Ashok Bhowmick belongs to the Bengal School of Art. His work is figurative and stands apart from other contemporary artists in the school because it is closely connected to the political situation in West Bengal. Bhowmick studied at the Government College of Art and Craft, Calcutta (now Kolkata) and has a diploma in fine arts. He has won many awards till now including the Governor’s Award, Kolkata in 1974.
His work is contemporary in nature yet rooted in Indian traditions. He has the knack for energizing lifeless objects, his manipulation with art techniques make the living things appear frozen on the canvas. One can feel a sense of silence penetrating through his colours.
He has exhibited his work in solo exhibitions in New Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata. He has also showcased his work in group exhibitions. One can see his work in the Modern Museum in San Francisco, Ulmer Museum in Germany, Lalit Kala Academy and the National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi. He lives and works in Kolkata.