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Asit Patnaik

Asit Patnaik

Born 1968 in Orissa, spent his childhood in Cuttack and completed his Bachelor s Degree in fine art from Government College of Art and Crafts at Khalikote and Master’s from BHU Varanasi. A semi realistic painter his narratives revolve around partly clad men and women engrossed in their emotions. Human psyche and interpersonal relationships of people in society, is the underlying theme that engages the artists interest. Marked for its seductive look his figuration appears dramatic and harmonious in bold colours. Often working 
in series, the complex and open ended postures of his people bring forth issues of human predicament including conflicts between young and old. Recipient of several awards including gold medal at a National Youth Festival and from Banaras Hindu University, Asit has exhibited in nearly 30 solo and group shows at national level in India and abroad including the 10th annual Harmony show, where he was featured as the youngest participant in the ‘emerging artists section. He has participated in numerous camps and his work is held in various public and private collections in the country and overseas including South Korea, Australia, Bangladesh and South Africa. The artist is currently based in Delhi.


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