Known for his Neo-Tantric paintings, Biren De molded an artistic career for himself across five decades, beginning as a portrait painter. The early works were figurative and strongly influenced by Post-Impressionist European painters.
He gradually evolved into abstraction and by the sixties had abandoned figuration altogether, developing what became known as his signature ‘Neo-tantric’ style. His tantric style works show symmetrical patterns of geometry, concentric rings, crescents, and orbs.
The presence of tantric symbols such as the mandala, phallus, and vagina which represent the masculine and feminine energies of the universe. De’s tantric works often had dark blues and bright reds which were meant to awaken the psyche towards an undivided consciousness.
Biren De (1926 - 2011)
Oil on Canvas
24 X 18 in
Estimate: Rs 8,00,000 - 12,00,000
Coming up in Prinseps Spring Auction 24 - 25 April 2019