Pradip rakshit

Born in Assam, Pradip moved to Kolkata in 1975 to pursue his dream and started studying Fine Arts in Indian Arts College, Kolkata.

My abstract landscapes are a melange of deep-rooted mysticism and poetry, where my colours effortlessly assume distinct shapes by themselves. A deep contemplation gets reflected in my canvases and I am always driven towards an even deeper cogitation. There’s a subtle nuance in each of my works that intensifies as the colours and shapes communicate with each other. Viewers have often described their experience of standing in front of my canvases as a meditative process, which only grows with time until they are compelled to give themselves up completely to the painting.

Born in Assam, I moved to Kolkata in 1975 to pursue my dream and started studying Fine Arts in Indian Arts College, Kolkata. Seeing the bustling life in Kolkata, the buildings, the traffic, I felt like this is the Mecca of drawing and painting. Gradually I got to meet with eminent artists of that time like Ganesh Pyne, Bikash Bhattarjee, Bijan Chowdhury and so started my journey of becoming one.