Born in Calcutta in 1967, De studied art at the city`s Government College of Arts and Crafts. Thereafter, he moved on to Mumbai to complete his post-graduation from the Sir J J School of Art.
Ajay De`s paintings continue to be shaped by his childhood memories. As an introvert, he often found himself at a loss for words, until he discovered the joy of putting pencil to paper to draw and express his feelings. His life, and the experiences that shaped it, were a source of inspiration.
De began his career rather unconventionally, eschewing colour and working on charcoal to convey his experiences on to canvas.
Ajay De lives and works in Mumbai, and has exhibited extensively in Mumbai, Bangalore and Calcutta.
His display with us is titled The Bull, a charcoal and acrylic on canvas made in 2021.