Saturday 26 February 2022

Open Call: Abstract Expressionism Today

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Curator: Heena Sk
Last Date: 10th March 2022

Abstract form on paper/canvas/digital/video/clay/ & more..

Contact: +91 98810 10953

Group show at Nippon Gallery & Bajaj Art Gallery


Friday 25 February 2022

National award-winning director, Raj More’s next film ’’BICHAULIYA’’ will be seen starring the Gangubai Kathiawadi actress Indira Tiwari and marathi actor Ankur Wadhve

India’s famous painter national Academy award winner and first-film-national film award-winning director- Raj Pritam More’s new Short film’’ Bichauliya’’.What is National award-winning director, Raj More coming up with, after Khisa?

Indira Tiwari and Raj Pritam More 

Raj Pritam More, who won the National award for non-feature film, “Khisa” in 2019, along with 30 International & National awards, is back with a new short film. “Bichauliya”, a story based on Saadat Hasan Manto. Its adaptation and screenplay is written by Sameer Tabhane.

Well-known Marathi actor, Ankur Wadhve, from the comic show “Chala Hawa Yeu Dya”, is making his debut in Hindi film industry through this short film. He is sharing the screen with the talented, Indira Tiwari, who was seen in “Serious men” alongside Nawazuddin. She is ready to surprise the audience again with her acting in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s released film “Gangubai Kathiawadi”.

Ankur Wadhve

The film “Bichualiya” is present by Sane Insane Pictures, produced by Sangita and Girish Arora. Girish Arora produced so many short film in past and came with this different story line with vision of director Raj Pritam More.

Director Raj More was looking for something new and different after “Khisa”. He believes the location of this film, especially the my casting Indira & Ankur , is the soul of the film. Many films have been produced based on Manto’s stories, but director Raj More believes this one is going to be unusual in very contemporary way in today time. My all technically team especially my Dop -Prateek Pamecha Editor-Varun saraswat Sound Design-Vipul Pol  Music-Nishant Ramteke  Art-Pawan Dewate .And very soon ‘’BICHAULIYA’’short film came in festival circuit .

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Sunday 20 February 2022

“Rhythm of Marble” An Exhibition of Marble Sculptures By Amit Singh

Recent work by Amit Singh

Recent work of a young Sculptor Amit Singh will be showcased in a solo art exhibition in hall no.3, Jehangir art gallery, M.G. Road, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400001 from 22 to 28 Feb. 2022. It will be open for public viewing there daily between 11 am to 7 pm. It will present his innovative art work on carvings in marble having the desired surface finish and textural finesse illustrating varied themes and visionary conceptual ideas in a unique style. 

The present series exemplifies subtle nuances of his creative work in marble stone with artistic carvings in order to adorn them with the desired textured finesse and surface finish.  His range of art work covers Nature and its wonders, various shades of human thoughts and imaginations alongwith the spiritual visual creative endeavours.  The work mostly covers ancient Indian tradition as well as modern Indian style revealing the visionary concept of the artistic alongwith different colour tones and textures. These carvings done on Marble stone is the medium used by him for his innovative compositions and skilful depictions of the desired visual effect on them via the textural carvings and surface finishes. 

Artist: Amit Singh

The various works cover Lord Ganesh in different forms and shades, various forms of human figures particularly women and their thoughtful ideas and imaginations via the vivid emotional feelings on their faces in different environments, various art forms revealing ancient Indian traditions, modern lifestyle and heritage, spiritual feelings and fervour associated with the sculptures of Lord Ganesha and other deities etc.  His works depict the elements of nature such as the roots, creepers, patterns, naturally created by the nature – forms of waves & curves etc.  The whole series Rhythm illustrates undulating forms of human figures to natural formulations in the environment.  These figures are suggestive of female figure, faces and some are commonly pierced or contain hollow space.  These semi abstraction works add significantly to the orchestrated symphony and rhythm of nature in the relevant perspectives of visual arts.  He has also presented some works here which highlight the 3D effects of creation in stone and marble.  

These amply illustrate the apt visualisation of the creative artist, Amit Singh. He has also conveyed a message to the society that it is not too late, we still have ample time to conserve the treasures of nature in modern era. He carries a legacy in marble sculptures forward by creating these spectacular art work in his unique style using a skilful technique. Various artworks reveal minute details of texture carving and colour tones in the apt perspectives of visual arts. 

From: 22nd to 28th February 2022

“Rhythm of Marble”

An Exhibition of Marble Sculptures

By Amit Singh



Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B, M.G. Road

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm.

Contact: 98685 57523


Saturday 19 February 2022

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Real within Reality - Landscape from Santiniketan

Pratyusha Mukherjee
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Thursday 10 February 2022

Lockdown Stories by Shweta Gautam

Artist: Shweta Gautam


Unexpected  journey of creative people. So here comes my story of lockdown connected through Pen & Paper. 


Days in lockdown were opportunities for an artist to explore more with pen & paper, making the most of what they had available. 


Mumbai never had such curfew stories before. Curfews in Mumbai also taught many responsibilities and their role in contributing in our own way to find a solution to collective problems. 


During curfews many learned about the importance of being creative with the scarce resources and limited physical space they had at home. 


Some even learned to be hygienic and developed new skills but what mattered the most was learning to appreciate the emotional connections between different generations.

Although it seems strange as a title, but I feel this lockdown has made more stories to come to life than the entire lifetime put together. Every day it was a new story, new understanding of myself and the world around me. Entire world going upside down and the challenges faced by each individual. For me, the perspective of life and the surrounding just changed. Interpreting new visuals and the value of life, the entire meaning just changed. Sometimes, life puts you in a situation where your best comes out. For me the lockdown stories are more of a memories and reflection of each day in various lights. Nothing was planned and there was no goal to make these stories, but day after day these reflections just started to appear on the paper and made it a relaxing experience than the chaos around. Now seeing it from a wider perspective,  the Universe had a plan. The process of creating this visuals was more of a meditation and connecting with the higher self then just exploring the art. Felt like I just tapped into the energy unaware, guiding me to its final destiny.

From: 8th to 14th February 2022

“Lockdown Stories”

An Exhibition of Pen & Paper Line Art Work

Solo show by young contemporary artist Shweta Gautam



Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B, M.G. Road

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Monday 7 February 2022

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From: 8th to 14th February 2022

“Polo Series”

An Exhibition of Paintings


Well-known artist M Narayan

VENUE:Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B, M.G. Road,

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400001

Timing: 11am to 7pm

The Polo Series is one of M Narayan's most beloved works, and it reflects his passion for horses.


Artist: M.Narayan

An extremely prominent artist both nationally and globally, M. Narayan (Narayanappa Muniyappa) was born in 1967 in the small village of Mittiganahalli in the state of Karnataka. Having done his B.F.A. from Bangalore's Ken School of Art he currently resides with his family in Pune, Maharashtra. He is an extraordinary painter using the lavishness of colours to evoke emotions, celebrations and joy. His paintings depict a zestful life and are exhibited across the globe, at prestigious avenues, art galleries, luxury hotels and more.


Recent work at Jehangir Art Gallery 2022

The Polo Series is one of M Narayan's most beloved works, and it reflects his passion for horses. He uses charcoal and a range of colours to depict polo players and racing horses in a unique style. His life-like polo paintings transport you to the midst of a live polo match, literally!! M Narayan depicts the game's energy and velocity with such strong expressionist strokes, swabs of opaque colours, and rough charcoal lines that one feels the energy and aura.

Recent work at Jehangir Art Gallery 2022


His paintings depicting the regal sport of polo have been a huge success, owing to his keen eye for colour and deft touch with composition.


Enjoy his lavish 'POLO' paintings, which display the grandeur of his remarkable talent, at Gallery 2, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India from 8th to 14th February 2022 - 11 am to 7 pm.

From: 8th to 14th February 2022

“Polo Series”

An Exhibition of Paintings


Well-known artist M Narayan

VENUE:Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B, M.G. Road,

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400001

Timing: 11am to 7pm


Thursday 3 February 2022

This Jabalpur based artist has painted Lataji & Gandhiji in a very different manner for which his name is registered by 3 famous recording institutions.

“Chitralatika" An exhibition showcasing the journey of Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar ji by Ramkripal Namdeo, one of the prominent artist from Jabalpur, Madhyapradesh!

Artist: Ramkripal Namdeo

Ramkripal Namdeo has won many awards and done numerous shows in all over India. His paintings has won many records for his intricate work depicting maximum number of faces in a single painting.

This show will be inaugurated on 5th February 5.30 pm by chief guest: Mr.Ashish Rego

Vice Chairman A.P.M.A (Asia Pacific Music Creators Alliance), and guest of honors:

Mr. Basu Soni- Film actor (Kedarnath,Raktanchal etc,),

Mr. Govind Namdev - (Actor, Writer, Theater Director), Mr. Raj Yadav (Indian Express), Mr. Makrand Joshi etc will be present.

At the beginning of the program, singer Prachi Joshi will perform a song on Maa Saraswati.

Ramkrupal 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 9th 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 930 faces of famous women, who have contributed in their respective field. Collecting data of 930 women personalities with their images is itself a huge task & painting them in miniature style in background is another. Apart from this 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 Ganesha, Lord Hanuman, Lord Ram-Seeta, Lord Buddha, Mother Teresa, little girls & others.

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From: 5th February to 8th February 2022

“Chitra Latika”

An Exhibition of oil Paintings by Jabalpur based artist Ramkripal Namdev


P.L. Deshpande Art Gallery

Ravindra Natya Mandir, Prabhadevi, Mumbai 400025

Timing: 11am to 7pm. 

As he has intentionally overlapped much of the surface. I think Ravindra subconsciously tries to show it in a subtle manner.

 ‘Living in Mumbai, being and experiencing the fast lifestyle, observing the overlapping visuals while commuting by local trains and buses of the people packed in the limited space and colors of the fabric they wear, and while going around the City - the slums, buildings, walls crumbling, rusted hoardings, scratches, walls cracks, drops of water and flow of liquid, trees, leaves, geometrical forms shapes, roads, and many other elements forms visual frames of composition and embedded in my subconscious mind. These stimulate and inspire me to draw and paint. Also, my interaction with children, juveniles, and or otherwise, their emotions, psychological and social issues, et al. are part of my subconscious memory which influences my work. My paintings are pure visual experiences that are to be seen by the viewer’, says Ravindra.


Artist:     Ravindra Pawar

This is Mumbai and Ravindra has been living here for years, working with the Juveniles. He has been interacting with these Juveniles who have been labeled as difficult to discuss the various ups and downs of their life. I think Ravindra's brilliant use of colours, powerful strokes, different shapes and lines, transparency, roughness has really come a long way wherein he subconsciously depicts all that he has observed and perceived through his art.


The fields of geometrical forms and colors transport one to the Color-Field Abstract Expressionist movement. The play of color on the psyche of humans is as primitive as is man, and so is the therapeutic value of colors which has a very deep impact on our minds and psychological wellbeing. Expressing through Art that which cannot be spoken heals the deeper held aspects of our emotions and traumas thereon healing the being. 


Ravindra’scolor palette is vivid, darks, earthy, muted, neutrals, and cool. The forms, lines, overlapping and revealing underlying colors, the powerful application of the medium, speak an unspoken narrative that has impacted him deeply and vividly. The use of complementary, analogous and monochromes to express his varying emotions and inspirations enhance the artwork evoking the viewer’s senses to indulge in the visual melody.


Ravindra’s colours present a good degree of emotion through their tones and shades while the gestures are presented by the brush stokes, breaking lines and moving forms. His, every composition has a stance, an elegance and a dominant position in the space that is suggestive in some way. Even though the artist does not ponder around a particular subject, yet the different visuals leave a deep impact of experiences only through pure visuals. Hence, for the artist and the viewer, it is an act of feeling, connecting and being impacted rather than simply viewing it.


Recent work by Ravindra Pawar 

Ravindra’s visual compositions appear to be quiet, but they are sharp and energetic. His paintings are a visual poetry with a good balance of simplicity and complexity with myriad ideas, moods and feelings that his colours suggest. Despite a sense of lack of certainty, there is a great silent gesture on the surface and an unheard emotion captured through colours and abstract forms. Both of these elements have the power to define a purpose to make his work look great for his viewer. 


His paintings has a different depth of colours. As he has intentionally overlapped much of the surface. I think Ravindra subconsciously tries to show it in a subtle manner.

 There he is! Looking like he is embracing 'Nirvana'. He wants to hide away a lot of memories, previous circumstances... Pain. He wants to live his life to fullest and make the most of it.

 At this exact moment Rekhta comes into the picture. It's like a jigsaw puzzle, it's all scattered but eventually all of it fall in the right place. These various shades of colours holds holds everything in place. Merging all elements of lines, shapes, shades of colours etc.


That's Ravindra for you who sees all these scattered things and then goes to on tries to keep things in order, in the right place!

From: 8th to 14th February 2022


Phrases of the Mystical Ensemble

Solo show of Paintings

By well-known artist Ravindra Pawar



Jehangir Art Gallery

161- B, M.G. Road

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Real within Reality—Ethics of my beloved work - my Painting.

In order to increase the better values of our lives and society -there must be a better medium – which set at naught many undesirable things, which we are accustomed in every waking moment of our lives. True to my belief, from core of my heart – PAINTING is that medium, which can evolve as a better pathway of social regeneration, when our poverty of Philosophy is eradicated.

Artist: Pratyusha Mukherjee

Painting is my first love – being an offspring of a middle- classed conservative family, I enjoyed nature, sky, flowers, birds and animals out of my windows since my early childhood and all these reflect on my paintings--- particularly, nature is embedded intimately with my creations----though, from time to time, with transformed landscape, along with inner most spaces of extreme interior of ever known sweet home –I used to wander on various aspects of theme with ease.   

Since childhood, I do have a distinct knowledge regarding social life, science, humanity, mutual respect and values, i.e. Reality of different aspects of life, which helped me a lot in combining classical & postmodern technique of painting in my own works.

To observe and nurture nature was my obsession--- which in later stage, gradually becomes my technique of searching nature within my art works.

Recent works by Artist 

Rabindranath Tagore is my pathfinder, philosopher and guide--- I’m a great admirer of his poems, songs, stories, novels & obviously paintings ----- I do have enormous influence from works of Tagore, Indian Classical Music, changing style of evaluation of visual evidence of history and time along with civilization-----all my painting works are based from all these!

I’m really thankful to Kala- Bhawana, because of its entire open education system and its acquaintance with world art, which helped me enormously to express myself independently in the entire aspect of my painting.

Background of my landscape reflects ever changing hardship of daily life style combining with dreamy fantasy world. My surrounding comes through my colour and brush to present a translucent effect of inside and outside along with juxtaposition of line, colour, texture and space division with multiple elements of nature and modern gadgets. 


Rainbows of my creation glittered across the historical stairs of ages and denotes the essence of sense of wellbeing, associated with various architectural motives.It is true that volume of animal kingdom, as well as obviously human being’s existence is too negligible in comparison to vast universe------ through our various scientific inventions and its day to day effect, yields detrimental effect in nature’s natural functioning – nature’s ecological balance appears to be dismantled.Multiple perspective of Miniature paintings, which creates enormous volume and vast expansion and architectonic quality… in the small surface area appears spontaneously in my painting. 

I would like to emphasize through my works that there is no rivalry,  no conflict between nature’s own creation and scientific upliftment – it should proceed hand in hand!

We should remember “old is gold” in one hand – and “Rolling stone gathers no moss” in other! 

My painting synchronizes values of past with enthusiasm of present, experience of past with efficacy of present, honestly of past with accuracy of present, legacy of past which leads to new rays of hope of present…in a nutshell, humanity with scientific advancement.

- Text by Artist - Pratyusha Mukherjee

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