Ashif Hossain hails from Kolkata and his paintings predominately dwell on life. He is a fine art graduate from the Government College of Arts, Kolkata.
Indian culture, its vibrant colours and the idea of secularism inspire the artist and the same is reflected in his artworks. The metropolitan cities of India stimulate his creative thought process and a lot his paintings depict this. Contrasting the modern with the past, inspiration is picked up from the everyday life around us – the infrastructure, the people and the busy chaotic lives of the cities. His works depict his thoughts on life and it’s past. His current muse is the Eternal City of Benares – one of the holiest cities in India, where pilgrims flock to the place to take a dip in the holy Ganges River, which is believed to absolve one from all sins.