Samiran Dey

Samiran Dey, currently residing in Kolkata, West Bengal, is a studio artist at Lalit Kala Akademi. Samiran pursued a dual degree in Sanskrit and Fine Arts, marking the beginning of a remarkable artistic career. Completing their master's from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, in 2020, they have been established as a prominent figure in the art scene.

Born and brought up in a lower middle-class family in Kolkata, Samiran's childhood was marked by the harsh realities of life and the struggles their family faced to survive. As the sole earning member of the family, they continue to grapple with these challenges. Samiran weaves a vivid imagery of Kolkata's socio-political intricacies in their artwork, capturing the shifting landscape and fading memories with each stroke. Their art is a nuanced narrative, reflecting a sociometaphorical reality with enchanting and surrealistic undertones. Conceptualizing art from Kolkata's fabric, they endeavor to reflect the transformation of playgrounds into skyscrapers, echoing the pulse of an unscrupulous society.