Born in Kalitaganj, North Bengal, Bikash Poddar studied art at the Government College of Art and Craft, Kolkata and was awarded a gold medal. He joined the commercial world after working in advertising agencies at Ahmedabad, Kolkata and New Delhi.
Bikash’s canvas is a journal of his childhood memories. He brings alive the colours of his village and the forest around it. These details make his paintings a visual treat for a viewer. Bikash uses the wash technique to paint his landscapes. His works reflect the flow of colour that Bengal art assimilated from the Chinese and Japanese calligraphic art. This is blended with a detailed depiction of monuments and human figures, something we find in our own miniatures. While achieving a blend of figures and landscapes might be easy in a miniature painting, to portray it on a larger canvas is a huge challenge which he overcomes with technical brilliance.
Bikash has taken part in as many as 25 solo and group shows both in India and abroad.