Ashim Purkayastha

Born in 1968 in Kerala and grew up in the oil town of Digboi in Assam, Ashim Purkayastha went on to study art at Santiniketan, where he was a student of the well - known painter Jogen Chowdhury. At Santiniketan, he studied and also painted various folk traditions and did a comparative study of popular art. These influences go into making some of his works. He has also drawn inspiration from Delhi, and he often uses images like the closed cubes of a city, the television set and every-day use articles. In several of his landscapes, Purkayastha uses cut-outs, layering them with three-dimensional compositions that capture the space around them. The artist lives and works in Delhi.