I'm Ashif Hossain. I'm from Kolkata and my paintings predominately dwell on life. I graduated fine art from the Government College of Arts, Kolkata.
Indian culture, its vibrant colours and the idea of secularism inspire me and the same is reflected in my artworks. The metropolitan cities of India stimulate my thought process and a lot paintings depict this. Contrasting the modern with the past, inspiration is picked up from the everyday life around us – the infrastructure, the people and the busy chaotic lives of the cities. My works depict my thoughts on life and its past.
Using acrylic paint, primarily black, brown and white with hints of blue and red, I paints to reveal unique shades on my canvas. Brown and black is used together to give an antique look whereas white enhances the painting by giving it an open space. Blue and red adds life to the painting by making the sepia/monochrome toned works more vibrant. Acrylic paint is used to create a watercolor effect on my canvases.