My work is based on the socio-cultural aspects of folk life in Sikkim, India. Sikkim is a small and beautiful state; peaceful and rich with different cultures and people. I want to show the life of Sikkim to the entire world with my brush stroke.

I mainly paint women from tribal communities, selling their goods at the rural markets. I paint the women of Sikkim because they are embodiments of "Mother Nature". They are the guardians of families and play an active role in society.

Sikkim is known internationally as an example of "organic state". Selling organic goods in Sikkim is mostly practiced at the grassroots level. I also want to show and honor people like HCM Pawan Kumar Chamling, who are contributing to make Sikkim and organic state.

The arts and culture field encompasses the performing, visual, and fine arts, as well as applied arts including architecture and graphic design; crafts; film, digital media and video; humanities and historic preservation; literature; folklife; and other creative activities.

Culture can be defined as the arts as well as the intangible shared beliefs, values, and practices of a community. "Creativity" is sometimes used to describe the common elements of arts and culture, but this term encompasses other fields as well. As a whole, many forms of arts and culture naturally manifest as aspects of daily human activity.

People pursue artistic and creative expression through a variety of outlets: formal theatrical performances, sculptures, paintings, and buildings; as well as the less formal arts, music and crafts groups etc. Together, these formal and informal, tangible and intangible, professional and amateur artistic and cultural activities constitute a community's cultural assets.

People participate in arts and culture at varying levels of skill and engagement. Some are professional artists, designers, and inventors, while others engage informally in expressive activities or create innovative tools, relationships, or products. The field as a whole can be represented within a framework that has four main aspects: degree of professionalism, type of product or activity, locations and spaces, and level of participation and involvement.

I do my work on the aspect of daily human activity and Socio cultural aspect, Folk life.
Read about the inauguration of Deo’s Mud Palace Art Gallery! | 2024
Read Deo’s interview on his conceptualization and construction of the Mud Palace Art Gallery | 2023
View Deo’s work in the Spring | Summer 2023 Gallery
Deo explores the many ethnic communities of Sikkim, India
Take a look at the series ‘Beautiful Ladies of Sikkim'