Thursday 27 January 2022

Sharmila makes paintings to be reckoned with. Her largely abstract canvases and wild seaside landscapes can be broody, even confrontational, in earthy dark tones.

 At first glance, the bold patterns in Sharmila Gupta’s recent paintings and drawings appear to mark a change in direction from the large gritty paintings of tidal pools that were her last body of work. On further viewing, it becomes apparent that her familiar landscapes have become compressed into signs or ideograms. These perhaps reflect time spent in walks in the woods during the lockdown when she made a study of aboriginal bark as well as the abstract lineage of modernism. Sharmila’s new paintings light up the exhibition space. She moves easily between representational and abstract imagery, and she mixes seemingly contradictory inclinations. For example, her process is messy and engaged, but her compositions are deliberate and playful; her work shifts suddenly from somber to slapstick; she has a sincere belief in painting’s transcendent power.

Artist: Sharmila Gupta

The intimate, explorative body of work exposes her complex interaction with a particular place and it’s shifting transient nature. Sharmila has often spoken about rejecting the picturesque in favor of primordial nature as represented. She has found these necessary elemental motifs. At the edge of water and land, she has become immersed in the visceral experience of light, space and motion. There she has sought to bridge the atmospheric, volumetric world of matter and its equivalence in signs. Landscape thus becomes an arena not only to view the fleeting nature of the elements with its seasonal and biological cycles but also a vessel for thought and process within the context of various pictorial languages.

Sharmila makes paintings to be reckoned with. Her largely abstract canvases and wild seaside landscapes can be broody, even confrontational, in earthy dark tones. But many of these paintings sparkle with brilliant blues, and cheery greens, reds, and yellows. Darker colors crop up and provide terrific contrast. Sharmila completed her part-time course in painting from Sir J J School of Art and since then she has continually challenged herself, grappling with form in oils water-colours and collages; with space and surface in abstract painting and art history. One thing has remained constant her delight in the elemental quality of paint. She’s like a kid with finger paints, or making mud pies. She fills her canvases with smears, dollops, and grit. Her passion can’t be missed.

In her current suite of works some of her former complex spatial panoramas with their diverse vantage points and horizon lines remain. Sharmila, however, has often changed her viewing perspective. At times, she has vicariously crawled along the surface of the earth or seen things as a fish traversing water or as a bird from above or a combination of different vantage points in the same painting, a vertical panoramic space is grounded by two trees uniting land, fire, water and sky seen both from above and at the horizon. By contrast, Sharmila Gupta reveals a flatter, condensed spatial world of water patterns containing floating interactive shapes. Viewed from above, a brown form hovers over incoming and outgoing tides acting as a magnifying glass revealing particles of pollution. This pivotal form compresses the action of nature and shield shapes reminiscent of the mapping of water trails found in aboriginal painting.

Sign language becomes even more evident in small watercolor drawings that evoke musical exercises with their motifs and recapitulations of the ebb and flow of tides: times of day amidst floating objects pulled by currents. Sharmila has stated that all her abbreviations of shapes and forms come from acute observation of particular sites. Her drawings reflect these observations of a sea world with undulating patterns, horizontal and vertical lines that act as cross currents creating pulsating tensions. Sharmila subverts our expectations of space. Despite the horizon line, we appear to have a bird’s-eye view. The piece’s crackling rhythm, intoxicating tones, and the artist’s loose, playful hand make the works a joyful exclamation. These dense, expansive little nature-scapes gleam like gemstones.

Sharmila’s quest to reassemble pictorial language from a diverse painting vocabulary is no easy task. Throughout her long career she has searched for ways to meld the painterly traditions of Abstract Expressionism. Over the past decades she has been moving back and forth between both pictorial concepts, sometimes emphasizing her love of light and expressive painterly forms, other times using abbreviated signs, and sometimes managing to simultaneously employ both modes. In her painting series, she combined ideograms, patterns that interact with volumetric shapes and atmospheric moods. The exhibition shows a good introduction to her innovative merging of the physical tactile world with a formal language of signs, ideograms and pictographs, expanding the painter’s language in this time.  

Abhijeet Gondkar

January 2022, Mumbai

Artist's Statements...
Myself, Sharmila Gupta, an abstract painter. My artwork includes oil on canvas, acrylic on canvas and paper. 

Passionate about painting I create whatever I perceive after observing the environment around me. I interprete the cosmos of colour and form through my visualisation to express them uniquely.

Perseverance and expedition has shifted the quality of my works and opened a new realm off possibilities and offered me with a different context of painting and my relationship to it's process.

Sharmila Gupta.

From: 31st January to 6th February 2022

"Forms of Musing"

An Exhibition of Paintings

By artist Sharmila Gupta

VENUE:Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B, M.G. Road Kala Ghoda, Mumbai – 400 001Timing: 11am to 7pm

"Forms of Musing" An Exhibition of Paintings By artist Sharmila Gupta


From: 31st January to 6th February 2022

"Forms of Musing"

An Exhibition of Paintings

By artist Sharmila Gupta

VENUE:Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B, M.G. Road Kala Ghoda, Mumbai – 400 001Timing: 11am to 7pm

Sunita Wadhawan is a PhD research scholar and has been active in the yoga field as a practitioner and as a teacher for over two decades.


Life is full of challenges, uncertainties, distractions and opportunities. Our rishis gave to the world the art and science of Yoga to utilise our human existence in the best manner possible. The practice of Yoga can be done by the young and old, by the healthy as well as those in pain to bring a discipline and regularity in life. Yoga is a combination of body, mind and spirit oriented practices with each element of Yoga facilitating a greater purpose and vision of life that leads to well-being and contentment. At one level Yoga helps to overcome stress and mental tensions and at a higher level develops personality and self confidence together with realising  the spirit and the purpose of human existence.


Yogasutra way of life is the adoption of yogic practices for physical fitness, breath regulation and meditation for mental alertness, concentration and complete relaxation.  Incorporating these yoga practices as habits in the daily schedule shifts the direction of life from one of struggles to that of ease and joy. It could be the beginning of the best years of your life. Yogasutra way of life teaches you how to daily invest a little time in yoga to reap the long term benefits of self transformationof the body and mind for a fulfilled human existence.


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Sunita Wadhawan is a PhD research scholar and has been active in the yoga field as a practitioner and as a teacher for over two decades. She has won accolades at the National and State level  award for yoga asanas and sun salutations. Being proficient in the technique and tools of Cyclic Meditation and Mind Imagery Technique (MIRT) her classes on guided meditation every week are well received and appreciated.


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Timing: 7am to 8am, 8.15am to 9.15am  

1st to 7th February 2022

Friday 14 January 2022

Nippon Friday presents Kolkata classic contemporary Art Show -

Dr. Somava Dutta I Tanushree Das I Arup Roy I Priyanka Sinha
Deepsikha Das I Pallavi Saxena
Debjyoti Saha I Priti Shaw I Nupur Mitra I Ipsit Roy
Dibakar Das I Ishita Dasgupta I Sudipta Swarnaker
Souvik Roy I Aparajita Gopal I Moumita Mosan I
Curated by Moumita Sarkar
Opening: Date: 16/01/2022 to 30/01/2022
Sale Enquiry: 9432 123 234 / 7439 119 228


THE FABULOUS -9 - at Jehangir art gallery Auditorium hall, M.G. Road, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001


Recent works of a group of 9 contemporary artists from different regions of our country have been displayed in a group art exhibition at Jehangir art gallery Auditorium hall, M.G. Road, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001 from 11th January 2022 onwards.  It will be there for public display till 17th January, 2022 between 11.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.  This unique  art exhibition has been curated  by Dyaneshwar Dhavale, who is an artist himself and intends to present the innovations of the inborn  talent in these artists under one roof with a view to enlighten art collectors, lovers and patrons with the intricacies of vivid multifaceted art works. 

The participating artists in this art exhibit are Amit Bhar Kolkata, Arvind Mahajan – M.P., B.B. Dutta- Mumbai, Goutam Mukherjee – Mumbai, Rajendra Pradhan – Nagpur, Ravi Mishra – Jaipur, Samir Sarkar – Kolkata, Subrata Das – Kolkata and Subrata Paul – Kolkata. This show was inaugurated on 11th January 2022 by eminent artist Prabhakar Kolte at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai in presence of many art lovers, patrons and art collectors.

Amit Bhar  :   His works in Semi realistic style depict Scintillating pristine rustic beauty of rural Bengal with the apt textural finesse having a realistic play of light and shade. The paintings are in typical Indian style having proper emotions and peculiarities of realms of life in iconic depictions and textures which enlighten all with their ethnic hues.

Arvind Mahajan :   His works depict Royal Essences of the heritage and Traditions in Madhya Pradesh.  These present different moods and cultures and give all the experience of royal ambience.  They reveal royal grandeur and class in each line in the work and enlighten all with the rich energetic colour tones, shades and their finesse at appropriate places in the relevant perspectives of art. They also illustrate awesome grace of royalness and simplicity.

B.B. Dutta : His works portray different stages of mind (transcendental levels) in the form of creative instincts at strategic areas in the work.  The depictions mostly being Shiva and Shakti, the ultimate in bringing evolution in the universe find a prominent place in his works.  It gives tremendous joy, well being and sense of elation to all in the universe of divinity where joy has no bounds. The art works in semi realistic style do enlighten all with the ethnic hues of divinity and eternity in apt perspectives.

Goutam Mukherjee  :  His works in realistic style depict the picture of life of Christie of Bengal and the Bengali Society of that time. His works are characterized by opt colour tones, their harmony and tonal rhythm alongwith the proper emotional mindscapes of the vivid sensitive characters in conducive environments. 

Rajendra Pradhan :  His sculptures depict infinite love for life. His works aptly reflect his process of finding himself and exploring it in the proper shape and form.  Being a civil engineer having variability and genuine talent as well as creatively, his works mostly display sensitivity of his poetic heart as per strict geometrical discipline of the creative arena in it.  His works in bronze, polymarble and diestone reveal ample joy and happiness as well as pleasantness in the respective perspectives.

Ravi Mishra -  A well known sculptor from Jaipur, his works in marble have been inspired by Radha and Krishna in artistic style. These are very innovative and enlighten all with ethnic hues of divinity and eternity associated with his thematic peculiarities in relevant arenas and perspectives.  Different creations reveal the genuine depictions of omnipresent eternal love in human beings in various forms and shapes alongwith the desired textural finishes and fineness.

Samir Sarkar :  His works show people wearing headgear and faces reveal double faced nature of people like we see in most professions.  It exemplifies the fact that people wear a face which is different from the real one.  It is a face which is suitable to suit the personality which is different than actual one.  The various works in acrylic colour on canvas are indicative of this dual personality of human nature.  Inspiration for various figures in the work is from Egyptian works.

Subrata Das  :   His paintings display a poetic imagination while depicting characters from Indian mythology.  Most of the works speak volumes about the divine love between Radha and Krishna.  His canvasses reveal celebration of that eternal love in apt arenas through romantic relationships which are beyond physical.  These works in mix media display the proper mood and aesthetics that surround the divine bodies.  Mystique created in the work due to sentimental attachment between the divine couple and various colour shades as well as tonal harmony create the desired visual effect of ecstasy on all viewers due to the equilibrium and resonance of various ingredients in the apt arenas and perspectives of visual arts.  

Subrata Paul :  His works in bronze embellished with wood reveal modern concept of texture and have the desired visual effect.  His works illustrate human beings and animal forms of activities.  These also display various playful moods of human beings and their active association with living creatures in this world through various action and activities in apt arenas and perspectives of art. 

Jehangir Art Gallery

From: 11th to 17th January 2022


An Exhibition of Paintings & Sculptures


Amit Bhar, Arvind Mahajan, B.B. Dutta, Goutam Mukherjee, Rajendra Pradhan, Ravi Mishra, Samir Sarkar, Subrata Das and Subrata Paul



Jehangir Art Gallery

Auditorium Hall

161-B, M.G. Road

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400001

Timing: 11am to 7pm

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Friday 7 January 2022

Breaking News: Mrs. Sunita Wadhawan at 48 has once again underlined the off repeated saying that age is just a number.

Mrs. Sunita Sunil Wadhawan, is the new title holder of Mrs. India Maharashtra and Mrs. India one in a million 2021. She participated in the beauty pageant Mrs. India one in a million season 2, a platform given to housewives to showcase their talents.

Mrs. Sunita Wadhawan 

Mrs. Sunita Wadhawan at 48 has once again underlined the off repeated saying that age is just a number.The beauty pageant was organized by Prashant Choudhary and Swati Dixit, founders of Tiska Pageant. There was an overwhelming response to this event, in which around 103 contestants keenly fought for the number one position.Mrs. Sunita accepted the challenge and participated in the competition to showcase her talent on such a big platform. She proudly says that her husband Sunil Ramlal Wadhawan has always been supportive in all her ventures.

With whole hearted support of her parents and family she grabbed this opportunity with both hands to prove to the world that she is a multifaceted personality. In this pageant she has some more titles like “Beautiful Smile, Beautiful Skin, Glamorous and Mrs. Maharashtra 2021. She candidly gives credit to Yoga for making her worthy of all such achievements. She participated in the International Yoga Day event when she painted her body to gel with the Yogasanas which she performed for about 3 hours. She has to her credit the award on Surya Namaskar in one go.

She believes that beautiful mind resides in a beautiful body. As a nation building measure she is imparting the knowledge of yoga to one and all without any reservation. She conducted training programmes for Phetari Village School, Shradhanand Orphanage and at other places also.Besides being an ardent follower of Yoga she holds masters degrees in Fine Arts also. She has held exhibitions of her creations in the reputed Art Galleries world over like Royal Art Gallery London, Jahangir Art Gallery Mumbai and Darda Art Gallery Nagpur to name the fews.

She is now preparing herself for the Mrs. World Pageant which is going to be held in the next year.

For a personality like Mrs. Sunita Wadhawan sky is the limit.


@Press Release: ArtBlogaizne India

Wednesday 5 January 2022

“A show manifesting the compound of classical and traditional methods with contemporary and modern ideas.” -Moumita Sarkar

Art has consistently succoured to decipher the internal sentiments, insights for the happenings around and the unspoken thoughts, summing it with classical approaches, makes it pleasing to consider and delightful to acquire. 

Kolkata, a land brimming with intellectuality, traditions and classical art has a long erudite, artistic and architectural custom. It Inevitably has mesmerized every cerebral with its blend of colonial remnants and new-age creative energy. With a tremendous number of artistic ideas and notions coming from Kolkata, it has influenced many generations with its history, praxis and style. The exhibition itself showcases an amalgamation of classical and contemporary vitality. 

Featuring fourteen virtuosos and artists from different regions of India, the show beholds meritorious skills infused with new ideas and classical modus operandi. Despite the pandemic situations, several Lockdowns and worldwide agony, these artists remain associated with their underlying foundations and commemorated their thoughts on canvases and sheets. The exhibition celebrates their zeal for art and artistic mores, while unveiling their drawings, paintings, compositions and prints. 

The participating artists, Dr Somava Dutta from Assam, Pallavi Saxena and Dibakar Das from Mumbai, Aparajita Gopal from Hyderabad, Sudipta Swarnaker from Bangladesh, Tanushree Das, Arup Roy, Priyanka Sinha, Deepsikha Das, Debjyoti Saha, Priti Shaw, Nupur Mitra, Ipsit Roy, Ishita Dasgupta, Souvik Roy, Aparajita Gopal and Moumita Mosan from West Bengal has adeptly shown their contemplations and validated that whatever may the circumstance be, art can’t be disaffiliated from the artist. 

Artist: Dibakar Das

“Being an artist, I believe that artwork speaks for itself, it has its own language, one can feel the visual aspirations then describing it in words.” Quotes Dibakar Das, whose works entrenches around spaces, articles, nature and subliminal thoughts. The artist is roused by the perception of shape and cyclical change where only appearance matters as it represents an inner actuality that gets significance from its relationship to the cosmos. He usually builds his works in layers to create a structural and visual dilemma. 

Artist: Nupur Mitra

The works of artist Nupur Mitra demonstrates her life as a whole. she involves her lives' episodes into creative compositions, the encounters she faced and the experiences she goes through. she procures the calibre to exemplify the goods and bads of daily happenings while suffusing her perceptions towards them. Born and bought up in West Bengal, Mitra completed her graduation in fine arts from Burdwan College of Art and Design and pursued Masters in Fine arts from the University of Kalyani. 
Presently the artist works with various mediums giving prime importance to Oil paints on canvases. The works manifest the brilliance of her skills, mastery of drawings and expertise in capturing versatile forms at a time. Mitra makes herself the subject of the concepts of her compositions.  She reveals that her life is an abstract hypothesis which constantly provokes her consciousness that she structures onto the canvases. Executing sensible and realistic embodiments, her works assemble as a visual journal of her escapades, emotions and notions. “I nourish my art with deep vehemence, desires and subconscious feelings.” Says artist.  

Dr Somava Dutta, an arising artist, whose works are based on the affiliation between humans and the environment depicted by deploying a variety of mediums, including tapestry, paintings, cloth works, drawings and many a time with ink. She manoeuvres her works by infusing the thoughts about how humans are impacting the sublime nature and what furthermore receiving consequently. The notions of Dutta occur from preset day circumstances that are being introduced in customary styles. 

Another Debjyoti Saha artist from the group affirms that his works are a combination of mythically ancient attributes with new and modern concepts. He utilizes naturally gathered things namely leaves in works, uses traditional approaches and displays them with innovative visualisation. “Where I reside and what I see has given an extraordinary effect on my works. Things, materials and mediums I utilized are some way or another associated with my encounters.” Saha states. 

Artist: Tanushree Das

Tanushree Das, a visual artist from Bengal delightfully passes on her contemplations and thoughts into her compositions. She is a graduate in fine arts from the College of Visual Arts, Kolkata and what's more at a young age, she has figured out how to infuse the clouded verge of social traits with captative artistic paintings.

Using dark and earthy temperaments, her canvases portray the realities of her vision. The surrealistic style she blends with sensible figures gives her works more profundity and depth. 

Das's works esthetically reveal the gloomy side of society towards women, the unfair conduct she faces, and a blotch that remains on her consciousness throughout her life. she has dissected the social miss-happenings being done to females that might become agonizing encounters in later ages. The pressure of these episodes become more prominent than the joy of day-to-day existence, consequently, her artistic creations portray the deep, dark and traumatic phases of women experiencing suffocation because of it. “I want to convey through my painting the daily struggle of a woman” she quotes. 

Artist: Ishita Dasgupta

Artist from Kolkata, Ishita Dasgupta, began her artistic journey after a span of eight years in 2020 while being quarantined along with her sister in Mumbai when the pandemic hit humanity.  

Born and brought up in Kolkata, she currently works in Mumbai. She gathers her inspiration from nature being joined with its portrayal in existence and oscillation between macro and micro world. She frolics around with perspective and impression of time, dreams and notions to portray specific realities of life. Her works create special articulations while pulling the viewer to decipher the visual narrations. 

The artist proclaims “My works confluence of the elements serves as a tool to document mental health, preservation of nature and discord in the harmony between the current world, nature, the mind and the body.”Ishita's art constitutes painting along with traditional printmaking and steps towards the lane of contemporary abstraction. Using a variety of mediums, her works mainly specializes in Oil Pastels, Wood Cuts and Watercolors. “With only 9 watercolours, Two Acrylic paint bottles, and three brushes, I restarted painting depicting my thoughts and mind and feel unstoppable ever since.” Says the artist.

Moumita Sarkar

The show has been exhibited online and offline, benefitting a wide range of art enthusiasts to give a visit.

Text & Curated by

Moumita Sarkar

Press Release more details contact: + 91 9432 123 234   + 917439 119 228

Nippon Friday presents
Kolkata classic contemporary Art Show

You are cordially invited
- Moumita Sarkar

Dr. Somava Dutta I Tanushree Das I Arup Roy I Priyanka Sinha Deepsikha Das I Pallavi Saxena Debjyoti Saha I Priti Shaw I Nupur Mitra I Ipsit Roy Dibakar Das I Ishita Dasgupta I Sudipta Swarnaker Souvik Roy I Aparajita Gopal I Moumita Mosan I

Curated by Moumita Sarkar

Inauguration ceremony 8th March 5pm Venue: 8th March to 12 th March 2022

Altamira Art Gallery
Address: 8a, Lake View Rd
Hemanta Mukherjee Sarani, lake Terrace
Ballygunge, Kolkata, West Bengal -700029

Sale Enquiry: 9432 123 234 / 7439 119 228
Nippon Gallery - 30/32, 2nd Floor, Deval Chambers, Nanabhai Lane, Flora Fountain, Fort, Mumbai – 400 001, India.

Sunday 2 January 2022

Kanika Gupta is an alumnus of the JJ School of Art, Mumbai and School of Visual Arts in New York.


I began with the hope of transforming tales from history and mythology into a modern style. However, it was not just the story, but the characters I was drawn to. Drawing in a modern style gives me the freedom to reimagine people, settings and conversation in a whole new panorama. Secondly, the rigorous nature of mythology – each with a moral takeaway elucidates the schisms that arise in contemporary society. It is this bridge that my art desires to cross. As characters evolve and express themselves, my artwork forms a narrative of their message. I primarily use monochromatic colours and palettes to heighten the narrative and draw out emotions rather than vistas. I use pen on paper mostly as my medium. I derive most of my inspiration from strong characters of history, saints and some abstract surrealism. Characters who may not be the protagonist or the most popular, but whose very presence unravels the relationships between the protagonists

Kanika Gupta is an alumnus of the JJ School of Art, Mumbai and School of Visual Arts in New York. Since 2009, Kanika has built iktaara into a design house offering both curated gift products made from her art and illustrations. Her works have been published by Bloomsbury India, Juggernaut among others. Kanika began the movement of adult colouring and doodling workshops– a great Sunday morning activity at Cubbon Park, Bangalore.
Notable Achievements:
• Named by Home Review Designquest as one among their 5 Young Indian Designers under 35,
• Awarded the Silver for best Wedding Invite Design at the GIW Awards.
• Invited to conduct doodling and art workshops at at TEDx events,Bangalore International Centre, Schools and more.
Art shows:
Indian Art festival 2018
Art Maadhyam, Bangalore

Solo Show by Kanika Gupta
Date: 2 nd to 8 th Jan - 2022
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Moderator by Moumita Sarkar
For more details about the show please get in touch with Nippon Team
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Saturday 1 January 2022

Mythical Nobel Peace - Solo Show by Kanika Gupta


You are cordially invited for Mythical; an ongoing show by Kanika Gupta.

Mythical Nobel Peace

Solo Show by Kanika Gupta

Date: 2 nd to 8 th Jan - 2022

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Moderator by Moumita Sarkar

For more details about the show please get in touch with Nippon Team

Sale inquiries at

The show can also be viewed at

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