Deepak Kumar

Deepak Kumar is an artist based in New Delhi. A graduate of Delhi College of Art, Kumar has exhibited at institutions across the country, including the Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi (2020); Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata (2020); AIFACS Gallery (2017) and Dhoomimal Gallery, Delhi (2016). His works are in the collection of the Reserve Bank of India. In 2019, he was also awarded the Prafulla State Art Award. His recent solo exhibition Live Location was held at the Bikaner House, New Delhi.

The Delhi National Capital Region, which includes the national capital territory of Delhi and its surrounding urban and rural areas, was once home to extensive grasslands that supported a diverse range of plant and animal, birds and insects life. However, with rapid urbanization and agricultural expansion, these grasslands have largely disappeared, replaced by concrete jungles and farmlands. This loss of habitat has had a significant impact on the insect population in the region, as many species that once thrived in the grasslands have either disappeared or are now found in very small numbers.

In addition to the loss of specific insect species, the decline of grasslands in Delhi-NCR has also had a broader impact on the insect community, as many species that rely on grasslands for their habitat and food sources have been forced to adapt to new environments or migrate to other areas. This loss of biodiversity can have cascading effects on the ecosystem as a whole, potentially leading to further declines in other species and disruptions to ecological processes.

Fluttering Hope

Mixed Media

92″ x 32″


The Native Grassland

Acrylic and oil on canvas

72″ x 48″