Dipesh Raj

Dipesh Raj

Blackboard 1, 17 July 21, 2021
Pencil, charcoal and soft pastel on paper
25 x 35 Inches (With Frame 31.8 x 41.8 Inches)
Blackboard 1, 18 July 21, 2021
Pencil, charcoal and soft pastel on paper
25 x 35 Inches (With Frame 31.8 x 41.8 Inches)
Blackboard 1, 13 July 21, 2021
Pencil, charcoal and soft pastel on paper
25 x 35 Inches (With Frame 31.8 x 41.8 Inches)

Dipesh Raj (b.1996, Sahibganj, Jharkhand, India) completed his Diploma in Photography, Light and Shadow at An Institute of Photography, Kolkata, 2015 and BFA, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 2020. His works have been exhibited in a solo show at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2023 and in group shows at India Art, Architecture and Design Biennale, New Delhi, 2023; Method Juhu, Mumbai, 2023; Method Kala Ghoda, Mumbai, 2023, International Print Exchange Program (IPEP), Mumbai, 2022, ICAC Exchange Program, Ahmedabad, 2021, Indian Contemporary Artists Guild, Siliguri, 2018 and The Art Society of India, Mumbai, 2018.

Dipesh’s works center around the philosophy of personal identity through psychological continuity. He engages in self-introspection, and is fascinated by his mind’s administration and withdrawal, reflecting on his memories in an attempt to understand himself better. His works build a bridge between past and present, aiming to coalesce towards an intuitive future. Despite external influences on his consciousness, he diverts from worldly matters, focusing on extrinsic factors defining his individual existence. Dipesh’s works feature symbolic images in a single environment, bridging childhood memories with semi-abstract, original themes. Using drawing as a means of capturing ideas and memories, he employs layering thoughts with overlapping distortion, fragmentation, and stylised symbolism, creating impactful works.

Dipesh Raj lives and works in Naigaon, Maharashtra, India.

Language of Space 4, 2023
Pencil, charcoal, soft pastel and acrylic on canvas
60 x 60 Inches (With Frame 61 x 61.2 Inches)
Language of Space 11, 2023
Pencil, charcoal, soft pastel and acrylic on canvas
60 x 60 Inches (With Frame 61 x 61.2 Inches)