Palash Das arrived on Saturday morning by breakfast time at Itm, from Kolkata, this is his first time in Baroda. If he was bringing some expectation from this symposium, so a new way, or expression of art in Baroda was expected, due the University of Fine Arts MSU, the artist is looking forward to connect with this many artists and their various perceptions of painting and art. He says that himself is a case study, his improvements and judgments on his own style or philosophy makes him questioning about all this conception of art. He is very much interested in developing his ideas and critics trough discussions and interactions with this vivid group of artists in where most are from Vadodara academy and his expectations are to enrich his vision of creation and creativity after this next 13 days.
Palash has edited a book in 2006 titled From the spring of the life, in which he speaks about aesthetics and contemporary views of art.
Palash started his work on his canvas with very sublime spots in black and grey tones composing an abstraction of harmonic shapes which would be refilled with a semi transparent beige color. He bases the themes of his paintings in his childhood and the place where he used to live in a communal family, near the sea, the boats, fishes, the nature, contact with the earth.
“Reformed” gives title to his painting which means that the nature is getting reformed, he lost the connection to his childhood. He used to play with the nature, swim in a pond… “from my canvas to my old days”. The nature has became grey, “metallic”, relations with humans are frigid. The bull “is getting crashed from the nature”, he wants to say we, people, can’t express our feelings, we are crashed in a grey picture.
His painting is a work in progress, that can differ with interactions, discussions, the view apart. He feels that the thought process of creation is different in Baroda.
“I’m searching a tiny boat in a big ocean of aesthetics.”