Artist : Dhiren Sasmal
Title : Girl, Alone
Medium : Acrylic on canvas
Size : 16" x 20" Year : 2010
Dhiren Sasmal has been working steadily for the past fifty years as artist, designer and illustrator, his immense talent and mastery over his medium leading him to win awards in every sphere of artistic activity.
Sasmal is a meditative painter, amazing skilful in his linear execution. His works are diverse, his colours and style reflecting the structure of the source. He often disintegrates forms, makes them geometrical and then breaks the form, yet this scattering within the pictorial space remains integrated in a totality of formal structure.
In this canvas, the artist employs a unique method of layering, where the colours emerge from within and below each layer, with a final ‘wash’ and intricate pen&ink detailing. The stance and attitude of the subject make this work both playful and poignant.