Diptej Vernekar (b. 1991, Goa, India) received an MFA from SN School of Arts and Communication Dept. of Fine Arts, University of Hyderabad, India.
His works have been exhibited in group shows at the Collateral Project for Kochi Muziris Biennale, 2016, Serendipity Arts Festival Goa, 2017, India Art Fair, 2019, LATITUDE 28, New Delhi, India, 2021. Additionally, he has taught at the SN School of Arts and Communication, Dept. of Fine Arts, University of Hyderabad, India. He has participated in the KHOJ International Artist Workshop, Goa, 2017, and has won the INLAKS Fine Art Award by the INLAKS Shivdasani Foundation, India, and Forbes 30 Under 30, Forbes India, 2019.
Diptej’s work explores the fragility of the human condition. His stories translate into mystical or abstract charcoal drawings, since they can never be recalled in their entirety. He uses fragments that unite in altered forms through errors and smudges that result from the organic process of wiping and this has become a catalyst in the abstract visuals of charcoal drawing.
Diptej lives and works in Goa, India.