Saturday 1 March 2014

Raw, real and absolutely overt. The mere sight of his work is like an experience of the real city that is Mumbai

His art reflects the inner soul of Mumbai. The city is his greatest inspiration, he says. And it is truly remarkable how artist Raj More captures the details of every element of both, crude and sophisticated Mumbai in his works. An interesting thing about his art is that anyone could relate to it. His work speaks the parlance of diversity. He builds connects with people from all walks of life and translates them on to the canvas.

His love affair with the city began after he moved to Mumbai a few years ago. He says he loves to explore the city  and this reflects in his work. ‘Every urban city in the world has a soul of its own and talks to you,that’s why I always express this as the language of my work, ‘Raj says
Artist: Raj More

Raj More live and  work in Mumbai. After his graduating from Sir J. J School of  Arts, Mumbai. He started working in the field of visual art.he have been doing only painting and dedicated his life solely to Visual Art. He  have exhibited his  work international in India, Korea and Europe.

He win  the National Academy Award for 54th National Exhibition of Art  organized by Lalit kala   Academy, New Delhi 2012 and also he is a winner of 2010 Asia Art Award & Excellence prize Present by EM Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea 2010.His work is displayed in all international Art fair, UAF Fair (India), Korean Art Fair ( Seoul,Korea), Bussan Art Fair (Korea) and Dubai art Fair ( Dubai).

His ’Dimensions in time & space ‘solo show curated by Mr. Ebrahim Alkazi at Art Heritage Gallery, New Delhi 2010.Renowned Curator & galleries Peter Nagy( Natur  Morte)  display his work on his curated  United Art Fair 2th edition in Delhi,2013.His work also present by Palette Art gallery ,New Delhi. International  Curator Michal Matej presents a solo show at Fine Art Gallery,Bratislava.Slovak Republic,EU-2010.The city of Mumbai has kept him alive with its fascinating sights & sounds in his work..

The award-winning artist talks about how he likes metaphorical depictions. His protagonist, the crow, represents the common man.The city and its many elements, mainly vehicles and animals, determine his work. He also talks about how the ‘’Bull’’in his works represents the power of the city, creating a vast gap between the rich and the poor. The animals in his works are not just seen as they are,but have a deep-rooted connection that goes beyond just the painted picture. They equate to humans with powerful emotions. ‘I belong to middle class family and my connection arises from there. The concept keeps me going with its fascinating sights and sounds’’, he adds.

His latest series quest is all about Mumbai beings the melting pot of dreams and the crow being symbolic of a commoner with high aspirations, establishing his identity in the never-ending chaos of Mumbai City

Report courtesy Nitalia Pagare( Good Home -Time of India) 2013-14

1 comment:

Thanks for comment JK