A self-taught artist, Manoj Dutta explored traditions of Indian folk art through his works. His admiration for folk artists and their spontaneity is reflected in the immediacy and directness of his work. Dutta’s carefully curated colour palette creates a harmonious balance of depth, texture, and shade. His works are often characterised by their eloquent representations of a singular mood or emotion portrayed through his diverse colour palette and fluent use of line.
Dutta participated in numerous national and international exhibitions in Kolkata, Mumbai, Japan and South Korea. His work is part of the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi and the Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata.