Saturday 25 June 2022

“PHOBIAS”An Art Exhibition by senior artist DINSHAW MOGRELIA


A senior artist, Dinshaw Mogrelia, will be showing his thematic work in a solo art show. It will be displayed at the Jehangir Art Gallery, Auditorium Hall, M.G. Road, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001, from 28th June to 4th July 2022 between 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. It is his first art show, at the ripe old age of 83 and though he has been a professional artist throughout his life, he has never ever exhibited his work at a gallery, earlier in life. His work dabbles in the mysterious world of phobias, and spans a range of mediums from water colours to pen and ink. These anxiety inducing fears in human beings, find a unique interpretation through his distinctive pictorial style.

Artist: Dinshaw Mogrelia 

This show is curated by Hetal Shukla

Dinshaw Mogrelia hails from Nashik where he was born on 21stJune 1939. He moved to Mumbai in 1947, after India became independent. He graduated from the Sir J.J. School of Arts, Mumbai, in 1964. He pursued art even in his professional life, finding work as an illustrator and designer. He has also been awarded for his work, by reputed institutions.

Dinshaw has had a first-hand experience of phobias, since himself suffered from a few, from an early age. His condition also stemmed from the turbulent times that he went through, during his professional life as well.

This deeply influenced his work and has also given him an unparalleled understanding of the phobias, and the way they affect the human mind. His thorough understanding of the human emotions and his ability to translate them into comprehensive pictorial representations has now become his sole passion. This is what finds an expression in his art, which spans over six decades.

A Phobia is an excessive and irrational reaction of the mind that is fuelled by fear. It is also called fear psychosis or a syndrome that is present within a human being. Whatever may be the cause of this fear, leading to the paralysing effect experienced by human beings, the manifestation of a phobia generally surfaces in the mind, leading to specific actions or reactions.

Teratophobia, Pen &  ink on paper, 9 x 12 inches

These reactions develop over time and continue to deeply influence the human mind, unless treated in proper time. The fears can be induced by a range of situations, objects, animals, or anything else that can strongly influence the general mental status of a human being. In Phobias, Dinshaw Mogrelia gives us a glimpse into over a hundred and twenty different phobias, in his distinctive style. With this series of pictorial representations, he also aims to make these conditions and their psychological effects relatable to a wider audience. This work has been compiled over sixty long years, illustrating his dedication and commitment to bringing phobias into the mainstream.

From: 28th June to 4th July 2022

“PHOBIAS”An Art Exhibition by senior artist DINSHAW MOGRELIA

VENUE: Jehangir Art Gallery; Auditorium Hall

161-B, M.G. Road, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Sunday 19 June 2022

My New Journey Begins... artist Inderjeet Grover

A solo art exhibition showcasing the recent work of a well known artist, Inderjeet Grover will be held at Jehangir Art Gallery, M.G. Road, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001 from 21st to 27th June, 2022 between 11 am. To 7 pm.  It will exemplify subtle nuances of the vivid artworks created and presented by him in his typical style and techniques as well as the apt colour tones and their harmony in the relevant perspectives. 

Seeking the truth through Art…

Inderjeet Grover

Defined forms that overlap and emerge from one other, textured surface, busy brushstrokes and art that exuberates fullness are some of defining features of Inderjeet Grover’s paintings which will be on view in a Solo Exhibition at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai from 21st to 27th June, 2022. 

All of Inderjeet’s art exhibitions have always been titled around the theme of journey, as he believes that art as well as life is a continuous journey, nothing is permanent, life is in a flux. Creativity demands ongoing highly conscious self-knowledge, a journey within. 

His paintings, rendered in impressionist style, employ thick pigmented strokes applied with great virtuosity, revealing a style that is at once free and highly constructed. These works showcase the countryside, its landscapes, the people, their daily lives, their emotions, joys and worries engaged in daily activities, such as an old man waiting near his door, an old lady engaged in cooking food, the cycle rickshaws outside the house, facial emotions of dancers during their dance, various musical instruments. 

Inderjeet Grover has completed BFA in painting from College of Art, New Delhi followed by advanced courses leading to M.F.A. in Painting from College of Art, New Delhi. He has a rich professional experience as Director, North Central Zone Cultural Centre, Prayagraj, and also had additional charge of  Director  at South Central Zone, Cultural Zone, Nagpur,   both the autonomous bodies of ministry of culture Presently He is serving as Deputy Director (Gen.), Dept. of Education,  NDMC - New Delhi to name a few. 

He has participated in more than 100 solo and group art exhibitions till date. His works are in proud collection of many renowned art collectors like Ex-President APJ Abdul Kalam, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishad, Bangalore, Indian Council for Cultural Relation (ICCR), Prime Minister’s office, New Delhi, German Embassy, Camel Foundation, Mumbai, Minister of Culture Dr. Mahesh Sharma and also in USA, UK, Canada, Singapore, Australia, Dubai, Kenya, Hong Kong, England, Ireland, Germany Mauritius etc.


Press Release

From: 21st to 27th June 2022

“My New Journey Begins…

Solo show of Paintings

By Well-known artist Inderjeet Grover

VENUE: Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B, M.G. Road, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400001

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Monday 6 June 2022

Rajesh Pardhe and Ravindra Mahale will display their recent work in an art exhibition at Nehru Centre art gallery,


        Two contemporary artists from Pune, Rajesh Pardhe and Ravindra Mahale will display their recent work in an art exhibition at Nehru Centre art gallery, Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai 400 018 from 7th June to 13th June 2022 between 11 am to 7 pm.  

It will present their work showing the beauty of Nature and Village life in rural environments in nearby areas alongwith the relevance and sanctity attached to spiritual fervour of Ganapati, Gautam Buddha etc.  This exhibition will be inaugurated at Nehru Centre by a renowned artist Mr.Gopal Pardeshi on 7th June 2022 at 11.30 am in presence of art lovers, art collectors and alike.

Artist: Ravindra Mahale

Ravindra Mahale – He hails from Pune. He had his art education at Dhule in Maharashtra. He displayed his work earlier in reputed art galleries at Bangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi, Shillong, Khajuraho and some on line art shows. He has won some prizes and appreciations from art promotional institutions of good reputation and has been actively participating in art camps, workshops etc. for some period.

Recent water colour by Ravindra Mahale

His work in this exhibition is in water colours on paper/canvas and reveals the hues of realism associated with the beauty of nature and its wonders in different seasons. He has been a lover of nature since young age. Due to keen observation and obsession with nature, he has artistically decorated his works with the relevant hues of realismin an aesthetic sense. Also, he has illustrated the spiritual fervour and religious sentiments associated with Ganapati and other relevant motifs. His works being lucid and eloquent, often share a dialogue with the viewers and art lovers

Artist: Rajesh Pardhe

Rajesh Pardhe-  He is a talented contemporary artist who had his art education upto B.F.A. at Govt. School of Arts, Aurangabad followed by further education leading to M.F.A. from Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad. He then completed a diploma course in Advance computing and graphic designing at Media Events, Aurangabad.  A proud recipient of many awards and prizes from leading art promotional institutions, he has actively participated in several social and art activities, art camps, workshops etc.  He had showcased his earlier work at Shrishti Art Gallery, Hotel Rama International, Aurangabad, Tapadiya Art Gallery, Aurangabad, Alaknanda Art Gallery, Aurangabad and Balgandharva art gallery, Pune. His work was widely acclaimed by the public in these presentations.

Artist: Rajesh Pardhe, Title: Buddha, Acrylic on canvas

    The present series depicts his illustration of various religious sentiments and hues associated with Gautam Buddha, his life and teachings, Buddhism and other divine sentiments. The works reveal vivid iconic motifs associated with the spirit of Gautam Buddha, Buddhism and his message of love, peace resilience and eternal divinity for the welfare of mankind.  He has adopted several prominent iconic motifs for the aesthetic adornment of his works using the relevant visual effects.   

Press Release

From: 7th to 13th June 2022

“The Journey”

An Exhibition of Paintings

By Pune based contemporary artists Rajesh Pardhe & Ravindra Mahale


Nehru Centre Art Gallery

Discovery of India Building, Dr. Annie Besant Road,

Worli, Mumbai 400 018. Timing: 11am to 7pm

Sunday 5 June 2022

MANIFESTATION - An Art Exhibition by contemporary artist Sumana Dey

Artist: Sumana Dey

This show will be inaugurated on 7th June 2022 at 5pm by Chief Guest Dr. Indu Shahani( Founding President & Chancellor Atlas SkillTech University, Mumbai),  Guests of Honour Mr. Harish Bhat(Brand Custodian, Tata Sons),  Ajoykaant Ruia   (Chairman Allstate Group), Prof. Vishwanath D. Sabale (Director at Directorate of Art- Government of Maharshtra. Dean - Sir J.J. School of Art ), in the presence of Mr. Uttam Pacharne(Eminent Sculptor, Ex Chairman of Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi)

Manifestation 2022

Write up – Press Release

Sumana Dey is an artist from Pune, settled in Mumbai. Working in this field with full dedication and passion. Sharing her journey towards her world of creation and peace.

18. Manifestation-2, 84inches x 108inches, Acrylic on Canvas.

“My paintings manifest my beliefs. I am very grateful to Lord for giving me this body, life and freedom of expression through creativity. It’s like meditation for me. I manifest to make it all the best. Nature, humans and the whole universe are His creations. I have tried my best in bring my creations to its best - “Manifestation”. 

“My work is my identity”.    - Sumana

Sumana is from a religious family. Her mother Srimati Sandhya Nath, singer and father Guru Shri Sachin Nath, artist, would take their kids to Kalighat temple,Kolkata. These visits have left a spiritual impression in the mind. The love for the culture is evident in the paintings of Sumana. Her father was a senior artist from Pune. His works influenced Sumana and has manifested into her art forms. Longish and rhythmic figures are the core representation. Experimenting in various mediums.Dry pastels, acrylic, oil, Mix media, wood, clay, etc.

Sumana is a Figurative contemporary artist – “Manifestation” is the theme of the show. Meaning that whatever you focus on is what you are bringing into your reality. You may focus and manifest through meditation, visualization, or just via your conscious or subconscious.

While creating her drawing and painting, she likes to hear Bhagwat Gita and the teaching given by Lord Krishna.Thereby, manifesting her thoughts to positivity and meditation. She works with full dedication and gratitude, visualizing herself in all the living creatures.Simple relationship between friends, family, small room gathering, bonding and self are the topic which she depicts. Figures are simple dressed with no ornaments and jewellery, in natural form and appearance.

Last Supper, 68 inches X 55 inches, Dry Pastel on Paper.

In black and white series,figures arenude, wearing striped designer dress or a thin bordered saree. Graceful, sensuous, elegant and softness seen in the rendering of the textures all over every painting. Bringing unique style to the work. Sometimes beetle shaped leaves (auspiciously used in rituals) are also used in the works to give the aesthetic beauty to the overall composition.

Also, on display will be, a unique concept of 26 circular pata paintings on the epic, Mahabharata. Narrating the timeline episodes of Mahabharata, dating from the great grandfather of Pandeva’s, the great King Shantanu to the great battel at Kurukshetra. Depicting the whole saga of Mahabharat in a series, of narrative composition.

 From: 7th to 13th June 2022


An Art Exhibition by contemporary artist Sumana Dey

VENUE: Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B, M.G. Road, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400001

Timing: 11am to 7pm,