Saturday 5 March 2022

THE BEAUTIFUL BLACK INVISIBLE -This show will be inaugurated on 7th March 2022 at 5.30 pm by Mr. Nidhis Lotia, Director of Nitin Gems and Jewellery and Mr. Kumar Desai, Advocate High Court, Mumbai

Recent work of a talented contemporary artist Jaydeb Dolui will be showcased in a solo art exhibition in hall no.4 at Jahangir art gallery, M.G. Road, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001 from 7th to 13th March 2022. It will be there for public viewing daily from 11 am. To 7 pm. This series is in watercolour with wash technique and elaborates the thematic relevance of Black colour and its sanctity in this world via the paintings displayed with an artistic sense and creative instinct.

This show will be inaugurated on 7th March 2022 at 5.30 pm by Mr. Nidhis Lotia, Director of Nitin Gems and Jewellery and Mr. Kumar Desai, Advocate High Court, Mumbai     

Artist: Jaydeb Dolui 

Jaydeb Dolui hails from W. Bengal. He had his art education at Amragori art centre, Kolkata followed by an advanced art course at Birla Visual art 2000, Kolkata. He has so far displayed his thematic works at several art galleries and was a proud recipient of overwhelming public response and appreciation in numerous solo and group art shows. He is a recipient of many awards and appreciations from leading art promotional institutions all over the country the prominent amongst them being Bengal art Forum – Kala Ratna Gold award 2020, Nabankur Kala Bhavan – ‘Colour Wings’ Master Award 2020, West Bengal Vigyan Mandi Champion – 1998 and many more. His paintings are in proud collection of several reputed art collectors connoisseurs, patrons and art lovers in the present art world.

Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, watercolour on paper

The present series highlights the thematic relevance of Black colour and its omnipresence in the global scenario via the desired visual effects achieved in the work using mix media and wash techniques. The so called popular concept in the public mind about Black colour and superstitions associated with it like Darkness, Dishonesty, Unkindness, Cruelty etc. have also been associated with the virtuous source of positivity as has been elaborated by JoydebDolui. This is very significant and the paintings on Lord Ganesh, Lord Krishna, Shakuntala, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Noorjehan, Evening Sangeet, Buddha etc. bear testimony to this thematic peculiarity. It depicts true devotion and spirituality, culture, Indian Mythology, Philosophy etc.   Internal Black Concept has been specially highlighted by the artist in this exhibition elaborating the justification of omnipresence of eternal power and source of positive energy associated with the same in order to produce the desired visual effects.  Evening Sangeet illustrates the rhythm and melody associated with music that spreads joy and happiness in a peaceful environment after sunset i.e. in the darkness. Similarly, Gauttam Buddha always preaches peace, tranquillity and humanity as well as benevolence to masses. Black background highlights the sanctity and relevance of this message. So also is the thematic relevance of the work on Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and his message for peace and prosperity to masses. Painting on Noorjehan the symbol of eternal beauty and 25th wife of Emperor Jahangir in the Mughal Empire signifies the divineness and thematic peculiarity of the royal Mughal culture & the omnipresence of the historical heritage associated with it. Painting on Lord Ganesha highlights the divine and eternal message of peace and spirituality spread by the omnipresent waves of sanctity and thematic relevance in the surroundings. This conceptual illustration of the thematic peculiarity is the backbone of these works and certainly render the expected visual standard and glory to the works. These works being very eloquent and thematically relevant often lead to a dialogue with the viewers’ resulting into their warm response and appreciations. 

Press Release

From: 7th to 13th March 2022

“The Beautiful Black Invisible”

An Exhibition of Paintings

By Contemporary artist Jaydeb Dolui

VENUE:Jehangir Art Gallery

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

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: 99324 96167

Wednesday 2 March 2022

Her fascination for nature, stars, oceans, trees and other natural wonders are prominent in her art

 The Language of Colours

A contemporary visual artist from Pune, Puneeta Ranjan will showcase her latest works in oil and water colours on paper & canvas in a solo art exhibition at Gallery No.1, The Bombay Art Society, Opp. Rangsharada Hotel, K.C. Road, Bandra Reclamation, Bandra (W), Mumbai 400 050 from 4th to 10th March, 2022. It will be open for public viewing there daily between 11 am. to 7 pm. It is a collection of recent artworks made by her in the last couple of years mostly during the lockdown period.  The opening reception is on 4th March, 2022 at the venue  from 6 to 9 pm. in presence of many art lovers, collectors, patrons and all alike. 

Artist: Puneeta Ranjan

Puneeta Ranjan has a fascination for visual arts since childhood. Her first solo art show was held when she was studying in 9th Class in school. She had her education in Chartered Accountancy  but decided to follow her heart and pursued her career in visual arts instead. She has presented her works in many solo and group art exhibitions at major cities in India as well as London, Manila etc. A proud recipient of several appreciations and awards from the well recognised art institutions and museums, she actively conducts many art workshops, Online art classes, art camps , open studios etc.  She has been invited to judge various interschool state level art competitions in Maharashtra and also as a special guest at Radio One 91.1 fm on the occasion of World Art Day . She is also a well known street  artist of Pune and has contributed prominently in beautifying the city walls . Her works  have been widely acclaimed  and are found in collections of many prominent art collectors and army personnel. 

The present series depict her connect  with Nature and its wonders . Her fascination for nature, stars, oceans, trees and other natural wonders are prominent in her art . She works around the boundary between abstraction and figuration and her landscapes are direct impressions of Nature expressed in pure artistic forms, mostly intuitive expressions.  She expresses  her love for Nature by transforming the familiar into lyrical rhythms of play of colours in her style by creating works that are sometimes contemplative or are joyful, whimsical and peaceful . She is also inspired by connectivity, people and travels .  Music and poetry play a significant role in influencing her thoughts .Her art comes out as a visible voice that starkly questions how we think and who we are . Experimenting with different media and working fluidly in contrasting styles she tries to constantly reinvent  herself.  Her artworks  illustrate her artistic visual impression of the world in vivid forms in her alluring and amazing style which is  not only artistic but also eloquent and mesmerising.

Press Release From: 4th to 10th March 2022

“The Language of Colours”An Exhibition of Paintings

By Young contemporary artist Puneeta Ranjan


The Bombay Art Society,

Opp. Rangsharada Hotel,

K.C. Road, Bandra Reclamation,

Bandra (W), Mumbai 400 050

Timing: 11am to 7pm