Sukanta Das

Sukanta Das’s works are steeped with mysterious symbolism. He has the uncanny ability to juxtapose the mundane with the exotic. It is only in his paintings that one would find a classical Indian figure standing nonchalantly in a balcony.

As the artist says "I prefer to do realistic paintings with presence of some symbols of our everyday life and sometimes they convey a surrealistic environment." His works are without a doubt surreal and otherworldly due to the photorealistic treatment of his subjects and the displacement of the figures in non-conformist settings.

Das won the national award in 1986. The artist lives and works in Kolkata.