Testimonials About His Work

But, this writer has been particularly impressed by Dinesh Gain series (in gouache) captioned Nature in which the painter demonstrates not only his technical virtuosity but also his success in inviting an appropriate personal idiom.
The Telegraph, Kolkata,
Friday, 18th may 2001
Dinesh Gain is undoubtedly the star of the show. It is remarkable as to how much he can convey his thoughts through dots with acrylic on canvas. The vibrant use of colours add decorative appeal, thus making the paintings even more charismatic.
Hindustan Times, Kolkata
In the two paintings on trees & plants by Sri Dinesh Gain created his outstanding observation power & skill of using the proper medium has been noticed. Such type of laborious work is very rare today.
Desh Patrika, Kolkata,
Friday, 2nd november 2007

Embellish with ingenuous sensitivity

Alumnus of Indian College of Art & Draftsmanship, Kolkata Dinesh Gain (b. 1956), in search of his own art style have primarily explored the intrinsic quality of nature. Diverse solitary beauties of rural nature find expression in his water colour paintings. Gradually that evolved in different direction, both in terms of medium and content. Palette was made rich with oil or acrylic colours, containing message of happy human existence in the backdrop of exquisite landscape. But recently canvases are elegantly occupied by the panoramic road scenes painted with vibrant bright colours. Art works embody memories as well as familiar figures as they are really are engaged in a constant struggle for existence, evoke a feeling of absolute peace and romantic pleasure.
Representations are marked by the dynamism of rapid ever changing nature in the momentum of an object and its physical state. The structure of the painting is relevant to cubist doctrine, though not to be drawn reference with Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) or Georges Braque's (1881-1963) paintings. Often subject are represented as if they are made of geometrical shapes. Sometimes works seem to be done in the technique of pointalism, which was developed in France in the late 19th century where the picture is built up from tiny dots of myriad colours which eyes sees as a blend of colours. George Seurat (1859-1891) was one of the important explorer of this genre. However, colour used by Dinesh is applied in tiny dots alongside mobile calligraphic lines, with shadow tones broken into the complimentaries of adjacent area. The artist has intentionally created a division of space and through the technique of overlapping to reach a point by dynamic sensation. Small strokes of bright colours with light effect have elevated artist's uncomplicated susceptibility to a significant height of introspections and aesthetic excellence.
The structural facets of the depictions are divisionism and exhilarating speed, which reminds us of Futurist Art movements especially the particular series of Umberto Boccioni (1882-1916), where he has shown the exhilaration of movements by overcoming the conventional use of universal dynamism in paintings. In brief, these are the typical qualities and distinctive characteristics of Dinesh Gain's colorful enjoyable paintings.
Prasanta Daw
Art Historian & Critic
You're welcome! I've been to your homepage and was very impressed with your work! The most beautiful paintings I have seen lately - whether they are water colours, oil or acrylics... They reflect so much love and warmth for your own people. And the technique is very unique and very skillful! Your style, without trying here to compare, remind me very much of the impressionists, (was it Seurat?) namely that so called pointillism but it's got the freshness and grace of today! All those beautiful and bright colours of India wisely mastered with a balanced depth and contrast resulting in perfect harmony! It was very kind of you to share all that with me! Thank you very much!
Artist from Germany