Rahul Modak completed his BFA and MFA from Kala Bhavan, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan. His solo shows include ‘Mysterious Terracotta” at Niv Art Centre, New Delhi in 2013; His group shows include; ‘Petrichor” at Sanskriti Kendra, New Delhi, in 2016; “Group Ungroup” at NIV Art Centre, New Delhi, in 2013; at Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad, in 2007; at 49th National Exhibition of Art, Lalit Kala Akademy, Bhopal, in 2006; Academy of Fine Arts Annual Exhibition, Kolkata, in 2004; Annual Exhibition at Nandan Art Gallery, Santiniketan, in 2004.
Memories are an integral part of Rahul Modak’s artworks. From Kalinarayanpur’s rustic-ness to Naihati’s industrial atmosphere, from the poetic trance at Santiniketan to the daily-life struggle in Baroda and finally urge to fulfill a dream as an artist in ‘ultra-urbanization’ of Delhi, each chapter of his life has its own significance and inspiration. Each memory calls to mind fragmented nostalgia that ends in ‘collective memory’ which gives birth to Rahul’s ‘brain children’- his artworks. With each shifting from one place to another he carried the feeling of ‘homeless-ness’. Being an alumnus of Santiniketan, he has the privilege to live in pastoral and rustic settings developing a deep relationship with nature and consequently natural materials. In his work Rahul imbibes the ‘post situation’ of an organism or individual.