Friday 24 December 2021

“Fragrance of My Soil” by Well-known artist K.K. Gandhi

Every Individual perceives and constructs things in his perspective and the desire for expression is a natural part of human culture. An artist projects what he gains through knowledge and experience to build a connection with the beholder. In this process of understanding the painters navigate through inner/outer spaces of experiences to the actualization of the material forms and structure. At first glance of a spectator, while looking into K.K. Gandhi’s painting is a kind of refreshing experience. As his paintings are immersed with the natural landscape, colourful forms, figures, open spaces which provide a sort of soothing to the mind and soul. And invites journey to the spectacular landscape of artists Homeland, which is always gravitating attention of all lovers of arts and beauty.

K K Gandhi

Mr. Gandhi has completed more than 15 years in the field of art. And he always keeps interaction live with contemporary painters to enhance his understanding of visual language. The realistic style of painting according to the artist is the language of common people and can easily connect. As people are accustomed to looking at physical reality as a powerful tool in imbibing aesthetic pleasure.

Visual narration that painter love to work and express is landscape, the structure of Himalayan mountains, nomadic peoples and past monuments / history of Dogra culture. Working on these subjects Mr.  Gandhi feels much connected to his roots. Himalayan series works are rich in intensity, saturated tones, dark hues and bold strokes express artists’ passionate search for meaning into the subject and object conversation into a visual format.

Essence of my soil, acrylic on canvas

One of the paintings of the artist titled “Journey Within” wherein Buddhist Monk is shown walking amid mountains without any attention to materialistic thoughts. His focus is on the vast cosmos painted in Violet, grayish tones. The magnificent aura of the space has captured the soul of the saint as if inviting the soul to merge back into his source. The nothingness, the source of all that is seen and articulated in sense-perception and beyond.

- Rakesh Kumar

Visual Artist

About KK Gandhi

K K Gandhi(Freelance Artist) was born in Jammu. KK Gandhi is an avid artist with 19 solo shows and more than 200 group shows in India and abroad and around 120 National and International Art Camps / Symposiums.

KK Gandhi endeavours with mother nature, heritage culture, Nomadic life and messages of peace and salvation of Lord Buddha. He further mentioned the awards, felicitations and certificates of appreciation which he has received earlier from the various art institutions including the Battle Honor Turtuk Medal from Ladakh Scouts Regt. India Army,    Award of Excellence 2020-21 by AM Hyundai, 3rd Delhi International Film Festival, Award of Excellence by Bharat Nirman, Shimla Administration & Jaipur International Art Festival. 

Press Release

From: 28th December 2021 to 3rd January 2022

“Fragrance of My Soil”

20th Solo show of Paintings

By Well-known artist K.K. Gandhi


Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B, M.G. Road

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400001

Timing: 11am to 7pm

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