Sunday 19 March 2023

KHAYAAL( RUMINATION) An Exhibition of Drawings by artist Vaibhav Naik


Artist: Vaibhav Naik

Artist statement

I am a classically trained artist, working to explore an emotion of what exists in front of me at a given moment, using the technical and aesthetic experience I have gathered/garnered.

Over the years, I trained under the guidance of various mentors using different approaches. This has had a great impact on my artistic view and life experience.

With my work, I am trying to decipher the subject in an abstract way even though the final result is representational. In terms of my process, I like to rework areas and improvise till I am satisfied with the expression I am looking for. This allows me to constantly search for a design which is timeless and the artwork appeals to a wider audience whether they are an art connoisseur or not.

My roots are important to me and I believe that one can find answers in their roots. So, at present, I have chosen to experiment and express through drawing as a medium. With each project, I like to challenge myself so that I can keep growing as an artist. One such way is how can I harmonize various materials such as charcoal, graphite, white chalk, acrylics and pastels in my drawings.  This is why I have also chosen this medium for my current show ‘Khayal’

I don’t feel the need to follow trends in society, because I am looking to be honest to my practice and what I enjoy. And in the process if the viewer can connect with it, I think that’s when art happens.


Vaibhav Naik b.1992 native of Mumbai, India inspired by his older brother started his art education in 2010. He graduated from J.J School of Art with specialisation in illustration in 2015.

His major influences that made his interest shift to fine art were Prof. Vilas Tonape and eminent Artist Vijay Achrekar. He also served as an assistant to both artist for 5 years which taught him various approaches towards representative art. During this period, he exhibited in various shows across the country along with having 4 solo shows. He his various awards to his credit Most recently, he was awarded a Bronze Medal in 2021 Annual Competition, Art Society of India.

He is currently working as a principal instructor at Samsara Academy of Art, Hyderabad.


This exhibition will be inaugurated on 20th March, 2023 at 4 pm. At Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai by Chief Guests – Gazal Nawaz Shri. Bhimrao Panchale &   Eminent Artist – Mr. Vijay Achrekar in presence of many art lovers, patrons etc.

Press Release

From: 20th to 26th March 2023


An Exhibition of Drawings by artist Vaibhav Naik



Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery

Ground Floor,  Bajaj Bhavan,

226 Nariman Point, Mumbai – 400 021

Timing: 11am to 7pm.

Contact: 8879175969

An Exhibition of Photographs by Kabeer Ramesh “Frozen in Time” - Jehangir Art Gallery -From: 15th to 28th March 2023

 The field of photography, is a highly developed art form that has passed through various stages of development in its century long history determined by the technological transformation from film to digital formats and evolved through human effort and genius into the present form. Though one can feel and experience the beauty and joy of the art but it requires some expertise to venture into an informed appreciation.    
Kabeer Ramesh

 Kabeer’s Photography has a span of different locations, though historically important such as from Parise to Berlin, Shillong, Meghalaya, Assam, to Saputara in Gujarat and then in Mumbai Pune etc. 
To begin with your work is characterised by vividness and attention to diversity – of contexts, themes, time, moods, etc.  

 I am specifically charmed by the three photographs – of a child, an elderly woman and an old worker. Needless to say the context of them unambiguously and elegantly provide the cultural and social background - being urban, Maharastrian. The little girl looking up at the sky captures her innocent enchantment with something left to us to guess or imagine. The woman roasting corn on coals with details of container, corns and other vessels seeks to capture an important aspect of the urban life. The elderly worker who could be a dubbawala or hamal or porter presents a countenance that reflects the hard reality of a worker weather beaten as the wrinkles on his face bear witness to. The unity of art and life ought to form the centrality of any genuine art.  

 The remaining photographs capture the different sites and symbols of old and new. In this collection, the presence of Socrates is eminently relevant as Socratic vision premised on the centrality of ‘Reason’ and its primacy over emotions, ‘appetites’, desires presents hope  in the dystopian reality we find ourselves increasingly engulfed in. Socratic dialogic tradition of affirmation, contestation and resolution can help us in reasoning a way out of our predicaments, dilemmas and enigmas. Photography as an art form can be an important mode of argumentation and thereby engage us in positive dialogue.


Professor Srinivasulu Karli
University of Hyderabad

From: 15th to 28th March 2023
“Frozen in Time”
An Exhibition of Photographs by Kabeer Ramesh


Jehangir Art Gallery
Terrace Gallery
M.G. Road, Kala Ghoda
Mumbai 400 001
Timing: 11am to 7pm.
Contact: 9920072573


This exhibition was inaugurated on 15th March 2023 by Adv. Jayant Gaikwad, IAS(Retired), in the presence of  Ms. Alexandra Mockel (Leipzig University, Germany) and many others.