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Nandan Purkayastha

India

Debapriyo Nandan Purkayastha was born in Assam in 1986. He studied Fashion and Design and graduated from the National Institute of Fashion Technology in Delhi. Nandan was inspired by ancient Indian mythology as well as old Western cowboy classics. His work, mostly in monochrome drawings and paintings, comes in intricately detailed pen and ink imagery on paper. Durga Puja festivities and rituals, ranging from creation of the idols to their immersion, are featured with depth and dimension. Though faceless, his idols and people, with inter-related elements composed in contoured spiral patterns, bring the imagery alive. The impact of his training in fashion is evident in the drapery and hairstyle of figures and the contours of birds and beasts in his work. The artist has held several solo and group shows at Kolkata, Delhi and Mumbai.

ARTWORKS

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Pen and ink on canson paper 22" x 30"
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Watercolour, pen & ink on paper 9.5" x 12"
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Watercolour, pen & ink on paper 9.5" x 12"
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Watercolour, pen & ink on paper 9.5" x 12"
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Watercolour, pen & ink on paper 9.5" x 12"
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Watercolour, pen & ink on paper 9.5" x 12"
Abhavya Bahula Avaneesha Balaganapati
Acrylic and ink on canvas 46" x 82"
Ganesha
Watercolour, pen & ink on paper 11.5" x 16.5"
Ganesha
Watercolour, pen & ink on paper 16.5" x 11.5"
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Pen and ink on canson paper 30" x 22"
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Pen and ink on canson paper 30" x 22"
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