Sunday 31 October 2021

Humans develop certain parts of their brain, often known as the Unique Identification System, to establish a conversation.

Basically, a form is the aesthetically aligned static version of the occurrence and recurrence of our visual sensibilities. The metaphors of emotions in these forms are actual derivations of Ashok Namdeo Hinge's visual interpretations. Ashok has experienced these emotions, and he strikes an impactful conversation through art that is symbolic in nature.


Ashok Hinge

Self-assessed visuals are the symbols of the realisation of space, boundaries of experiences, and the visuals our sight beholds. Humans develop certain parts of their brain, often known as the Unique Identification System, to establish a conversation. This developed system works to stimulate the micro visual sensibility in humans, which eventually results in developing the knowledge and understanding of art. In these stages of development, whenever the sensibilities find stability, they give birth to symbolism. The symbols or metaphors that create deep sensibilities are more impactful in nature.  The process of creating metaphors doesn't stress much on technical knowledge. It rather relies more on the results of that technique. Symbols invite audience's sensibility of shape and its experience. And in it lies their happiness and success.


Recent works by Ashok Hinge

A human transforms this sensibility into devotion. Ashok establishes this very fact through his visual interpretations. The happiness derived from seeing a visual is the symbol of one's visual psyche and symbolic psyche. Visual symbols and forms represent the emotions of visual thought or visual values. The one who realises this secret becomes a true visionary. And Ashok presents this secret through this exhibition.To see and experience such visuals is similar to one watching Satya+Nar+ion. This whole idea of seeing the reflection of self symbolically is what could be interpreted as Visual+Satya+Nar+Ion (To watch the reflection of one's soul as an ansh of the Lord)


PRATIKRUPAK a solo exhibition of recent work by Ashok Namdeo Hinge.

Venue:  Badlapur Art Gallery, 

Hendrepada, Badlapur - West, Thane (421503).

Date: from 1st November to 15th November 2021 (All days open for all art lovers to see)

Time: 11 am to 10 pm

Friday 29 October 2021

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time” — Thomas Merton

Shreela Gokarn (b.1966). 

After nearly twenty satisfying years in the industry as an Interior Designer, I decided to focus my attention on my desire to paint - My passion, My love. I trained in my formative years under my mother, Premi Ullal, who is a product of J. J. School of Art, Mumbai, India. Portraiture is her forte. I learnt all the nuances of making portraits in oil, water colour and charcoal. A self taught artist in the Mixed Media Abstract Art medium as well as Digital art, experimentation and innovation have been vital components to creating art that speaks of my experiences. I feel my digital art can't be slotted into a category. I spent my initial years in an industry, where change is a constant feature in your work. If you want to be noticed, you have to be innovative and constantly thinking out of the box. This has influenced my work greatly.

I have also been drawn to mixed media which I enjoy immensely. "Letting go" is a great way to express oneself, by letting the brushes to speak for you, to explore and express feelings through colours. A culmination of my reality, I like to think of my art as the marriage of my understanding of the world and my imagination – the real and the unreal. The combination of mood and depth fused with concepts of space, theology and continuity provoke my imagination to chronicle, through layers of texture and color, my reality. This body of 10 works is part of a collection of Digital Abstract works called Prakruti

Digital Art by Shreela Gokarn

Shreela Gokarn pursues her heart felt desire to raise awareness about the repercussions of our actions on our environment. Through her paintings, she showcases the detrimental consequences of rapidly growing urbanization, water crisis, disappearing jungles and similar aspects leading to the deterioration of our planet Earth, while she highlights the goodness and healing touch of nature. She wishes to rouse people through her art. 

Digital Art by Shreela Gokarn

She quotes:"stretching his hand to reach the stars, too often man forgets the flowers at his feet"- Jeremy Bentham. The artist has divided her work into three parts: The first collection of 7 artworks represents the thought that, “We are part of the earth and it is part of us”. The second section, a selection of 10 artworks dwells on the present status of our environment, "When Life's Green gives away". However, the artist is an optimist at heart and would like to believe that we can restore the environment quite successfully. This is depicted by 7 artworks in the last section, "Mother Nature is generous, as she never gives up, if only we give her a chance".... Since starting my expedition with digital art in 2015, I have been a part of both group and solo exhibitions. I recently have been recognized for my work and was represented by Art nou Millenni at the Art Baho Festival 2019 Barcelona, Spain, under the category "unique art works". I hope my art does start a visual conversation between us!



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Wednesday 27 October 2021

The Shape of Home Tanmoy Samanta solo show at TARQ.

 About the Exhibition: 

The team at TARQ is delighted to announce Tanmoy Samanta’s third solo show at the gallery, The Shape of Home. The collages and watercolour paintings in this show explore Samanta’s practice of elevating the miniature to the epic through his artistic language of solitude and reflection. The artworks in this exhibition showcase Samanta’s exploration of the material and imaginative aspects of our domestic spaces at a time when we are confined within those very spaces. Created during the ongoing pandemic, these artworks are evocative of the memories and stories that these domestic spaces hold. Also present in this show is the artist’s leitmotif of birds. Samanta often uses birds as a vehicle to examine certain dualities like the macabre and the fantastic, moment and eternity.

Artist:Tanmoy Samanta

and presence and absence. Using his preferred medium of rice paper on paper board, Samanta has succeeded in creating works that are quietly poetic. As described by Samanta, “These works are about memory and the idea of home; about longing, belonging and unbelonging. They are about the presence and absence; evocation and poignancy. The stencil like images on the cut-out surfaces are an act of assemblage of memory of different times - some subdued and others stark. They are in the shapes of objects at home—some carefully preserved, forgotten or discarded, heirlooms, layered with tactile experiences and mind-travel to the constellations.” This exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue featuring an essay by Ranjit Hoskote. 

Recent work by Tanmoy Samanta

About the Artist Tanmoy Samanta began his artistic journey atthe Kala Bhavan in Santiniketan,West Bengal, before training at the Kanoria Arts Centre, Ahmedabad. His career has seen a number of solo exhibitions including three with the New Delhi based Gallery Espace and one at Anant Art Gallery, Kolkata. Samanta’s show at TARQ in 2014, titled The Shadow Trapper’s Almanac, curated by Ranjit Hoskote, marked his first solo exhibition in Mumbai. The Shape of Home will be his third solo show at TARQ. Over the years, Samanta has been a part of group shows across India and abroad. Recently, he was part of a group exhibition, Known Unknown, organized by the Raza Foundation, in collaboration with Vadhera Art Gallery, 2020. Besides participating in numerous art fairs such as Art Dubai, Dhaka Art Summit, Art Chennai and India Art Fair, his works have been a part of several prestigious public art projects such as the installation at the Hyatt Regency, Delhi (2016), a site specific collaborative project at IIM Ahmedabad (2016), T-2 Liminus, Mumbai International Airport (2013) and BeeHive at the Hyatt Regency, Chennai (2011) – both curated by Rajiv Sethi. In 2002, Samanta's artistic practice was recognized and celebrated with an award from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York, USA. He lives and works between New Delhi and Santiniketan

The Shape of Home Tanmoy Samanta 

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Monday 25 October 2021

Best Debut Director National Award was given to Raj More at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi

Director Raj More receives 67th National Film Award for Best Debut Director in Delhi Vigyan Bhavan


Raj Pritam More

Best Debut Director National Award was given to Raj More at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi

Covid has stopped personal as well as many governmental activities in the last two years. Artarea was also paused in a way. There are many awards in the field of entertainment Events are held online and on OTT. But the Government of India's prestigious entertainment sector

National awards can be made online Nov. Finally, the 67th National Film Awards Ceremony was held on 25th October at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi. It was announced that the award for Best Debut Director National Award for the short film Khisa was given to Raj Pritam More at the hands of Vice President Shri Venkaiah Naidu. Raj More's short film Khisa has already won awards at major festivals and competitions around the world, winning over 27 international awards in various countries from New York to Berlin. His first short film "Khisa" presented by PP Cine Productions has won many awards and accolades in India as well as around the world. Including the Dadasaheb Phalke Award of India.

 Raj Pritam More at the hands of Vice President Shri Venkaiah Naidu. Raj More's short film Khisa has already won awards at major festivals


Raj Pritam More has previously received the 54th National Academy of Fine Arts Award from the Government of India for his painting "Oh My God". And Khisa is the first film he has directed.

When a work of art grows big, so does its birthplace. Born in Akola, Raj More is also a famous painter of the country. He is a student of the famous JJ School of Arts. He has been working in the visual arts for over 20 years and now, with his debut in the film industry, his pocket book earned him this honor. His wife Sangeeta Raj More was also present at the Vigyan Bhavan. He also posted on social media that the award is with him and the entire team and his village Akola and the whole of Vidarbha. National awards were also given to veteran artists like Manoj Bajpayee, Kangana Ranaut, Vijay Sethupati and Dhanush. Also, superstar Rajinikanth was given the Dadasaheb Phalke of the Year 2021 award.

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Friday 22 October 2021

Bhavna Kakar presents: Phantasmagoria


Bhavna Kakar presents:


Exhibition Dates: 27th Oct'21 - 15th Nov'21
Preview: 27th Oct'21, 4:00 P.M - 8:00 P.M

We are pleased to announce our upcoming exhibition Phantasmagoria, featuring works by:

Dileep Sharma
Farhad Husain
George Martin
Pratul Dash.

Phantasmagoria grapples with the construction and deconstruction of thought/ memories conditioned by contemporary culture. It brings together artists who problematize the concept of realism as well as reality, especially in an age which is a frenzy of simulations. Taking from pop culture while blurring the boundaries between ‘high’ and ‘low’ art, these artists form bricolages of mental landscapes. ‘Parody’ and ‘Pastiche’ are blended to form a post post-modern critique of the capitalist aesthetic and consumerism. The painterly surface becomes the door to the phantasmatic terrains mapped through the process of giving dimensions to intangible ideas.

Dileep Sharma’s oeuvre spells out contemporary in a hard hitting manner, with a splash of velocity propelled by neo pop colours. His juxtapositioning of motifs is a direct reflection of what is projected by the media, popular culture and fashion, thus rendering his imagery with a stark sense of humour, seduction & fantasy. The conundrums brought forth in this era are best swallowed down with a pinch of salt and a fistful of sugar, which is exactly the recipe of his works.






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Wednesday 20 October 2021

A Woman...their different stories behind their respective lives -Damini Gupta

Basically nature has played a very important role in being my inspiration throughout my life. 

Art can be a meditation, or a place to reach when you're searching for solace. I feel the real me when I spend time doing my paintings. I'm an artist because somewhere I'm less expressive through my words, so I express through my paintings. Since childhood, I was interested in paintings, used to sketch and paint a lot. I’ve completed my Bachelor of Fine Arts, specialized in Painting from Amity University, Noida in year 2018. Also, currently I’m pursuing Masters of Arts- Drawing and Painting from IGNOU, Delhi.

My inspiration comes from God's creation, A Woman...their different stories behind their respective lives. My work tends to focus on women of our society who directly or indirectly blames themselves for every wrong deed happens to them. Whether their physical appearance, facial hairs, sacrificing of dreams for someone, caged in Society's boundaries, breakup, jealousy and many other emotions, though not intended but they started hating themselves. So now I'm obsessed with depicting our emotions…lifestyle, freedom, jealousy, physical appearance, inner soul, self love and self care. After painting and inspiring so much from today's women, one day I came across my own self. The motive which I have been searching for, I understated one very fine day that there was a pattern of thinking before putting it onto the canvas.

That is why I became an Artist express emotions through my art.


Damini Gupta -Artist

(New Delhi, Delhi)


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Sunday 17 October 2021



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Saturday 16 October 2021

“Unlock 2021” An Exhibition of Paintings by 15 contemporary artists from all over India

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A group art exhibition showcasing the recent work of 15 artists from different regions of our country have been displayed their recent works at Nehru center AC art gallery, Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai- 400018 from 15th to 18th October 2021 between 11 am to 7 pm. It will highlight various works in different mediums, style and techniques presented by the participating artists under one roof so as to enlighten the viewers with the desired visual effects and intricacies in the relevant perspectives.

Painting Exhibition by Hetal Shukla

The participating artists in the show are: -

Burkhard Baier (Germany), Sahil Gosavi (Mumbai), Vinit Lahu Panchal (Mumbai), Hetal Shukla (Mumbai), Yashica Dhabre (Mumbai), Ghanshyam Gupta (Mumbai), Ajay Kumar Chowdhury, Saumia Debnath Royburman (Kolkata), Susanta Sarkar (Kolkata), Harsha Mandurkar (Goa), Sadashiv Vaidya (Aurangabad), Satyajit Shergill (Mumbai), Jayashree Bhagwanani (Raipur) and Shilpa Surana (Vishakhapatnam), Rujuta (Seema)Danait(Mumbai).


It will be inaugurated on 15th October 2021 at 5 pm by honorable guests Arch. Rajiv KasatSanjiv Patel(President Bharatiya Janta Party Gujarati Cell – Mumbai), Arch. Mohan K. UlanatDivesh Yadav(Founder President Mahantri Samaj Vikas Munch), Ravi S. Doddi(Hospitality Business), Dr. Jagannathrao Hegde, (Former Sheriff of Mumbai), Parag Shukla(Founder Urja Group), Shrikrishna Agarwal (Poet & Anchor), Deepak Shah (Art Lover)


          This exhibition will be curated by Ghanshyam Gupta. Various contemporary artists from different walks of life with diverse culture and social background have come together in this exhibition to showcase there in born talent and creativity. Vivid works covered in this show variety of mediums like oil, acrylic, watercolors, pen and ink, itching charcoals mix medium etc in different styles such as realistic, semi realistic, abstract, monumental heritage, figurative works etc. These present landscapes, beauty of nature, seascapes, emotional mindscapes, historical heritage of monuments, religious, spiritual works etc. in their respective arenas and perspectives.

 Press Release

From: 15th to 18th October 2021



Nehru Centre Art Gallery

AC Gallery

Dr. Annie Besant Road

Worli, Mumbai 400 018

Timing: 11am to 7pm


Sunday 10 October 2021

Swaying in sanctity of Mysticism - Pankaja JK

Swaying in sanctity of Mysticism. 

A mesmerizing work, meandering in the unknown zone of Universe and creating the aura of mysticism is the apt introduction of R.B. Holle’s creation. His interest in tracing the secrets of nature was developed right from childhood as he is a sensitive person. His Art has developed over the years and within ten years he is so famed as a talented painter that, even the New York based Pollock Krasner Foundation has acknowledged his art and offered him a Jackson Pollock Scholarship.


R B Holle

In this series Holle develops galaxy, the whole Universe in a small frame by rhythmic presentation of granular forms in acrylic on canvas and even in installations by using toothpicks. The forms also seem to have movement, swift movements as it happens in Milky Way. The balance of forms in circular motions with dark hues consisting of lighter tinges creates a vibrant equilibrium; a complete cosmos and packed energy of life. Also, being an aesthetic, Holle has a theosophical touch due to strong belief in aesthetics and existence of God or mysticism.  Those images have romantic rural environs of Kasari, his native place. It breaths freshness, purity and virginity. The paintings offer unfathomable, vast and clandestine world in the midst of realistic hustle- bustle of metropolitan city, Mumbai where he presently lives and works.

To cater his future dreams, this youngster wanted to settle in wonderland of Mumbai. But who would support him? Initially he struggled and visited various Art Galleries, showed his paintings to almost all the famed artists like Dilip Ranade, Laxman Shrestha and Gaitonde. A few of them gave suggestions on improvements in his paintings, some suggested changes in color combination and a few advised him on the form of painting. Holle’s painting started modifying with the aid of these suggestions. So, he acknowledges his attainment of this vision of Art to experienced and supportive seniors and fellow artists. Steadily, the real essence of Abstract dawned on him that, an abstract painting is but a concentrated concept, expressed with complete liberty. It is the image through which observer has to explore and contemplate the core of concept and advent into unknown aspect of known possessions. Stars in galaxy, colliding celestial objects, illuminating planets, this colorful and shinning form of the Milky Way and its deeply rooted secrets seem to in the paintings.  

Holle is greatly inspired by the philosophies of Saint Tukaram and Lao Tzu. He also highly regards Gaitonde for his Art and considers him as his teacher. For him, at this stage of his progress as an artists, his own paintings are not just formless colour play; but a mirror image of unbiased and purest state of mind.  Hailing from a small village in Maharashtra, Holle graduated from Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune. During his Diploma he mastered the skill of portrait painting and did figurative painting but it was strictly due to need of curriculum. He was always inspired by paintings of Gaitonde and abstraction was always a passion and fascination for him.

by Pankaja JK -2012


Places and Spaces.

R. B Holle

He is not just a painter but musically inclined too and one can feel his rhythmic sensibilities on reading his statement about his idea of painting. Though he states it in his mother –tongue (Marathi), here is the translated version of it, “There is a melody song in the silence and noise of nature which can be hummed…if it is put in lyrics and particular rhythm and resonance is applied according to its character , it can be made more melodious…same is the attractive natural light….clearly introducing its presence in darkness, indicating presence of life on this earth and universe around by being light of the day…light radiating on the sand of shores, on the water, peeping from behind the mountains…assuring life all over this earth…I have circuitously got associated with it and the subject, theme and emotions in paintings have unknowingly got its character…the association is like mother and child relation which could not be selected voluntarily like wise my naval chord was cut from nature.”      

This promising artist has truly remained faithfully to his passionate spontaneous painting related to elements from nature. In his latest exhibition called ‘Place and Space’ held at Jehangir Art gallery from 04th April to 10th April was a visual treat and meditative experience. This time he spread on his canvas the vast galaxy which is million kilometers away from our planet, a part of nature which is unbounded, indispensable yet remained to be explored at its fullest and yet fascinating to us. Its thoughts and images mystify us. It a womb where millions of stars, known and unknown planets are born and it is a womb that gave birth to our own Earth, which again like its creator has so many mysteries, beauty and mystical secrets hidden in it. Earth changes its makeover with every region, season and natural changes. It is always a visual joy to experience changing makeover of nature. The Galaxy above earth seems to act as a hanging mirror and reflects characteristic of nature in every phase and colour.

File Photo: R B Holle

Holle has tried to capture this in his paintings. His abstraction is always unwinding different aspects of nature. This may be because he opened his eyes to see the world in a small village with natural setting, a village called Aalandi in the lap of Bhimashankar mountain in Maharashtra.  Nature still dominates his place of birth and it is still away from urbanization. Holle now lives in midst of city hustle bustle where there is no breathing space, it has luxury, but that demands ones rightful leisure time, privacy. It is difficult to find trust, contentment and happiness in true sense. The paintings are perfect getaway from this obvious unavoidable stress in life. They are meditative in nature.

Pundole Art gallery 

Splash and swirls of colours seems spreading in rhythmic pattern highlights artist’s love for music. Along with the aura of musical compositions , there is a lavish use of colors of nature like blue and grey depicting clear and cloudy sky or blue water and shinning sand, variation in green of trees and plants, red, gold and other bright colors stand for birds, animals, flowers and so on. In some paintings there is a glitter in midst of grave dark background and this is his fascination for observing clear sky during dark nights that he usually observed when he stayed in village and slept in courtyard of his house, this beauty of nature has made permanent impression on artist. Holle confesses of having magnetic attraction towards ‘light’ in nature and its shine either in sky, on water or its ‘oasis’ effect on stretched shores. Idyllic settings are the undetachable from his paintings.

His paintings act as mode to escape from social turmoil for some time and have meditation like effect to make one relax. Person is bound to go in trance and feel light and peaceful. The present chaos in the world caused by natural calamities, advanced technology and energy used to produce dangerous and destructive weapons for mass destruction, unhealthy competitions among countries and people, poverty and likewise reasons seems to have stimulated Holle to present swirls, splashes charged with emotions something that is nice to eyes, mind and soul. Installation is also significant as it represents Nebula from which millions of small and big stars are born, all of them having their own DNA and some of them so powerful that they are said to influence human existence on this planet.


After college, he fully engrossed himself in abstract painting and today he is most coveted young abstract painter from Mumbai and Pundole Art gallery patronize his creation. His work is exhibited in almost all the reputed galleries in India and his paintings have been awarded and have the honor of  being collection at N.C.P.A. Mumbai, Torent House Ahmedabad, Sir J. School of Art Mumbai, Apparao Galleries, Chennai, private collectors and many other collection in India. Holle has a long way to go as he says he doesn’t know what lies in future and which new makeover of nature and earth will be projected in his next creations, but he is confident of coming up with something beautiful and peaceful.


R B Holle @image text  copyright by artist /

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Thursday 7 October 2021

Shankar Palsikar (1916-1984) - “A Centenary year of Artist’s Birth” National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai

Shankar Palsikar (1916-1984) - “A Centenary year of Artist’s Birth

National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, Ministry of Culture and Government of India in association with Shankar Palsikar Art Foundation and The Raza Foundation, New Delhi presents Shankar Palsikar (1916-1984) - “A Centenary year of Artist’s Birth”, a major exhibition of a visionary who shaped the course of modern painting. 

Prof. Shankar Palsikar a teacher of par excellence for generations of students, he evolved original interpretations to the traditional and rich art of this sub-continent by giving it a harmonious turn, a subtle twist there, thus creating a new contemporary world of Indian art. Palsikar Sir, besides being a great orator, was a sensitive writer in Marathi and English. He was born in Sakoli Village in Vidarbha. After his matriculation he studied in Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai (1942-1947). He was awarded several prizes including the most coveted one- the Meyo Medal- for his first class scholastic career in 1947 at Sir J.J. School of Art, the First Cultural Scholarship in Fine Art, by Govt. of India(1949), Gold Medal of Bombay Art Society(1950), Gold Medal by Fine Art Society of Calcutta(1950).

He was also honoured with Gold Medal and Life Membership by the Art Academy of Italy for his outstanding services in the field of Art and Art-Education. Beside the major honours mentioned above, he was awarded Silver and Bronze Medals on many art events in India and was nominated as one of the nine eminent artists of India by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. In 1965, he represented India in International Plastic Art Conference held in England. He was appointed as Dean of the Sir J. J. School of Art in 1968 and retired in 1975. As an art educationist, he was invited by Govt. of Sri Lanka to plan the academic programme for the art institutions in that country. He was nominated as one of the nine eminent artists of India by Lalit Kla Akademi, New Delhi and a member of advisory committees of various universities in India. 

The Indian Art fraternity that consists of both artists and art connoisseurs alike is aware that, like the master painters S.H. Raza, M. F. Hussain, V. Gaitonde and K. K. Hebbar, Prof. Palsikar had deeply contributed to the evolution of Indian Art, but unlike them, had always preferred to remain a devoted teacher to his adoring students. Being a pedagogue, unwilling to be in the artistic limelight, he never deigned to have a public viewing of his works, but a posthumous retrospective, during the year of his passing, was organised by Prof. Vasant Parab, then Dean Sir J. J. School of Art in coordination with the Govt. of Maharashtra at the Jehangir Art Gallery Mumbai in 1984. It would be great privilege to artists and art lover to view his paintings at the centenary Exhibition at NGMA from 23rd Dec. 2016 – 31st Jan. 2017. 

It is a major exhibition of a visionary who shaped the course of modern painting. The exhibition is curated and designed by Arvind Hate. During the tenure of this exhibition, special art and cultural programmed such as musical evenings, book launches, dance and lectures would be organized at National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai. These programmed have been designed in respond to Prof. Palshikar's persuasive conviction about inter-relationship of all art forms. He always used to remind us that artists from various art-practices must reciprocally react to each other and sense the common goal that creates fundamental understanding of art and aesthetic that strengthens the cultural growth of an individual in particular and society in general.

Convenor: Prabhakar Kolte
Venue: National Gallery of Modern Art, Sir Cowasji Jehangir Hall, Mumbai
Inauguration: 23rd December , 2016, 6:00 PM
Open for Public from 24th December, 2016 till 31st January, 2017
Timing: 11:00 AM- 6:00 PM (Closed on Monday & Public Holidays)

Tuesday 5 October 2021





We are looking for artworks, drawing, creative painting, digital art, installation, photography

and more. Online / Offline Solo will be arranged for selected artist.

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Friday 1 October 2021

Ways of seeing..._* organized by NAF at NIV Art Gallery, New Delhi on 25th Sept, 2021.

When we perceive a piece of artwork, we not only try to dive into the scenarios of the visuals in front of us, but we also peep into the world of the mind of the creator. The mind of the artist can be as complex as a maze or as clear as transparent stream. The artist creates a work of art after experiencing various kinds of emotions and incidents. The emotions can as simple as happiness, anger, hatred, joyfulness, etc., but sometimes it transcends to an experience which goes beyond a definition of common emotions. The interconnectedness of contrasting emotions gives way to an idea which can be explained through art, and art only. With the addition of living in this busy world, we go through many physical incidents which brings trauma, anxiety, love, hope, etc., in our minds. Culminating all these emotions and experiences, an artist takes a respite in creating their work of art.

Painting by Heena Sk 

In this exhibition, aptly titled ‘Ways of Seeing’, the artists are trying to portray their thoughts and comments in the everyday human life through their artworks. Every painting or print is trying to open our perspective in some issues or incidents while tapping into the emotions that are already lying inside our minds. Many a times what we see or perceive, we are unable to express them. These artworks are carefully curated so as to ignite a conversation and help in communicating with the audience about the unsaid emotions and experiences.

The different visual elements helps in bringing out the various thought processes of the artists to the surface of the mind. And when these elements are gathered on canvas, we see new dimensions to the existing scenarios. What we see might not be what we perceive. The lines, colours, textures and spaces create a unique blend of visuals which helps us in breaking the abstract ideas into simpler forms. Sometimes it’s a different world altogether when we see it from somebody else’s perspective, and who could it be better than an artist?


NAF in collaboration with Niv Art Centre presenting an exhibition of emerging artists ways of seeing 25th September 2021 to 28th September at Niv art center, 210 near IGNOU chowk, pocket E, Neb Sarai Sainik farm. New Delhi 110068

Here participants are Ajay Kumar, Ankit Kushwaha, Dhan prasad, Deepti Gaur, Debjyoti Saha, Heena Sk, Kartick chandra dinda, Nandkumar Pagare, Nooreen Fatma, Preeti Singh, Priyanshu Chaurasia, Moumita Sarkar, Rekha Gupta, Sandipa Mondal, Srishti Gupta, Sumon Bej, Sudatta Basu Roy Chowdhury, Swapan Roy. They all are from different cities. 

 Mr Avijit Roy senior artist of Niv Art Centre inaugurated the show on 25th September.

The art of each artist participating in ways of seeing is highly appreciated. The works of Santiniketan's artist Srishti Gupta, Hyderabad based artist Dhan Prasad, Maharashtra's Heena Sk and Delhi resident Preeti Singh are particularly interesting.

Shaji Methew and Aruna Anand Mathew the owner of Niv Art Centre and The Founder and Director of NAF Nandini Sarkar would like to thank all the artists for the way this 4 day show has come to an end in this pandemic time and for such a collaborative emerging artists, who helps lift the tie a lot.

    Text by Moumita Sarkar -Artist/ Kolkata

Ways of seeing..._* organized by NAF at NIV Art Gallery, New Delhi on 25th Sept, 2021.

The show will continue till 28th Sept, 2021, 11 am to 7 pm.
210, near IGNOU CHOWK, Pocket E, Neb Sarai, Sainik Farm, New Delhi, Delhi 110068