Sanjay Prajapati, is a contemporary Indian artist, lives and works in Baroda.
Sanjay Prajapati is a painter known nationally for his large, dramatic portrayals of iconic wildlife. He grew up in a village which is surrounded by jungles and wildlife in its natural habitat. His deep passion, knowledge of wildlife and unwavering commitment to conservation continues to inspire.
|Artist : Sanjay Prajapati|
Through his career as an artist, Sanjay has inspired a deeper understanding of the world and its wildlife, encouraging successful conservation efforts and awareness of endangered species and their habitats. Travelling across the India, for his love of photography he seeks inspiration for his art work, Sanjay has utilized these opportunities to research wildlife and to learn about associated conservation challenges at the local, regional, and national levels. Through his career, in artwork Sanjay has developed effective ways to implement and support conservation programs and is utilizing his imagery skills to promote a message of wildlife preservation and to initiate real change.
Today, Sanjay’s work is admired and collected by prominent politicians, entertainers, business leaders and art collectors. His work can be found in private collections, corporate offices, Art Galleries, & Hotels in India. Sanjay’s works are displayed in important museums, corporate and private collections and has appeared in numerous prestigious venues.
About the Works
Cultural Background is a phrase broadly discussed by E.H. Gombrich. He stated that an artist's artistic expression is greatly influenced by his cultural background and the environment he grew up as a child. If one looks at the paintings of Sanjay Prajapati he can find true connotation of Gombrich's idea. As a child he grew up in a village which is surrounded by jungle and wildlife. His childhood brought him a prospect of close observation of the animal world, which developed love
and sympathy for the wild animals in him. Later he travelled in different forests in India and also volunteered anti poaching activities. His art practice also depicts intimate understanding and relation of the flora and fauna.
Today he has migrated from the village to an urban life but his village reminiscence works as a source of inspiration in the subject of his paintings. Sanjay is keen to bring out the beauty of nature and wild life on his canvas. His paintings carry a sense of photo realism because he believes that beauty should be represented as it is observed in nature. He painted wild animals in their natural habitat and mood. Wild animals are ferocious but they follow a natural law. They fight only for the
need of something either for food or for control over territories. The uncivilized world is more beautiful, peaceful and enjoyable than to get scared of.
This exhibition named 'Exquisiteness of the Untamed' displays a body of work, which reflects sanjay's own understanding of nature and wildlife. The paintings depict untamed animals in their regular activities and natural behavior in their own terrain. He has used strong, sharp and bold brushstrokes and bright natural colours to reach to his desired visuals.
Art Gate Gallery
Solo show 1st Nov to7th Nov 2018