Memories are hidden everywhere around us, and the motive of Nilanjan Das’s practice is to discover them in their subtleties. He embraces their significance by projecting the fluid aspects of memory and identity onto concrete, preserved surfaces.
With inspiration from childhood stories and growing experiences, Das’s emotive depiction applies itself on both rural and urban spaces and brings together audiences for a shared exposure. Screenprinting and the exploration of minor details across public spaces have absorbed his practice over a specific time and context. The range of a vernacular to global visual language has also been a major theme in his works, which can be seen in his engagement with Hamdasti.
Presently residing in Kolkata, Nilanjan Das (b. 1988) spends most of his time presenting intricate narratives in print. He can be found riding his motorcycle and listening to Indian classical instrumental melodies, otherwise.