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Sunil Das

India (1939 -  2015 )
DAS Sunil Untitled

Saffronart India
Nov 12, 2013
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Sunil Das - Untitled

Sunil Das - Untitled

Original 1972
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Lot number: 168
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SUNIL DAS
(INDIAN, 1939-2015)
UNTITLED, 1972
Mixed media collage: 58 x 69 in.
Framed; center right signed and dated Sunil Das 72; verso: inscribed "Sunil Das\ 10C. Rajani Bhattacharjee Lane\ Calcutta-26\ India" Partial Golden Temple Gallery Label "Title: Untitled\ Size: 60 x 69\ Medium:\ Acc. No.: 75.1.3"
Sunil Das - Untitled

Sunil Das - Untitled

Original 1997
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Lot number: 32
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Sunil Das

Untitled

"To prevent myself from producing the same kind of work, I keep altering my vision. From the day people begun to see me as a painter, a huge responsibility fell upon me, particularly to respond to the feelings of the people at the grassroots level who are also my viewer, as also to delve deep into realties of life around me."

One of India's important post-modernist painters, Sunil Das rose to prominence...

"To prevent myself from producing the same kind of work, I keep altering my vision. From the day people begun to see me as a painter, a huge responsibility fell upon me, particularly to respond to the feelings of the people at the grassroots level who are also my viewer, as also to delve deep into realties of life around me."

One of India's important post-modernist painters, Sunil Das rose to prominence with his drawing of horses. "I must have done 7000 horses between 1950 to 60," he says. "In 1962, I went to Spain, where I was fascinated by the bull fights."

About 60 years of age, he can look back at his nine to ten phases of paintings, all of them marked by supreme skill and a sense of integrity. An indefatigable painter, Das jumped from one style to another easily.

Talking about his art style, he says, "To express my authentic feelings about reality, I have to interpret it, I have conceptualise it. The previous reality gets transformed in the laboratory of minds. Then, I bring it out on the canvas."

Das came from a middle class family and his father was just a small businessman. After completing school, he decided to become a painter and joined a local art school. "I am a good sports man," he says. "I like things which have a lot of rhythm and energy."

He doesn't ever use photographs or models for his painting. "I do a sketch before I start painting. I always struggle with colours and shapes, until they fall to desired pattern. Like a music conductor, I summon all my music instruments to play and orchestrate an aesthetic unit out of various experiences." He does not confine himself to using brush or pen while painting, and often paints with the palms of his hands or with his fingers.

A French art scholarship with the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts took him to Europe. It was in the course of his travels that he chanced to spend a few months in Spain, where he developed his passion for horses and bulls. Das' paintings have also been influenced by his study of sculpture at Santiniketan, Kolkata, and his study of graphic art in Paris. His paintings have a kind of structure and rigidity that one would typically find in sculpture and in the etchings of graphic art.

Das's paintings not only express the physical attributes of his subjects but also their associative ones. Every once in a while he paints human beings, but his depiction of the human anatomy is skewed, to a point that it almost borders on macabre surrealism. For example, his series on women with mysterious, tantalising eyes - all oil on canvas, the portraits convey, in various forms including the erotic, the pressures women are subject to.

Hardly ever painting in loud or warm colors, Das uses soft brown, mauve and white in the background to bring out the drama of life. He blends talent with hard work. He works by suggestion and minimalism. Quite absurd in form, his paintings are morbidly fascinating. "I delve a lot on man's inhumanity to man," he says.

Das has the distinction of being the only Indian artist to have won a National Award (the Shiromani Kala Puraskar) while still an undergraduate at the Government College of Art and Craft, kolkata. Besides having been featured in several exhibitions, his works are also a part of the collections of renowned museums such as the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, the Glenbarra Art Museum, Japan, and the Ludwig Museum, Germany.

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Sunil Das

Untitled

1997

Oil on canvas

31.5 x 31.5 in | 80.0 x 80.0 cm

Signed and dated in English (upper left) and inscribed in English (verso)
Sunil Das - Untitled

Sunil Das - Untitled

Original 2002
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Lot number: 41
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Sunil Das

Untitled
"To prevent myself from producing the same kind of work, I keep altering my vision. From the day people begun to see me as a painter, a huge responsibility fell upon me, particularly to respond to the feelings of the people at the grassroots level who are also my viewer, as also to delve deep into realties of life around me."
One of India's important post-modernist painters, Sunil Das rose to prominence...
Sunil Das

Untitled

2002

Oil on canvas

58 x 46 in | 147.3 x 116.8 cm

Signed and dated in English (lower left)
Sunil Das - Composition

Sunil Das - Composition

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Lot number: 3315
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Auktion Z31 Lot 3315

- 09 December 2011 17:00

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SUNIL DAS

(1939 India)

Composition.

Mixed media on rice paper. Signed lower right: SUNIL DAS.

31 x 42 cm.

Provenance: - SURYA Galerie, Freinsheim/Germany. - Private collection , Germany
€ 4 110.- / 5 750.-

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SUNIL DAS
(1939 Indien) Komposition. Mischtechnik auf Reispapier. Unten rechts signiert: SUNIL DAS. 31 x 42 cm.
Provenienz: - SURYA Galerie, Freinsheim/Deutschland. - Privatsammlung Deutschland.

€ 4 110.- / 5 750.-
Sunil Das - Composition

Sunil Das - Composition

Original
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Lot number: 3428
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SUNIL DAS
(1939India)
Composition.
Mixed media on rice paper.Signed lower right: SUNIL DAS.
31 x 42 cm.
Provenance: - SURYA Galerie, Freinsheim/Germany. - Privatecollection , Germany
€ 4 490.- / 5980.-
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SUNIL DAS
(1939 Indien) Komposition. Mischtechnik aufReispapier. Unten rechts signiert: SUNIL DAS. 31 x 42 cm.
Provenienz: - SURYA Galerie, Freinsheim/Deutschland. -Privatsammlung, Deutschland.

€ 4 490.-/ 5 980.-
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