Khealy Biswas Das — ARTIST

Khealy Biswas Das

Interview with the artist Khealy Biswas Das —


1. Who are you and what do you do?
Hello, I am Khealy Biswas Das from Calcutta, India. By profession, I am a part Homemaker and part Digital Artist creating Traditional art.


“Dream Owl”


2. Why art? 
I meditate by creating artworks. This gives me inner peace and would also want to spread it to worldwide who is looking at my works.

3. What is your earliest memory of wanting to be an artist?
I always wanted to get associated with art related activities since childhood. But, my family did not find that as a potential in me so I never got the complete support. Whatever I could collect during my earlier days, be it a greeting card or any other object as the subject for artwork and used that learning as the building blocks for the career and reached today’s stage of being a self taught artist.




4. What are your favorite subject(s) and media(s)?
I primarily focus on Abstract artwork, which you can refer as ‘nonrepresentational’ art as well. Currently I have switched to digital medium (iPad with Apple Pencil) of creating artwork to help this planet. Earlier I used to work on custom art-papers with technical pens.


“Dream Dragon”


5. How do you work and approach your subject?
I have been working on a specific style of art which is completely different and not seen anywhere. There is no particular approach to the artwork which I work on. I don’t specifically have a plot in the mind for a finished subject. I follow the guidance of my hand and eye to draw the designs when I start with an artwork. There is also an inner force, which too drives the artwork as I progress, and it comes with an experience of good & bad memories, hatred, betrayal, pain, agony. This helps to improvise the final art piece.


“Wind Mills”


6. What are your favorite art work(s), artist(s)?
“Weeping Woman” by Pablo Picasso, 1937


“Enamailing Design”


7. What are the best responses you have had to your work?
I have been lucky enough to receive compliments to from my near and dear ones. Some of the warm wishes were “intriguing and mesmerising patterns”, “the intricate patterns do mesmerise”, “Amazing. Mesmerising art work”, “The art works are stunning and beautiful!! Very detailed and elegant, as well.” These are one of the most loved and precious comments that I have received so far. I am happy that people do take out time and study my artworks with interest.


“Dream Of Friday The 13th”


8. What do you like about your work?
This gives me complete mental satisfaction, far better than any meditation as mentioned above already. I usually get a great stress relief once I finish with an artwork.




9. What advice would you give to other artists?
Be unique, that should be the utmost priority. Respect your idols in your individual streams, but try to be creative. Taking their reference in the path of learning is a great idea, but reproducing their masterpieces will not let you achieve the ultimate success in your career. Let there be a uniqueness attached to your name too.


“Angry Bird”


10. Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?
I want to spread my artwork more in this world in the coming years. Will be working on more unique designs, patterns with the experience that I am gaining now. I also have plans for honing my skills in advanced digital art works field. More than the fame or fortune, I wish that people get to see my creativity more often and I carry the feedbacks to create more abstract figures.


Khealy Biswas Das