Tuesday 14 February 2023

‘The Caves’ at Jehangir Art Gallery, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai from 15th to 21st February 2023.

The show will be inaugurated on 15th February 2023 at 6pm by Shri. Rajeev Mishra (Director of Art, Govt. of Maharashtra Principal, Sir JJ College of Architecture, Mumbai), Dr. Santosh Kshirsagar(Dean Sir JJ Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai), Shri. Pankaj Kanal(Principal Architect Designous Build Solutions Pvt. Ltd. Mumbai.  

Artist: Santosh Kshirsagar

I belong to a family of artists and art lovers. I have been fortunate to have a successful career in architectural and design photography and many of the design stories photographed by me have been regularly covered in nationally and internationally renowned publications. I have been privileged to have exhibited my work in Pune on three occasions, once in association with one reputed architect firm and twice in collaboration with a media house. I have been interviewed and felicitated by a design forum. More than all these professional achievements, I believe my professiona has helped me find out the purpose of my life.

As a child, I remember visiting ‘Jehangir’ with my father to experience the art of many stalwarts. In those innocent days I could meet and see the work of masters like Bendre, B. Prabha, Hebbar and many more. The dream of having my own exhibition at Jehangir might have initiated there is my subconscious and is getting fulfilled after years of long waiting.

I am feeling very happy and blissful to share that I am having my first solo show titled  ‘The  Caves’ at Jehangir Art Gallery, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai from 15th to 21st February 2023. In this show I am going to exhibit some selected ‘ Stonescapes’, which I have captured in last decade. For me it was a spiritual journey from shooting an ‘object’ viewed through the lens to the ‘subject’ felt with the heart and soul. In short they are an extension of architectural photography and can be named as ‘soulful light paintings’ captured though my camera as ‘the’ tool.

In my journey of architectural photography, I came across many master architects and creative designers. World renowned architect Shri. Christopher Benninger sir is one of the most important amongst them all. He not only blessed me with the inauguration of my second exhibition in Pune, but also inspired me to set larger goals in life. Now, I sincerely wish to dedicate this exhibition ‘The Caves’ to him.

So, my humble wish and desire that you all join us at Jehangir on 15th February at 6pm for the inauguration ceremony to celebrate art, enjoy the unknown stories of our bygone era and  feel the life beyond life in ‘The Caves’.

The show will continue till 21st February 2023 between 11am to 7pm.

Press Release

From: 15th February to 21st February 2023


A Solo Show of Stonescapes…

By well-known Architectural Photographer Anand Diwadkar



Jehangir Art Gallery

M.G. Road, Kala Ghoda, 

Mumbai 400 001                             

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: 98230 80623

Email: diwadkar.anand@gmail.com


Press Release From: 14th to 20th February 2023 “Vasundhara” An Exhibition of Paintings By Well-known artist Arpitha Reddy

Artist: Arpitha Reddy

Arpitha Reddy, an accomplished artist from  Hyderabad, will be showcasing her recent paintings on "Vasundhara" the goddess of the earth at Gallery No:  2 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai from 14th February 2023 to 20th February 2023.

This exhibition is a collection of large format paintings celebrating her beauty, her boon giving and nurturing ability. She also presented Lord Vishnu, god of love, benevolence and forgiveness in the form of " Varaha" protecting her for the preservation of the universe.

“ Her Vasundhara is a robust bright eyed beauty born of the expression of all that is beautiful, resonant, complete in both devotion as well as dedication to the idea of the eternal tree of life and Vasundhara as an avatar and consort of Lord Vishnu,” says art critic Uma Nair who has authored the sumptuous catalogue.

 Nair a renowned and eminent art critic,  has been writing for several prominent artists all over world more than three decades, has expressed that Arpitha's felicity with contour and colour is filled with simple means, and creates an inspirational impact. Nair’s authorship comes this month also at Centre Pompidou to celebrate Sayed Haider Raza at 100 years in a catalogue that is translated into French and carries her interview with Raza on Gandhi.

About the artist :

Arpitha an  alumnus of JNFAU College of Fine Arts,  trained in the temple mural style at Guruvayoor Institute of Mural Paintings. She has experience in numerous traditional art forms including Pata Chitra, Phad, Thangal, Cherial, Tanjore, Kalamkari, and has almost two decades of experience in practicing the murals. Now her works are an adaptation of the Kerala murals after she has given herself freedom to assimilate different traditional art forms into her paintings.

 She has several awards and honors to her credit. She has exhibited her paintings in major cities of India and Abroad. Recently She represented India in a symposium at Samarkand during the Shanghai cooperative organization summit in September 2022, organized by the ministry of tourism and cultural heritage Uzbekistan.

International and Indian collectors

Her works belong to prestigious collections over the world. Various prestigious institutions and art collectors around the globe like MOSA- Museum of spiritual Art, Belgium, Venkateshwara College, New Delhi, Indira Nooyi, Chairperson and chief executive officer of Pepsico all have her works in their collection.

The exhibition will be graced by the brilliant abstractionist Prabhakar Kolte, Krishnakumar the Principal, at Guruvayur Devaswom Institute of Mural Painting from Trivandrum Kerala, Mrs Menon artist’s most respected guide and patron, as well as author and critic Uma Nair who will address the guests.

The show will be inaugurated on 14th February 2023 at 5pm by Chief Guest Eminent artist Shri. Prabhaker Kolte,  Special Guest of honour Shri. KU Krishna Kumar, Principal of Institute of Mural painting established by the Guruvayur Devaswom, Kerala, Mrs. Menon, The Secretary  Jehangir Art Gallery Mumbai - the Honoured guest  will be present at the inauguration of “ Vasundhara” . Proceeding of the evening will be done by Ms. Uma Nair, renowned art critic, who works and lives in Delhi.

Press Release

From: 14th to 20th February 2023


An Exhibition of Paintings


Well-known artist Arpitha Reddy



Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B, M.G. Road

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: +91 95828 31664