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Ghanesh Das
Toronto, Ontario

Toronto School of Art, Teacher


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As an artist living and working in the city, as an active outdoors enthusiast in nature - I'm inspired and influenced by the forces and patterns of both natural and manufactured environments around us. Along with all the issues and complexities that comes with culture and commerce.

The themes in my work explores the relationships and philosophy between people and places, nature and industry, beauty and truth. Processes and systems provide a backdrop for my visual iconography and aesthetic exploration. I'm increasingly drawn to the landscape motif for it‚s contentious relationship to urbanization, nature, environment, ecology and geologic change. This discourse of painting is about understanding the contrast of sublimity and catastrophe and increasingly about the dynamics of art, ecology and industry in an ever changing global environment.

The painting process I employ is about exploring material techniques, surface textures and visual symbolism whilst examining subject matter that is relevant and provoking in contemporary art and culture. My painting methodology is a gestural, layered and contextual process - often unfinished with abstracted qualities.

Painting can be sensory, subtle, surprising, bold and confrontational.

Art making is about asking questions of our ideas, idealism and ideologies. Exploring and expressing these narratives through a mark-making process of pictorial design and symbolism is why I am drawn to paint.



born: 1967, Georgetown, Guyana


Toronto School of Art 2009-present
Ontario College of Art and Design(OCADU) 1989-1993 Diploma: Drawing Painting, Graphic Design

selected group shows

AWOL/Twist Gallery - 10th Annual 12x12 Show, Toronto Canada
Color and Form Society - Biennial Open Juried Exhibition, Todmorden Mills Arts Centre, Toronto
Artworks Art School & Gallery - Transmission Group Show, Toronto
Toronto School of Art - Launch Projects Gallery: Acrylic Painting Group Show, Toronto


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