Pratul Dash

Pratul Dash was born in 1974 in Burla, Orissa. He completed his BFA in Painting from the B.K College of Arts & Crafts, Bhubaneswar, Orissa in1995 and his MFA from the Painting College of Art, New Delhi in 1998.

The artist has held several solo shows both in India and abroad and has also participated in many group exhibitions. In 1998 he won the M.F. Hussain Award from College Of Art, New Delhi and in 2005 the Inlaks scholarship. His works can be found in many collections across the country including the National Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.

Pratul Dash's concern for ecology is strongly reflected in his artistic oeuvre, whether it is paintings, videos or sculptures. He often uses animal imageries to emphasize and highlight the 'unnaturalness' of urban ecology. His pictorial renditions are deceptively pleasing, veiling the ugly truth - of disdain and cavalier attitudes responsible for the environmental conditions today.

The artist lives and works in Delhi.
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Pratul Dash
Balance
Watercolour on handmade paper
55in x 28in
GRN Code: D8/2/0410
Pratul Dash
The Bird
Watercolour on handmade paper
55in x 28in
GRN Code: D8/1/0410