunil Das
Sunil Das (1939-2015) was, among a few of his peers on the contemporary Indian art scene, who could be counted on not to go on delivering the ‘same’ work year after year for decades on end. His admirers always appreciated that Sunil did not rest on the laurels of his very early success and he never worked for long with the same idea and image content. Anybody familiar with the total output of his career in art will certainly endorse this view. His works, indeed, bear the unmistakable imprint of a restless creative spirit, always trying to break fresh grounds to “Make it New”, (the slogan with which the British poet Ezra Pound inspired the young rebels at the beginning of the modernist movement) . Sunil was also aware that ‘making it new’, spells what in Robert Hughes’ terse summing up is “the Shock of the New.”
The exhibition has 127 works on display. From the Early Watercolors, to the charged Horses and Bulls, to the Avant-Garde Paintings of his Beaux-Arts days, various Collage Series works in Paper as we as his famous Confrontation Series in Oil on Canvas; Head Series, Erotic Series and Nudes, Ink jottings on Graph Paper, Ink Drawings and Mixed Media works as well as works from his Travel Series and unique works on wood foil and various media are on display at the Gallery for viewers to feast their eyes on.