Wednesday, 7 April 2021

“Don’t want Flowers and Poems, give us love and respect in your world.”

 Introducing 19th women artists bringing light and knowledge by their art works in their upcoming show. 

Pooja Kukadiya, Debosmita samanta, Prachi Sahasrabudhe, Aarushi zarthosshtimanesh, Akshita monga,Rucha Kulkarni, Malavika Reddy, Devki Modi, Preeti Sethi, Rajani Arya, Yamini Mohan, Nidhi Garg, Lajja Shah, Nandita Basak, Pallavi Aseri, Dipali Deshpande, Dipa Mahbuba Yasmin, Moumita Das, Spriha Maurya. 

They are going to visual portray themselves, as well as their everyday life, explore and express with feminine perspective through their visual poem.


Artist: Akshika Monga

Akshita Monga, currently studying Classical Fine Art in Barcelona. I feel strongly about having a strong feminine voice and positive identification of the naked female body, because we all know its BEAUTIFUL but the sexual objectification of it has made it hide behind covers. Through my work I try to study this beautiful creation, and empower it in my own voice of art. My work spans across various media (Digital, Mix Media & Traditional), I’m constantly experimenting with different styles & techniques, to expand my vocabulary of the arts. Very passionate and an avid learner, I aspire to be a well-taught artist and I’m constantly working towards this goal.

Recent works by Malavika Reddy


Malavika Reddy did her BFA from MS University, Baroda. Malavika said that nature is a manifestation of a power beyond our own understanding and we find great power in being able to express herself when she paints or draw elements of nature. Her point of view life being expressed through Expression. There is also the undeniable aspect of withering and death, an end but not a full stop, the beginning of a fresh start. She said women have struggle to be acknowledged or respected in a society that more often than not doesn't see their contribution and deeper essence, her presence, like nature is undeniable.

Recent works by Debosmita Samanta 

Debosmita Samanta, completed her MFA from S.N school of Arts and communication, Hyderabad Central University and BFA from College of Art and Design, Burdwan University. She could probably find a place in the fragile spaces between fiction and autobiography memories and personal experiences are the bedrock of her paintings. Memories, love, personal mythology, family history interpretation of self-psychology yolk together her works inspiration and it's thematic scheme. The images in her paintings serve as dual metaphors that are attuned to historical importance and documentation of certain incidents or real-life stories. All the myriad images formed that is perhaps lying dormant in our deep experiential memory are represented by the images in her paintings. The psychological and emotional aspects of a woman's life, her transitional identity and the state of a perplexed existence are reflected in her art works.

Recent works by Pooja Kukadiya


Pooja kukadiya's is portrayed - when the river flows, it water doesn't dwell into the thoughts of meeting the ocean, it simply flows. This is exactly what Pooja did. She flowed she accept the truth she became the truth. Pooja like to paint wall art and breathe life into it by weaving and creating stories and performances around it. As a visual artist, she deeply believes in the power of surreal living. She feel that she has a home, a refuge , a place of work and worship in her mind and there she truly feel alive and give birth to things , people call 'art' explore her wall art and her interaction with it, in the visual poem called 'Lost' and meet and know her through Rahasya.




Rucha Kulkarni is completed her MFA from MS University Baroda, and BFA from university of Pune. She worked on the traditional Maharashtrian hand stitched baby quilt. 'The baby quilt, (Dupate). One day during community art project Quilt culture, she was working with Godhari quilters and it generally started discussing about siblings one young women told about her six dead sisters and the practice of female feticide in her neighborhood shaken to the core, she asked her , why she isn't blaming her parents for it  - how could she complain, when she has still alive? They kept her alive where as six of her sisters didn't make it out of the womb. She said it and continue making baby quilt.

Last but not the least, we urge art lovers and viewers to support the female expression and their views. The constant struggle in this particular society, men rule the roost and women have low status and few rights. the female artists are expressing that women don’t want flowers and poems. They want to live and exists as equals in the male society. They want love and respect. They are narrating themselves as examples. 

It would be our pleasure to catch you all in this show.  Nippon art gallery is highly obliged to welcome you all. Kindly visit our website and show your interest in magical artworks by young superb artists and make this show successful.


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Wednesday, 24 March 2021

67th National Film Awards: Raj Pritam More win Best Debut Director

Raj Pritam More has won the National Award for Best Directorial Debut for his short film Khisa (2020). The prestigious awards were announced on Monday.

Raj More 



Under the Banner of PP Cine Production Mumbai and Laal tippafilms , Movie Khisa is Produced by Santosh Maithani and Raj More.The film has been shot at  Akola ( Vidarbha).  



The short film is about the loss of innocence that reflects the harsh reality of today's polarized times.

Even after becoming a successful painter, my primary interest was filmmaking, says Raj More

More told  that he was delighted about winning the coveted award. "Every filmmaker wishes to win a National Award," he said.

The filmmaker, a respected contemporary visual artist, said the award has given him a lot of confidence. "This was my first film and I had invested the past two years in it. It had won many awards at various international festivals but after it got selected for the International Film Festival of India this year, I realized that there was a chance that we could win the National Award. I can't contain my happiness. I would also like to thank my team, especially my Saimarjit Sight (DOP) and my Santosh Maithani (editor) for having full faith in my vision and he is also co-producers with me on this short film khisa. I was a new, and they were experienced technicians, but still, they showed confidence in me and backed me all the way.



This announcement couldn't have come at a better time for More,  as he is planning to pitch his next feature film script to producers. "This National Award can make the road ahead a little smoother for someone like me who has no background in filmmaking. Because when you get the tag of 'National Award-winning director' people welcome you and are more willing to listen to your script narrations."

Khisa is about a Class 4 student who decides to get a large pocket stitched on his school shirt. He is proud of his pocket because it sets him apart from the rest of the schoolchildren. But his seemingly innocent action has far-reaching political implications for the adults of his village.

Khisa bring another glory in new year 2021.

 

Khisa Win Best Debut Direct-Raj Pritam More ( Non -feature film Categorey-Short Film) in 67th National Film Awards for the year 2019.

The short film is Directed by Raj More. Under the Banner of PP Cine Production Mumbai and Laal tippa Films , Movie Khisa is Produced by Santosh Maithani and Raj More. . The film has been shot at  Akola ( Vidarbha).  

India's Marathi short film''Khisa''(Pocket) after power packed screening at Indian Panorama for  51st International film festival of India, Goa 2021.Audience,film critic and celebrates like a short film and always taking in all social media. Khisa making its way to India after acclaimed so many international awards.

.KHISA winner of 2 awards at 13th Jaipur International Film Festival (JIFF) 2021 in International competition worldwood International Paronima-For Shorts in Short Fiction Category.

1) BEST SHORT FICTION FILM

2) BEST SCRIPT 

Khisa winner of 3 Awards.

1)Best Short film

2) Best Director

3) Best Script

At Ujjiani short Film Festival 2021,its Central India's biggest film festival.

Warm gratitude to gauhati cine club and 13th International Guwahati Film Festival 2021 for honourining our short film''Khisa'(pocket) win 2nd Short Film Award..

 

Khisa Special Screening at 7th Rajastan International film festival 2021 present by IFFI Goa (Indian paronoma)

Khisa win Best short film at 5th Indian Film Festival 2021.

 

 

Khisa is the directorial debut of the director Raj Pritam More ,who won the 54th National Academy award by Lalit kala Academy,tells about his first film'khisa'.The story is a narrative on the social environment of the country and a narrow perspective even today,In a small village in Maharashtra, the story of a boy who stitches a pocket bigger than other children's pockets  on his own pocket.The ''khisa''Pocket is a heart touching story of the loss of innocence and coming-of-age of a young boy, is ironically symbolic of the times we live in.Its is a heart touching tale of a boy which will definitely give the audience a different perspective.

 

He also tells about very thanks to all technicians special editor, cinematography , writer and whole khisa team without whom its not opposible to create this beautiful film. Marathi movies are reaching new heights every day. Marathi content is making its marks not only in the country but all over the world. This 16 minute film will make a place in everyone's heart.

 

Khisa has got so many international awards, nominations and official selection. 

From early this, short film ''Khisa'' won 2 Awards at the Istanbul Film Awards 2020.Best Film and Best Screenplay, 2 award international awards and in India very prestigious Screenplay Awards at 10th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival,New Delhi .India -20 .

Khisa also qualifies to compete for the prestigious Golden star Awards at the annual live screening gala of IFA,which will be held in Istanbul,Turkey in March 2021.

 

Also got a nomination for Best international Short Film and Best Director at Dublin International short and music festival 2020.Khisa also shown at world's premier online screening at (DISFMF) Dublin International short and music festival 20.

 

Khisa  got  2 prestigious awards at  Mumbai International cult Film Festival. BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR (MICFF GOLD) and BEST ACTOR IN SUPPORTING ROLE (SPECIAL JURY MENTIO). And it's also Official selection at Montreal Independent Film Festival Canada 2020 and  26th (KIFF) Kolkata International Film Festival 20. Official Selection at Dioroma International film festival  2020. Official Selection at (Jiff) Jaipur international film festival 2020.

Official Selection at Singapore international film festival 2020.  

It's also Official Selection at Dioroma Indie Shorts Awards Buenos Aires, Argentina 2020.

 

''Khisa''  is also selected at  Dharamshala International Film Festival  and set to world premiere at the prestigious Dharamshala International Film Festival .

 

Written by Kailash Waghmare ,Short film editor Santosh Maithani,Director of Photography Simarjit Singh Suman,Music by Parijat Chakraborty,Sound recordist by Kushal Sarda.Kailash Waghmare,Meenakshi Rathod,Shruti Madhydeep ,Dr Sheshpal Ganvir and Vedant Shrisagar (child actor) are in the lead roles.


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Tuesday, 23 March 2021

KHISA win 67th NATIONAL FILM AWARD Best Debut Director- Raj Pritam More

KHISA win 67th NATIONAL FILM AWARD 

Best Debut Director- Raj Pritam More

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Thanks to National award jury and my whole team Khisa🙏❤️

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Friday, 19 March 2021

CURATORIAL NOTE - "TH3EE FEMININE PERSPECTIVE"

 CURATORIAL NOTE

Nippon  Gallery presents the show "TH3EE FEMININE PERSPECTIVE" which is curated by Tathi Premchand and Assistant curator Anjali Dutt. Tathi Premchand is the creator of the Nippon art gallery in Mumbai and also an artist.


In our society, there is always pressure on women and expected that ensure they can manage and manage the whole thing like work, family and time limits, professional life, marriages, etc. All these things are always emphasized to women. Women are trying to balance everything. Their entire life manages everything from childhood to death. They are fighting their barriers. They play an important role in our society such as mother, daughter, sister, etc.



The show is based on upcoming the three young contemporary female artists Aditi Purwar, Smriti Rastogi, and Shivangi Kalra, They are BFA students from the College of Art, Delhi. They are going to portray themselves as well as their everyday life experiences and feminine perspective through their striking pieces of art. Play with shadows and experiment with the various mediums. They create the ideology in their pieces.

In this exhibition, the three young women artists have portrayed socially and domestically as a vehicle to express various thoughts and ideas. These three female artists have to see the women as role models and what they are facing problems and doing activities or role in day-to-day life. And artists also depicted their life through their artworks. They explore their ideas against the patriarchal society with their experiences. Mostly their subjects are on their own lives. Also as women, they are fighting the stereotypes of society as well as conservative families. Their recent artworks are on pandemic situations how we are facing and going through mental trouble at homes. 

Artists using varieties of mediums like oils, watercolors, tempera, acrylics, woodcuts, etc. Most of the works are figurative. These feminist artists are presenting their own life experiences through their art pieces. They usually work with vibrant colors in their artworks. They are used in different perspectives and angles such as diagonals, geometrical patterns, aerial views, naked human bodies, etc. Besides, they used home unoccupied space to portray the presence in the place. They have portrayed their artwork in a post-modern and contemporary style as psychoanalysis and intellectually presenting the body. How the body plays various roles in society, both physically and mentally, especially as a woman.

All are amazingly done by artists. The beauty of women is the expression of their entire world. We say by the beautiful lines by renowned artist: 

“These little compositions are the expression of my happiness and that is why perhaps I am particularly fond of them." - AMRITA SHER GIL

{As a young woman artist, she independently learned the art of self-portraiture and developed it as distinguishing features of her respective painters. She made an important place in 20th-century art history.}

This exhibition offers works by three young women artists who suggest and focuses on the subjects who we are facing or deals with it in the everyday lives that we hardly observe.

It would be our pleasure to catch you all in this show.  Nippon art gallery is highly obliged to welcome you all. Kindly visit our website and show your interest in magical artworks by young superb artists and make this show successful.

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Anjali Dutt

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Online Viewing  : 20 to 27 March  2021

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Thursday, 18 March 2021

TH3EE FEMININE PERSPECTIVE

 

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TH3EE 

FEMININE PERSPECTIVE


Aditi Purwar

Smriti Rastogi

Shivangi Kalra

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Anjali Dutt

Asst Curator / Writer 


Online Viewing  : 20 to 27 March  2021


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Tuesday, 19 January 2021

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Saturday, 9 January 2021

A city built on artistic practice, a tradition of poetry and philosophy is today, more than ever, demanding that its inhabitants address the existing reality

Shahper born in 1984 is Syed Sarvat Ali Jafri’s first given name. It means  “the feather in the shah’s crown” a name that descends from his ancestral tradition and a lineage linking directly to the once glamourous Awadh Empire of the 17th Century. His city, Faizabad - meaning the “City of Gardens” in Persian – carries the scares of the lost glory where the magnificent gates stand crumbling among collapsing palaces, temples, mosques,  boisterous souks and bazaars that continue to thrive alongside the disintegrating Persian style architectural wonders that once made the city a pearl of the east.

 

Waqt- e- namaz Size : 21×25 in Media : Sculpture = Clay, Cement, Wood Year : 2019

Faizabad despite its lost glory remains the inspiration for Syed Ali Jafri’s multifaceted artistic practice. He is one of a few contemporary artists residing in the city which is now home to 100 million people, many of whom are descendants of refugees from Punjab, Sind and others far off lands that came to settle in the flourishing city over the centuries.

 

The dramatic turning point for Faizabad came on December 6th, 1992 when Hindu Nationalists destroyed the Babri Mosque in Ayodhya - Faizabad, next door to the Artists’ centuries old family home. Syed Ali witnessed the riots and the ensuing bloodbath firsthand and has since lived through the subsequent rift and polarization this event caused within his community. The riots - and the politics that flared them - split the society like a  surgical intervention separating the syncretic culture of Hindus and Muslims and turned neighbours into irreconcilable enemies, destined to live in proximity. 

 

The political realities of caste, creed and unemployment are powerful forces of destruction chipping away at the few remnants of a common glorious past and is rewriting the city’s history. The pain of Faizabad - visible on the city’s decaying walls - is one Syed Ali shares with the abandoned structures of his town that mirror history. A city built on artistic practice, a tradition of poetry and philosophy is today, more than ever,  demanding that its inhabitants address the existing reality. The political party of India  triumph in May 2019 declared the Hindu Nationalist project a priority and thus once more reinvigorated religious hostilities that threaten to definitively erase spaces that maintain a collective future.

 

Syed Sarvat Ali Jafri believes that the only power at his disposal to confront the emerging political reality is Art. His personal space is a form of dissent that is optimistic and inlaid with aesthetics demanding to engage in peaceful communal conversation.  Soliciting dialogue through visual scapes - which is essential to the Ganga- Jamuni tradition of Avadh - aims to mellow the schism of politics and community. He is adamant that the preservation of what is left of his culture is urgently needed and he has thus devised multiple innovative techniques, formats and conceptual principles to deal with local complexities.

 


EXHIBITION : Garden Of Remembrance

 

Our minds view the world through the prisms of philosophies we believe in, mine is the wisdom of contesting conflict and bowing out of conflicts that define humanity today.” Syed Sarvat Ali Jafri

 

Syed Sarvat Ali Jafri draws on the contemporaneity of the syncretic Islamic visual culture that he inherited through his lineage that imbibed the visual elements of Hinduism and Sufism. He comes from a tradition of Shia poets who used poetry as a form of a narrative retelling of history and pain. 

 

In this show he explores multiple artistic formats that together constitute the different aspects of the narrative of peaceful struggle against marginalization. His works conceptually replaces the loss of 17 century architecture in his city to urban chaos, politics and time. Accordingly, the Artist integrates architecture into his creative vocabulary through the vantage point of his familiarity with the ruins of Shia tombs, mosques, bazaars and city-gates that dot Faizabad. 

 

'Sajdagah' or Turbah

 

Series of 18 Clay Tablets Sculptures

 

For local Shi’ite families scattered around the globe, the clay tablets known as  'Sajdagah'  or “turbah” - meaning soil in Arabic – represent soil from Iraq's Shi'ite Muslim Karbala shrine. They are a blessing, an object of remembrance, even a cure for sickness. The Karbala tablets or 'Sajdagah' are used during prayers by Shia Muslims worldwide.  They embody the tradition of making shrines to Imam Ali and his family during the month of Mohurrum and incorporate symbols such as the Panjatan, Taziya and Taboot. Elements such as a water carrier, Hazrat Abbas's hand etc..

The tablets provide certain metaphors of longing and restitution. 

Syed Sarvat Ali Jafri innovated a technique whereby he crushes the clay used to envelope cement tiles and wood as a form of mortar to construct miniature shrines in ode to the lost architecture and culture of Faizabad.

 

 

 

18Sculpture Clay works

 3 Metal wheels

15 water colour Urdu Calligraphy

 

Through Urdu alphabet, names and memories as well as Persian words that form a part of our local creole Syed Ali Jafri constructs poetic narratives of resistance drawing from a tradition of Persian and Urdu poetry which was once common in Faizabad.

 

Calligraphy writing being and ancient form of art allows the artist to reanimate through a conceptual practice the tenets of Islamic Visual Culture. Incorporating multiple aspects of his ancestral traditions is a form of pacifist dissent against the growing communalism that is rapidly overtaking Faizabad’s daily environment.

 

 

By Jihan El - Tahri

 

 


 

 

 

Nippon Gallery Presents

Solo Show

 

Garden of Remembrance

 

Recent works

Syed Ali Sarvat Jafri

 

Curated by

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Explore Sculptures and Calligraphy

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Thursday, 31 December 2020

51st IFFI : Raj Pritam More "Khisa"finds entry in Indian Panorama 2020.

India's Marathi short film''Khisa''(Pocket) is now making its way to India after acclaimed so many international awards. ''Khisa''short film Official Selected in Indian Panorama for  51st International film festival of India, Goa 2021. 

The short film is Directed by Raj Pritam More. Produced by PP Cine Production Mumbai and Laaltippa Films. The film has been shot at  Akola ( Vidarbha).

Khisa is the story of a young boy who lives in a remote village in Maharashtra. He decides to get a large pocket stitched for his school shirt, in which he keeps all his precious belongings - petals, coins, marble balls; A pocket, he is proud of. It sets him apart from others his age, whose pockets are not only smaller in comparison but also ordinary and similar to each other in appearance.The little boy does not understand the politics of symbolism that adults engage in, and his pocket soon becomes a point of contention amongst elders in the village .




Khisa is the directorial debut short film of the director Raj Pritam More   which has got so many international awards, nominations and official selection. He quoted  Khisa is the story of the loss of innocence and coming-of-age of a young boy, is ironically symbolic of the times we live in. Khisa is a heart touching tale of a boy which will definitely give the audience a different perspective.He further said that Marathi movies are reaching new heights every day. Marathi content is making its marks not only in the country but all over the world.This 15 minute film will make a place in everyone's heart.

Raj Pritam More


From early this, short film ''Khisa'' won 2 Awards at the Istanbul Film Awards 2020.Best Film and Best Screenplay, 2 award international awards and in India very prestigious Screenplay Awards at 10th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival,New Delhi .India -20 .


Khisa also qualifies to compete for the prestigious Golden star Awards at the annual live screening gala of IFA, which will be held in Istanbul, Turkey in March 2021.



Also got a nomination for Best international Short Film and Best Director at Dublin International short and music festival 2020.Khisa also shown at world's premier online screening at (DISFMF) Dublin International short and music festival 20.


Khisa  got  2 prestigious awards at  Mumbai International cult Film Festival. BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR (MICFF GOLD) and BEST ACTOR IN SUPPORTING ROLE (SPECIAL JURY MENTION) . And it's also Official selection at Montreal Independent Film Festival Canada 2020 and  26th (KIFF) Kolkata International Film Festival 20. Official Selection at Dioroma International film festival  2020. Official Selection at (Jiff) Jaipur international film festival 2020.

Official Selection at Singapore international film festival 2020.  

It's also Official Selection at Dioroma Indie Shorts Awards Buenos Aires, Argentina 2020.



''Khisa''  is also selected at  Dharamshala International Film Festival  and set to world premiere at the prestigious Dharamshala International Film Festival.


Written by Kailash Waghmare ,Short film editor Santosh Maithani, Director of Photography Simarjit Singh Suman, Music by Parijat Chakraborty, Sound recordist by Kushal Sarda. Kailash Waghmare,Meenakshi Rathod,Shruti Madhydeep ,Dr Sheshpal Ganvir and Vedant Shrisagar (child actor) are in the lead roles.



Tuesday, 29 December 2020

In their different ways, each of the nine artists in “The Winter Show” - 2020


At a moment when the world is under terrible threat from human activity and when the enormity of the challenge can leave one feeling mournful and overwhelmed, this exhibition offers a sense of solace, an occasion to remember how great our capacity to collaborate with nature actually is. In their different ways, each of the nine artists in“The Winter Show” — Ashok Namdeo Hinge, Pramod Apet, Rupesh Pawar, Santoshkumar Patil, Pravin Utge, Gunjan Shrivastava, Amit Bankar, Kranti Bankar, Prasanna Musale reach out to the natural environment for subject matter, for materials, for guidance. 
In the textured works of Ashok Hinge, for instance, the sheets of layered and folded. Prasanna Musale’s unique color and naturally occurring variation determines the palette and interplay of forms. The textures also play an important role in the work of Rupesh Pawar, but with distinctly different techniques andeffects. Preferring frottage to folding, Pawar lays his sheets and by rubbing inkstick and acrylic paint onto the traditional handmade paper he is able to create vigorous striated marks that he organizes into dense patterns that flood his works.



Amit Bankar’s mountainous forms on paper outnumber the naturally occurring but the overall structures, which can expand in profligate fashion like brambles, testify to the artist’s feeling for nature. Although the paintings by Kranti Bankar don’t feature any natural stone their effect rely on execution of charcoal on canvas, her subject matter clearly involves our relationship to the natural world. But a paean to nature isn’t the only thing on offer in “The Winter Show.” There is so much to be learned by looking at how the works of artist couples overlap and diverge.

The connection to organic growth and the interdependence of humans and animals in Santoshkumar’s work, as well as the sensitive attention to surfaces throughout, has a cumulative effect of slowing down your thoughts, heightening your senses, gently sweeping away the anxiety that increasingly permeates our thoughts. Perhaps this soothing effect has something to do with the handmade tactility of the work and the absence of all things electronic. All you need to make something worthy of attention, these artists remind us, is a rescued fragment of the natural world and a pair of hands.




Gunjan Shrivastava employs an abstract language that draws on natural phenomenon, but their differences are just as evident as she composes in planes and pursues translucency, and favors linear motifs and dramatic value shifts. Pervading her work is a conflation of the abstract and the everyday: her folded planar shards evoke the geometry of crystal formations, while her titles frequently allude to quotidian events and basic human relationships.

Pravin Utge explains that the essence of his work is to celebrate and sublimate the ordinary and noble life of Indian women. There are also some nice echoes between the two couples and the women he paints. Pramod Apet paints old cherished world and childhood memories which are now in the process of vanishing little by little. Also noticeable is the way in which Utge and Apet sometimes use very wide formats to envelope their viewers in a sublime expanse.

Over the last year there have been numerous exhibitions at Nippon but we still have some catching up to do when it comes to this group of artists. Among its other virtues, “The Winter Show” is a welcome opportunity to discover the work of 9 Indian artists whose work deserves to be better known. As you make your way through this exhibition, which offers a wonderfully generous selection of work, it’s also great to see more of the gradually emerging oeuvres of Artist which makes the botanical dimension of the show fascinating.


by

Moumita Sarkar 

 Artist/ Curator / Writer

 Kolkata


The WINTER ART SHOW


Live : 15 to 31 December - 2020


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Ashok Hinge I Pramod Apet I Santoshkumar R. Patil

Gunjan Shrivastava I Amit Bankar I Pravin Utge

Prasanna Musale I Rupesh Pawar I Kranti Bankar


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