In reaction against the chaos and clamor of city life, contemporary Indian artist Debasish Dutta’s paintings provide moments of peace and imaginative escape. While he has recently become known for lush landscapes in saturated color palettes, he is also known for depictions of fanciful scenes such as a house floating on a kite or parachutes drifting among clouds.

Born in West Bengal, the influence of the local Kalighat style as well as Indian miniature paintings can be seen in art by Debasish Dutta. Through the tiny figures of people and birds, engulfed in the vast landscape, he draws the viewer into the fine details and pictorial depth that characterize his work. Debasish is also fascinated by architecture, and at times he incorporates recognizable landmarks such as the Gateway of India in Mumbai and the Charminar in Hyderabad.

Debasish Dutta earned his Bachelors in painting from Rabindra Bharati University in Kolkata and later his Masters in Graphics from the M.S. University in Baroda. He has exhibited throughout India as well as in France, the United Kingdom and the United States. In 2012, he was selected as a winner for the World Bank’s inaugural South Asia Art Award, as part of which his work was on view in a traveling exhibition in 2013 and then purchased for the permanent collection. In 2018, Debasish became the first artist based in Gujarat to receive a National Academy Award.

You are welcome to buy artist Debasish Dutta’s paintings online or view them at our gallery in Palo Alto (San Francisco Bay Area).