Lot#51 || Nantu Behari Das (b. 1977)

15.00 x 10.00 x 8.00 in

Estimate   2,00,000 - ₹ 5,00,000

Nantu Behari Das (born in Kolkata) is a sculptor who has crafted his own distinctive style of artwork. His creations emerge from his engagement with life and the reality that surrounds him. Nantu skillfully juxtaposes tenderness with the hardness of metal achieving a perfect illusion in his pieces. His works are primarily figurative and expressionist, compelling viewers to engage with them. He embraces contradictions exploring the tension between humans and nature; the challenges of balancing biology and technology; and the fusion of ancient forms with modern techniques. Nantu employs unconventional materials to further emphasise these contrasts. Ordinary nails form solid and realistic shapes while his organic sculptures incorporate fiberglass nails and screws. With numerous group participations and several solo exhibitions, Nantu has carved out a distinctive place for himself in the art world. His works can be found in major collections in India and overseas. The artist resides and works in Kolkata.
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