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.

Press Release

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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