Saturday, 21 May 2022

MONOCHROME-Self Portrait

 SELF PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPH


The unique concept of self portrait photography was the outcome of the numerous ideas of images mixed together in a strange way like in a dream portrait as conceived by Shveta Gautam. She worked on monochrome mode of photography which included negative and positive space in order to describe her identity as to how to visualize natural source of light. She has captured self-portraits that elaborate her as a creative person or a silent daydreamer with proper amalgamation of various hues. She got the inspiration for this from Frida Kahlo, Mexican Painter known for her self-portraits. As a result, she has presented the present series which says a lot about composition of light, self, stillness along with the emotions on her face that represent her inner self in apt arenas and perspectives of photography as a visual art.  







        
A solo self portrait photography exhibition by a talented artist, Shveta Gautam, will be held at Piramal Art Gallery, NCPA, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400021 from 20th to 22nd May 2022 between 12 noon to 8 pm. It will be inaugurated by Mr. Mahesh Mhatre at Piramal Art Gallery, Mumbai on 20th May 2022 at 5 pm.

Hope to see you all!








Thursday, 28 April 2022

THE WHITE RAINBOW JOURNEY- Recent Work’s by Sudip Roy - Aakriti Art Gallery at India Art Fair, New Delhi


Aakriti Art Gallery at India Art Fair, New Delhi

Booth A 11

28th April  to 1st May, 2022

NSIC Grounds, Okhla Industrial Area, New Delhi

THE WHITE RAINBOW JOURNEY

Recent Work’s by Sudip Roy

Sudip Roy

In Sudip Roy’s paintings, the shapes and figures move very much against a large space like a landscape. It is in the handling of the paint itself that we may discover such joyousness.  Here the figures travel like travelers in a romantic landscape, surveying the prospect, or else like exploring and commentating. In the present series, paintings done on aluminum, with spray paint and acrylic, canvases with stainless steel embossed in the middle; the painted space seems more often that of an interior, often shimmering with light, the harmony he creates of tensions, ambiguities, volume, light, elusive moments.  These paintings mark as a language refer primarily to the tradition of gestural painting, unlike his previous watercolours done early in his career.  For all the act of paint handling, constructed over a period of attention to divulge their secrets to us as a viewer, the imagery stares at us, demanding that we make a will of it.  Our eye is denied the pleasure of voyaging to clearly defined vanishing point; we are continually pulled back to the surface as the illusionism is contested by application of paint and becomes an utter silence of the untranslated stars.  It is the employ of paint in all his paintings that are vital; or is with their variety and repertoire, ranging from the stillness to the exuberant or joyous, that give a pulsing life to the canvasses- the strength and fascination of the imagery.


Sudip Roy    11.14 AM      Paint on Aluminium     22 x 22 in     2021 - Copy

The formidable presence of Aakriti Art Gallery under the guidance of Vikram Bachhawat in the 13th edition of Indian Art Fair as it has done in the past editions perpetuates its commitment to serious and meaningful endeavours. Considering what the gallery has offered in the past quite elucidates the fact derived from its exhibition histories that the policy has always remained a respect for senior and established talent and discernment of new promise through thoughtfully curated exhibitions.  We already know that it has also taken enormous care through exhibitions like ‘Gen Next’ to put Indian Art in a coherent and balanced manner. Though its emphasis has largely been on Indian art, in particular, it has also showcased meaningful works from abroad at regular intervals.

The gallery’s booth this year showcases works done by Sudip Roy who has contributed to the making of our contemporary art. The work presented here showcases a wonderful process and spirit that provoke a dialogue that will not question our own notion of culture but will also affect us how we imagine ourselves today in present times. The assembly is striking here, what Sudip Roy achieves is a respectful satisfying mélange- he depicts them with extreme sensitivity and candour, each  possesses a sprightly distinctive approach and ensures the meaningful representations of contemporary developments. In these paintings, and sculptures; markers and ground have become synonymous, such is the confidence in his act and vision as the imagery is fought for by the surface and the apparent depth. Sudip sees his work as embodiments of the sublime, of truth. Sudip has always been careful of elegance. He would see his as a search, or a struggle, for truth.  There is immanence, a presence to them that can seem both threatening and suggestive of possible enlightenment.

Sudip Roy    Steel    55 x 45 x 20 in    2021 

The strength and fascination of the imagery here may draw our attention away from the background or field against which they stand, but often it is the background, with their manifold inflections and nuances of paint handling which carry most of the meaning of the painting. In his sculptures, the buoyant shape is not made distinctly that shows any definitive form, the edges outlined and the shadows indicated of that of a wave- that links up with investing around in the sculpture with what is illusory or what is real, the actual shape and form. The three dimensional shapes allude to a dimensional representation which sheer poetry.  He scrambles his various sources to form the lexicon of a common visual language for us. The visual apologue he creates is always focused and profound, matrices embodied by the audience As we stand before his work, the painted steel structure invites us to take pleasure in the exuberant and energetic fresh rendition, but as we move to the side the illusion crumbles into its compartments and turned into objects of visual pleasure.

Aakriti Art Gallery(A Unit of  Chisel Crafts Pvt.Ltd)

Orbit Enclave, 1st Floor 12/3A, Hungerford Street, Kolkata – 700 017

Tel: 91 33 22893027/5041 Fax: 91 33 22895042

Email: artshop@aakritiartgallery.com  Web: www.aakritiartgallery.com

Opening tomorrow | Gallery Espace @ India Art Fair, Booth B3

 Booth – B3



 

Participating artists :

 

Chita Ganesh | GR Iranna | Harendra Kushwaha | Karl Antao | Manisha Gera Baswani | Manjunath Kamath | Mekhala Bahl | Nandini Bagla Chirimar | Paula Sengupta| Puneet Kaushik | Purvai Rai | Ravi Agarwal | Sharad Sonkusale | Shobha Broota | Tanmoy Samanta | Waswo X. Waswo with R. Vijay

 

Date: April 28 – May 1

 

Timings :

 

VIP Preview:

April 28 & 29 : 11 am-7 pm

 

Public hours :

April 30 : 12-7 pm

May 1 : 10 am-6 pm 

 

Walkthroughs:

Tune into the Art India Instagram handle @artindiamagazine on April 29, 11.30 for a digital walkthrough of the Gallery Espace booth with art writer and curator Ina Puri Critic and curator Uma Nair will do a quick run-through of the booth highlights all four days at 11:00 am. Uma will also lead a physical walkthrough of the booth at 5:00 pm on April 30 (Saturday). Do DM us to let us know you’ll be there.  

 

We hope to see you at our booth!

 

Team Espace

Artival Art Foundation has opened up a new art gallery in Mumbai for promoting artists and their artworks

 

ARTIVAL FOUNDATION PRESENT - Contemporary Art Show

       Artival Foundation - an art promotional foundation based in Mumbai has organised its debut contemporary art show of paintings and sculptures made by 10 professional artists from 29th April, to 2nd May 2022. It will be held at Spectrum World, B-119, Laxmi Business Park, Laxmi Industrial Estate, Andheri (W), Mumbai 400 053 for which there will be free entry for all viewers between 11 am to 7 pm.

Shashikant Dhotre, 40 x 30 inches,Untitled, Colour Pencil Pastel colour on paper

Artival Foundation aims at propagating fine arts and its nuances among masses by promoting talented professional artist in the present scenario. The basic ideology of Artival Foundation is based on exploration of genuine talented artists from all strata of society irrespective of diversity in their background and cultural and social life. 

Prakash Ghadge, Pen & Ink on paper

         The continuous search for such talented artists has resulted into finalization of 10 professional ones for this show who have already carved a niche for themselves and earned good reputation and so a respectable name in the present art world by their multifaceted and skilful work. The various works of these artists in different style and techniques does exemplify their command over the medium and techniques adopted for their aesthetic and artistic decoration as well as skilful expressions to narrate their peculiarities in the relevant arenas and perspective. It aims at exploring hidden talent in rural and urban regions and promotes them and their artwork by giving them a chance to display their work in an art gallery alongwith senior and master artists.

Prakash Ghadge, Pen & Ink on paper


This show has been curated by Sharad Gurav and Satish Patil

Various artists participating in this special art show are-

Prakash Ghadge, Pradip Sarkar, Ratan Saha, Bhiva, Punekar, Gautam Mukherjee, Anand Panchal, Shashikant Dhotre, H.R. Das, Ashok Rathod and Nilesh Nikam. 

From: 29th April to 2nd May 2022.

Anand Panchal, 12 x 12 inches, Acrylic on canvas

ARTIVAL FOUNDATION PRESENTS

Contemporary Art Show An Exhibition of Painting& Sculpture

Artists: Prakash Ghadge, Pradip Sarkar, Ratan Saha, Bhiva Punekar, Gautam Mukherjee, Anand Panchal, Shashikant Dhotre, HR Das, Ashok Rathod, Nilesh Nikam

VENUE

Spectrum World, B-119, Laxmi Business Park,

Laxmi Industrial Estate, Andheri,(West),

Mumbai - 400 053, Timing:11am to 6pm, 

Sakshi Gallery is back for the 13th edition of India Art Fair at booth E-8 from 28 April - 1 May 2022 in New Delhi.

 




Sakshi Gallery is back for the 13th edition of India Art Fair at booth E-8 from 28 April - 1 May 2022 in New Delhi.


We are happy to share that we will be showing a selection of works by the following artists:

Surendran Nair | Rekha Rodwittiya | Ravinder Reddy

Vivek Vilasini | Manjunath Kamath | Ankush Safaya

Ratna Gupta | Mrugen Rathod | HG Arunkumar

Nataraj Sharma | Teja Gavankar | Siddhartha Kararwal

Lakshman Rao Kotturu | Soham Gupta | Shine Shivan

For any further enquiries or information, please reach out to us at enquiry@sakshigallery.com or call us at +91 9820498480.

India Art Fair 2022 is strictly following all the Covid-19 protocols so keep your vaccination certificates and masks handy!

We look forward to seeing you at the fair.

Tuesday, 26 April 2022

The man who walks with Camera -Augustus’s Zen tour to Japan

The man who walks with camera is an Exhibition that unveils Augustus’s Zen tour and expedition to a quintessential country Japan. Done all through recent times, the works are a form of tranquil and tradition-oriented aesthetic effort.

Artist: Augustus Lightwriter

Augustus Lightwriter is a photographer whose clicks have the potential to take his spectators on a surreal and conceptual journey, giving them a roller coaster ride of artistic heights and emotional depths. ‘Snaps are a form of paintings that photographers paint through their eyes’ quotes, Augustus. 

His interest in tracing the secrets of nature, humans, and culture was developed right from childhood. Being a dyslexic kid, studies never amused him while photography gave him the freedom to explore art, psychology, and the exotic dimensions of life. “At a very young age, I commenced clicking pictures and my initial subject was my family” Says Augustus. He completed his BA in Radio & Television from Asian School of Media Studies, Noida, India in 2008 after which in 2009 he collected a Diploma from Academy for Photographic Excellence, New Delhi, India. He then pursued the Honors in Professional program from New England school of Photography, Boston in 2012. His Career took a start when he exhibited a show on nudes and fashion photography at the Louvre Museum, Paris. 

Artist: Augustus Lightwriter, Fine Art PhotographerMedium: Digital Print on acid free Museum paper 

Photography is a metaphor of life to him; He contributes all that is vital to manifest his considerations which invite the human gaze to dig deeper as it stands like a spectacle to behold. From structures to stature, sensual to static, panoramas to portraits, his photographs are a mixture of what he consciously experiences and subconsciously encounters every day. When asked what makes a picture alive? He answered, “Observe the notions and sentiments that associate you to the subject and you will be astounded by the outcomes in your work. Just look at everything through the prism of emotions.”

A major segment of Augustus’s works is been confiscated by nudes. His intrigue with naked bodies takes photography and human forms to another magnitude. The vision of perceiving bodies as sculptures along with the added drama of light and dark to the snaps gives them the essence of baroque and renaissance. He remarks “A picture will only entice people if it has a balanced chiaroscuro effect. (Sun)Light plays a major role while clicking Landscapes while shadows are way important in human photography.”

Juxtaposition is not new to Augustus; he often combines natural phenomena, vistas, cityscapes, scenic beauties with attributes and personas of bodies that give a splendid narration to his works. Even with the dissimilitude in the aesthetic and techniques of clicking photos of different genres, the outcomes always make the eyes dive deep into them. “Photographs have vigorous visual and verbal proficiency; Maneuvering right modus operandi and sentiments, makes them most effective in rendering the thoughts.”



The current series of photos and pictures display Japan at its best, magnifying Augustus’s fascination with connectivity, people, and travel. From culture and heritage to contemporary country looks, he has provided a hypnotic array of diverse and variegated cites. “Kyoto is much inclined towards simplicity and heritage in contrast to the capital city Tokyo where one could see speed, movement, and futuristic character” adds Augustus.

As a viewer one is drawn into its maw, not only because of the appealing beauty that could be seen or with the nostalgia that could be felt through the pictures but because of its sheer physicality of emotive essence. 

Augustus in an interview stated that “Japan has been tugging people from eras with its culture and heritage. It is the only country apart from India that has maintained its tradition even after the foreign invasions. Mushrooming since then Japan has always maintained its customary aura alive and that’s what always beguiles me”. The country perfectly exemplifies the advancement while keeping its ethnic roots intact. “People are disciplined, gentle, and benevolent there. They succor to those who are in need, additionally you would not see any trash cans over there; people carry it along with them. Even with this scenario, you would not find a litter on the ground. They are so aware about their country and space” Augustus stated. 

One could discern the panache of life, the pacific character of traditional living, ethnic attires and magnificence of classical architecture from Japan with this series. Augustus's ways to put cardinal but forgotten details of social and culture behaviors in site of us are pulchritudinous. It vitalizes the audience to scavenge for the meaning of life and cherish every breath taken. When asked to quote a line on Photography and sentiments, he retorted “drama and emotions are everywhere, just need to be found and captured”.  

Text & Content Curated by Sanchita Sharma


Augustus Lightwriter

Select work in Solo Show  by


Contemporary Fine Art Photogarphy 

 

Date:

28 April to 13 May - 2022

View on www.nippongallery.com


Moderated by Moumita Sarkar

More details contact Office Tel: 022 66333997

30/32, 2nd Floor, Deval Chambers, Nanabhai Lane, Flora Fountain, Mumbai – 400 001, India.

Sunday, 24 April 2022

FASCINATING DEVOTION- These divine sentiments are depicted very artistically by Bir Kishor Patra via vivid interactive and expressive emotional experiences

Recent creative and thematic work of a famous contemporary artist Bira Kishor Patra will be showcased in a solo art exhibition at Nehru Centre A.C. art gallery Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai 400 018 from 26th April, to 2nd May, 2022 between 11 am to 7 pm.  It will illustrate his thematic endeavours in acrylic colours on canvas through their relevant nuances and peculiarities in the apt perspectives of visual fine arts.

Artist: Bira Kishor Patra

The show is supported by Mr. Manmohan Jaiswal, Director Aakriti Art Foundation


Bira Kishor Patra hails from Orissa, He had his art education upto B.F.A. in Painting from Berhampur University, Orissa and then M.F.A. in Painting from Faculty of Visual Arts, B.H.U. Varansi, U.P.  He was a proud recipient of several awards even during his student period and thereafter also from many prestigious art promotional institutions of national and international reputation.  He actively participated in many solo and group art shows at numerous art galleries all over India and abroad and rendered his yeoman services for propagation of fine arts to masses through talks on radio/TV and other means for presentations/demonstrations etc.  His works are in proud collection of many art collectors of good reputation in India and abroad.  He has often received overwhelming public response and appreciations for his presentations.

Invisible Light, Acrylic on canvas


The present series of artwork in acrylic colours on canvas illustrates subtle nuances of FASCINATING  DEVOTION  in his unique style of visual expressions.  His unique expressive thematic endeavours reveal the conceptualization on divine path through music of spirituality and rhythm of music.  It is most effectively revealed through his artistic exploration of the beauty and reality of Universal metaphor in human soul, mind and heart.  These divine sentiments are depicted very artistically by Bir Kishor Patra via vivid interactive and expressive emotional experiences which have duly inspired him to vividly portray the spiritual Universe connected and closely related with Divine Music which, in turn, showers its eternal elixir and nectar on the entire mankind. The artistic expressions in various works symbolize the divine journey from outer world to inner subconscious mind which is based on spiritual experience of Divine Gurus, Saints etc. as has been derived from Universal truth of realisation of self. 

“Fascinating Devotion”

A Journey Through Divine Music

Solo show of Recent Paintings

By well-known artist Bira Kishor Patra


VENUE:Nehru Centre Art Gallery

AC Gallery, Dr. Annie Besant Road,

Worli, Mumbai 400 018

Contact: 11am to 7pm

Thursday, 21 April 2022

All participants will be awarded Raja Ravi Verma awards 2022 for their noteworthy art presentation.

 Art exhibition organised by Art Vision group for celebration of World art day.


A group art exhibition will be held at P.L. Deshpande Kala academy art gallery near Ravindra Natya Mandir, Prabhadevi, Mumbai 400025 on 22nd, 23rd and 24th April 2022 between 11 am to 7 pm for which there will be free entry for all visitors.  Arjun Machivale, Mahesh Kadam and Riyaz Kazi of ‘Art Vision’ Group have specially organised this exhibition to celebrate ‘World art day’ (on 15th April) which happens to be the birthday of World famous and renowned versatile artist Leonardo de Vinci. About 22 professional artists/Art Teachers and 31 art students from different schools will participate in this show and showcase their recent artwork in different mediums and techniques under one roof. 20 art students from Sacred Heart School, Kalyan and 11 art students from R.N. Gandhi High School, Vidyavihar will be the participants in this show along with students.


This show will be inaugurated on 22nd April at 2pm by Chief Guest – Shri. Uday Samant(Minister of Higher & Technical Education) in the presence of Shri. Jalindar Sarode, Shri. Anil Bornare, Seema Nandkishor Lad, Sonakshi Vikas More



Coincidentally, this happens to be a decade celebration of the art movement started as Art Vision  in 2011 by the pioneering visionaries viz. Arjun Machivale, Mahesh Kadam and Riyaz Kazi and hence will be the 10th group art show in that series where artists from farflung areas like Mumbai, Pune, Sangli, Satara, Ratnagiri, Nashik, Kolhapur etc., will showcase their work.

All participants will be awarded Raja Ravi Verma awards 2022 for their noteworthy art presentation. Also, people and institutions engaged in doing social and educational promotional work and other related work will be awarded Raja Ravi Verma 2022 awards towards appreciation and recognition of their works.



The various works presented in this group art exhibition will be in   Acrylic, watercolour, mix media etc on canvas and paper. These will include landscapes, cityscapes, realistic work, showing beauty of nature and its marvels in different seasons figurative work showing various emotions in the sensitive minds of human being monumental works, spiritual works and others.




Participating Art Teachers / Professional Artists:

RAMESH V. DESHMANE, ARUNA PHATAK,   DIGAMBAR B. MANDAVKAR, NARENDRA B. SUTAR,   RAMESH GANDHERE, MAHESH BAJRANG BHOPI, RINKU SARDAR (ROY), DILIP TUKARAM PAWAR,  SANGITA GANESH MORE,  SWATI SATISH NAZARE,  DEEPALI MANOHAR SASWADKAR, ASHWINI JAGADISH PATIL, MANOJ PATIL, LALITA CHAVAN (THAKUR), ANUBHAV SUNIL PAWAR, NILESH YASHWANT PAWASKAR,  SANTOSH ANANT MANE, MURLIDHAR KUMBHAR, MEENA KARTIK GADHAVI, MAHESH KADAM, RIYAZ KAZI,

ARJUN MACHIVALE


From: 22nd to 24th April 2022

Art Vision Presents

10th Group Exhibition of Paintings

By

22 Art Teachers, Professional Artists and 31 Art Students

VENUE: P.L. Deshpande Art Gallery,

Ravindra Natya Mandir, Prabhadevi, Mumbai 400 025

11am to 7pm.

PARTICIPATING ART STUDENTS:-

SACRED HEART SCHOOL, KALYAN: GERELANI RIHAN MOHIT, VALA MANTRA MANOJKUMAR, PURSWANI REYANSH VINOD, SURE KSHETRA SATISH, PARMAR PRISHA DIPESH, MATE ADVET MAHENDRA, SHIVNANI TRISHA RAHUL, SACHNANDANI PLAKSHA RAJESH SHETTY VANSHIKA VEEKKAS, CHANDWANI SOHAM SANJAY, DARJI PURAV DEEPAK, MATTA KRITTEN RAJESH, NARA MANNAT DINESH, CHOUDHARY URMILA DEVENDRA, SULBHEWAR SHRAVANI SUDHAKAR, BHADORIYA SHAGUN AJAY PRATAP, SADAPHULE RIYA ANKUSH, SHAKTHI SHIVKUMAR, SINGH SHRISHTI SUNIL KUMAR, EKAGRA SWAYAM

R. N. GANDHI HIGH SCHOOL VIDYAVIHAR MUMBAI:-

GAURAV SHIRSE, TANMAY SAWARDEKAR , SAHIL MESTRY,  PRIYA BERA , MAITRAY MORE, SHMADAT SHAIKH, SAMIKSHA MALAP, SANKALP SINGH, GAURAV BERA, DEV LOKHANDE.


Saturday, 16 April 2022

EXPLORING THE POPULAR TERRACOTTAS AND BRONZES OF SUBRATA BISWAS

The Sculptor Subrata Biswas simultaneously addresses two perennial problems that our modern sculpture has very often to confront. First is the question of identity, the second is that of socio-temporal commitment. Subrata through his skill and meditative tackling of forms brings out assimilation within the two. His expressions are apparently simple, sonorous, witty, humorous, yet very much critical in postulating the intrinsic turmoil of life. Through apparent ludicrousness he unfolds the tragic turmoil of reality. Primitivity and folk traditions have played a significant role in his approach towards own form. He thus connects himself with the sojourn of our modernity and absorbing the essence of its ideals transforms the same to suit his own sensibility and personality and thus creates significant forms positing a solution to the intricate problem of alienation and domination of Western modernistic modes.


 

 Jijibisha - A Ray of Hope                  Vitrified Terracotta                 28 x 23 x 10 in                  2019

Subrata Biswas (born 1972) is a sculptor, who came to his own creativity during the decade of 1990s. He completed his masters from Rabindra Bharati University in 1997 and is now attached to the same university as a faculty. For emancipation of his form he judiciously looked deeper into the popular artistic wisdom of our society. We know this search was an important trend of our modernity too. Abanindranath’s research on the cult of popular worship of women folk of village Bengal, which is commonly known as Broto and his significant publication of the booklet titled Banglar Broto opened a wide range of village cults. Gurusaday Datta’s explorations were also very important. The artistic activities of Sunayani Devi in the inner household of Jorasanko Tagore family and exploration of the popular by Jamini Roy and Nandalal Bose opened up the great expanse of folk and popular art. Yet the post-modern and rather the post-truth trends of the twenty-first century is entirely different from the previous explorations of the popular.

 Coronation           Slip Vitrified Terracotta                 39 x 18.5 x 12 in                  2020

Subrata has judiciously surveyed both the fields of the traditional popular and the devastating reality posed by the politics and the present epidemic situation caused by covid 19. He succinctly experimented with tradition and modernity and built up sculptural forms, which are apparently naïve and deeper in unmasking the various trends of existential truths dormant both within the collective unconscious and explosively conscious extrinsic features of our society. With benign sobriety he strikes the various heinous trends of our society with serious rebellious attitude. This is the essence of his present sets of sculptures.

He has worked both in terracotta and bronze. Both these mediums have their own trends of expressionist properties. But his conceptual rendering has energized one with the property of the other. Particularly his bronzes display a kind of sonority, which is very much inherent characteristic of terracotta.

For more details about the show, please get in touch with Komal Jaiswal at artshop@aakritiartgallery.com / +91 9830411116. The show can also be viewed at www.aakritiartgallery.com

TERRACOTTAS AND BRONZES OF SUBRATA BISWAS


16th April – 14th May, 2022

11am – 7 pm

Time Scape             Slip Vitrified Terracotta                 33 x 22 x 1 in                  2022

Aakriti Art Gallery




Orbit Enclave, 1st Floor12/3A, Hungerford Street, Kolkata – 700 017

Phone: +91 33 22893027/5041, ( Sunday Closed )

He has incorporated use of wash technique and other relevant style expressive ingredients adorn various works made in water colours.

 

Artist: Vitthal Hire 

Recent work of senior artist from Mumbai, Vitthal Hire will be showcased in Jahangir Art Gallery, M.G. Road, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400001 from 19 April to 25th April 2022 between 11 am to 7 pm.

Vitthal Hire hails from Jalgaon, Maharashtra. He had his art education leading to GD arts (Drawing and paintings) and AM (Art master)  in visual fine arts.Then he displayed his work in many solo and group art exhibition in leading art galleries at Mumbai, Kolkata, New Delhi, Chennai etc. A proud recipient of state level and national level award from prestigious art promotional institutions such as AIFACS, New Delhi, Art society of India Mumbai etc. He participated in several art camps workshops etc are rendered his yeoman services for propagation of visual fine arts. His works are in proud collection of numerous Indian and International art collectors of good reputation and some reputed art promotional institutions in India and abroad.

His thematic work display in his exhibition reveals many facets and nuances of thematic hues in an expressive and lucid style. His enriched visual language of expressions having ample iconic metaphors and lucid hues of the ingredient muses and their interactive association as well as interrelation is amazing and picturesque in its own way. He has incorporated use of wash technique and other relevant style expressive ingredients adorn various works made in water colours. Artistic use of palette knife and their norms have rendered unique visual quality of transparency and picturesque to the thematic endeavours in oil colours.


Several subjective themes and their peculiar nuances in present world find a prominent place in his works. The prominent thematic highlights include rural life, social life in urban and rural areas, vignettes of Indian culture and the traditional heritage of our country diverse multi modular culture of India rituals and celebrations at places of religious significance during festivals various fairs and auspicious event with regional importance in particular seasons etc. He has also illustrated beauty of nature in different seasons, simplicity of life and culture of working class in villages and rural parts of our country norms of treasures on seashores, seascapes and many more.







VENUE:

Jehangir Art Gallery161-B, M.G. Road,

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400001, Timing: 11am to 7pm. 


Priyasri Art Gallery is delighted to announce a group show titled “Pristine” facilitated by artists Jagannath Mohapatra & Roshan Chhabria.

'Pristine' This show manifests the time of students where the language is in between developed and undeveloped.

 

Artist: Drashti Garala 

Language itself is contradictory between the working process and the thinking process. By fostering an awareness of their artistic techniques and choices, Students' working process is very much spontaneous, like playness, they can turn anytime according to their current mood. Their works soon expand into a space for “transcendence and transformation” contemplating the creative process, involving the preparation, marination, and self-reflection that many realize.

For example, they start a painting in a very joyful mood, and in-between they have a fight with a friend..so that mood reflects on the same painting, we can see different rasa in a single frame.

This holistic development channelizes all aspects of students' personalities in an integrated manner, embracing the main aesthetics that rules Indian arts, i.e. the rasa theory. 

In Sanskrit, rasa means a juice or flavour that has to be tasted. Without a doubt, the experience of appreciating a work of art depicting human emotions is like tasting or relishing the flavour of some emotions. Then like the tasting of a dish, this relish-able feeling too is felt within oneself, i.e., gets internalized.

Thus, this show ‘PRISTINE’ reflects the inner experience (thoughts, feelings, mental imagery, sensations, etc.) of the young, which is directly present in the awareness before it is distorted by attempts at observation or interpretation.  

The process encapsulates the beliefs about the self, beliefs about what inner experience should be like, inaccurate recollections, miscommunications, and other confounding influences.


So sometimes it is necessary to see the works of students, it helps us to break the sentient of developing language, creating a parallel experience to the sense of one’s own i.e. Consciousness, spiritual and moral questions.


That’s why I am thinking, the artwork of students is  PRISTINE.                 

 


 

About Priyasri Art Gallery

Priyasri Art Gallery is a contemporary art space located on the seafront in Madhuli, Worli. Founded in 2004, Priyasri Art Gallery has been responsive to the evolving language of art and is nurturing a gamut of artistic practices and expressions. The gallery is dedicated to its role of exhibiting modern, contemporary and experimental artworks. Besides being committed to promote young artistic talent, the gallery represents veteran artists such as Akbar Padamsee and Jogen Chowdhury. Priyasri

 

Art Gallery also provides artists with a studio facility in Baroda called AQ@Priyasri. The artist studio in Baroda has been providing space and housing for young artists since 2003. It has recently launched a separate printmaking practice wing.

 

 

Duration – 4 April, 2022 – 9 April, 2022

Time : 11:00am to 7:00pm


Art Night Through Walkthrough - Thursday, 7th April 2022

Venue: Kamalnayan Bajaj Hall & Art Gallery, Bajaj Bhavan, 226 Nariman Point, Mumbai - 400021

Friday, 15 April 2022

“Chitralatika” Paintings series on the life of Bharat Ratna Late Lata Mangeshkar ji. by Limca Book, Asia Book & India Book Record

 

Pictorial Tribute to Bharatratna Late Lata Mangeshkar the nightingale of India 

Ramkripal Namdev is rare artist, who has his unique style of painting. This Jabalpur based artist has painted Lataji & Gandhiji in a very different manner for which his name is registered by 3 famous recording institutions. Asia Book of Records, India Book of Records & Limca Book of Records, all 3 have conferred him certificates & honoured him for his unusual achievement. This is his 11th solo exhibition. He has earlier exhibited in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore & Jabalpur in solo & group exhibitions. 

           Now let's write about his special & unique style. In one painting of Lataji he has painted 630 faces of world famous women, who have contributed in their respective field. Collecting data of 630 women personalities with their images is itself a huge task & painting them in miniature style in background is another. Apart from this 299 faces of lata ji and he has painted LATA letters also & Lataji's portrait in foreground. In another painting he has painted all felicitations of Lataji by famous personalities happened in her entire life at background & Lataji in foreground. 


While painting Gandhiji in same way, he has painted 230 patriots of Gandhi's contemporaries at background & Gandhiji in foreground, trying to depict that Gandhiji was main source of inspiration for them. Here also collecting data of 230 patriots & their images is difficult task & painting them is another. He has painted all his paintings in oil on canvas medium with skill & commendable patience. There are many paintings on Lataji hence this show is titled "चित्रलतिका ". Apart from Lataji & Gandhiji artist has painted other subjects also like Lord Shiva, Lord Hanuman, Lord Ganesha, Ram-Seeta, little girl & few others.

From: 18th to 24th April 2022

“Chitralatika”
Paintings series on the life of Bharat Ratna Late Lata Mangeshkar ji.
by Limca Book, Asia Book & India Book Record Holder artist Ramkripal Namdeo

VENUE:
Jehangir Art Gallery
161-B, M.G. Road
Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400001
Timing: 11am to 7pm. 


www.artistramkripal.com

Monday, 4 April 2022

Romartika launches month-long group show of paintings at Malaka Art Gllery


Romartika launched its first offline group show at Malaka Art Gallery, Koregaon Park, Pune. There will be four back-to-back group shows throughout the month of April’22. The first group show was inaugurated on Friday afternoon by Art Historian Deepak Kannal and Artist Sharad Tarde.

The neo-abstract realism by Artist Prakash  Ambegaonkar held the visitors in awe. The interplay of mysterious yet familiar forms beckoned the viewers into a surreal world of light and shadow. After a vibrant career as a leading architect in the US, Prakash returned to his homeland and dedicated himself completely to art. His rapid emergence as an artist with unique style captured the fancy of the art lovers in India.The geometric abstract by artist Aarti Sharma is another dig into what has not been painted before. Unlike the usual abstract expressions in vogue, Aarti’s large canvases draw the viewer into the womb of an enigmatic space. Perhaps her background as an interior decorator and designer reflects in her style. It is hard to categorize Aarti’s style, because Aarti too, like Prakash, is walking the uncharted territory of protocol and convention in the arena of art.

Ranjeet Ram Sathe’s life-size image of mother and child stopped the viewers on their track. Mesmerised gazes remained stuck on his sublime expression of love and affection. Ranjeet, though young, had already worked as a lecturer and creative director. But over the years he moved into sculpting. A multifaceted talent, Ranjeet, believes that poetry can also be painted. His paintings can be described as poetry on canvas.

Artist Pallavi Kiran’s composition of Indian Classical spirit appealed the art lovers with an ancient melody of the mystics. Pallavi, a professional from the field of academics, was not present during the opening but her canvases raised the charm of the exhibition.


 From: 1st to 8th April 2022

Romartika launches

An Exhibition of Paintings By

Prakash  Ambegaonkar, Aarti Sharma, Ranjeet Sathe, Pallavi Kiran

Venue: Malaka Art Gallery,

Koregaon Park, Pune – 411001, 10am to 10.30pm

Saturday, 12 March 2022

An Exhibition of Paintings & Sculptures by Artists from Gujrat and Invited artists of Maharashtra in Jehangir

An Exhibition of Paintings & Sculptures

by 

Artists from Gujrat and Invited artists of Maharashtra

Participating artists in the show are: -  Vrindavan Solanki, Gagji Manpara, Umesh Kyada, Milan Desai, Ajit Chaudhary, Natu Tandel, Navneet Rathod, Kailash Desai, Sajjad Kapasi, Ajit Bhanderi, Rajesh Muliya & Hardev Jethwa alongwith Guest artists – Ravi Paranjape Pune, Babubhai Mistry – Mumbai, Prakash Bal Joshi – Mumbai and Amrut Patel – New Delhi.  

Confluence of Creative Contemporaries –  समन्वय

    A group of 16 contemporary artists from Gujarat and Maharashtra will showcase their latest paintings and sculptures in Hirji Jehangir art gallery, M.G. Road, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001 from 14th to 20th March, 2022 between 11 am to 7 pm.  They have endeavoured to display their conceptual artworks in the form of paintings and sculptures in various mediums and techniques so as to highlight the confluence of the creative  skills and cultural as well as social vignettes of different regions of the country.  The show will be ceremoniously inaugurated on 14th March 2022 at the venue at the hands of Ms. Urmilaben Kanoria – Founder Chairperson, Kanoria Centre of arts, Ahmedabad, Mr. Vishwanath Sable – Dean Sir J.J. School of Arts Mumbai and Mr. Narendra Vichare, - Director, Shri. Vasantdada Patil College Mumbai in presence of many art lovers, collectors etc.   Various participating artists in the show are -  Vrindavan Solanki, Gagji Manpara, Umesh Kyada, Milan Desai, Ajit Chaudhary, Natu Tandel, Navneet Rathod, Kailash Desai, Sajjad Kapasi, Ajit Bhanderi, Rajesh Muliya & Hardev Jethwa alongwith Guest artists – Ravi Paranjape Pune, Babubhai Mistry – Mumbai, Prakash Bal Joshi – Mumbai and Amrut Patel – New Delhi. 



  Based on the Ethnic and Modern, created in Magicaly realistic to Abstract, conceptual to  purely formative paintings and sculptures are showcased by the participating artists through their artworks in different techniques and mediums.  The most prominent amongst them include the paintings are the ones with  the message of innocence, joy and enthusiasm as well as contentment and curiosity in human mind synonymous to a  child in him by Hardev Jethva, Umesh Kyada, realms of life in the works with message of environment preservation and of growing and saving of trees and treasures of nature in the works  Kailas Desai,Navneet Rathod, life journey and cycle of joy & happiness in the sculptures of Rajesh Muliya, Mystical expressions of Gagji Monpara in Sculptures, Poetic creations of Milan Desai, Magical, Lyrical and expressive lines depicting the ethnic life of Gujarat by world acclaimed artistVrindavan Solanki, Warli culture and its social vignettes in the works of Ajit Chaudhari, mysteries of simple forms and semi flat planes to highlight the life cycle and its cultural vignettes in the works of Babubhai  Mistry, Sajjad Kapasi and Ajitbhai Banderi , subdued hues of mysterious spiritual connection with rivers in the works of Prakash Bal Joshi, Cultural treasures & heritage in the works in absolute aesthetic realms of world acclaimed master Ravi Paranjape and many more



VENUE:

"Confluence of Creative Contemporaries"

Jehangir Art Gallery, 161-B, M.G. Road

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001, Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact:9819139559 from 14th to 20th March, 2022