Born in 1982 in Nagpur, Nishant Dange received his Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the Government of Chitrakala Mahavidyalay, Nagpur in 2004. Dange graduated with top honours as a first-class student every year and also received a Gold Medal from the institute. Nishant is also a recipient of the Bombay Art Society Award in 2007.
Nishant Dange’s works in charcoal on paper are odes to female beauty. Drawing a fine line between the sensuous and the sensual, Dange’s figures are graceful; yet executed with confident, bold lines. Using dark charcoal, the artist adds drama to the moment, striking a contrast with the other colours on the surface. Dange’s paintings draw on almost photographic aesthetic combining it with the bold drama of minimalism. The peacefully gradating black and greys are lit by a flood of monochromatic hues seeping through the canvas.