Dark Tales

Of the innumerable stories and experiences which make up our lives, only some reverberate and remain etched in our minds. Memories that evoke sorrow, that stand apart from others. ‘Dark Tales’ is a kinetic sculpture that draws on photographs collected of melancholic memories of social, political, and catastrophic events, put together and held up against the light. They create an ambience as these events are extended through shadows on the wall

Promotesh Das Pulak completed his MFA from the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka. Originally trained as a painter, he uses diverse material drawing on other mediums of artistic expression, such as, video, image manipulation, photography, and installation. He is interested in exploring the dichotomy that lies between organic natural elements and combat equipments. Most of his sculpture installations consist of large-scale war equipment assembled by small flowers made from the stem of Shola plant (cork) that is used as traditional craft material. Self-portraits are a key feature of Pulak’s oeuvre. In video and image manipulation works, the artist incorporates himself within the frame. His works have been exhibited across the globe. Pulak showcased his solo at Aicon Contemporary New York in 2016 and 2019. He received the Visiting Artist Fellowship 2020-21 award at the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute at Harvard University. Currently, he is working as a freelance artist