Eminent Actor Sandeep Kulkarni Inaugurates The Artival Art Event 2022 On 11 Nov 2022

From: 11th, 12th, 13th November 2022

“Artival Art Event 2022” 

Modern & Contemporary Art Event

VENUE:

Expo Centre, 1st Floor,

World Trade Centre,

Colaba, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai 400 005

Contact: 9920804573 / 9833949788

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Mumbai’s Biggest National Level Art Exhibition

A national level group art event Artival 2022 is being held at Expo Centre, World Trade Centre, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai on 11th, 12th and 13th Nov., 2022. It will showcase about 3000 artworks created by 300 artists from various regions of our country under one roof. The vivid participating artists are from different regions of the country having diverse backgrounds and culture. It is the intense urge of these artists to display their artworks alongwith those of master artists on a common platform in order to reach the prospective art collectors.

The show has been inaugurated on 11th November 2022 by Mr. Sandeep Kulkarni (Eminent Actor) in the presence of Ms.. Richa Agarwal(Chairperson – Samta Foundation), Suresh Halbhavi(Eminent  Artist ), Devendra Khandelwal  and many other dignitaries in the art field.

Participating Art Galleries include:-   

Chitrakathi Art Gallery, Mumbai,  The Indian Gallery, Mumbai, I Quest Gallery, Mumbai, Aakar – A Contemporary Art, Kolkata, Urja The Art Gallery, Mumbai. 

Participating Artists in this art exhibition include: Dilip Patil, Deepak Thakurdas, Prakash Ghadge, Padmanabh Bendre,  Vitthal Hire, Shashikant  Patade, Bhiva Punekar, Ashif Hossain, K Sadaf, R.C. Sharma, Nilesh Nikam, Devendra Nimbargikar, Dr. Shefali Samir Bhujbal, Dnyaneshwar Dhavale,  Vaishali Ingle, Vaishali Desai, Sumana Dey, Reshma Shirke, Pratibha Goel, Neeta Verma,  Vishal Sabley, Vishwajeet Kumar, Shalu Puria, Mita Vora, Seema Shah, Ishita Biswas, Bonobithi Biswas, Milind Thakur, Pankaj Naik Nimbalkar, Prajakta Ponkshe, Pallavi Nagwekar, Krishna Prakash Jagdale, Manjiri Joshi, Pavan Kumar D, Shrikant Poddar, Muskan Sagar,  Mitlesh Sharma, Dr. Kashinath D.W, Satishkumar Wallepure, K.S. Kamatagoudar, Dr. Ashok Shatkar, B.N. Patil Kalaburagi, B.V. Kamaji,  Meenakshi A.S. Guttedar, Nisha Singh, Tanishka Soni, B.R Uppin, Rajashekhar S, Kishor Kumar, Sanjay Kanihal,  Milind Thakur, Mandar Khot, Yogita Arute, Sumant Shetty, Seema Arolkar, Kalpanand, Jui Bhagwat,  Amita Acharya, Jyotsna Sonavane, Ravi Rahate, Seema Hadaoo, Gayatri Bhapkar, Namrata Goradia, Ram Rokade,    Arjun Machivale, Mahesh Kadam, Rupesh Patil,  Vaibhav Thakur, Namdev Patil, Nandkumar Thorat, Jayashree Savani, Santoshkumar Patil, Parshwa Nandre,  Shailesh Gurav, Rohit Parab, Paneri Punekar, Kaustubh Kavathekar, Madhura Kulkarni, Mona Jain, Gautam Das, Sandeep Parkhi, Himanshi Rajawat, Anjali Kshirsagar, Murali Kumbhar, Yogesh Barve, Vijay Upadhye, Chaitanya Dalvi, Akshay Jadhav, Gorakh Gholap, Shrirang Badve, Rati Bhargava, Deepak B. Patil, Rahul Kirdak, Dhammapal Kirdak, Ahsan Abdul Rahim Ansari, M. Imtiyaz, Manoj Sonawane, Anil Chaugule,  Anita Hasurkar, Govind Sirsat, Nanda Pathak, Janhavii Bhide, Sohnal Saxena, Dr. Jaai Karnik,  Manisha Ogale, Varsha Sheth, Suvarna Bare, Rekha Thombare, Ravindra Pawar,  among others.

     

Eminent Actor Sandeep Kulkarni inaugurates the Artival Art Event 2022 on 11th Nov.2022

Eminent Actor Sandeep Kulkarni Inaugurates The Artival Art Event 2022 On 11th Nov.2022

From: 11th, 12th, 13th November 2022

“Artival Art Event 2022” 

Modern & Contemporary Art Event

VENUE:

Expo Centre, 1st Floor,

World Trade Centre,

Colaba, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai 400 005

Contact: 9920804573 / 9833949788

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Mumbai’s Biggest National Level Art Exhibition

A national level group art event Artival 2022 is being held at Expo Centre, World Trade Centre, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai on 11th, 12th and 13th Nov., 2022. It will showcase about 3000 artworks created by 300 artists from various regions of our country under one roof. The vivid participating artists are from different regions of the country having diverse backgrounds and culture. It is the intense urge of these artists to display their artworks alongwith those of master artists on a common platform in order to reach the prospective art collectors.

The show has been inaugurated on 11th November 2022 by Mr. Sandeep Kulkarni (Eminent Actor) in the presence of Ms.. Richa Agarwal(Chairperson – Samta Foundation), Suresh Halbhavi(Eminent  Artist ), Devendra Khandelwal  and many other dignitaries in the art field.

Participating Art Galleries include:-   

Chitrakathi Art Gallery, Mumbai,  The Indian Gallery, Mumbai, I Quest Gallery, Mumbai, Aakar – A Contemporary Art, Kolkata, Urja The Art Gallery, Mumbai. 

Participating Artists in this art exhibition include: Dilip Patil, Deepak Thakurdas, Prakash Ghadge, Padmanabh Bendre,  Vitthal Hire, Shashikant  Patade, Bhiva Punekar, Ashif Hossain, K Sadaf, R.C. Sharma, Nilesh Nikam, Devendra Nimbargikar, Dr. Shefali Samir Bhujbal, Dnyaneshwar Dhavale,  Vaishali Ingle, Vaishali Desai, Sumana Dey, Reshma Shirke, Pratibha Goel, Neeta Verma,  Vishal Sabley, Vishwajeet Kumar, Shalu Puria, Mita Vora, Seema Shah, Ishita Biswas, Bonobithi Biswas, Milind Thakur, Pankaj Naik Nimbalkar, Prajakta Ponkshe, Pallavi Nagwekar, Krishna Prakash Jagdale, Manjiri Joshi, Pavan Kumar D, Shrikant Poddar, Muskan Sagar,  Mitlesh Sharma, Dr. Kashinath D.W, Satishkumar Wallepure, K.S. Kamatagoudar, Dr. Ashok Shatkar, B.N. Patil Kalaburagi, B.V. Kamaji,  Meenakshi A.S. Guttedar, Nisha Singh, Tanishka Soni, B.R Uppin, Rajashekhar S, Kishor Kumar, Sanjay Kanihal,  Milind Thakur, Mandar Khot, Yogita Arute, Sumant Shetty, Seema Arolkar, Kalpanand, Jui Bhagwat,  Amita Acharya, Jyotsna Sonavane, Ravi Rahate, Seema Hadaoo, Gayatri Bhapkar, Namrata Goradia, Ram Rokade,    Arjun Machivale, Mahesh Kadam, Rupesh Patil,  Vaibhav Thakur, Namdev Patil, Nandkumar Thorat, Jayashree Savani, Santoshkumar Patil, Parshwa Nandre,  Shailesh Gurav, Rohit Parab, Paneri Punekar, Kaustubh Kavathekar, Madhura Kulkarni, Mona Jain, Gautam Das, Sandeep Parkhi, Himanshi Rajawat, Anjali Kshirsagar, Murali Kumbhar, Yogesh Barve, Vijay Upadhye, Chaitanya Dalvi, Akshay Jadhav, Gorakh Gholap, Shrirang Badve, Rati Bhargava, Deepak B. Patil, Rahul Kirdak, Dhammapal Kirdak, Ahsan Abdul Rahim Ansari, M. Imtiyaz, Manoj Sonawane, Anil Chaugule,  Anita Hasurkar, Govind Sirsat, Nanda Pathak, Janhavii Bhide, Sohnal Saxena, Dr. Jaai Karnik,  Manisha Ogale, Varsha Sheth, Suvarna Bare, Rekha Thombare, Ravindra Pawar,  among others.

           

Eminent Actor Sandeep Kulkarni inaugurates the Artival Art Event 2022 on 11th Nov.2022

मुंबई आर्ट फेअरच्या तिसऱ्या पर्वात ३५० कलाकार सादर करणार ‘मूर्त -अमूर्तकला संगम’

  • देशभरातील चित्रांचा रंगोत्सव
  • २८ ते ३० ऑक्टोबरदम्यान नेहरू सेंटर येथे

मुंबई २०२२ : मुंबई हे देशातील सांस्कृतिक केंद्र असून कला महोत्सव, कला दालने, वस्तुसंग्रहालये हे या शहरातील जीवनशैलीचा अविभाज्य घटक आहेत. मुंबईत कला महोत्सव  कोरोना पूर्व काळापासून  लोकप्रिय असून या माध्यमातून उदयोन्मुख कालाकारांना प्रसिद्धी मिळते आणि त्यांना या क्षेत्रातील प्रस्थापितांसोबत एकाच व्यासपीठावर आपली कला सादर करण्याची संधी मिळते. मुंबई आर्ट फेअरच्या तिसऱ्या  पर्वात ‘‘मूर्त -अमूर्तकला संगम’ या मध्यवर्ती संकल्पनेवर आधारित कला प्रदर्शन आयोजित करण्यात आले आहे. या प्रदर्शनामध्ये प्रस्थापित कलाकारांपासून ते उदयोन्मुख कलाकारांपर्यंत, वय किंवा पात्रतेचे कोणतेही बंधन न ठेवता आणि लडाख ते कन्याकुमारीपर्यंतच्या कलाकारांच्याकलाकृती या प्रदर्शनात पाहायला मिळणार आहेत. या वर्षीच्या रंगोत्सवात ३५० कलाकार एकत्र येणार आहेत आणि देशभरातील वैविध्यपूर्ण चित्रांचे प्रदर्शन भरविण्यात येणार आहे. निसर्गचित्रे, व्यक्तीचित्रे, अॅबस्ट्रॅक्ट, वास्तवदर्शी चित्रे, शहरचित्रे, धार्मिक चित्रांपासून ते वैयक्तिक अनुभूतींपर्यंत विविध शैली व विषयांवरील चित्रे त्यांच्यात सखोल दडलेल्या अर्थासह येथे पाहता येणार आहेत. नेहरू सेंटरमध्ये २८ ते  ३० ऑक्टोबरदरम्यान हे प्रदर्शन भरविण्यात आले आहे.

या वर्षीच्या मुंबई आर्ट फेअरमध्ये वैविध्यपूर्ण कला, विविध प्रकारची माध्यमे, शैली आणि विषय समाविष्ट असून चोखंदळ कलासंग्राहकांना या कलकृती निश्चित पसंत पडतील. मुंबई आर्ट फेअरचे संचालक राजेंद्र पाटील  म्हणतात, “मुंबई आर्ट फेअरमध्ये अप्रतिम चित्रे आणि शिल्पांसोबत इतही अनेक कलाकृती पाहायला मिळतील आणि या महोत्सवामध्ये असलेली कलाकारांची उपस्थिती चोखंदळ प्रेक्षक, खरेदीदार आणि संग्राहकांच्या दृष्टीने महत्त्वाची ठरणार आहे. अमूर्त कला शैलीचा उगम मुळातच निसर्ग चित्रांमध्ये दळलेला असून या ठिकाणी आपल्या काही अप्रीम अमूत शैलीतील चित्रे पाहता येतील जी निरखून  पाहिल्यास मूर्तस्वरूपातीलच  निसर्ग चित्रांचा आभास करणारी अशी आहेत ”

वास्तवाऐवजी भावना, संवेदना, कल्पना आणि विषयभावांवर भर देत विविध कलाकार आणि शैली एकत्रित आणणे हे मुंबई आर्ट फेअरच्या तिसऱ्या पर्वाचे उद्दिष्ट आहे. या कला प्रदर्शनात कलाकार अॅबस्ट्रॅक्ट कला, निसर्गचित्रे, वास्तवदर्शी चित्रे, बौद्ध धर्म इत्यादी विविध विषयांवरील कलाकृती सादर करणार आहेत. जल्पा पटेल, प्रकाश बाळ जोशी, अंजली प्रभाकर, नेहा ठाकरे, नीलिमा दानी, नीलेश उपाध्याय, पूनम खानविलकर, आर सोलोमन, राहत काजमी, यांच्यासारखे कलाकार मुंबई आर्ट फेअरमध्ये सहभाग होणार आहेत. चित्रांसोबतच डॉ. शंकर शर्मा, पूर्वी लोहाना , मीना राघवन आदी चित्रकारांनी घडविलेले भारतीय पारंपरिक कलांशी नाळ जुळलेल्या अशा कलाकृतीसुद्धा प्रदर्शनात पाहायला मिळणार आहेत. काही कला प्रशिक्षण संस्थासुद्धा या प्रदर्शनात सहभागी होणार आहेत. कलाशाखेच्या विद्यार्थ्यांना दृश्यकलेचे प्रशिक्षण देण्यासोबतच व्यावसायिक कलाविश्वात शाही प्रवेश देण्यासाठी ते मुंबई आर्ट फेअरमध्ये समूह प्रदर्शन भरविणार आहेत.

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मुंबई आर्ट फेअरच्या तिसऱ्या  पर्वात ३५० कलाकार सादर करणार ‘मूर्त -अमूर्तकला संगम’

Mumbai Art Fair Making A Grand Comeback After Two Years Of Pandemic

Mumbai Art Fair, a contemporary Art fair for independent artists is making a grand comeback in the Art Market after two years of pandemic with 350 artists exhibiting in 130 air-conditioned booths at Nehru Centre. Mumbai Art Fair is designed specially for independent artists who look for affordable options to exhibit their artworks in the metro cities and reach to the wider arts audience and potential art buyers.

More than 3500 paintings in various mediums such as oils, acrylics, water colour, pastels, charcoal with sculptures in stone, metal, and photographs by over 350 talented artists, few of them young, upcoming, mid-career as well as established are selected for presentation in this edition of Mumbai Art Fair. The diverse mix of landscapes, abstracts, figurative art and spiritual paintings, semi-nudes, rural and pastoral scenes, cityscapes and paintings on varied subjects  in myriad styles and numerous soft, bright and rustic hues are displayed at MAF, at the ground floor, discovery of India building, Nehru Centre from 28 to 30 Oct 2022.

Mumbai Art Fair (MAF) is bringing wide variety of ‘art choices’ in a very economical budget not only for seasoned buyers, but for budding art lovers. Art scene is changing slowly in India and art is no longer reserved just for high-end corporate and art collectors but today’s new millennials too started visiting art exhibitions to look for artworks to create inspiring and soothing ambiance around their living spaces.

This year MAF attracted diverse participation by many new faces among the regular participants working in different styles broaching plethora of subjects. In this year, regular names in the art fair circuit like Sayed Zuber Baker, Nishi Sharma, Anjali Prabhakar, Antra Shrivastava, Niyati Amlani, Neha Thackeray, Vineet Kaur, Beena Surana, Jalpa Patel, Vishal Sabley, R Soloman, S Vinitkumar, Sriparna Sinha, Soumen Kar, Om Tadkar, Naishita Reddy, Alpa Mistry, Rajitha, Manoj Swain, Rahat Kazmi, Prakash Bal Joshi, Prithvi Soni and others are set to mesmerized viewers by their varied creative output, rich in aesthetic content.

The works of Janhvi Bhide, Moshe Dayan, Praveen Naresh, Sachita Aditi, Yashvi Goyal, Dileep Kosode, Gursimaran Kaur, Ishita Malpani, Jenaifer Daruwalla, Kailas Kale, Mona Jain, Nakesha Bhosle, Neha Ruia are the kind of simplifications of reality in which artists have eliminated the details from recognisable objects leaving only the essence or some degree of recognisable form, representing things that aren’t visual, such as emotion, sound, or spiritual experience.  The artworks of Neha Thackeray, Pooja Ray, Rachana Miglani, Rahat Kazmi, Rajat Kumar, Rishail, Sateesh Dingankar, Shehbaaz Khan, Shruti Solanki, Suryakant Rajapkar and Vinitkumar lingers on the border of abstraction and semi-abstraction.

Lord Ganesha, the symbol of strength and power is portrayed by Chandrika Paurana, Madhuri Devlikar, Manoj Swain, Shivani Banerjee, and Sona Kapur, in their distinct style whereas artist Banani Kundu, Bhoomika Detroja, Hansa Bhatt, Jeenu Madan, Kinjal Gehlot, Prachi Selot Samota, Shubhangi Mehta, Sreenath Thampi, Suvarna Chawande, Vidya Shivramkrishnan and Yogita Kogle highlights creative life force through the depiction of their favourite divinities and faiths in the lines, colours and forms. Artist Naishita Reddy, Dollar Mandal, Gaurav Dagar, Ramesh Kumar, Santosh Lanjekar and Suraj Shukla are presenting realistic figurations with vibrant inventiveness through their works displayed at Mumbai Art Fair.

Akansha Punjabi, Jagadish Ray, Lata Malani, Shruti Srivastava, Darshan Mahajan, Archana Sharma, Neha Agrawal, Niyati Amlani, Pratibha Goel, Seema Oza, Shalini Gupta, Sonal Salekar, Sushma Oza, Vineet Kaur exhibiting at MAF have dealt with distinct colour to illustrate their visual ideas in ‘figurative’ genre, sometime in simple forms but making complex reading, creating strong narrative content.

The paintings of artist Anindita Biswas Roy, Basudeb Pradhan, Jayashree Gole, Rahul Naskar, Rakesh Sonkusare, Sriparna Sinha, Mousumi Sircar will make the viewer feel that they are right the middle of their painting; such is the mesmerising treatment given by these talented artists to their nature-scapes that viewer feel as though they can breathe the very air of the painting and reach out and touch the landscape as if it is real. The slightly different variant of abstract landscapes, cityscapes, architectural grandiose,  and flower-scape paintings by Atul Bhalerao, Chetan Bhosle, Padmini Bhatia, Rinni Patel, Sandeep Parkhie, Vittal Moppidy, Vyoma Parikh, K B Shikhare, R Soloman,  Radhika Bawa, Ravi Waybhat, Deepal Bhat, Hena Prasun, Shirish Ambekar, Anupama Thakur, Anuradha Bhalla, Ashdeep Babra, Diptina Kothari, Nidhi Sharma, Poonam Khanvilkar, Raksha Jesrani, Rohini Lokhande, Jasjit Sidhu and Neena Mehrok are the added attraction in the Mumbai Art Fair for the viewers.

The inspiring force behind the works by B Meghmala, Deepak Mukherjee, Monalisa Parikh, Namrita Nagra, Paridhi Jain, Sayali Nagarkar, Sudha Ramkrishnan, Vikram Bhatti, Vinayak Nigam and Vishal Sabley is their belief and faith that prompted them to create an impressive and wondrous works of art which generates mystical aura and spiritual vibrations around them. The amount of detailing in sculptures by Devel Sharma, Pankaj Gadakh, Soumen Kar, and Sujit Kumar Mukhopadhyay

is simply phenomenal and these sculptures are surely going to be an extra attraction in the art fair.

The Baroque animal painting tradition originated around seventeenth century in the western art world have found many followers across the world who portray animals, sometime using landscape as the background. Artist Alpana Dangi, Anna Kurian, Dipti Kumar, Rushan Shah and Shankar Rajput seems to be mesmerised by the beauty and power of different animals such as horses, bulls, elephants and stags. The other artists who got fascinated by wildlife are Haripriya Kulkarni, Jalpa Patel, Poonam Juvale, Praveena Parepalli and Saket Arbhi; their artworks are the visual treat for wild-life lovers visiting art fair. Viewers can select beautiful paintings from a charming variety of flying bird paintings executed dexterously by Anrita Basu, Bhaduri Shah Baria, Sanjivanee Bhoir and Shankar Pamarthy.

Richness and depth can be achieved in the subtle manipulation of light and shadow without colour. A world without colour is nonetheless rich in texture as the artist Akshata Shetty, Beena Surana, Chaitali Bareja Sharma, Ena Tondon, Insiya Patrawala, Kanishkar Mehra, Khurram Amir, Krish Nandi, Krupali Gondhalekar, Madhavi Bhaskar, Nikhil Usare, Raj Kumar, Rupali Mhatre and Vijay Kumawat explore a variety of themes and styles in a monochromatic pallet. The common thread that binds the works of Christina Ravi, Deepa Siddharth, Doyel Sinha, Kirthi Shetty, Kumaraswami B, Manju Das, Alpa Mistry, Namrata Bagwe, Priyanka Singh, Samridhi Sharma, Swarnajeet Kaur and Tara Isa is their female protagonists presented in various context and situations.

The use of geometric forms to create rhythmic patterns and fluid forms in the works of Annarapu Narendra, Jyoti Sharma, Mohit Jangid, Nirja Shah, Prachi Gala, Princy Jain, Uchit Turakhia and Vaishali Chanda is an experiment in illusion art that trick the eye and mind to perceive images different than what they are on the pictorial surface. The assemblage by Rohan Kunthale, Serigraph by Trishna Bhati and woodcuts by three generation of artists in Dubey family, black & white photograph by Sangram Naik, and surreal compositions by Aditi Khandelwal, Kaushal Parikh, Kunwar S S Punwar, Madhu Kuruva, Naveena Ganjoo and Subarna Bagchi compels the viewer to take a second look at them. Female nudes when done by female artist acquire the different dimension; this is demonstrated in the works of Meenakshi Shukla and Payal Moni.

Portraits displayed in the Mumbai Art Fair by Nilima Dani and Vineet Kaur and stylised works by B Narahari, Kashiram Pinjare and Saurabh Dhingare are the specimen of matured handling of subject with witty use of colour composition. Plethora of artworks by artist Anita Mukherjee, Atma Shyam, Bharati Hingane, Devvrat Singh Sengar, Divya Menon, Ramashankar Mishra, Shankar Sharma, Kanan Khant, Karishma Surve, Manjusha Kanade, Meena Raghavan, Navin Agarwal, Nikita Dani, Pinal Panchal, Rubina Hasan, Shalaka Patil, Shruti Kasana, Soni Singh, Sreenivasa Ram and Supriya Kaluskar are the form of tradition art or at least inspired by our traditional arts like Pichwai, Warli Art, Gond Art, Mughal style, and miniature art styles. Artists exhibiting in the Mumbai Art Fair Hiya Juthani, Nayana Patel, Nilesh Upadhyay, Pavani Nagpal, Praveen Kaveri, Purvi Lohana, Rhea Narkar, Seema Oza, and Shivani Patidar approach reality through the use of seemingly abstract looking colour patches and shades to create something as comprehensible as if it is real but still has dreamy quality to it akin to pseudo realism.

The enchantingly luminous water colour pieces by Gitanjali Shah, Mukta Kadam, Niyati Amlani and Shyam Karri combines the reflection of the white paper along with its texture exploiting the translucent tenderness of watercolour; the effect is wistful! Though Mukta Kadam do not fall in the temptation of using water colour’s qualities to boost its visual appeal but takes her artworks much more beyond merely what is overtly visible; they need multiple readings to dig deeper in her visual connotations. Artists Anjali Prabhakar, Antra Shrivastava, Bandana Kumari, Bhamini Sarda, Rajitha, Eshmeet Thapar, Jyoti Singh, Medha Nerurkar, Neerja Kujur, Preeti Shaw, Priya Kataria, Purnima Walunj, Riya Nahata, Sayed Bakar and Vinod Venkapalli visually communicate and symbolize fundamental truths of their subjects through the symbolic compositions.

Mumbai art fair is a sort of dawn for the independent artists; it forms a hub, a burgeoning estuary for the creative alignments of every kind; do come and be part of it in some way or the other. After the long pandemic, art fair works as a crucible of hyperactivity and generates enough energy to make a difference in the current art market.

–By Minakshi Patil

Exhibition        : MUMBAI ART FAIR
Venue : Nehru Centre, Discovery of India Building
Dr. A . B Rd, Worli, Mumbai

Date                : 28 to 30 Oct 2022
Timing :           11am to 7.30pm

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Najma Akhter’s 11th Solo Show Lyrical Abstraction – Bangladesh At The Core Well-Received At The Jehangir Art Gallery Mumbai

Najma Akhter’s Lyrical Abstraction: Bangladesh at the Core was on display at the Jehangir Art Gallery 3 from Oct 18-24. The exhibition  exploreed nature and human settlements through abstraction as a method.         The artist presents the lyrical aspect of Bangladesh through the free-flowing strokes and texture as a context in this  exhibition. Bangladesh is known to be a green and fertile land for centuries. It is a riverine country. Rivers create new lands and wash away localities to be rebuilt by the resilient people. The landscape is constantly evolving creating a multitude of visual possibilities that an abstract painter would translate and transfer to the surface of the canvas. This abstraction differs from the west or the grand tradition of abstract expressionism, although connected.

For the uninitiated, Najma Akhter is a modern artist from Bangladesh and is one of those few whose forte is abstract painting. She was born on February 14, 1959. An MFA from the Institute of Fine Arts, Dhaka University, Najma Akhter has exhibited around the globe her expressive paintings, which mostly are acrylic on paper or canvas. Originally a student of Oriental Arts, an area where too she received great appreciation. She started experimenting with abstract visual language in 2003 and toured with her vibrant collection to a number of places like Penang, Malaysia to Patras, Greece. She has been a member of the jury of an international art expo in Sofia, Bulgaria. The artist is also an assistant professor of secondary and higher secondary level fine arts at the University Laboratory School and College. Institute of Education Research. Dhaka University.

Najma Akhter used to write distinctive art reviews for reputed dailies before concentrating solely on her paintings. Her works are in collections of a number of organisations (including government offices, National Museum, Shilpakala Academy, Banks and diplomatic missions) and private collectors, at home and abroad. Najma has received runners-up in Bulgaria’s prestigious International Mixed Media Exhibition and Poet Abdul Hai Mashreky Gold Medal and Shilpacharja Gold Medal.

    

Najma Akhter’s 11th Solo Show  Lyrical Abstraction – Bangladesh At The Core Well-Received At The Jehangir Art Gallery Mumbai

MUSICAL VIBES 5th Solo Exhibition Of Paintings By Well-Known Artist Yadnyesh Shirwadkar In Jehangir

From: 18th to 24th October 2022

“MUSICAL VIBES”

5th Solo Exhibition of Paintings

By well-known artist Yadnyesh Shirwadkar

VENUE:

Jehangir Art Gallery

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

Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: 9820144640 / 9920144640

www.shirwadkar.com

MUSICAL VIBES

Recent work of a well known artist, Yadnyesh Shirwadkar is showing  in a solo art show at Jehangir art gallery, M.G. Road, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001 from 18th to 24th October 2022 between 11 am. To 7 pm. This series in acrylic colours on Canvas exemplifies subtle nuances of the rhythm of music and its relevance / sanctity in life in order to enable a human being to enjoy the nectar and elixir of eternal divinity in apt perspectives of visual arts.

Yadnyesh Shirwadkar had his art education upto B.V.A. at M.S. University, Baroda. Then he received advanced art education at University of South Wales, Sydney, Australia leading to  Graduate diploma in Art (print making) followed by Master of Arts (Painting). He showcased his thematic work on Music and its relevance in human life in many solo and group art shows at leading art galleries at Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Sydney, Ratnagiri etc.  He also participated in many art camps arranged by Gujarat State Lalit Kala Academy followed by similar participation in several art workshops / camps and related art activities. He often received good public response and appreciations from the present art world for his presentations, in various art galleries and exhibitions organised by charitable trusts/ foundations etc. His works are in collection of many renowned art collectors – both Indian as well as International.

The present series envisages his apt illustration of the very essence of Music viz. Harmony and Rhythm and its omnipresent relevance/ sanctity in the life of any human being for his peaceful and meaningful existence in this world. Music has its own characteristic uniqueness that enables one to forget his worries/tensions leading to a peaceful and joyful life. It is due to the generation of numerous ingredients of musical aroma and rhythmic symphony that spreads in the universe owing to the sonorous and divine musical verses and notes that captivate human souls leading to their eternal divine pleasure and joy of ecstasy.  It is, in fact, one of the therapeutical means to overcome vivid physical and mental stresses and ailments for human beings that leads to harmony and symphony in their very existence in this world full of materialistic values having agony and stresses.

Yadnyesh Shirwadkar has artistically and aesthetically adorned his various creative works with layers over layers of apt colours through their harmony and rhythmic symphony which, in turn, produce eternal resonance of harmony and symphony of Music in apt perspectives. His deft handling of the theme showing various musicians playing different instruments and their engrossment and total dedication in their performances not only generate a mesmerising and divine musical effect on the listeners in particular and viewers in general but also all music lovers and lovers of art as well. Each work generates an artistic amalgamation of 7 colours and 7 musical notes and their rhythmic coherent harmonious illustrations.  Being eloquent and thematically relevant, his works share an instant dialogue with the viewers due to their lyrical synchronism and sanctity in the relevant perspective of visual arts.

MUSICAL VIBES 5th Solo Exhibition of Paintings By well-known artist Yadnyesh Shirwadkar in Jehangir

 

Au Fils Du Temps – Over A Passage Of Time – AQUARELLES BY Renowned Artist Subhash Awchat

From: 13th October to 15th November 2022

AU FILS DU TEMPS | OVER A PASSAGE OF TIME

AQUARELLES BY Renowned artist Subhash Awchat

 VENUE: 

Art & Soul

11, Madhuli, Shivsagar Estate

Worli, Mumbai – 40018

Contact: (022) 2496 5798/ 2493 0522 / 8080055450

www.galleryartnsoul.com 

What happens when you search solitude within the construct of an artistic practice?

Subhash Awchat’s present series of watercolours is a reflection of time, its structure, not measured by a watch but one that is witnessed when we fall humble into a magnificent landscape. In French we would say “aquarelles au fils du temps” or watercolours over the passage of time.

We now face an artist with age. Loneliness is a facet of time. The pandemic allowed us to face our interiority with great intimacy. Awchat was left alone without access to his acrylics or his canvases.  A pad of watercolour paper was all that he had access to.  A pad gifted to his grandson and for colours he had basic watercolours that were fabricated here in India. The command on colour and form-forming is urgent when the brush touches the paper you need to draw with water or the images turn to smudges. Awchat displayed much ability in handling colour and form. He changed his palette.

Illness in old age is always a transformation. Subhash has spent time near a lake in Bhor on the Western Ghats of Maharashtra. This plateau-esque terrain with valleys and a reservoir is stationary in time. Watercolours from here capture Awchat’s view of the Sky as blue.  He sees homes dwarfed under the horizon of the Sun. His monk-like figures run under colourful buntings that have affinities of form with geometrical abstraction. We realise how he uses space in his canvases; a particular work divided the paper into a palette of pastels. He is not using ochre. Brown is not to be seen, instead, bright Yellows, Pinks and Light Blues fill spaces where he doesn’t find forms.  A social person finally finds in the landscape a form to draw solitude.

– Art & Soul Editorial

 

Au Fils Du Temps | Over A Passage Of Time | AQUARELLES BY Renowned Artist Subhash Awchat

The RHAPSODY 2022 An Exhibition Of Sculptures By Renowned Sculptor Asish Kumar Das In Jehangir

From: 11th to 17th October 2022

“The RHAPSODY 2022”

An Exhibition of Sculptures by Renowned sculptor Asish Kumar Das

VENUE:

Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B,  M.G.  Road,

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: 98243 57739

www.asishsculpture.in

Recent work of a renowned sculptor from Baroda, Asish Kumar Das is showing  his recent work at Jehangir Art Gallery, Gallery AC-2, M.G. Road, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001 from 11th to 17th Oct. 2022 between 11 am. To 7 pm.   

Metaphorical Sculptures of Asish Das

Baroda based 56 years old, Asish Kumar Das, is one of the outstanding sculptors working in India today especially in the domain of using human figures and animal imageries. Presently we are witnessing in our country the phenomena of projects like installations and such ventures which require collaboration of creative artists as well as technical persons or undertakings where deliberately assembled artists and traditional craftsmen just put together some hybrid patchwork. Amidst such an environment, Asish Das stands out as a multi faceted sculptor who has expertise in all aspects of the bronze casting processes which continues to be his medium for his fascinating, stimulating, captivating, mind arresting sculptures. His works are as much complicated in terms of bronze casting and finishing processes as much as they are intriguing in terms of conceptualization. For an artist with such in depth and subtle creative thinking, it is commendable to observe how he manages to sustain his creative impulses through the long complex technical procedures involved for its concretization or objectification.

Asish Das has intense empathy for the natural animal and human forms so that he does not take recourse to distortions, though he modifies the proportions as required to give them the anticipated elongation, slimness or slight attenuation at the body joints. Consequently his animal and human bodies are graceful with discrete modelling, we as viewers could call them ‘lyrical’ or   ‘sukumar’ , corresponding to the ‘Kaishiki Vritti ‘ of Sanskrit language. However they are also ‘serious’ or ‘solemn’, i.e. ‘Gambhir’ or possessing ‘ Audharya ‘ , dignity. Although apparently Asish Das portrays aspiring human beings engaged with daily existential activities in their lives in this world, yet he does not take recourse to oppressed or suffering imageries. The human figures, their faces, limbs, draperies are very patiently modelled in clay and subsequently “hollow casted” in bronze metal using, “the lost wax” process. This technique is often quite complicated when the sculptural form has additional details, such as projecting elements, which require separate channels for pouring hot molten metal during the casting stage.  Even when he portrays elegantly modelled animal forms, they too reflect the human aspirations theme, by transforming their faces into those of humans.

Actually the human aspirations as Asish’s thematic concern, are also implied in several sculptures in which the human figure is sometimes associated with a bird, thus a bird like form with long beak is attached around the waist of a man (see ‘The Royal Flight’).  Or the man is attempting to fly like a bird, thus he rises on his toes, giving an agile stance to the rising figure. A pair of small metal wings is attached to the shoulders (see ‘The Feminine Upthrust’ ). Alternatively a large pair of wings, shaped in wood planks is hinged with the bronze casted upper back, giving an impression of powerful wings (see ‘The Blissful Draught’ ) . Here we may also draw attention to Asish’s amazing sensitivity  of ‘detailing’ such as an exquisite small bird motif with spread out wings, which are delineated on the human torso and the limbs and given buffed polish, so that they shine like gold,  amidst the contrasting greenish colour of the patina. In the “ Vanquishing Thought – II”, the figure stands on the toe of left leg with raised right leg,  as if the figure is  already air-borne. The spread out arms have the gesture of releasing an arrow from the bow. A thin metal sheet covers part of the groin in the front and spreads behind the back as a foil. This metal sheet is perforated with cut outs of the same bird form in fine contours, creating a pleasant contrast with the glittering bird forms on the body. No doubt to render these motifs with finesse requires special skills, which the sculptor has inherited from the fact that he belongs to a family of jewellers. At the same time, this design motif of the soaring bird has a creative purpose which is metaphorical.

Asish’s ingenious command of the balance in his sculptural forms is marvellously arrived at in the manner the human body is placed horizontally in mid space supported by a spiral form in the circular centre of which is placed the three  dimensional earthly globe ( see “ Frolicking with Nature”).  Another unique example is that of a human figure in dynamic upside down position like that of an acrobat supporting the base or the earthly surface with thumbs of each hand. In this case also spiral form serves as the base ( see “ Bonded with Nature”, bronze and aluminium).

The human figure metaphorically transformed by adding some kind of drapery ( as part of a particular type of costume) along with some details attached to it, thus the associated accessories implying a certain expression or a type of specific character, has been explained by Asish himself, as an unconscious reflection of having seen in his childhood in a Bengal village, the folk actors impersonating a typical character wearing appropriate costume and facial make up, such as long hair and beard. The folk actors are called “ Bahurupi”, thus some of the sculptures comprising of nearly full size human form, are like a “ Bahurupi” impersonating a “ character”. ( see “ I Pave  My Destiny  – III”).

The combination of naturalism and simplicity with a certain eternal calmness of Asish’s sculptural works, also remind of similar qualities in the ancient Egyptian monumental sculptural forms. The easy flow of line along the contours of simplified abstracted volumes of the Sarnath Buddha images of the Gupta period ( 5th and 6th centuries) is a quality of India’s great classical sculptural style, that has apparently been unconsciously absorbed by Asish Das in his sculptural forms. His handling of delicate surface modelling of the human body along with the equipoise of the human form, links his sculptural forms with the early twentieth century Bengali sculptor, Fanendranath Bose, who had been commissioned more than half a dozen sculptures of Indian male and female workers by  the late Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad. Asish Das’s work, through the last three decades, has grown and matured consistently in a meaningful direction with surprising variations and creative innovations.

———- Ratan Parimoo

 

The RHAPSODY 2022  An Exhibition Of Sculptures By Renowned Sculptor Asish Kumar Das In Jehangir

UNBOUND REVERIE An Exhibition of Paintings by 3 contemporary artists in Nehru Centre Art Gallery

From: 4th to 10th October 2022

“UNBOUND REVERIE”

An Exhibition of Paintings by Alpa Palkhiwala, Bharti Parmar and Divya Kher

VENUE:

Nehru Centre Art Gallery

Discovery of India,

Dr. Annie Besant Road,

Worli, Mumbai 400 018

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: 9265020945, 8238093457, 9827041392

Alpa Palkhiwala – Based in Ahmedabad, Alpa Palkhiwala had her art education in fine arts and art history. She has shown her work in solo art shows earlier at Mumbai, Bhopal, Noida, Kolkata and Chicago – USA. Her work has been inspired by spiritual art through pairing of mind, body and breath, thereby rendering soul energy and peace. She has illuminated this energy in the art work with layering of earthy colours. She has also illustrated spiritual thematic peculiarity in her Transcendental Universe series using dark hues of black and grey created on canvas with acrylic colours and ink to achieve the finishing similar to etching. Her work has been widely appreciated by the art world in the earlier shows. A deep study of Indian Mythology and Jain Manuscripts and other literature find a prominent place in her present creative endeavours. She has received some guidance from Shri. Vrindavan Solanki – a veteran artist of the past era and incorporated salient features of the same in her latest series.

Bharti Parmar – She is based in Mathura. Her works are influenced by the impression of primitive civilization and culture where human beings used to make or embellish their paintings. She has depicted the unseen side of attraction in nature in her work. She tries to depict the mystery behind the hidden treasures of nature in their unseen or obscure/hidden iconic modules / forms. She has used different mediums such as Acrylic colours, water colours, soft pastel colours etc.  She has also shown tribal art in vivid forms in her creations. Her abstract style of work reveals the embodiment of nature in numerous iconic motifs. She has done Ph.D. in fine arts from Gwalior where she did research on tribal women artists and their cultural vignettes. She has displayed her work earlier at Bhopal, Bangalore and Gwalior and in many group art shows all over the country and abroad such as Asian Young Artists Festival – Seoul – South Korea, Asian Contemporary art exhibition, Uijungub and Busan in South Korea etc. She has got good response from art world for her earlier presentations.

Divya Kher – She is based in Bangalore. Her works are the odes to the rural culture with an emotional charge. She has revealed simplicity of this subject in her work through happiness while dancing, talking with birds and nature with a village setting in the background. She has used vibrant and contrasting colours for painting the forehead of figures and their clothes symbolizing innocence, calmness and tranquillity. She had her art education up to M.A. in arts at Kamala Raja Girls Post Graduate College, Jiwaji University, Gwalior and Ph.D. in visual fine arts also.Her Ph.D. was nomadic block prints of Gujarat also known as “Mata ni Pachedi “. She has participated in several on line & off line shows and got good response for her work.

 

UNBOUND REVERIE An Exhibition of Paintings by 3 contemporary artists in Nehru Centre Art Gallery

PAINTED RHYTHM Art Gallery Presents TARANG Art Exhibition by Top 55 artists in Jehangir Art Gallery

From: 4th Oct. to 10th Oct.’2022

PAINTED RHYTHM Art Gallery

Presents

“Tarang”

An Exclusive Art Show of  Original Paintings, Sculptures by Top 55 artists in Mumbai.

Venue:

Jehangir Art Gallery, 

Auditorium Hall, Kala Ghoda,

Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm

We have a grand Art Exhibition coming up called “TARANG” at Jehangir Art Gallery from the 4th of Oct to the 10th of Oct, main auditorium hall. Here’s an open invitation to Architects, Interior designers, builders, artists, art lovers and our beloved customers who are looking for exclusive paintings and artworks for their homes. Original and Authentic Paintings are available in various sizes and price ranges for homes, corporate offices, farmhouses, banks, entrance lobbies, etc. For those who can’t attend the exhibition. We have original paintings of more than 200 Artists all over India and our Clientele includes big Architects, Interior Designers, Celebrities, Ministers and Independent Clients as well.

Gallery Address: 

2 Ramjanki, 356, Linking Road,

Khar(West), Mumbai 400 052

Contact : 9821257569 / 8779497097

PAINTED RHYTHM Art Gallery Presents TARANG Art Exhibition by Top 55 artists in Jehangir Art Gallery

Recent Sculptures by Renowned sculptor Akhil Chandra Das in Jehangir Art Gallery

From: 4th to 10th October 2022

Recent Sculptures by  Renowned sculptor Akhil Chandra Das

VENUE

Jehangir Art Gallery

161- B, M.G. Road

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: 98312 63537

Akhil Chandra Das is a very important sculptor of our country, who evolved his own form during the end part of the decade of 1990-s. Based in Kolkata where he was born in 1968 he has extended his field of work throughout India. An M.V.A. in sculpture from M.S.University, Baroda he has assimilated in his works the traditional indigenous norms with the contemporary global values. He works mainly in mixed media of bronze and wood along with few other mediums. His works are primitivist, fantasy-oriented, very often inclining towards surrealism. Through these formal structures he posits deep-rooted rebellion against social decadence, cultural hypocrisy, exploitation of various kinds by capitalist powers and erosion of moral and social values. He develops his form from his serious commitments, sympathy and love towards humanity. The decadence of human values during the contemporary times disturbs him to the core of sensibility and the pain generated out of it is developed into his sculptural forms.

His first solo exhibition was held at Jahangir Art Gallery in 2002. But his participation in various important group-exhibitions started earlier. He has participated in several group shows like Harmony showNational Exhibition and Time and Material show organised by Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata and Art Konsult at Stainless Gallery, New Delhi among others. He participated in Gen Next I and II exhibitions organised by Aakriti Gallery in 2006 and 2007 respectively. He received junior scholarship of Lalit Kala Academy in 1999-2000, Lalit Kala Research Grant, 1995 and National scholarship 1995-1997 and 2000. All these participations and achievements indicate the excellence of his talent as a young artist that has developed to the full during the later course of his progress.

Since the emergence of modernism in Indian sculpture primitive form and technique have played a vital role in devising the identity of sculpture. The works of two pioneering artists in this field, Ramkinkar and Meera Mukherjee are very much exemplary in this context. During the decades of 1940-s 1960-s the sculptors tried to assimilate the indigenous classical forms along with the Western modernist trends. A serious urge to build up an identity through synthesis of local and global values has made the sojourns of our sculpture very significant making our sculptural forms vibrant and unique. During the decade of 1990-s our social values have changed drastically owing to emergence of economic globalisation and assimilation of post-modern world outlook. The forms and expressions of sculptures have also changed considerably since that decade. Conceptualism has turned to be the general trend of expression. Use of multimedia has also been a trend.

The sculptures of Akhil Chandra Das show all these trends of 1990-s. We may look at a few of his works to have an idea of his forms and philosophy. His forms express the agony that the contemporary life contains. Along with this agony there is also an ecstasy to surpass the limits of existential dilemma and to be united with the unbounded expanse of the universe. In one of his works he builds a beast very much disproportionate in physical structures that cries in extreme agony raising its two hind legs. It reveals fantasy that turns to be the symbol of existential pain. A creature with human body and head of a buffalo walks holding a horn of the beast. Here fantasy is transformed towards surrealism. In another piece a calm and contemplative human being stands. His hands are extended to indicate his submission to the divine. There are parts of circular forms scattered throughout his body that may be taken as the symbol of universal infinity.

Violence is expressed in various forms. A semi naked man stands on a wooden platform. He has chopped off his head with his own sword. He holds the sword with his two hands and raises it over his body. On this sword are placed three human heads arranged side by side. This is a form of surrealist fantasy that indicates the severity of violence presented in a plaintive disposition. In another piece a bearded saintly person stands on a platform. His body is covered with a sheet of cloth showing meticulously arranged folds of drapery. In his right hand he holds an ascetic’s bowl, which in Indian terms known as Kamandalu.The saint is proceeding towards worship or meditation. Here is an expression of spirituality very much Indian in nature.

Thus the sculptor Akhil Chandra Das postulates two opposing trends in his expressions. One is violence and the other spirituality. Being very much ingrained in indigenous spiritual values he extends his form towards a kind of rebellion, where he drastically lashes at the rotten reality of the contemporary times. The simultaneous assertion of these opposing values is a unique feature in his expressions whereby he attempts to realise the existential dilemma of the contemporary world.

Mrinal Ghosh.

Recent Sculptures by Renowned sculptor Akhil Chandra Das in Jehangir Art Gallery

FOUR An Exhibition Of Paintings And Sculptures By 4 Contemporary Artists In Nehru Centre Art Gallery

From: 20th to 26th September 2022.

“FOUR”

An Exhibition of Paintings & Sculptures by Contemporary artists –Asif Sharif Shaikh, Deepak Patil, Ram Kumbhar and Yogesh Lokhande

VENUE:

Nehru Centre Art Gallery

AC Gallery

Dr. Annie Besant Road,

Worli, Mumbai 400 018

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: 99753 90465 / 98926 99037

FOUR – An Art Exhibition by 4 contemporary artists

A group art exhibition showcasing the works of 4 well known contemporary artists  Asif Sharif Shaikh, Deepak Patil, Ram Kumbhar and Yogesh Lokhande  are showing their recent work  at Nehru Centre Art Gallery, Dr. A.B. Road, Worli, Mumbai 400 018 from 20th to 26th September, 2022 between 11 am. To 7 pm.

 Asif Sharief Shaikh – His work in acrylic colours on canvas elaborates various colours of life depicting the struggle, one’s patience and inborn ambition to achieve success in life, various realistic and impressionable occurrences and happenings in his life have left indelible impacts on his sensitive mind. These incidents along with varied past experiences in earlier life have been aptly illustrated by Asif Shaikh in his present series that is joyful and colourful as well as thematically relevant in apt perspectives.

Deepak Patil – His works reveal an artistic amalgamation of water colour, Oil colour and other transparent mediums. His transparent and fluid brush strokes create ethereal feelings in the paintings. He has depicted tonal harmony and colour balance in his work by infusing bright and muted colours and a striking play of light and shadow. Textures and other visual qualities are prominent in his work using mix medium. His works depict architecture, landscapes, women deep in thoughts or busy in daily chores, men & children in their traditional attires etc. His works share a dialogue with all due to their uniqueness and aesthetic quality in apt arenas. His works reveal an artistic amalgamation/fusion of reality & imagination.

 Ram Kumbhar – Intrinsic memories from his childhood in rural areas have motivated him to create artwork using those deep impacts on the sensitive mind. He has created artwork using fibre glass and chrome plating to artistically adorn the Balloons and other works with the desired visual effect. His works depict both positive and negative aspects of the iconic motifs to generate an optimistic visual effect. His works are colourful and thematic as well as artistic yet simple and unique in their own way which share a dialogue with the viewers.

Yogesh Lokhande – His sculptures in fibre glass depict Yugandhar the one who works relentlessly to protect and uphold the true nature of this Universe. His other works exemplify icons displaying the peculiarities of Satyayuga, Tretayuga, Dwaparyuga and Kaliyuga through eloquent and lucid works which definitely reveal the works based on 4 yugas and also the ultimate truth that the foundation and force behind force behind this astonishing creation is depicted through the beejfala of genesis held steadily in the hands of Yugandhara. He reveals different forms of one icon to show the real light to the ones blinded by the glitter of the World. The works are very artistic and expressive as well as thematically relevant.

FOUR  An Exhibition Of Paintings And Sculptures By 4 Contemporary Artists In Nehru Centre Art Gallery

REALMS OF LIFE Paintings – Sculptures & Graphics Exhibition by 5 contemporary artists in Jehangir

From: 13th to 19th September 2022

An Exhibition of Paintings, Sculptures & Graphics by

Tanmay Banerjee, Kabari Banerjee Mukherjee,

Arup Kumar Das, P. Partha and Pradip Ghosh. 

VENUE:

Jehangir Art Gallery

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

Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm.

Contact: 89108 96794

REALMS OF LIFE

A group art exhibition showcasing the paintings, sculptures and graphics of 5 contemporary artists from W. Bengal have been displayed at Jehangir art Gallery, M. G. Road, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai from 13th to 19th September, 2022 between 11 am to 7 pm. It will reveal their unique artwork in various styles, mediums and techniques to illustrate the vivid realms of life.

The participating artists in this group art exhibition are:

Tanmay Banerjee, Kabari Banerjee Mukherjee, Arup Kumar Das, P. Partha and Pradip Ghosh.

Tanmay Banerjee: His sculptures in Bronze illustrate animals and other subjects which are inspired by rural life of Bengal and culture in that region. These are out of our daily life observations. He has tried to put forward their forms and emotions through his sculptures of Bull or Nandi – an animal which is considered as a symbol of strength, power and the carrier of Lord Shiva etc. His works are creative and appeal to all due to their aesthetic standards and visual perspectives.

Kabari Banerjee Mukherjee: She has made paintings using tempera on canvas. Her theme denotes old people spending their leisure time to fulfil their hobbies and doing the things they love. Her paintings try to put forward the emotional aspects of such characters in a simple and lucid style of expression.

Arup Kumar Das: His works reveals the vignettes of the vivid realms of village and urban life in Bengal and nuances of their emotional aspects on a rational plane. His style and techniques are very much appealing to all due to their uniqueness and simplicity as well as aesthetic quality.

Partha:His sculptures illustrate the combination of Beauty and Mysticism to comprehend the alluring forms of work such as “Ganesha” “Cactus” etc. He has developed his own style and techniques of creating of sculptures. His works reveal the artistic amalgamation of form and the untold stories of daily life in the relevant perspectives of art.

Pradip Ghosh: A self-taught artist from Kolkata, he has been trained in water colours and other mediums by stalwarts from Govt. Collage of Art & Craft. He has shown his work showing the landscapes and realms of village life and their different facets in this show. Earlier, he had showcased his work in leading art galleries at Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad etc. Presently working as a painter in Telecommunication Dept. of Indian Railways, his works share a dialogue with viewers due their simplicity and aesthetic standards as well as visual perspectives.

REALMS OF LIFE Paintings – Sculptures & Graphics Exhibition by 5 contemporary artists in Jehangir

 

LIFE WITTHIN Artworks by Renowned artist Sangeeta Kumar Murthy in Jehangir Art Gallery

From: 16th to 22nd August 2022

“Life Witthin” Artworks by Renowned artist Sangeeta Kumar Murthy

VENUE:

Jehangir Art Gallery

161 – B, M.G. Road,

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: 98990 42116

Email : sangeeta.murthy@gmail.com

Insta : sangeetakumarmurthy_

FB : sangeeta.murthy, sangeetakumarmurthy16 

‘Life Witthin’ – Sangeeta Kumar Murthy

For Sangeeta Kumar Murthy, excellence is a continuous endeavour. She is not one to rest on her laurels, she continues to explore new frontiers and experiment with advanced concepts. Sangeeta says “The Pandemic has changed the way I look at my art, I have taken a fresh approach to my subjects, treatment and medium”. While the forms and expression may be different, what remains constant through her work is clarity and a meticulous eye for detail.

In Sangeeta’s latest series, ‘Life Witthin’, she has chosen the medium of pen and ink on paper and vibrant acrylic hues on canvas to create a visually appealing series of artworks. A noteworthy element of the series ‘Life Witthin’ is the beautiful depiction of fabrics. One can almost feel the texture and flow.Each of her works in the series retains a cohesive link to the central theme which is fluid curves and fine lines that balance each other. The artist’s paintings demonstrate her mastery over this genre which is a new addition to her already extensive portfolio.

The ‘Life Witthin’ series has multiple branches – Soul, Germination, Samanvay and Efflorescence. The ‘Soul’ series looks within, to find depth and the meaning of existence. ‘Germination’ demonstrates the evolution of thoughts, ideas and concepts, slowly awakening to the world around. ‘Samanvay’, progresses from exploring growth and life to seeking the equilibrium that creates harmony in the entire universe, be it between the masculine and feminine, yin & yang or between man and his maker. ‘Efflorescence’ pays tribute to the incredible spirit of mankind and its ability to emerge stronger while adapting to the ‘new normal’.

Another key element in this series, along with ‘environment’ is ‘women’ and they can be seen in various avatars. Interestingly, Sangeeta has painted women that don sinuous kimonos, flowery gowns and sharp jackets, in modern cosmopolitan forms, a reflection of the women of today, each balancing different roles in our society. The artist depicts the importance of manifesting hope and optimism in myriad forms and expressions while retaining a strong social context. The eye-catching spiritual undertones in these works highlight the regeneration of new thoughts and ideas in different elements of our interlinked world. Thus, we can see that the series portrays a wide range of elements and features, all nourished by the internal energy that is indeed the life-giving force.

The detailing of motifs and patterns compels attention. In several paintings, one can see the artist’s newly introduced colour palette consisting of grey and gentle tints of sepia, adding greater depth and nuances to her signature fine detailing. Almost print-like strokes and the purity of lines and forms that are a distinctive hallmark of Sangeeta Kumar Murthy’s paintings can also be observed.

 

LIFE WITTHIN Artworks by Renowned artist Sangeeta Kumar Murthy in Jehangir Art Gallery

LIFE WITTHIN Artworks by Renowned artist Sangeeta Kumar Murthy in Jehangir Art Gallery

From: 16th to 22nd August 2022

“Life Witthin” Artworks by Renowned artist Sangeeta Kumar Murthy

VENUE:

Jehangir Art Gallery

161 – B, M.G. Road,

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: 98990 42116

Email : sangeeta.murthy@gmail.com

Insta : sangeetakumarmurthy_

FB : sangeeta.murthy, sangeetakumarmurthy16 

‘Life Witthin’ – Sangeeta Kumar Murthy

For Sangeeta Kumar Murthy, excellence is a continuous endeavour. She is not one to rest on her laurels, she continues to explore new frontiers and experiment with advanced concepts. Sangeeta says “The Pandemic has changed the way I look at my art, I have taken a fresh approach to my subjects, treatment and medium”. While the forms and expression may be different, what remains constant through her work is clarity and a meticulous eye for detail.

In Sangeeta’s latest series, ‘Life Witthin’, she has chosen the medium of pen and ink on paper and vibrant acrylic hues on canvas to create a visually appealing series of artworks. A noteworthy element of the series ‘Life Witthin’ is the beautiful depiction of fabrics. One can almost feel the texture and flow.Each of her works in the series retains a cohesive link to the central theme which is fluid curves and fine lines that balance each other. The artist’s paintings demonstrate her mastery over this genre which is a new addition to her already extensive portfolio.

The ‘Life Witthin’ series has multiple branches – Soul, Germination, Samanvay and Efflorescence. The ‘Soul’ series looks within, to find depth and the meaning of existence. ‘Germination’ demonstrates the evolution of thoughts, ideas and concepts, slowly awakening to the world around. ‘Samanvay’, progresses from exploring growth and life to seeking the equilibrium that creates harmony in the entire universe, be it between the masculine and feminine, yin & yang or between man and his maker. ‘Efflorescence’ pays tribute to the incredible spirit of mankind and its ability to emerge stronger while adapting to the ‘new normal’.

Another key element in this series, along with ‘environment’ is ‘women’ and they can be seen in various avatars. Interestingly, Sangeeta has painted women that don sinuous kimonos, flowery gowns and sharp jackets, in modern cosmopolitan forms, a reflection of the women of today, each balancing different roles in our society. The artist depicts the importance of manifesting hope and optimism in myriad forms and expressions while retaining a strong social context. The eye-catching spiritual undertones in these works highlight the regeneration of new thoughts and ideas in different elements of our interlinked world. Thus, we can see that the series portrays a wide range of elements and features, all nourished by the internal energy that is indeed the life-giving force.

The detailing of motifs and patterns compels attention. In several paintings, one can see the artist’s newly introduced colour palette consisting of grey and gentle tints of sepia, adding greater depth and nuances to her signature fine detailing. Almost print-like strokes and the purity of lines and forms that are a distinctive hallmark of Sangeeta Kumar Murthy’s paintings can also be observed.

LIFE WITTHIN Artworks by Renowned artist Sangeeta Kumar Murthy in Jehangir Art Gallery

Solo Exhibition of Drawings & Paintings By Veteran artist Late D.V. Halbhavi in Jehangir Art Gallery

From: 9th to 15th August 2022

Solo Exhibition of Drawings & Paintings

By Veteran artist Late D.V. Halbhavi

VENUE:

Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B, M.G. Road.

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: 99016 45744

The work of a veteran artist of the past era from Dharwad, Karnataka, Late D.V. Halbhavi has been showcased in a solo art exhibition at Jehangir Art Gallery, M. G. Road, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001 from 9th to 15th August 2022 between 11 am to 7pm.

This show has been organized by his son Suresh Halbhavi.

This work mostly in oil on canvas, water colours on paper, stumping powder on paper and pen & Ink on paper will exemplify subtle nuances of the varieties of artwork made by him during his art journey.

This show was inaugurated at Jehangir Art Gallery, on 9th August 2022 by Chief Guest – Prof. Vishwanath Sable,   Director (I/C) Directorate of Art, Mumbai in the Presence of Honorable Guests Shri. Suhas Bahulkar – Eminent Artist and Writer, Shri.Chandrakant G. Bellad – Chitrakala Shilpi Shri D.V. Halbhavi Rashtriya Smaraka Trust, Dharwad and Shri Suresh D. Halbhavi – Eminent Artist.

D.V. Halbhavi hailed from Dharwad, Karnataka. He had a strong desire to study and propagate visual fine arts and drawings in future from his young age. Coming from a well-known family of Dharwad, he had his art education at sir J.J. School of Arts Mumbai. Then he participated in many professional activities related to arts in contemporary field and displayed his art works in solo art exhibitions at Hubli, Dharwad, Honawar, Bijapur, Karwar, Dandeli etc. He worked as Judge for many drawing grade examinations and art exhibitions at State and National Levels. He wrote 2 books on arts and was a proud recipient of several awards and appreciation from the recognized institutions of good reputation. A proud recipient of honours from Rashtrapati Bhavan for his work on dome there, he was a judge for several exhibitions of State level and Lalit Kala Akademi. Shri D.V. Halbhavi started an Art school in Dharwad in 1935, which was the first Art school in Karnataka, which was considered to be a model for other Art schools started in other places much later. He established School of Art in 1935 and impacted training and art education to several aspirants till this day. He has worked on the advisory board of Federation of Art Institutions Mumbai, Davangere School of Arts & Crafts and many more. His works are in proud collection of many art collectors of national and international reputation all of globe.

The present exhibition has displayed several works made by him in his art career. The most significant amongst his presentations in this show include landscapes, portraits, life studies in realistic style, Antique studies, religious works etc. The portraits are noteworthy for their anatomical studies and textural finesses and relevant details. Other works like landscapes and life studies showcase the relevant details and seasonal particulars. Antique studies and religious works illustrate the historical and spiritual fervours and nuances of the traditional heritage and other details. One can clearly notice the command of the artist over the medium and techniques used for the aesthetic and artistic adornment of the work with the apt hues in the relevant perspectives of visual arts.

Solo Exhibition of Drawings & Paintings By Veteran artist Late D.V. Halbhavi in Jehangir Art Gallery

The Exhibition of Famous Painter Sarika Banka’s paintings SATV Inaugurated at Nehru Center Mumbai

Chief Guest, Dr. Suvi Manish Swamy, Actress Ashi Gaur, Singer Pranav Vats and Shonali Mishra honoured their presence as Guest of Honour.

The exhibition “Satv” of famous painter Sarika Banka’s paintings was inaugurated on 9th August at Nehru Center Worli Mumbai where many celebrity guests were also present. The exhibition of this painting came to full swing and started by lighting the lamp.

The chief guests of the exhibition were Dr. Suvi Manish Swamy (Cancer Therapist, Director, Ishwara Life Sciences) and Mr. Jayesh Khade (Social Entrepreneur). Whereas TV Actress Ashi Gaur, Singer Pranav Vats, Singer Shonali Mishra, Sushant Singh (Music Professor) were present here as guest of honor. This exhibition will run from 9 August 2022 to 15 August 2022. In the inauguration ceremony, painter Sarika Banka welcomed all the guests and honoured them with a bouquet of flowers.

Let us bring light to the fact that Sarika Banka has been practising drawing and painting for more than 21 years. With an award from the President of India, Sarika Banka has brushed down and presented variety of expressions and emotions on canvas. She is inspired by various forms of art, including sculptures in old monuments, temples and palaces in India and abroad. With skillful use of colors and brushes she has beautifully picturised the depiction of love, peace, harmony and unity in the world

Adding more regards to this painting exhibition, Sarika added, “Satv is a combination of two words, Satya and Tatva. I feel that the purpose of my life is to discover my truth, and the most essential parts that help me on this journey are my eternal, inner and outer five elements. You can see the essence of the Satv elaborated in my paintings.”

Chief Guest Dr Suvi Manish Swamy stated that Sarika is associated with spirituality and this spirituality has inspired her to make such paintings.

Sarika thanked the Chief Guest Dr Suvi Manish Swamy. Sarika’s family were also present on this occasion. Her mother said that Sarika was very fond of painting since childhood and today her achievement is worth watching. At the same time, her mother-in-law said that Sarika is my daughter-in-law but I consider her like a daughter, we both live like mother and daughter.

Actress Ashi Gaur of Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hain fame says that Sarika’s painting shows great calmness and positivity. Behind every painting there is a story attached with different emotions.

Singer Pranav Vats also liked Sarika’s painting and added that I paint a life with a pen and she is adding color to life with a brush.

The Exhibition of Famous Painter Sarika Banka’s paintings SATV Inaugurated at Nehru Center Mumbai

Shades of Passion An Art Exhibition By 28 Contemporary Artists in Jehangir Art Gallery

From: 9th to 15th August 2022

ROMARTIKA Art Decoded Presents

“Shades of Passion” An Art Exhibition

By 28 Contemporary Artists.

 

VENUE:

Jehangir Art Gallery

Auditorium Hall

161-B, M.G. Road

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai – 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm.

Contact: 96079 77850

 

Shades of passion – a Romartika group show by 28 emerging artists in Jehangir Art Gallery

Group show of twenty-eight emerging artists have been displayed in  Jehangir Art Gallery, Auditorium Hall,  Mumbai during 9th August ’22 to 15th August ’22.

The show was inaugurated on 9th August 2022 in Jehangir Art Gallery by Founder of Leadstart Publishing – Mr. Swarup Nanda,  Art Collector & Art Consultant  Nitin M Jadia, Senior Director Crisil Ratings – Mr. Krishnan Sitaram in the presence of art many artists, art lovers and art connoisseurs etc.

Romartika Art Decoded is an initiative launched by Saikat Baksi, an author of English Fiction, and two art lovers, Partha Hor and Sumedha Baksi. The mission was to untangle art from the snare of fiefdoms of tradition and protocols. Romartika reconned that the game changers in the history of art always created something outrageous and shook the pillars of the convention. But their journey had rarely been favourable. They had to fight tooth and nail for recognition because the existing practice and style always tried to throttle them. That is why, Romartika, since its inception, focused on fearless artistic talents who held the spark of potential to break open a new frontier.

This group show too, is an exposition of artworks created by artists who are not driven by the pseudo force of money and fame but raw raving passion. The art lovers will be in for a surprising visual treat that will tickle their intellect and senses.

The participating artists are: Vaijayanthi B Desai, Vivek Jivani, Vaishali Rajput, Tamal Das, Sulochana Gawde, Sudipta Sett, Sudipta Adhikari, Sonal Mantri, Shubhankar Singha, Shruti Goenka, Shoma Bhowmick, Shaikh Ahsan, Sayed Juber, Saranya Ganguly, Rimzim Sinha Dasgupta, Nilanjana Roy, Neetesh Misra, Nandita Desai, Nabin Das, Maitrry P Shah, Kattakuri Ravi, Jagruti Rakesh Katariya, Gauri Gulati, Devayani Thakre, Bharati Shah, Anuradha Bhattacharya, Anup Mitra and Saikat Baksi.

 

Shades of Passion An Art Exhibition By 28 Contemporary Artists in Jehangir Art Gallery

भारत के अद्भुत कलाकार और मुंबईकर ललित पाटिल ने मुम्बई की झुग्गी बस्तियों को किया अमर,उनके परिदृश्य को अपने कैनवास में उतारकर बनाया खूबसुरत !

परवेज दमानिया, सुधारक ओल्वे, मधुश्री, रूपाली सूरी, रुशा माधवानी, अनुषा श्रीनिवासन अय्यर, संजय निकम ने जहांगीर आर्ट गैलरी में ललित पाटिल के लैंडस्केप ऑफ आइडेंटिटी का उद्घाटन किया।

ललित पाटिल, तीन दशकों से मुंबईकर के दृश्य कलाकार, अपने आप में एक स्लम स्टार हैं। उनमें वास्तव में मलिन बस्तियों को कालातीत कृतियों में बदलनें की अद्भुत कला है।

जहांगीर आर्ट गैलरी, गैलरी 3, लैंडस्केप ऑफ आइडेंटिटीज में उनकी प्रदर्शनी का उद्घाटन पद्म श्री सुधारक ओल्वे, कला संग्रहकर्ता परवेज दमानिया, पार्श्व गायिका मधुश्री और उनके संगीतकार पति रॉबी बादल, अभिनेत्री रूपाली सूरी, सेलेब पोषण विशेषज्ञ रुशा माधवानी और निर्देशक-समतावादी पृथ्वी ने किया।  योद्धा अनुषा श्रीनिवासन अय्यर, मूर्तिकार-क्यूरेटर संजय निकम आदि वहाँ मौजूद थे।

ललित पाटिल में एक कलाकार के तौर पर अपना खाली समय न केवल शहर को देखने में बिताया है, बल्कि वो मलिन बस्तियों को अपनी प्रेरणा के रूप में देखते है।  “मुम्बई एक जटिल जगह है – यह शहर में आने वाले नागरिकों के लिए जगह बनाती है और उन्हें अपना बनाती है। चाहे वह इसकी इमारतों, झुग्गियों और लोगों के साथ हो, वे सभी मुंबई से घिरे हुए हैं,” पाटिल ने कहा।

मलिन बस्तियों की संरचना कलाकार के लिए एक अजीब आकर्षण रखती है।  वे कहते हैं, “झुग्गी बस्तियों में एक अप्रत्याशित संरचना होती है जिसमें वे घर होते हैं जो क्षेत्र को घेरते हैं, जिसमें प्रकाश अंधेरे से गुजरता है, आकार बनाता है। ये पृष्ठभूमि में विशाल इमारतों के साथ संरचनाओं की अपनी कहानी बताने के लिए अपनी कहानी होती है। वे मेटाफ़ेज़ को परिभाषित करते हैं ।”  मानवीय संवेदनाओं से परिपूर्ण जटिलता और अमूर्त रूप की यह संरचना और जिंदा रहने का बंधन शहर को उतना ही जिंदा रखता है।  परिदृश्य में यह भावनात्मक पहलू है जो मुझे सबसे ज्यादा उत्साहित करता है।”

दूसरों के विपरीत, पाटिल स्पॉट पेंटिंग पसंद करते हैं।  वह वास्तव में झुग्गी-झोपड़ियों का दौरा करते है और अपने जमे हुए फ्रेम में हर पल का अनुभव करते है।  “प्रत्येक स्ट्रोक मेरे लिए एक भावना का प्रतिनिधित्व करता है। पाटिल की ‘लैंडस्केप ऑफ आइडेंटिटीज’ शीर्षक वाली वैचारिक कृति ऐसी है कि कला के हर टुकड़े की अपनी परिभाषा, एक कहानी, एक पहचान होती है।  उन्होंने विशेष खंड भी बनाए हैं जहां स्क्रैप अपना कैनवास बनाता है।  “मेरा मानना है कि मेरा काम मुझे, आपको, मुंबई के लोगों को  दृढ़ता से परिभाषित करते हैं”।

भारत के अद्भुत कलाकार और मुंबईकर ललित पाटिल ने मुम्बई की झुग्गी बस्तियों को किया अमर,उनके परिदृश्य को अपने कैनवास में उतारकर बनाया खूबसुरत !

Mumbaikar Lalit Patil Captures Slums and Immortalises their Landscape in his Canvas

Parvez Damania, Sudharak Olwe, Madhushree, Rupali Suri,  Rusha Madhwani, Anusha Srinivasan  Iyer, Sanjay Nikam inaugurate Lalit Patil’s Landscape of Identities at Jehangir Art Gallery

Lalit Patil, a Mumbaikar visual artist from three decades, is a Slum Star in his own right. He actually converts slums into timeless masterpieces.

His exhibition at Jehangir Art Gallery, Gallery 3,  titled Landscape of Identities was inaugurated by Padma Shri Sudharak Olwe, art collector Parvez Damania, playback singer Madhushree and her composer husband Robby Badal, actress Rupali Suri, celeb nutritionist Rusha Madhwani and director-egalitarian earth warrior Anusha Srinivasan Iyer, sculptor-curator Sanjay Nikam among others.

The artist in Lalit Patil spends his free time not just observing the city, but looks at the slums as his inspiration. “Munbai is a complex place — it makes space for the denizens that flow into the city and makes them its own. Whether it be with its buildings,  slums and people, they are all enveloped by Mumbai,” avers Patil.

The structure of the slums hold a strange fascination for the artist. Says he, “Slums have  an unexpected structure wherein they are houses enveloping the area, with light passing through  darkness, forming shapes. These. Structures  in juxtaposition with huge buildings in the background have their own story to tell. They define the metaphase if the city.” This structure of complexity and abstract form replete with human emotion and the bond to stay alive keeps the city alive as much. It is this emotional aspect in the  landscape that excites me most.”

Unlike others, Patil prefers spot paintings. He actually visits the slums and captures each moment he experiences in his frozen frames. “Each stroke represents an emotion for me,” he enthuses.  Patil’s conceptual work titled ‘Landscape of Identities’ is such that  every piece of art has its own definition, a tale, an identity.  He has even made special sections where scrap creates its own canvas. “I believe my works strongly define me, you, the people of Mumbai, us,” he concludes.

Mumbaikar Lalit Patil Captures Slums and Immortalises their Landscape in his Canvas

THE DEEP IMPACT Blissful Drawings By Contemporary artist Dr Shardool Mishra

From: 2nd to 8th August 2022

VENUE:

Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B, M.G. Road

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm.

Contact: 9920804573

Recent work of a contemporary artist, Dr.Shardool Mishra has displayed in a solo art exhibition at Jehangir art gallery, Kala Ghoda, M.G. Road, Mumbai 400 001 from 2nd to 8th Aug. 2022 between 11 am to 7 pm.  This work is in pen on paper & canvas.

The show have been inaugurated on 2nd August 2022 by Dr. Uttam Pacharne(Ex-Chairman, National Lalit Kala Akademi, Ravindra Bhavan, New Delhi), Mr. Nitin Jadia (Art Consultant  & Art Collector, Mumbai), Mr. Pradip Sarkar(Eminent Artist) in the Presence of many art dignitaries, art lovers and art connoisseurs..

Dr.Shardool Mishra is currently Asst. Professor, Lalit Kala Sansthan, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra. He had his art education upto B.F.A. in fine arts in 2000 followed by M.F.A. in in fine arts in 2002 from Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth, U.P.  He was then awarded Ph. D. in drawing & painting from Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra in 2008 after doing research. He participated in UGC sponsored refresher course in fine arts organised by Academic Staff College, DDU, Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur in 2013. He showcased his work in many solo and group art shows in leading art galleries at Agra, New Delhi, Lucknow, Kanpur etc and abroad. He was an active participant in several workshops and art camps in various regions of our country. He was a recipient of many prizes / awards and appreciations from leading art promotional institutions at various cities and regions like Lalit Kala Academy, North Zone, New Delhi, Rotary Club, Meerut, International Indian Art Society, Allahabad, IIT, B.H.U. Varanasi, Swadeshi Mela at Varanasi etc.  His works are in the collection of many leading art collectors in India and abroad.

The present series in pen on paper & canvas   reveals his compositional endeavours on vivid realm of life at several stages/tiers in a typical style. He has an experimental style and a rational approach and the compositions displayed in his various endeavours bear testimony to his inner thoughts and an urge to overcome outwardly perturbations in the thought process prevalent in his subconscious mind. As a result, his multifaceted works in realistic style reveal his impressions of the various happenings around and a pictorial representation of these impressions via the art work using lines and real object images being supported by apt colour tones.

“The Deep Impact”  Blissful Drawings By Contemporary artist Dr Shardool Mishra

SHRI GANESHA A Solo Show of Paintings By Well-known artist Namdev Patil

From: 2nd to 8th August 2022

VENUE:

Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B, M.G. Road,

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 40 0001

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: 92233 20123

Recent work of a well-known artist, Namdeo Patil has been showcased in a solo art exhibition at Jehangir art gallery, M.G. Road, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400001 from 2nd to 8th August, 2022 between 11 am to 7 pm. This works  is in oil on canvas.

This show have been inaugurated on 2nd August 2022 by Prof. Shridhar Badekar(Ex-Principal of Rahaja School of Art, Mumbai in the presence of Mr. Sachin Jain, Mr. Jignesh Jain, Mr. Nitin Mehta, Mr. Pannalal Sanghavi, Mr. Dinesh Jain, Mr. Baban Lingayat, Mr. Pravin Koltharkar and many art lovers and art connoisseurs.

Namdev Patil hails from Pen, Dist. Raigad and had his art education at Kalaniketan, Kolhapur. He has a command over the medium and technique used for aesthetic and artistic adornment of the work with the desired visual effects and divine fervour. For the last 25 years, he has been actively preparing figurative work, spiritual work, landscapes etc. in realistic style and displaying the same in art shows in leading art galleries. He makes artistic amalgamation of pastels, pencil and water colours so as to present the work in mix media. He has also a command over oil colours.

The present exhibition showcases various sentimental divine aspects associated with Lord Ganesha and the spiritual fervour attached to the same. He has also used calligraphy to reveal Vedic and religious hymns and cultural vignettes at the background while depicting the various moods and eternal expressions of Lord Ganesha in vivid positions and the relevant anatomical details thereof to yield the expected divine visual effect to the creative endeavour. He has artistically presented Lord Ganesha in different divine forms in his work alongwith the aesthetic revelation of the spiritual effects and their fervours in an artistic way. Each work is unique and has its own characteristic visual quality via the desired visual effects at the strategic arenas therein such as various ornaments, anatomical divine gestures and the blessing as well as playful forms etc. in the relevant perspectives of visual fine arts.

“Shri Ganesha” A Solo Show of Paintings By Well-known artist Namdev Patil

Solo show of Paintings By Well-known artist Inderjeet Grover in Jehangir Art Gallery

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

Contact: 98107 06622, 9026555531

Seeking the truth through Art…

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.

This show has  been inaugurated on 21st June 2022 by  Nikita Rawal Bollywood Actress, Mr. Rajiv Kasat  (Renowned Architect), Sadhu Amrutvadandas (Eminent Artist, Writer, Motivational Speaker, Counselor, Guitarist),  Satyamvada( Miss Intellectual, Miss Culture World India Heritage), Mahendra Kalantri (CEO Acclaim Systems India Ltd.), Geeta Das(Eminent Artist).

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.

 

Solo show of Paintings By Well-known artist Inderjeet Grover in Jehangir Art Gallery

Aakriti Art Foundation presents “Colours of Spring 17” 17th Annual Art Exhibition

From: 16th to 19th June 2022

Aakriti Art Foundation presents

“Colours of Spring 17”

17th Annual Art Exhibition

An International exhibition by 26 selected artists from India, Australia, South Africa & Oman

Participating artists: M.F. Hussain, T. Vaikuntham, Jatin Das, Vijendar Sharma, Pratibha Khanna, Qureysh Basrai, Ronak Yogesh Makwana, Mukesh Nathani, Rinni Patel, Robin Hicks, Abhay Vijay Mastram, Manjary Ranjan Singh, Padmakar Kappagantula, Amit Kumar, Soni Kumar, Sangita Mishra, Anuradha Chavan, Mona Rathod, Nanda Pathak, Ken Maloney, Sayyad Zuber Bakar, Abhijit Das, Sohan Kumar, Poonam Anand, Sohnal V. Saxena, Swapna Sanjay Malwade    among others.

VENUE:

Cymroza Art Gallery

72, Bhulabhai Desai Road

Near Breach Candy Hospital

Mumbai 400026

www.aakritiartfoundation.com

Contact: 86526 76888

Colours of spring – 17. The special feature of this show is that it displays the artworks of many talented artists from various regions under one roof alongwith the works of master artists like. M. F. Hussain. T. Vaikuntham. Vijender. Sharma etc. Akruti. Art. Foundation has given a good chance to the upcoming talent in the country to present their artwork alongwith many master artists of international reputation to reach probable buyers and genuine art collectors.

The show has been organized by Mr. Manmohan Jaiswal – the founder of Aakriti Art Foundation.

This show has been inaugurated on 16th June 2022 by Khemchand  Bhagnani. -Film Producer, Uttam Jain – Indian Chamber of commerce, Leela Gajra – Builder, Manish Shah – Builder and Film Producer, Ritesh Chouhan – Business Man, Mengesh Naik – Retd. Mumbai Police, Darshana Kamble – Builder, Shyam Singhania – Businessman, Anuja Sahay – From Music Industry, Navin Bhanushali – Famous Photographer and Writer among others.

 

Aakriti Art Foundation presents “Colours of Spring 17”  17th Annual Art Exhibition

MANIFESTATION An Art Exhibition by contemporary artist Sumana Dey in Jehangir Art Gallery

From: 7th to 13th June 2022

MANIFESTATION

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

Contact: 98204 46619

This show has been inaugurated on 7th June 2022  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 Sabale(Director of Art & Dean, Sir J.J. School of Art), in the presence of Padmanabh Bendre(Eminent Artist), Mr. Nitin Jadia and many art Lover & art connoisseurs

Manifestation 2022

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.

“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.

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 battle at Kurukshetra. Depicting the whole saga of Mahabharat in a series, of narrative composition.

 

MANIFESTATION An Art Exhibition by contemporary artist Sumana Dey in Jehangir Art Gallery

Charity Show – ART WITH CAUSE an exhibition to support a Social Cause in Jehangir Art Gallery

From: 31st May to 6th June 2022 

Joint Operation for Social Help Presents 

‘Visual Realms of Life’ 

An Exhibition of Paintings, Prints, Ceramics & Sculptures

Venue : 

Jehangir Art Gallery

161- B, M.G. Road,

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400001

Timings – 11 am to 7pm   

Contact – 98195 11124

Charity Show – “Art with cause” an exhibition to support a Social Cause  

Here is an opportunity for art lovers to buy a work of art as well as support a social cause. A Delhi based NGO, Joint Operation for Social Help-JOSH, is all geared up to hold its first ever Art Exhibition at, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai from 31st May to 6th June 2022 

Titled, ‘Visual Realms of Life’, this exhibition aims to demonstrate how art, without losing any of its aesthetic qualities can also serve for the betterment of the society.

In our routine lives we tend to forget about the challenges faced by youth especially children and girls from marginalised communities and their lack of access to any kind of welfare in today’s society. JOSH works through field interventions in the slums and resettlement colony of Trilokpuri in East Delhi, where it engages with marginalized urban poor youth and community members to work towards improving delivery of quality education and youth development.

Several well known artists have come forward to exhibit their works in this event to contribute towards the grassroot programmes in areas of education, health and community development. Certain percentage from the sales proceeds of the artworks will be contributed by the artists to the non-profit organisation JOSH.

 The participating artists in this group show are:. Prakash Bal Joshi, Suhas Bahulkar, Ratan Saha, Shashikant Dhotre, H.R. Das, Ashif Hossain, Ashok Rathod,  Swati Pasari, Nilesh Pawar, Maya Babu, Sultana Khan, Vishal Sabley, Vishwajeet Kumar, Kadambari Mehta, Ambereen Dharamsey, Ayushi Jain, Alka Pande, Seema Hedaoo, Jyotsna Tandon, Tejashri Patil Pradhan, Manjula P.Dubey, Dr.Priya Yabaluri, Juilee Mahajan, Pradnya Shah, Ayushi Jain, Vaishali Rajapurkar, Nikita Thakur, Sheetal Kalbhor, Cdr Shantaram Rawool, Jyoti Kurane, Sumathi Madhav, Rakhee Shah, Aparana Upadyaay, Madhavi Srivastava, Rakhee Chanda, Asha Shetty, Rajshree Patange, Veena Singh, Megha Sharma, Dr. Sulochana Gawde, Anjali Kailat, Deepa Anand, Manjushree Bhanagay, Pravin Kini, Gaurangi Mehta Shah, Vaishali Rajput, Bani Khurrana, Gauri Gulati, Abid Kanchwala, Saikat Baksi, Jenson Joseph, Sudipta Adhikari, Shaikh Ahsan, Nirmala Pillai, Vanmala Jain.

 

Charity Show – ART  WITH CAUSE  an exhibition to support a Social Cause in Jehangir Art Gallery

Artists and celebs throng NGMA retrospective tribute to Rini Dhumal and her colourful Canvas of Life

Every artist dips his brush into his soul, and then emerges a masterpiece. This seems to be so true for artist Rini Dhumal.   The Power of Shakti: A Retrospective of Rini Dhumal  at the National Gallery of modern art speaks volumes for the artist and each of her works that reflect her strength and resilience  radiating in its  light. Rini Dhumal’s powerful works have always brought out the extraordinary  strength in the ordinary  Indian woman. Her works of art were strongly rooted in Indian culture at the same time, effortlessly embraced the influences of her foreign travels and their influence.

Her studio situated on the first floor of her residence was recreated at NGMA besides the powerful ambience for the works, thanks to the efforts of  Adwaita Charan Garanayak, Director General, NGMA who has also curated the   exhibition.

Rini Dhumal’s retrospective — Shakti is on view from Saturday, 21st May, 2022 onwards.

The preview of the exhibition was graced by Brinda Miller, Nisha Jamwwal, Sudarshan Shetty, Pheroza Godrej, Vilas Shinde, Director General NGMA, Adwait Gadanayak, PD Dhumal, Radhika Dhumal, Shashi Bansal, Kalpana Gandhi, Vinod Sharma, Madhu Sharma, Sanjana Shelat, Jayanti Rabadia, Madhusudan, Jain Kamal, Kuldeep Koregaonkar among others.

The exhibition is on view from Saturday, 21st May, 2022 onwards.

Shakti was scheduled to open in December, 2020, but the COVID -19 pandemic wreaked havoc and thus, the show was postponed by a year. Unfortunately, Rini Dhumal passes away rather unexpectedly in September, 2021. Hence the retrospective.

Artists and celebs throng NGMA retrospective tribute to Rini Dhumal and her colourful canvas of life…

Solo Exhibition of Watercolour Landscapes By well-known artist Dr. M.G. Makandar in Jehangir Art Gallery

From: 10th to 16th May 2022

Solo Exhibition of Watercolour Landscapes

By well-known artist Dr. M.G. Makandar

VENUE:

Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B, M.G. Road

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400001

Timing; 11am to 7pm

Contact: 94484 20510

Serene Beauty of Nature

Recent work of a well known artist from Karnataka, Dr. M.G. Makandar in water colours will be displayed in a solo art exhibition at Jehangir Art Gallery, M.G. Road, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400001 from 10th to 16th May, 2022 between 11 am to 7 pm. It will present landscapes and other works related to beauty of nature in different forms in water colours in his unique technique and stylish visual expressions. This show will be inaugurated on 10th May 2022 at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai at 12 noon by Mr. M.R. Balikai, senior renowned artist from Dharwad and Mr.Devagouda N. Malagoudnavar, well known artist from Dharwad in presence of many art lovers, patrons, collectors of art etc.

Dr. M.G. Makandar hails from Belgaum, Karnataka. He had his art education upto Art Master followed by Master of fine arts in Karnataka. He was awarded doctorate in fine arts from a well known University in Karnataka. He achieved the Karnataka Lalit Kala Academy Award. Then he displayed his work in water colours in many solo and group art exhibitions at numerous places in leading art galleries at Dharwad, Hubbali, Bangalore, Mysore, BelgaviUdupi, Goa, Mumbai, Kolhapur, Pune and many more.  He also participated in International art shows at Nepal, Bangkok, Kathamandu etc.  He is a proud recipient of several awards from leading art promotional institutions of good reputation as a recognition and appreciation of his genuine talent and creativity.  His works are in collection of many art collectors in India and abroad.

Deeply motivated by an intense urge from within to create artwork in water colours to reveal the beauty of nature in a realistic style, Dr. M.G. Makandar was very much obsessed by the hues of the simplicity of village life and its cultural vignettes in rural areas of our country.  He was also overwhelmed by the omnipresent beauty of nature and its numerous hues and grandeur in various seasons in a year at different places and regions. His keen observations, command over the medium and techniques used and an eloquent visual language of expressions together resulted into the present series of artwork that is not only picturesque and expressive but also eloquent and visually pleasant. It depicts small mud huts and houses of farmers and other working class in rural environments that produce the landscapic visual effect.  He has displayed simple village life and eternal beauty of nature at Hampi, Pattadakalla, Badami, Bijapur, Goa and many more places in his works.  In addition, he has also highlighted the hills and snowclad mountains in Nepal and other spots.  He also incorporated the eternal beauty and divine serenity of Mother Nature and their omnipresent grandeur in his works at strategic arenas so as to adorn them aesthetically with the desired visual effects and the expected tranquillity.

Solo Exhibition of Watercolour Landscapes By well-known artist Dr. M.G. Makandar in Jehangir Art Gallery

Fascinating Devotion Solo Show of Recent Paintings By well-Known artist Bira Kishor Patra in Nehru Centre Art Gallery

From: 26th April to 2nd May 2022

“Fascinating Devotion”

A Journey Through Divine Music

Solo show of Recent Paintings

By well-known artist Bira Kishor Patra

VENUE:

Nehru Centre Art Gallery

AC Gallery, Dr. Annie Besant Road,

Worli, Mumbai 400 018

Contact: 7021594332

Contact: 11am to 7pm

FASCINATING  DEVOTION

Recent creative and thematic work of a famous contemporary artist Bira Kishor Patra has been displayed in a solo art exhibition at Nehru Centre A.C. art gallery Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai 400 018 from 26th April, to 2nd May, 2022 between 11 am to 7 pm.

The show is supported by Mr. Manmohan Jaiswal, Director Aakriti Art Foundation

Bira Kishor Patra hails from Orissa, He had his art education upto B.F.A. in Painting from Berhampur University, Orissa and then M.F.A. in Painting from Faculty of Visual Arts, B.H.U. Varansi, U.P.  He was a proud recipient of several awards even during his student period and thereafter also from many prestigious art promotional institutions of national and international reputation.  He actively participated in many solo and group art shows at numerous art galleries all over India and abroad and rendered his yeoman services for propagation of fine arts to masses through talks on radio/TV and other means for presentations/demonstrations etc.  His works are in proud collection of many art collectors of good reputation in India and abroad.  He has often received overwhelming public response and appreciations for his presentations.

The present series of artwork in acrylic colours on canvas illustrates subtle nuances of FASCINATING  DEVOTION  in his unique style of visual expressions.  His unique expressive thematic endeavours reveal the conceptualization on divine path through music of spirituality and rhythm of music.  It is most effectively revealed through his artistic exploration of the beauty and reality of Universal metaphor in human soul, mind and heart.  These divine sentiments are depicted very artistically by Bir Kishor Patra via vivid interactive and expressive emotional experiences which have duly inspired him to vividly portray the spiritual Universe connected and closely related with Divine Music which, in turn, showers its eternal elixir and nectar on the entire mankind. The artistic expressions in various works symbolize the divine journey from outer world to inner subconscious mind which is based on spiritual experience of Divine Gurus, Saints etc. as has been derived from Universal truth of realisation of self.

Fascinating Devotion Solo Show of Recent Paintings By well-Known artist Bira Kishor Patra in Nehru Centre Art Gallery

राज्य ललित कला अकादमी रीजनल सेंटर, लखनऊ की कला वीथिका में सराही गई शिल्पी खरे

राज्य ललित कला अकादमी रीजनल सेंटर, लखनऊ की कला वीथिका में ‘अर्टिस्टरी ऑफ वूमेन’ की महिला कलाकारों द्वारा प्रदर्शनी का आयोजन किया गया।

जिसका उद्घाटन मुख्य अतिथि लखनऊ की मेयर श्रीमती संयुक्ता भाटिया के द्वारा किया गया। अध्यक्षता डॉ लवकुश द्विवेदी ने की और विशिष्ट अतिथि देवेंद्र त्रिपाठी रहे।

डॉ शारदा सिंह ने कलाकार ग्रुप का परिचय दिया और मेहमानों का स्वागत और भाषण का कार्यभार संभाला। तथा डॉ निहारिका सिंह द्वारा धन्यवाद ज्ञापित किया। डॉ शारदा सिंह और निहारिका सिंह के प्रयासों के कारण इस कार्यक्रम में देश व्यापी समूह में देश के विभिन्न स्थानों से विभिन्न कलाकारों में एकजुटता दिखाई दी।

प्रत्येक माह में एक बार समूह की कार्यशाला का आयोजन किया जाता है जिसमें तैयार कृतियों का यहां प्रदर्शित किया गया है। इस समूह में प्रोफेसर, छात्राएं, कलाकार, अध्यापक, गृहणी सभी एक साथ काम करते हैं। इसमें शिल्पी खरे (लखनऊ), निरुपमा टंक (भावनगर गुजरात), अमिता शर्मा, अमिता विश्वकर्मा, निहारिका सिंह, अन्नू चौहान, अनीता पांडे, अंकिता शर्मा, कमर आरा, कविता, कुसुम, डॉ शारदा सिंह, डॉ प्रोफेसर रेखा कक्कड़, डॉ जयश्री द्विवेदी, डॉ अनंता शांडिल्य, डॉ आभा, डॉ कुसुम, लता गुप्ता, डॉ रश्मि सक्सेना, नेहा कुमारी, प्रीति मलिक, प्रतिभा त्रिपाठी, प्रियंका जैसवाल, पूनम पटेल, मृदुला, ममता, मीनू सिंह, मोनाली, वनिता मिधा, मौसमी गुप्ता, शर्मिला शर्मा, शिवानी, शिवांगी गुप्ता, शुचिता त्रिपाठी, रिजु बरनवाल आदि ने प्रतिभाग लिया। इस कला प्रदर्शनी में लखनऊ से आई शिल्पी खरे के कार्य को सराहना मिली।

कला प्रदर्शनी में सराही गई शिल्पी खरे

Semi abstract artist Sangeeta Babani’s Exhibition FAIRY TALES at Jehangir Art Gallery paints a bright picture of the bustling world

When- 8th March, Inauguration from  6.30 pm onwards, exhibition from 8th march to 14 th March

Where- Jehangir Art Gallery, 161B, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001.

Entry- Free

Sangeeta Babani has become a well-known name in the abstract and realism art world. Raised in Spain, this artist’s musings veer from figurative to semi-abstract depiction, surrealism to semi-realism, as the mood takes her. Babani was amongst the first to paint on cars as she does not believe in limiting her canvases only to a white paper frame. She worked with Tata Motors, BMW, Jeep and Mercedes Benz. She has held numerous exhibitions in India and displayed her work in London, Paris and Dubai and showcased an 18 feet Installation called The Lost Art. The accomplished Artist was awarded for her Contemporary work in Paris (France) in 2017.

Celebrating life’s day-to-day occurrences, culture, cities, intersections of places and time, she conjures up memories, thoughts, opinions, stories that inspire her to step into another world of colour, canvas, rhythmic strokes and storytelling.

Babani recently launched an exhibition titled ‘Fairy Tales’ at Jehangir Art Gallery showcasing different cities around the globe manifested in bright and vibrant colours. With the theme ‘Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale’, the artist aimed at creating a mood of happiness and calm.

Sangeeta Babani says, “I create landscapes and urban settings in a surreal and fairy-like manner. The images are from my visits to many lovely areas of the globe and I manifest the image with an infusion of bold and vibrant colours to create a mood of happiness and calm. I try to paint happiness because I believe art should leave a viewer with a positive feeling. My Art is all about celebrating daily life, appreciation for different cities and culture, they are expressions of scenes I thought were beautiful, intersections of places and time that I experienced and a desire to create a better World and it convinces people to enter in this new World. Through my paintings, I want to convey the message of enjoying the journey, as that’s the secret to our brief transit in the world.”

  

Semi abstract artist Sangeeta Babani’s Exhibition  FAIRY TALES  at Jehangir Art Gallery paints a bright picture of the bustling world

The Beautiful Black Invisible – An Exhibition of Paintings By Contemporary artist Jaydeb Dolui in Jehangir Art Gallery

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 

THE BEAUTIFUL BLACK INVISIBLE

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

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.

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.

      

The Beautiful Black Invisible  –  An Exhibition of Paintings By Contemporary artist Jaydeb Dolui in Jehangir Art Gallery

 

The Language of Colours – An Exhibition of Paintings By contemporary artist Puneeta Ranjan in The Bombay Art Society

From: 4th to 10th March 2022

“The Language of Colours”

An Exhibition of Paintings

By Young contemporary artist Puneeta Ranjan

VENUE:

The Bombay Art Society,

Opp. Rangsharada Hotel,

K.C. Road, Bandra Reclamation,

Bandra (W), Mumbai 400 050

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: 75070 22004 / 75070 99004

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.

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.

        

The Language of Colours –  An Exhibition of Paintings By contemporary artist Puneeta Ranjan in The Bombay Art Society

Rhythm of Marble – An Exhibition of Sculptures By Amit Singh in Jehangir Art Gallery

From: 22nd to 28th February 2022

“Rhythm of Marble”

An Exhibition of Marble Sculptures

By

Amit Singh

VENUE: 

Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B, M.G. Road

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm.

Contact: 98685 57523

Recent work of a young Sculptor Amit Singh has been  displayed in a solo art exhibition in Jehangir art gallery, M.G. Road, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400001 from 22 to 28 Feb. 2022. It will be open for public viewing there daily between 11 am to 7 pm.

The present series exemplifies subtle nuances of his creative work in marble stone with artistic carvings in order to adorn them with the desired textured finesse and surface finish.  His range of art work covers Nature and its wonders, various shades of human thoughts and imaginations alongwith the spiritual visual creative endeavours.  The work mostly covers ancient Indian tradition as well as modern Indian style revealing the visionary concept of the artistic alongwith different colour tones and textures. These carvings done on Marble stone is the medium used by him for his innovative compositions and skilful depictions of the desired visual effect on them via the textural carvings and surface finishes. The various works cover Lord Ganesh in different forms and shades, various forms of human figures particularly women and their thoughtful ideas and imaginations via the vivid emotional feelings on their faces in different environments, various art forms revealing ancient Indian traditions, modern lifestyle and heritage, spiritual feelings and fervour associated with the sculptures of Lord Ganesha and other deities etc.  His works depict the elements of nature such as the roots, creepers, patterns, naturally created by the nature – forms of waves & curves etc.  The whole series Rhythm illustrates undulating forms of human figures to natural formulations in the environment.  These figures are suggestive of female figure, faces and some are commonly pierced or contain hollow space.  These semi abstraction works add significantly to the orchestrated symphony and rhythm of nature in the relevant perspectives of visual arts.  He has also presented some works here which highlight the 3D effects of creation in stone and marble.

These amply illustrate the apt visualisation of the creative artist, Amit Singh. He has also conveyed a message to the society that it is not too late, we still have ample time to conserve the treasures of nature in modern era. He carries a legacy in marble sculptures forward by creating these spectacular art work in his unique style using a skilful technique. Various artworks reveal minute details of texture carving and colour tones in the apt perspectives of visual arts.

     

Rhythm of Marble –  An Exhibition of Sculptures By Amit Singh in Jehangir Art Gallery

Polo Series – An Exhibition of Paintings By prominent artist M Narayan in Jehangir Art Gallery

From: 8th to 14th February 2022

“Polo Series”

An Exhibition of Paintings

By

Well-known artist M Narayan

VENUE:

Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B, M.G. Road,

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400001

Timing: 11am to 7pm.

Contact: 9689990099

An extremely prominent artist both nationally and globally, M. Narayan (Narayanappa Muniyappa) was born in 1967 in the small village of Mittiganahalli in the state of Karnataka. Having done his B.F.A. from Bangalore’s Ken School of Art he currently resides with his family in Pune, Maharashtra. He is an extraordinary painter using the lavishness of colours to evoke emotions, celebrations and joy. His paintings depict a zestful life and are exhibited across the globe, at prestigious avenues, art galleries, luxury hotels and more.

The Polo Series is one of M Narayan’s most beloved works, and it reflects his passion for horses. He uses charcoal and a range of colours to depict polo players and racing horses in a unique style. His life-like polo paintings transport you to the midst of a live polo match, literally!! M Narayan depicts the game’s energy and velocity with such strong expressionist strokes, swabs of opaque colours, and rough charcoal lines that one feels the energy and aura.

His paintings depicting the regal sport of polo have been a huge success, owing to his keen eye for colour and deft touch with composition.

Enjoy his lavish ‘POLO’ paintings, which display the grandeur of his remarkable talent, at Gallery 2, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India from 8th to 14th February 2022 – 11 am to 7 pm.

   

Polo Series –  An Exhibition of Paintings By prominent artist M Narayan in Jehangir Art Gallery

Chitralatika – An exhibition showcasing the journey of Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar ji by Artist Ramkripal Namdeo

From: 5th February to 8th February 2022

“Chitra Latika”

An Exhibition of oil Paintings by Jabalpur based artist Ramkripal Namdeo

VENUE:

P.L. Deshpande Art Gallery

Ravindra Natya Mandir

Prabhadevi, Mumbai 400025

Timing: 11am to 7pm.

Contact: 9589017969

“Chitralatika” An exhibition showcasing the journey of Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar ji by Ramkripal Namdeo, one of the prominent artist from Jabalpur, Madhyapradesh!

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.

   

Chitralatika – An exhibition showcasing the journey of Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar ji by Ramkripal Namdeo

Rekhta – Solo show of Paintings By well-known artist Ravindra Pawar in Jehangir Art Gallery

From: 8th to 14th February 2022

“Rekhta”

Phrases of the Mystical Ensemble

Solo show of Paintings

By well-known artist Ravindra Pawar

VENUE:

Jehangir Art Gallery

161- B, M.G. Road

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: 98191 31395

‘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.

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’s color 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

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  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!

Chitralatika – An exhibition showcasing the journey of Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkarji by Ramkripal Namdeo

From: 5th February to 8th February 2022

“Chitra Latika”

An Exhibition of oil Paintings by Jabalpur based artist Ramkripal Namdev

VENUE:

P.L. Deshpande Art Gallery

Ravindra Natya Mandir

Prabhadevi, Mumbai 400025

Timing: 11am to 7pm.

Contact: 9589017969

“Chitralatika” An exhibition showcasing the journey of Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar ji by Ramkripal Namdeo, one of the prominent artist from Jabalpur, Madhyapradesh!

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.

   

Chitralatika – An exhibition showcasing the journey of Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar ji by Ramkripal Namdeo

The Eternal – An Exhibition Of Watercolor Paintings By well-known artist Ashok Namdeo Dhivare In Jehangir Art Gallery

From: 1st to 7th February 2022

“The Eternal”

An Exhibition of Watercolor Paintings

By well-known artist Ashok Namdeo Dhivare

VENUE:

Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B, M.G. Road,

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400001

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: 98508 69670

As the changing forms of nature leave their reflections on a painter’s mind it begins to give shapes to them.  Really speaking, it is a just thought emerging in his consciousness; simultaneously, however, it becomes an inner conflict rooted in his mind.  A process to search for form in an object begins at the centre of an individual’s mind. This process is highly individualistic and deep but it is equally obscure.

The presence of an object in nature is stable as well as unstable and forward-moving; this in fact is an unending, ongoing process. It is the way of the world; in a way, it is the way the world behaves. ‘The Eternal’ is an exhibition of paintings meant to present this thought. It is a search for the eternal existence of the self in the brisk-paced happenings and the fast deterioration of human values taking place around us.

The progressive journey of the painter, Mr Ashok Dhivare, has been moving forward through a variety of forms and mediums like nature painting, abstract style and cityscape. The paintings in this exhibition belong to the category of ‘Nature painting.’ The artist has consciously used watercolours as a medium.

The moisture of the mind’s sensitivity and its subtlety for the moments escaped is noticeable in them in addition to a feeling of being lost. The

human images in these paintings are indistinct and unclear. The structures and leftover remains of constructions around them force us to search for the eternal. The use of time and space keeps haunting our minds as these paintings begin to overpower us by coming closer and establishing an uncanny relation with us. These paintings give a distressed call to the past and present of the fall and decay we experience inside us.

Raju Desale

   

The Eternal – An Exhibition Of Watercolor Paintings By well-known artist Ashok Namdeo Dhivare In Jehangir Art Gallery

Forms Of Musing – An Exhibition Of Paintings By Artist Sharmila Gupta In Jehangir Art Gallery

From: 31st January to 6th February 2022

“Forms of Musing”

An Exhibition of Paintings

By  Sharmila Gupta

VENUE:

Jehangir Art Gallery

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

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: 98198 67766 

At first glance, the bold patterns in Sharmila Gupta’s recent paintings and drawings appear to mark a change in direction from the large gritty paintings of tidal pools that were her last body of work. On further viewing, it becomes apparent that her familiar landscapes have become compressed into signs or ideograms. These perhaps reflect time spent in walks in the woods during the lockdown when she made a study of aboriginal bark as well as the abstract lineage of modernism. Sharmila’s new paintings light up the exhibition space. She moves easily between representational and abstract imagery, and she mixes seemingly contradictory inclinations. For example, her process is messy and engaged, but her compositions are deliberate and playful; her work shifts suddenly from somber to slapstick; she has a sincere belief in painting’s transcendent power.

The intimate, explorative body of work exposes her complex interaction with a particular place and it’s shifting transient nature. Sharmila has often spoken about rejecting the picturesque in favour of primordial nature as represented. She has found these necessary elemental motifs. At the edge of water and land, she has become immersed in the visceral experience of light, space and motion. There she has sought to bridge the atmospheric, volumetric world of matter and its equivalence in signs. Landscape thus becomes an arena not only to view the fleeting nature of the elements with its seasonal and biological cycles but also a vessel for thought and process within the context of various pictorial languages.

Sharmila makes paintings to be reckoned with. Her largely abstract canvases and wild seaside landscapes can be broody, even confrontational, in earthy dark tones. But many of these paintings sparkle with brilliant blues, and cheery greens, reds, and yellows. Darker colors crop up and provide terrific contrast. Sharmila completed her part-time course in painting from Sir J J School of Art and since then she has continually challenged herself, grappling with form in oils water-colours and collages; with space and surface in abstract painting and art history. One thing has remained constant her delight in the elemental quality of paint. She’s like a kid with finger paints, or making mud pies. She fills her canvases with smears, dollops, and grit. Her passion can’t be missed.

In her current suite of works some of her former complex spatial panoramas with their diverse vantage points and horizon lines remain. Sharmila, however, has often changed her viewing perspective. At times, she has vicariously crawled along the surface of the earth or seen things as a fish traversing water or as a bird from above or a combination of different vantage points in the same painting, a vertical panoramic space is grounded by two trees uniting land, fire, water and sky seen both from above and at the horizon. By contrast, Sharmila Gupta reveals a flatter, condensed spatial world of water patterns containing floating interactive shapes. Viewed from above, a brown form hovers over incoming and outgoing tides acting as a magnifying glass revealing particles of pollution. This pivotal form compresses the action of nature and shield shapes reminiscent of the mapping of water trails found in aboriginal painting.

Sign language becomes even more evident in small watercolor drawings that evoke musical exercises with their motifs and recapitulations of the ebb and flow of tides: times of day amidst floating objects pulled by currents. Sharmila has stated that all her abbreviations of shapes and forms come from acute observation of particular sites. Her drawings reflect these observations of a sea world with undulating patterns, horizontal and vertical lines that act as cross currents creating pulsating tensions. Sharmila subverts our expectations of space. Despite the horizon line, we appear to have a bird’s-eye view. The piece’s crackling rhythm, intoxicating tones, and the artist’s loose, playful hand make the works a joyful exclamation. These dense, expansive little nature-scapes gleam like gemstones.

Sharmila’s quest to reassemble pictorial language from a diverse painting vocabulary is no easy task. Throughout her long career she has searched for ways to meld the painterly traditions of Abstract Expressionism. Over the past decades she has been moving back and forth between both pictorial concepts, sometimes emphasizing her love of light and expressive painterly forms, other times using abbreviated signs, and sometimes managing to simultaneously employ both modes. In her painting series, she combined ideograms, patterns that interact with volumetric shapes and atmospheric moods. The exhibition shows a good introduction to her innovative merging of the physical tactile world with a formal language of signs, ideograms and pictographs, expanding the painter’s language in this time.

Abhijeet Gondkar

January 2022, Mumbai

Artist’s Statements

Myself, Sharmila Gupta, an abstract painter. My artwork includes oil on canvas, acrylic on canvas and paper.

Passionate about painting I create whatever I perceive after observing the environment around me. I interprete the cosmos of colour and form through my visualisation to express them uniquely.

Perseverance and expedition has shifted the quality of my works and opened a new realm of possibilities and offered me with a different context of painting and my relationship to it’s process.

Sharmila Gupta – Artist 

  

Forms of Musing –  An Exhibition of Paintings By artist Sharmila Gupta in Jehangir Art Gallery

Sahayog Contemporary Art Exhibition 2022 Brings Together Over 100 Artworks from 40 Artists at Jehangir Art Gallery

The opening ceremony of the 6th edition of the Sahayog Contemporary Art Exhibition, showcasing over 100 artworks from 40 veteran and young artists at the iconic Jehangir Art Gallery, Kala Ghoda, was a low-key yet spectacular affair. Besides organiser-artist Satyendra Rane and the participating artists, the evening saw in attendance celebrated artist Prabhakar Kolte, Surendra Jagtap – Principal J K Academy of Art and Design and art curator Ajoykaant Ruia who is also the President of the Indo-Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce.

Sahayog Contemporary Art Exhibition is an annual cultural forum that is now in its sixth year. Known to showcase a mind-blowing variety of mesmerising artworks, this year organiser-artist Satyendra Rane has handpicked 40 talented artists from across the country to captivate your mind. Being held at the Jehangir Art Gallery from 11th-17th January, 2022, the art show cuts across media in paintings to bring water colour, oil, acrylic, pencil, Tanjavur, and collage together, and in sculptures to include works in brass, bronze, wood, stone—all under one roof. A portion of the sale proceeds will be donated to Alert Citizen Forum (ACF), a government-recognised Mumbai-based NGO.

This year’s exhibit includes participation from veteran and young artists alike. “The art ecosystem,” feels Satyendra Rane, “is geared to favour established artists, and for us at Sahayog, it has always been important to fill this gap by providing a platform that would give unknown faces and talents a chance to shine alongside the known ones. We have a history of bringing forth artists who maybe from different professions but are also inclined towards art.” Sahayog Contemporary Art Exhibition 2022 sees participation from Adyot Rajadhyaksha, Amberhuues Tania, Ameet Pai, Anupama Mandavkar, Arpita Kolhatkar, Arpito Gope, Arvind Kolapkar, Bhagyashri Choudhari, Deepa Hekre, Dr. Shankar Sharma, Ganesh Hire, Ganpat Bhadke, Harshada Tondwalkar, Ishwar Shetty, Joe D’souza, Kariyappa Hanchinamani, Kasim Kanasavi, Komal Gupta, Monica Kharkar, Mukund Ketkar, Nandita Desai, Nishtha Jhunjhunwala, Niyati Gope, Onkar Murthy, Prasad Mane, Prashant Jadhav, Priya Kadu, Revathi Shivakumar, Sachin Kolhatkar, Satyendra Rane, Shahed Pasha, Shreela Ghosh, Shubham Kesur, Sneha Nikam, Sumant Shetty, Sunil Vinekar, Surendra Jagtap, Ujwala Kumar, Vaishali Kanade and Vidhi Doshi.

Ajoykaant Ruia, Surendra Jagtap, Prabhakar Kolte, Satyendra Rane and Prasad Mane at the Sahayog Contemporary Art Exhibition 2022 lamp lighting ceremony


Organiser-Artist Satyendra Rane with the participating artists of Sahayog Contemporary Art Exhibition 2022 at Jehangir Art Gallery


Prabhakar Kolte, Ajoykaant Ruia, Surendra Jagtap, Satyendra Rane and the participating artists of Sahayog Contemporary Art Exhibition 2022


Surendra Jagtap, Satyendra Rane and Prabhakar Kolte share a moment at the opening ceremony of Sahayog Contemporary Art Exhibition 2022 at Jehangir Art Gallery

Over the years, Sahayog has supported various causes such as ToyBank, Konark Cancer Foundation, and Garbage Free India. This year, they have selected Alert Citizen Forum (ACF). Founded in 2011, ACF was formed by a team of committed individuals who have by means of meaningful initiatives in the fields of education, healthcare, employment, environment, relief and rehabilitation touched and transformed the lives of underprivileged communities. Their goal is to make the community sustainable, self-sufficient, and efficient through voluntary public participation.

Sahayog Contemporary Art Exhibition 2022 Provides Platform for Senior and Young Artists

Creativity Art Gallery Presents AAGHAZ the new beginning Art Exhibition

It’s been almost two decades since the Creativity Art Gallery being in existence and doing its art activities continuously. Either emerging talents or established artists have been represented by the gallery during this long span of time. The gallery has not only become a new platform for the hidden artist to showcase their mastery but also provide its space for the experiments of the artist’s likes.

Title “AAGHAZ, the new beginning” of the group exhibition is basically taken from Japanese word SAKURA (the cherry blossom), which is a symbol of new beginnings and a fresh start. The show is embracing a new perspective—a fresh look at the future and all the wonderful possibilities it holds and therefore the gallery is showcasing twelve artists in this group exhibition. Though, few artists have a long association with gallery, most of them are being represented first time. The title itself makes an inner relationship. Now a days, artists are increasingly choosing to represent themselves and sell works as individuals instead of seeking representation by art galleries, its indeed enormous efforts to choose and collect these artists from all over the country in one platform. Each artist is known for his unique technique and style, which is somewhat missing and lacking in the mushrooming emergence of artists in the present time. Technique always involves with a long implication of practical skills and therefore the artists are chosen very much in this concern.

Bhaskara Rao Botcha says “The Tree” has remained constant as part of my oeuvre over the years in my career as a painter, this is because of deep and innate bond with trees  that I cherish , which grew along with me in a rural Indian hamlet. Further, Tirupati Rao Addepalli says the painting image is an endeavor to depict the human act of believing in or attempting something whose existence or outcome cannot be known and ​Srinivasa Rao Potelu makes his point as a painter that he has been working on “Abstract Painting” since 1996 with extravagant fondness to paint metascapes, trying to depict something being unrecognizable to the physical world. One of the most significant artist Chintan Zalavadia’s works represent the sense of humor, satire, narrative and desire of the human relationships and Manish Chavda the other participants of the show has his unique approach to develop his artworks by coating the colour on the canvas surface first and later de-coating colours to reveal the hidden images of his mind. He says “Transitions are so subtle that they are hardly noticed until they are gone. ​​The bronge sculptures of Srinivasa Reddy Bolla resemble oval shaped head which are portrayal of human intellectual and spiritual powers. The heads are significant in his works. He says, the head itself comes from a basic form of egg, which itself signifies creation.

  

In addition to that Satya Sai Mothadaka says every artist seeks inspiration from surrounding world or seek visual raw material in experience of the world. In country like India, one of the richest sources of inspiration has been and continues to be the repertoire of motifs and symbols collectively defined by the term tradition. Thus most of my works interprets traditional religious iconography and engages with the objects and traditions of Indian mythology. The artist Tejinder Kanda has a very long association with gallery and his rhythmic expressions on canvas captivate the ambiance of life with all its trappings, with people busily engaged in their daily routine and brimming with confidence, Farhad Hussain’s paintings are a mélange of vibrant colours and dwell on the human figure. His works are narrative with each figure interrelated to the other. Though, on a quick glance, one may feel awestruck by their presence, each figure is an integral part of the work. Furthermore, texts, words and scripts from verius langauges are an internal part of Jagmohan Bangani’s art practice. For him the sound take the shape of words, words overlap in language and meaning until it becomes an experience in itself and surcharge of emotions.

Kerala-based contemporary artist, Pradeep Puthoor’s art is dedicated to a fantastical world that is entirely his own. Strange creatures and imaginatively designed buildings and structures, colourful and playful, clutter his canvas. One the other hand Rinku Chauhan experiments with fresh materials every time, to surprise himself with un-introduced character of the medium as well as the form to experiment with materials. Every time he tries to use a material whose character is somewhat new to him.

The new year always brings a festive season to the art scenario in the capital city of the country, especially during the first two months of the year. All galleries become very much active to curate and exhibit their artists. India Art Fair could be a possible reason as most artists, art galleries and art conousiers trevel to Delhi for visiting the art fair. Although, most galleries are very much close to represent only their artists during this period of time, either in Art Fair or their gallery space, Creativity Art Gallery in this regard is very open to represent these twelve artists all over the country (Uttarakhand to Kerala) with whom most artists are exhbiting first time with gallery.

The director of the gallery Mr. Shekhar Jhamb says that he is very much in willing to pramote the art practices which are not only technically wise but also showing sincerity in their respective areas.

Name of The Show: AAGHAZ, the new beginning

Date:   January 29,  to February 29th 2020

Time: 11am To 07pm

Vinue: Creativity Art Gallery 06, Gf,Hauskhas Village New Delhi

Contact : 011-46072799 (O) |

Participating Artist:

Bhaskara Rao Botcha, Chintan Zalavadia ,Farhad Hussain, Jagmohan Bangani, Tejinder Kanda, Manish Chavda, Srinivasa Reddy Bolla. Pradeep Puthoor, Rinku Chauhan, Satya Sai Mothadaka, Srinivasa Rao, Tirupati Rao Addepalli

Deputy Mayor Promila Gaje Kabalana unveiled the painting exhibition – Bahara Notes From Spring

Gurugram25/01/2020  – A 20-day painting art exhibition “Bahara Notes from Spring” was started at Gallery 5 located at DLF1 Golf Course Road in the city. In which the artworks of eight artists are displayed. Deputy Mayor Smt. PromilaGaje Kabalana inaugurated the exhibition.

Deputy Mayor Smt. Promila Gaje Kabalana said that this is the best way to welcome Basant Ritu. In all the paintings of artists, the aspects of our lives are mingled. I congratulate all the artists for their amazing artistry.

Galerie5, the freshest addition to the millennial city’s vibrant art life, is pleased to present a group exhibition of works featuring its gallery artists.

The artwork on display had included work by some of the finest contemporary Indian artists – Tejinder Kanda, Jitender Dangi, Farhad Hussain, Jagmohan Bangani, Niren Sen Gupta, Bandana Kumari, Bimmi Khan, Santosh Kumar Rautray and Shailesh Mohan Ojha.

The show is an ode to spring and celebrates colours, warmth and new life. Masters of their techniques, the artists bring alive facets of daily  life – be it through the detailed strokes of Tejinder Kanda’s spatula capturing Indian street vignettes;  Farhad Hussain’s quirky, humorous figures in solid colours or Jagmohan Bangani’s brilliant yet sublime word sculptures ofKabir’s couplets and mantras from Indian scriptures.

Bahaara  notes from spring’will run through February, 15 2020. Galerie5: A26/5, Golf Course Road, Gururgram -122002 (Near DT Mega Mall).