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Palash Paul

I am Palash Paul, an artist from India. I was born and brought up at Dattapukur, a village of State West Bengal in India. It is very beautiful place full of green nature as well as culture with art . I am a Science graduate in my general education and after that I had completed my art education – applied art from Academy of Creative art, affiliated by West Bengal Government Technical Education. Then art appreciation course from Rajya Charukala Parshad, West Bengal Government, Painting from Birla Academy of Art and Culture. I have done 122 art exhibitions including India and Internationals. I am National Artist affiliated by Lalit Kala Akademi, Ministry of Culture, Government. of India. I am a poet as well as independent film maker. My recent film name, Glass Wave – directed by me. I have authored three poetry books also.

Artist: Palash Paul

Based in Parganas, West Bengal, India



Culturally Arts Collective features:

"Broken Mirrors", June 10 - July 22 2022, Milostka Center for Exhibitions 

What do you aim to say by the themes in your art?
According to modern thinking in my way art is the living expression of people’s aspirations - experience and culture and the expression of social realities and ideas, material, economic condition and culture of people. It is a new experience that we belong to the human civilization on the soil of this planet.

Time never dies. It takes birth in every second. And at last I am trying to feel the impression of reforming existence with lines and colors to find out myself through the contemporary looking glass. In my looking glass, what I feel is the most Gray time I have spent in Covid situation, I explain it through colors and brush like an untold dialogue of my life. Here below the concept of my work Isolated Breath - III, is as follows.

Scene I :
My Studio windows were opened a bit. Ceiling fan was moving so fast. It was silent in each and every corner, only the birdcall coming to me.
Scene II :
Everywhere closed like full lock down. Eyes of the people were scary. Society people get isolated in a pandemic.
Scene III :
People are dying due to their lungs getting white, heartbeat stopped by an unknown virus. No one can see, but trying to fight to live. Society is passing through dark. I feel a breathing problem as well as trying to search the ray of light amidst the gray.
My scratch on paper to compose my isolated lungs cerebrally, aesthetically, philosophically. The new journey has started.
Where does your inspiration come from?
Playing and growing up with nature in childhood. My playmate is Grasshopper. This race of grasshoppers is so fast, it will not catch anything. I don't know when the boy reached the edge of the pond in this race. He came to the clear water of the pond and his eyes got stuck. There is a high water tank just across the pond. Rail line by the side there. There, at dawn, the steam engine stopped to fetch water with a long whistle. Then I woke up. When the water was taken away, he left with a whimpering sound and went missing with the wagon. Not seen anymore. The black smoke fills the area as it gets lost in infinity. Gradually the retina from the retina crosses the left ventricle, the right ventricle, and accumulates in the brain cells through the atrium. In this marvelous transformation he begins to draw brain graphs with chalk hands - grasshoppers, small snakes, steam engines and coiled smoke. This is how the seed is born without knowing it. A seed of art, of literature. Like a poem, Adam's apple and the curved moon diluted together.

"People are moving
Sonorous man
Everlasting splitted aqua
The sound of water
Static light particles
Drift slowly."
Do you have experiences that impacted your art?
The way I see this World and gather experience from each and every corner from nature, from society, extract of visual expression, my inside, inside under inside, dialogues between me and myself are all a part of my thought process. It is like poetry where words are waiting to express themselves with ink and lines.

" The birds flew into the sky
With new dream,
You are flying too,
Coffee cup, Black cat everything.
Scorpions all going to find out climatic change
I too have drowned in water,
All around are being transparent but messy
My hands feet, heart becoming stiff,
Excited corpse from cool to cooler
I am mingling with liquid
In each water cell,
Black cat and my dreams are flying."
Do you feel your art challenges existing barriers?
One thirsty person roaming here and there on a lonely summer road. It is scorching hot outside also. The person walking and walking as well as trying to find some drinking water. Unfortunately nothing is under control, but thirstiness is getting more and more under the midday Sun. After a few times he has found one street tap water outlet. He went there and opened the water from the pipeline and started to drink. When the water drops enter through his mouth, then esophagus through his stomach, in that sudden moment some sound of good feelings come out from him. He gets cool and calm after drinking. To me that feeling is Art, what comes from the inner soul. Art is what gives you inner peace. In life, in society there are so many challenges in different moments. People live for moments in the rolling of the clock and in unknown surprises. Only Art and creations remain immortal in their way to live, it never dies. Life is an interesting mixture of good and bad, and Art is the mirror of life. It can overcome all existing barriers aesthetically and philosophically.
What are your long-term artistic goals? 
As an artist and creator my long term goal is to create and try to hold new surprises of this vast universe and society, existence till my death with my colour palette.
What advice do you have for aspiring artists?
Observation is the key to good art and creation. Observe the elements of this Universe so concentrated by mind. and the practice to make a shape. After vigorous art practice you will be skillful with confidence. Then the next step is to watch the same visual by your inner soul. Try to feel, talk with elements what they want and what you want to compose. Tell yourself why ? Why do you create ? You will find the answer inside. I pray all good wishes to the aspiring artists. You all are the big master creator of the future. Be happy to create. God bless you all.
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