सनातन मंथन कार्यक्रम कर सनातन संस्कार यात्रा का संखनाद

सनातन मंथन कार्यक्रम कर सनातन संस्कार यात्रा का संखनाद

सनातन धर्म के शाश्वत सूत्रों को हिंदुत्व ने अपने जीवन की शैली बना कर सूक्ष्म से सूक्ष्म आचरण में पिरोकर जन्म के आह्वान से मृत्यु तक क्रमबद्ध तरीक़े संस्कारों का निर्माण किया More »

देशभर से जुटे विद्वतजनों ने सनातन संस्कार यात्रा को बताया अतिमहत्वपूर्ण

देशभर से जुटे विद्वतजनों ने सनातन संस्कार यात्रा को बताया अतिमहत्वपूर्ण

सनातन धर्म के शाश्वत सूत्रों को हिंदुत्व ने अपने जीवन की शैली बना कर सूक्ष्म से सूक्ष्म आचरण में पिरोकर जन्म के आह्वान से मृत्यु तक क्रमबद्ध तरीक़े संस्कारों का निर्माण किया More »

“The visionary force behind delivering Bapa’s message to the moon rests solely in the profound wisdom and unwavering devotion of the esteemed Pujya Bramvihari Swamiji ,” says Jay Patel.

“The visionary force behind delivering Bapa’s message to the moon rests solely in the profound wisdom and unwavering devotion of the esteemed Pujya Bramvihari Swamiji ,” says Jay Patel.

Reflecting on a cherished encounter in Ahmedabad, following his return from the USA, Jay fondly recalls a conversation with Swamiji where he shared his focus on the technological aspect, particularly space exploration. More »

भारत को हिन्दू आतंकवाद के रूप में बदनाम करने की साज़िश का पर्दाफाश करती फ़िल्म “मिशन सी1000”

भारत को हिन्दू आतंकवाद के रूप में बदनाम करने की साज़िश का पर्दाफाश करती फ़िल्म “मिशन सी1000”

देश के दुश्मन कैसे हिंदुस्तान पर हिन्दू आतंकवाद का धब्बा लगाना चाहते हैं, और इस तरह पूरे विश्व में हिंदुस्तान को हिन्दू आतंकवाद के नामनपर बदनाम किया जाए, इसी ज्वलंत मुद्दे पर More »

KUSUM KA BIYAAH Indian Hindi Film Based On A True Story Releasing On 1st March 2024

KUSUM KA BIYAAH Indian Hindi Film Based On A True Story Releasing On 1st March 2024

Kolkata, 15 February, 2024: iLEAD Films and Balwant Purohit Media proudly present the premiere of “Kusum Ka Biyaah,” a hindi film based on a true story on 13 February at Mani Square More »

भार्गव भक्ति यूट्यूब चैनल वर्तमान समय में भक्ति से ओतप्रोत गीत-संगीतों के माध्यम से सनातन धर्म की अलख जगा रहा है।

भार्गव भक्ति यूट्यूब चैनल वर्तमान समय में भक्ति से ओतप्रोत गीत-संगीतों के माध्यम से सनातन धर्म की अलख जगा रहा है।

जितनी चीजें भार्गव भक्ति के माध्यम से रिलीज हो रही है और हुई है,उसे अभी तक ना ही किसी फिल्म में या ना ही म्युजिक के माध्यम से दिखाया गया है। न More »

Celebrating 200 Episodes Of Kaisa Hain Yeh Rishta Anjana  Beloved Leader Of 7:00 PM Slot

Celebrating 200 Episodes Of Kaisa Hain Yeh Rishta Anjana Beloved Leader Of 7:00 PM Slot

[Mumbai, 13th February 2023] – “Kaisa Hain Yeh Rishta Anjana” on DANGAL TV marks it’s significant milestone with completing 200 episodes of enthralling storytelling and capturing the hearts of audiences nationwide. The More »

वैलेंटाइन डे के अवसर पर श्रेया एंटरटेनमेंट एंड प्रोडक्शंस की नई पेशकश भारत के युवाओं के नाम म्यूजिक एल्बम लॉन्च

वैलेंटाइन डे के अवसर पर श्रेया एंटरटेनमेंट एंड प्रोडक्शंस की नई पेशकश भारत के युवाओं के नाम म्यूजिक एल्बम लॉन्च

मुंबई, 14 फरवरी। श्रेया फाउंडेशन एवं श्रेया एंटरटेनमेंट एण्ड प्रोडक्शंस द्वारा वैलेंटाइन डे के अवसर पर भारत के युवाओं को प्रेरणा देते हुए नए म्यूजिक एल्बम गणेश वंदना, सरस्वती वंदना,  बेआबरू , More »

 

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Avataran – A Solo Art Show By Anita Goel Unveiled On February 4

After the British Raj, India experienced profound transformations, yet the art education system in schools remained entrenched in traditional paradigms. Despite centuries of artists asserting their individuality, the Indian school system persists in promoting a specific style of art, echoing Western academic conventions.

Renowned artist Anita Goel challenges this status quo with her upcoming solo exhibition, Avataran. Scheduled to unveil on February 4, Goel seeks to revolutionise the prevailing artistic norms entrenched within Indian educational institutions.

“The school art system perpetuates undistinguished artworks, stifling creativity,” remarks Anita Goel. “My aim is to disrupt this homogeneity and redefine contemporary Indian art.”

Anita Goel’s artistic vision transcends conventional boundaries. Her creations extend beyond the confines of the canvas, exploring the latent potential of painting tools, particularly the use of painting knives. Embracing the ethos of abstract expressionism, Goel eschews the notion that a painting must convey a specific message or narrative, prioritising instead the interplay of form and medium.

At the heart of Goel’s oeuvre lies a bold exploration of form, colour, and texture. Each piece beckons viewers to delve deeper, guided by recurring avian motifs—an homage to her previous series, Udaan, and a prelude to Avataran. The avian imagery serves as a narrative thread, inviting observers to uncover new perspectives with each glance.

Through the deliberate selection of irregularly shaped canvases and varying thicknesses, Goel creates a sense of three-dimensionality within the confines of a flat surface. The textured layers of knifed paint engage with the canvas’s nuanced topography, compelling viewers to engage with the work on multiple levels.

Join us for the unveiling of Avataran on February 4, at 12:00noon at Jolie’s, Worli as Anita Goel invites audiences to embark on a transformative journey through the realms of contemporary Indian art.

Anita Goel’s Avataran is on from Feb 4, from 12 noon at Jolie’s, Birla Centurion, Pandurang Budhkar Marg, Century Mills Compound, Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400030.

 

Avataran – A Solo Art Show By Anita Goel Unveiled On February 4

अनीता गोयल की एकांकी कला प्रदर्शनी ‘अवतरण’ 4 फरवरी से

भारत में ब्रिटिश राज की समाप्ति के बाद देश में कई तरह के आमूलचूल परिवर्तन हुए मगर कहीं ना कहीं हमारी शिक्शा व्यवस्था पर पुरातनपंथी सोच अब भी हावी है. यूं तो सदियों से तमाम कलाकार अपनी कला के माध्यम से अपनी निजता का परिचय देते आ रहे हैं मगर इसके बावजूद कला की शिक्षा देने वाले

स्कूलों पर आज भी पाश्चात्य देशों का प्रभाव देखने को मिलता है जो एक ख़ास तरह की कला को बढ़ावा देते नज़र आते हैं.

उल्लेखनीय है कि जानी-मानी आर्टिस्ट अनीता गोयल ने पाश्चात्य कला के प्रभाव को अपने सोलो कला प्रदर्शनी ‘अवतरण’ के ज़रिए चुनौती पेश करने की कोशिश की है. इस कला प्रदर्शनी का आयोजन 4 फ़रवरी से किया जा रहा है जिसके माध्यम से अनीता गोयल आज की शैक्षणिक व्यवस्था को बदलने और कला के क्षेत्र में एक क्रांतिकारी बदलाव लाने की उम्मीद रखती हैं.

वे कहती हैं, “कला संबंधी स्कूल व्यवस्था ना तो उत्कृष्टता को बढ़ावा देती है और न ही रचनात्मकता को.” वे आगे कहती हैं, “मैं इस यथास्थितवाद में बदलाव लाना चाहती हूं और समसामायिक भारतीय कला को पुनर्भाषित करना चाहती हूं.”

अनीता गोयल की दूरदृष्टि कुछ ऐसी है कि वो कला की किसी भी सीमा से परे है. उनकी कलाकृतियां सिर्फ़ कैनवस तक सिमटी नहीं होती हैं. वे पेटिंग्स टूल्स व पेटिंग्स नाइव्स का बख़ूबी इस्तेमाल करना जानती हैं. कला के अमूर्त स्वरूप में महारत रखने वाली अनीता गोयल कला द्वारा किसी विशिष्ट तरह के संदेश देने के ख़्याल से इत्तेफ़ाक नहीं रखती हैं और इसकी बजाय वे स्वरूप व उसके माध्यम के अंतर-संबंधों को अधिक तवज्जो देती हैं.

उल्लेखनीय है कि अनीता गोयल अपनी कला में स्वरूप, रंग और टेक्सचर को बहुत महत्व देती हैं. उनकी कलाकृतियों में पक्षी से प्रेरित आकृतियां देखी जा सकती हैं और इसकी झलक उनकी पिछली श्रृंखला ‘उड़ान’ और आने वाली श्रृंखला ‘अवतरण’ में नज़र आती है. पक्षियों से प्रेरित उनकी कलाकृतियां एक ऐसा आभास उत्पन्न करती हैं जो नये-नये आयामों को‌ महसूस करने के लिए प्रेरित करते हैं.

ग़ौरतलब है कि अनीता गोयल हमेशा से ही एक प्रकार के नहीं बल्कि विविध आकार और‌ प्रकार  के कैनवस का चयन करने में यकीन करती आई हैं जिसके ज़रिए वे सपाट सतह पर भी त्रिआयामी कला का आभास करानेवाली कलाकृतियां पेश करती आई हैं. वे नाइफ़ पेंट के तमाम टेक्सचर्ड सतहों के इस्तेमाल से कैनवस की स्थालकृति को विभिन्न स्तर पर एक आकर्षक कलाकृति में तब्दील करने में माहिर हैं.

अनीता गोयल की कला प्रदर्शनी ‘अवतरण’ को वरली में जोईल्स में 4 फ़रवरी को दोपहर 12.00 से देखा जा सकता है. तमाम कला प्रेमी समसामायिक भारतीय कला के माध्यम बदलाव का आह्वान करने वाले वाली इस कला प्रदर्शनी का साक्षी बनने के लिए आमंत्रित किया है.

अनीता गोयल की कला प्रदर्शनी ‘अवतरण’ का लुत्फ़ 4 फ़रवरी से इस पते पर उठाया जा सकता है: जोइल्स, बिड़ला सेंचुरियन, पांडुरंग बुधकर मार्ग, सेंचुरी मिल्स  कंपाउंड, मुम्बई, महाराष्ट्र 400030

अनीता गोयल की एकांकी कला प्रदर्शनी ‘अवतरण’ 4 फरवरी से

प्रख्यात चित्रकार अनिता गोयल यांचा सोलो शो ‘अवतरण’ ४ फेब्रुवारीपासून

ब्रिटीश भारतातून गेल्यानंतर भारतामध्ये अनेक महत्वपूर्ण बदल झाले, परंतु शाळांमधील कला शिक्षण मात्र त्याच पारंपरिक ब्रिटिश राजवटीतीलच राहिले असे म्हटले तर चूक ठरणार नाही. भारतातील शाळांमध्ये कला प्रशिक्षण पाश्चात्य पद्धतीने शिकवले जात असतानाही, गेल्या शतकभरात भारतातील अनेक चित्रकारांनी स्वतःचे वेगळे अस्तित्व निर्माण केले.

प्रख्यात चित्रकार अनिता गोयल याच पाश्चात्य शिक्षण पद्धतीला आव्हान दे्ण्यासाठी स्वतःचे सोलो चित्रप्रदर्शन ‘अवतरण’ भरवत आहेत. ४ फेब्रुवारी रोजी अनावरण होणाऱ्या या प्रदर्शनातून अनिता गोयल भारतीय शैक्षणिक संस्थांमध्ये प्रचलित कलात्मक नियमांमध्ये क्रांती घडवून आणण्याचा प्रयत्न करणार आहेत.

अनिता गोयल आपल्या प्रदर्शनाबाबत बोलताना म्हणाल्या, “शाळांमधील कला शिक्षण पद्धत कलाकारांची सर्जनशीलता दाबून ठेवत अविभाज्य कलाकृतींना कायम ठेवते, हा एकजीनसीपणा तोडून समकालीन भारतीय कलेची नव्याने व्याख्या करणे हे माझे उद्दिष्ट आहे.”

अनिता गोयल यांची कलात्मक दृष्टी परंपरागत सीमा ओलांडणारी आहे. त्या त्यांची निर्मिती साचेबद्ध कॅनव्हासच्या मर्यादेपलीकडे विस्तारणारी आहे. त्या पेंटिंगच्या आधुनिक साधनांचा अवलंब करतात, विशेषतः पेंटिंग चाकूचा वापर त्या खूपच उत्कृष्टपणे करतात. चित्रकलेने विशिष्ट संदेश किंवा कथन व्यक्त करण्याऐवजी फॉर्म आणि माध्यमाच्या परस्परसंवादाला प्राधान्य दिले पाहिजे. असे अनिता गोयल यांच मत आहे.

अनिता गोयल यांच्या कल्पनेच्या केंद्रस्थानी फॉर्म, रंग आणि पोत यांचा अनोखा मिलाफ करण्यात आलेला असतो. त्यांचे प्रत्येक चित्र कलेच्या आस्वादकांना चित्र सखोल जाणून घेण्यास प्रेरित करतो.  अनिता गोयल यांचे मागील चित्र प्रदर्शन उडान ला पुढे घेऊन जाणारे अवतरण चित्र प्रदर्शन आहे.  कलादर्दींनी येऊन त्यांच्या या नव्या  दृष्टीकोनाची माहिती घ्यावी असा त्यांचा प्रयत्न आहे. आणि त्यामुळेच त्यांच्या कला प्रदर्शनाला कलादर्दींनी यावे असे आवाहन अनिता गोयल करीत आहेत.

वेगवेगळ्या जाडीचे आणि आकाराचे कॅनव्हास अनिता गोयल निवडतात आणि त्यातून सपाट पृष्ठभागावर त्रिमितीय कलाकृती निर्माण करतात. त्यांच्या कलाकृतीवर चाकूने रंग भरलेले असतात. त्यामुळेच कलादर्दींना त्यांचे चित्र अनेक स्तरांवर असल्याचे भासते.

वरळी येथील जोलीज येथे 4 फेब्रुवारी रोजी दुपारी १२ वाजता अवतरण या चित्र प्रदर्शनाला सुरुवात होणार असून हे चित्र प्रदर्शन येण्यासाठी अनिता गोयल सगळ्यांना आमंत्रित करीत आहेत. कलादर्दींना समकालीन भारतीय कलेच्या क्षेत्रातून परिवर्तनशील प्रवासाचा अनुभव देणारे असे हे चित्र प्रदर्शन असणार आहे.

अनिता गोयल यांचे अवतरण प्रदर्शन 4 फेब्रुवारी रोजी दुपारी 12 वाजल्यापासून जोलीज, बिर्ला सेंच्युरियन, पांडुरंग बुधकर मार्ग, सेंच्युरी मिल्स कंपाउंड, वरळी, मुंबई, महाराष्ट्र 400030 येथे सुरू होणार आहे.

प्रख्यात चित्रकार अनिता गोयल यांचा सोलो शो ‘अवतरण’ ४ फेब्रुवारीपासून

Solo Show Of Paintings Titled MEDITATION By Renowned Artist Sanjay Sable In Jehangir

From: 23rd to 29th January 2024

“MEDITATION” Art An Instrument

Solo Show of Paintings

By Renowned artist Sanjay Sable

VENUE:

Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B, M.G. Road

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: +91 9860419393

www.sanjaysable.com

Meditation – Art An Instrument

Recent work of a versatile renowned contemporary artist, Sanjay Sable in Acrylic colours on canvas has been displayed in a solo art exhibition in Jehangir Art Gallery, AC – 2, M.G. Road, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001 from 23 to 29 January 2024. This exhibition will reveal the outcome of the painstaking efforts taken by the artist to incorporate subtle nuances of Meditation – as an instrument in his creative endeavours in order to enlighten the viewers with newer perspectives of the thematic peculiarities in the relevant arenas of visual fine arts. This is his 5th solo art exhibition in Jehangir Art Gallery.

This show was inaugurated on 23rd January 2024 by Chief Guest Mr. Vishwanath Sabale Dean of Sir J.J. School of Art in the presence of Mr. Chandrashekhar Sudhakar Deshmukh Sectional Engineer, High Court Section, P.W.D. Mumbai. Guest of Honour  Mumbai, Mrs. Hina Bhatt Founder/Director: Hina Bhatt Art Ventires / Hina Bhatt Art Foundation, Nitin Jadia Art Collector among others.

Sanjay Sable hails from Osmanabad (now called Dharashiva).  He had his art education at ChitrakalaMahavidyalayaLatur, Abhinava Kala Mahavidyalay. Pune and Sir J.J. School of Arts, Mumbai. He has been a faculty member at ChitrakalaMahavidyalay, Nashik since 2003. He has showcased his earlier thematic works in various art galleries at Mumbai, Pune, New Delhi, Alibaug, Chandigarh, Nashik, Kolkata, Aurangabad etc., and received overwhelming public response and appreciations for his work.  He is a proud recipient of several prizes, awards and appreciations from prestigious art promotional institutions at Pune, Mumbai, Nagpur, Dhule, Amritsar, Ratnagiri etc.  His works are in proud collection of many renowned art collectors in India and abroad.  An active participant in several art camps, workshops organised by reputed art promotional institutions all over the country, he has also showcased his thematic work in some International art exhibitions at Dubai, Bangladesh, Washington – USA etc., and earned warm public appreciations from the art fraternity for his thematic work.  He has presented 54 works in this exhibition for public viewing and the largest sizes of artworks in this show are of 15ft x 4.5 ft and 12ft x 6ft.

The present series in Acrylic colours on canvas illustrate s his transformative thematic perceptions on Meditation – Art An Instrument in the unique expressive style and techniques. He has assimilated various transformations in his style and techniques during the experimentations at different stages and ultimately incorporated their transformed versions in his work in order to render perfection in visual perspectives and various forms of ingredients to accommodate the desired visual effects in them. As a result, his works in these norms and perspectives do represent his newer aesthetic prerogative and    conceptualization alongwith the technical excellence achieved in artistically and aesthetically adorning the works with desired visual parameters in the apt perspectives of fine art.  His paintings reveal an outcome of the total human involvement in his work with free and relaxed mind that is totally unbiased and unprejudised. The fruit of meditation of an artist in achieving unbiased results and outcomes from his endeavours bear true testimony to his sincerity, total dedication to work and an inherent urge to adorn the outcomes with the desired perspectives of divine effects of sublimity, rhythm and ecstasy in the apt arenas of visual fine arts.  With these instruments of meditation along with an experience of about 2 decades in rendering his yeomen services propagation of visual fine arts, Sanjay Sable has created and presented this unique series of artwork that truly illustrates his complete command over the medium and techniques used as well as his positive and optimistic as well as rational approach to incorporate numerous supportive ingredients on a divine and spiritual plane in the work so as to enhance its visual glory and picturesqueness in the desired perspectives.

All works in this series in abstract forms reveal his sound and firm mindset and an eagerness to enlighten all with the newer perspectives of his transformative forms of art work which have the peculiar effect of divine sublimity, eternity and rhythmic ecstasy in them at strategic arenas.

 

MEDITATION Art An Instrument Solo Show Of Paintings By Renowned Artist Sanjay Sable In Jehangir

THE LEGACY An Exhibition of Photographs by veteran photojournalist Mukesh Parpiani in Jehangir

From: 17th to 30th January 2024

“The Legacy” An Exhibition of Photographs by veteran photojournalist Mukesh Parpiani

VENUE:

Jehangir Art Gallery,

Terrace Gallery,

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001.

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: +91 8108003311

Legendary photojournalist Mukesh Parpiani’s need to chronicle the unusual began at a very young age when he first began to help his brother. His elder brother who was fascinated by photography, had a darkroom at home, and Mukesh used to wash his prints. Gradually, he began to work towards achieving this dream. He enrolled at the Pillai School of Photography (1969-1970), after which, he worked in wedding and travel photography. During this brief stint, he realised that his city has so many intermingled narratives to offer, whose ever-evolving nature is simply waiting to be chronicled.

In 1981, Russi Karanjia, the Editor of The Daily, a morning newspaper in Bombay, offered him a job as their photographer.At The Daily, Parpiani photographed many political leaders and celebrities. Due to this, he became a familiar name in the journalism fraternity. Viveck Goenka, the Chairman and Managing Director of The Indian Express, who had been following Parpiani’s work and career, saw potential in his vision. Eventually, he decided to recruit Parpiani as the photo editor of The Indian Express’ seventeen editions. During his time there, he covered historical events of significance nationally and internationally.Mid-Day, an afternoon tabloid, who noticed Parpiani’s work as a photojournalist and editor, decided to offer him a job as the photo editor. It was the beginning of many things – the turn of the century as well as the tectonic shift of photographic technologies. Tariq Ansari, the Managing Director of the newspaper, gave Parpiani the liberty to develop the department as he needed. Parpiani, upon recognising the dawn of DSLRs, requested Ansari to acquire them for the photo department. Under his tutelage, many young individuals became renowned documentary photographers and photojournalists.

Parpiani curated his first photo exhibition in March 1989 at Piramal Art Gallery of NCPA. His penchant for curating photography exhibition gave him the opportunity to continue even after his retirement at the age of 58.

In 2009, Khushroo Suntook, Chairman of the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), offered him to head the Piramal Art Gallery. Suntook had been familiar with Parpiani’s work and entrusted him with the running of the gallery. For 14 years, Parpiani has single-handedly nurtured and educated the next generation of photographers. He has organised over 250 talks, workshops, exhibitions, and seminars to disseminate photography.

Parpiani has touched countless lives with his photographs while reforming countless more as a mentor. His strengths and humanity lie in his ability to mould the way we perceive Bombay, while his sensitivity and perceptiveness conquer the hearts of those fortunate individuals who have, knowingly or coincidentally, crossed paths with him.

THE LEGACY An Exhibition of Photographs by veteran photojournalist Mukesh Parpiani in Jehangir

Retrospective Show Of Veteran Artist Late Yashwant Shirwadkar In Jehangir Art Gallery

From: 9th to 15th January 2024

Retrospective Show of veteran artist Late Yashwant Shirwadkar

VENUE:

Jehangir Art Gallery

Auditorium Hall

161-B, M.G. Road,

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: +91 9820144640, +91 9920144640

www.shirwadkar.com

Retrospective Show – 101th Solo Art Exhibition

When we first look at Yashwant Shriwadkar’s painting, we are drawn to a vibrant, expansive canvas, that capture the fleeting light and ever-changing atmosphere in nature. The tactile strokes play with the viewer’s senses, delivering an effect of spontaneity and effortlessness while masking carefully constructed compositions. Each time you look at his canvas, a new feature appears, as if purposefully hidden by the artist under the masterfully blended colors. Deep yellow flashed in the night, pastel blue fading into midday, and pink melting in the morning sky.

Shirwadkar perceived our world quite differently. For him, the seemingly mundane sights became compelling experiences,as a cascading waterfall or a majestic mountain peak. He simply painted the things he saw and felt, surrendering to the experiences and situations of the moment. He had no interest in depicting history, mythology, or the lives of great individuals. Instead, he attempted to capture how a landscape or an object appeared to him at a particular instant. Varanasi held a special fascination for him, leading to more than 18 visits to the mystical city. The gentle waters of the Ganges, the boat rides, the morning worship at the Ghats, as well as the majestic architecture has been aptly arrested by the artist. His artistic journey also encompassed landscapes from Kerala, Rajasthan, Kashmir, and Goa, along with large commission canvases like Hyde Park and the Gateway of India.

Shirwadkar’s approach of using a palette knife and building up layers in oil-on-canvas aligns with the textural and vibrant qualities often associated with impressionistic art. It’s a technique that can evoke a sense of movement and atmosphere in landscape paintings. Each layer was painted on top of the previous without waiting for the earlier layer to dry completely. Rather than worrying about the technical accuracy of the painting, he went with the flow of his mood and created a sense of movement in the work. Seeing him work on the colors with palette knife is a sight to behold, almost beyond words to describe. The colors seemed to merge one into another, slowly shifting: yellow to orange and then red, and at times blue slowly turned into green and vice versa.

Color and light played a profound role in Shriwadkar’s painting process. Before painting on the canvas, he made several sketches on site, in the open, using sunlight as the only source of light. By using low chroma variations and rendering shadows in color, the artist skillfully captured the fleeting nuances of natural light.He also tried to emphasize the passage of time in his works. The paint was left unmixed, producing a contrast between strokes that didn’t blend completely on the canvas but appeared so to the eye. The deliberate choice to forgo intricate details in favor of bold paint strokes added to the overall impact of portraying the essence of the subject.

Shirwadkar’s oil-on-canvases garnered widespread acclaim, resonating not just with Indian audiences but captivating hearts globally. He received invitations to prestigious international platforms, such as sponsored exhibitions and notable events like the 42nd Anniversary Leadership Summit in Washington in 2017, showcasing the artist’s recognition on a global scale. His path in visual art, however faced several obstacles, stemming from initial resistance within his family against pursuing a career in the fine arts. Undeterred by opposition, his passion for painting prevailed, leading him to stand firm on his decision despite strong familial objections. Eventually, Shirwadkarwent on to study at the renowned Sir J. J. School of Arts in Mumbai, marking a crucial step in his artistic journey.

Creating art was a form of Sadhana—a daily practice, for the artist. He painted regularly, shaping a distinctive style that involved the use of a palette knife and occasionally unconventional mediums such as a shaving blade. Even after achievingmastery over his technique, he continued to paint with awareness, discipline and intention of growth. Like a spiritual practitioner (sadhaka) heworked to achieve control over ego, connect deeper, and realign with his’s inner self.

Spanning over 45 years, Shirwadkar’s prolific artistic career was marked by an impressive legacy of around 100 solo exhibitions and over 260 group shows both in India and internationally. Through this extensive body of work, he not only established a prosperous art career but also earned a prominent reputation in the art world before his passing in 2020.The enduring allure of his works, continue to generate curiosity and awe in the younger generations of artists as well as viewers.

It is interesting to note that in his inaugural solo exhibition in 1977, Shirwadkar showcased watercolorseascapes. Employing a technique of blending watercolors to achieve a bleed and bloom effect, he crafted misty seascapes with soft, faded edges. Carefully playing with light contrast, he diluted and highlighted specific areas while leaving others dry, inviting light into the artwork. This technique skillfully evoked a vaporous atmosphere, adding a unique dimension to his early watercolors.

Shirwadkar’s approach to painting landscapes went beyond mere depictions of sites or anonymous figures. His focus delved into capturing the enveloping warmth and color of sunlight, not merely the physical surroundings. His art aimed to encapsulate the transformative impact of sunlight on specific moments, highlighting the soul of the scene and its evolution through time and atmospheric changes.

Retrospective Show Of Veteran Artist Late Yashwant Shirwadkar In Jehangir Art Gallery

Art Exhibition A JOURNEY THROUGH COLORS By Eminent Artist Raosaheb Gurav In Jehangir

A Journey Through Colors” Art Exhibition by eminent artist Raosaheb Gurav in Jehangir

From: 3rd to 8th January 2024

A Journey Through Colors

An Artistic Voyage of eminent artist Raosaheb Gurav

VENUE:
Jehangir Art Gallery

Auditorium Hall

161-B, M.G. Road,

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm.

Contact:+91 9822399873

RAOSAHEB GURAV ——– A LEGENDARY ARTIST

Artist Raosaheb Gurav completed his diploma in Fine Arts from Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune in 1970 and thereafter he became an Art master. He worked as a Master of Fine Arts in the same institute and after 40 years of service, he retired as a Principal of Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pashan, Pune.

He is an artist who is evergreen and always engrossed in his work,irrespective of the amount of work or his age. Once again he is exhibiting his art works ‘A Journey through colours’  at a very prestigious venue Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai. The exhibition was inaugurated by the Chairman of Delta Corp Limited –Mr Jaydev Mody on 3rd January.

The exhibition will be on display till 8th January from 11.00 am to 7.00 pm. Now all of us are very excited to know which of the paintings will be presented in this One Man Exhibition. Because his collection has been so huge till now the art lovers are curious about something new. So for all the passionate people , this is the unique opportunity to enjoy the work of Shri Raosaheb Gurav.

  

Art Exhibition A JOURNEY THROUGH COLORS By Eminent Artist Raosaheb Gurav In Jehangir

Art Exhibition A JOURNEY THROUGH COLORS By Eminent Artist Raosaheb Gurav In Jehangir

A Journey Through Colors” Art Exhibition by eminent artist Raosaheb Gurav in Jehangir

From: 3rd to 8th January 2024

A Journey Through Colors

An Artistic Voyage of eminent artist Raosaheb Gurav

VENUE:
Jehangir Art Gallery

Auditorium Hall

161-B, M.G. Road,

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm.

Contact:+91 9822399873

RAOSAHEB GURAV ——– A LEGENDARY ARTIST

Artist Raosaheb Gurav completed his diploma in Fine Arts from Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune in 1970 and thereafter he became an Art master. He worked as a Master of Fine Arts in the same institute and after 40 years of service, he retired as a Principal of Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pashan, Pune.

He is an artist who is evergreen and always engrossed in his work,irrespective of the amount of work or his age. Once again he is exhibiting his art works ‘A Journey through colours’  at a very prestigious venue Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai. The exhibition was inaugurated by the Chairman of Delta Corp Limited –Mr Jaydev Mody on 3rd January.

The exhibition will be on display till 8th January from 11.00 am to 7.00 pm. Now all of us are very excited to know which of the paintings will be presented in this One Man Exhibition. Because his collection has been so huge till now the art lovers are curious about something new. So for all the passionate people , this is the unique opportunity to enjoy the work of Shri Raosaheb Gurav. 

Art Exhibition A JOURNEY THROUGH COLORS By Eminent Artist Raosaheb Gurav In Jehangir

HARMONY IN HUES Solo Show Of Paintings By Well-Known Artist Deepak B. Patil In Jehangir

From: 1st to 7th January 2024

“Harmony in Hues”

An Artful Journey

An Exhibition of Paintings

By well-known artist Deepak B. Patil

VENUE:

Jehangir Art Gallery

Hirji Gallery

M.G. Road, Kala Ghoda,

Mumbai 40 00001

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: +91 98926 99037

The exhibition “Harmony in Hues” by renowned artist Deepak Patil is being held at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, from January 1 to 7, 2024. Deepak Patil has been practicing realistic paintings for many years, gaining dominance in the field with his realistic depictions influenced by various mediums. Despite the challenges of using oil, acrylic and watercolors, Patil has excelled, captivating art enthusiasts with intricate details in his realistic artworks.

This show was inaugurated on 1st January 2024  by the Honorable Guest Mrs. Yamini Yashwant Jadhav (MLA Byculla) in the presence of Mrs. Rimple Bhavesh Parekh Designated Partner Shaurya Arts LLP.

Notably, Deepak Patil’s expertise extends beyond realistic paintings and nature art; he has successfully utilized mixed media and watercolors to depict the rich cultural life of Rajasthan. His unique approach to portraying the distinctiveness of the region within the realm of art has garnered widespread admiration.

Patil’s art transcend even in challenging mediums like oil, acrylic, watercolors, he has left an indelible mark. His exceptionally detailed depictions of the Himalayan landscape, rich in nature and spirituality, showcase his mastery in watercolor and mixed medium. The unique use of colors in his paintings has resonated well with art connoisseurs, making this exhibition a display of unparalleled discovery.

In addition to his prowess in traditional art, Deepak Patil has made notable contributions to the field of animation. From projects like “Hanuman” and “Sherlock Holmes” to studios such as “Silvertune,” “Crest,” and “Illusion” in Mumbai, as well as working on serials like “King” through “Escortoon” in Delhi, Patil has left an imprint in the animation industry.

Focusing solely on the canvas, Patil’s art became a symphony of colours, captivating art lovers globally, In 2019, at the ‘Olympia Art’ International Competition, India, led by Patil, secured first place and a gold medal in ‘Composition and Landscape,’ triumphing over Russia.

Since 2007, Patil has dedicated his full time to the world of art. He is an active member of Sanskar Bharati organization. He has participated in the spot landscape study tour organized by Art Society of India  under the guidance of Shri Vasudeo Kamath and  Vijay Aachrekar (eminent artists). Deepak Patil has earned accolades in national and international competitions.

 

HARMONY IN HUES Solo Show Of Paintings By Well-Known Artist Deepak B. Patil In Jehangir

Eminent Artist D. S. Rane Showing His Paintings Exhibition INNER VOICE In Jehangir

From: 26th December 2023 to 1st January 2024

“INNER VOICE”

Solo show of Paintings by eminent artist D. S. Rane

VENUE:

Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B, M.G. Road,

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm.

Contact: +91 9820169196

Solo show of paintings “INNER VOICE” by esteemed artist D. S. Rane. From December 26, 2023, to January 1, 2024, witness the captivating display of Rane’s distinctive artworks at AC Gallery No.1, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai.

S. Rane, born in Talera (Maharashtra) in 1952, presents a collection that delves into the depths of his subconscious, unearthing human forms with a rustic quality. Unlike photographic realism, Rane’s stylized canvases exude vibrancy reminiscent of frescoes, showcasing a universal appeal transcending geographical boundaries.

Rane’s figures, with a touch of innocence, transport viewers into a visual poetry reminiscent of miniatures. His artistic journey, marked by faultless draughtsmanship, began with a 1st Class in G.D. Art, Mumbai, in 1977, followed by several successful solo shows at Jehangir Art Gallery and beyond. He had more than 100 solo and group exhibitions in India & abroad.

Rane has won many national and international awards in his artistic journey from last four decades. His paintings have been exhibited in South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, London etc. He has successfully participated in the camp organized by Lalit Kala Akademi. The collection of the National Gallery of Modern Art in Delhi includes Rane’s paintings. Also, his paintings are included in the collections of galleries in Paris, Singapore. His paintings are in private collections at India, Hongkong, Sydney, UK, US, Canada, Paris, W. Germany, Switzerland, France, Austria, UAE, Italy etc.

The artist’s ability to experiment and innovate with structure and forms positions D. S. Rane is a highly individualistic artist. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the unique world of “INNER VOICE” at Jehangir Art Gallery, a testament to Rane’s artistic evolution.

 

Eminent Artist D. S. Rane Showing His Paintings Exhibition INNER VOICE In Jehangir

SPECTRUM Solo Show of Drawings & Paintings by veteran artist Prakash Bhise in Jehangir

From: 5th to 11th December 2023

“SPECTRUM”

Solo Show of Drawings & Paintings by veteran artist Prakash Bhise

VENUE:

Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B, M.G. Road

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: +91 98206 06283

Veteran Artist Prakash Bhise Unveils “Spectrum” Exhibition at Jehangir Art Gallery

Prakash Bhise, a distinguished alumnus of the renowned JJ School of Art, is set to captivate art enthusiasts with his latest exhibition, “Spectrum,” at the Jehangir Art Gallery. Running from December 5th to the 11th 2023, the showcase promises a visual feast of approximately 48 abstract paintings, marking Bhise’s significant contribution to the world of art over his four-decade-long career.

A veteran Artist and former professor at the Raheja School of Art, Bhise’s artistic journey has been a dynamic exploration of styles, with a transition to abstract art in 2000. His keen awareness of social issues, cultivated through years of activism, finds expression on canvas, making his artwork a commentary on the human experience.

Notable in his repertoire is a painting series inspired by the poetry collection “Golpitha” by renowned poet Namdev Dhasal, earning acclaim for its depth and resonance. Bhise’s artistic prowess extends beyond national borders, with exhibitions in Germany, Holland, and Bangladesh showcasing his talent to an international audience.

The “Spectrum” exhibition is a testament to Bhise’s commitment to pushing artistic boundaries. His abstract paintings, while defying conventional understanding, reflect a two-dimensional quality inspired by India’s traditional miniature painting legacy. Bhise attributes this unique style to the intense sunlight in India, emphasizing lines and shapes on canvas.

Art lovers attending the exhibition can anticipate a liberal use of colors, creating an immersive experience that transcends traditional artistic analysis. Bhise believes that abstract art is not meant to be dissected but experienced, offering glimpses into his life experiences and philosophy.

Prakash Bhise consider himself fortunate to receive training under the guidance of esteemed professors, including Prof. Sambhaji Kadam, Prof. Vishwanath Solapurkar, Prof. Prabhakar Kolte, Prof. Mrugank Joshi, Prof. Paul Koli, Prof. S K Lagate, Prof. Vasant Sonawane and others during his time at the prestigious JJ School of Art.

Trained under the guidance of Dean Prof. Shankar Palashikar sir at JJ School of Art, Bhise seamlessly navigates between realistic and abstract styles, evoking overwhelming emotional responses from viewers. His command of color, brushwork, and medium creates a captivating drama on canvas, reflecting a nearly four-decade-long artistic journey.

The “Spectrum” exhibition serves as a canvas of life experiences, exploring diverse textures and themes such as human emotions, nature’s beauty, and the direct impact of global events, including the Ukraine-Russia war.

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SPECTRUM Solo Show of Drawings & Paintings by veteran artist Prakash Bhise in Jehangir

EXPOPEDIA Presents AMALGAMATION – 11 An Art Exhibition by 26 cotemporary artists in Cymroza Art Gallery

From: 1st to 4th December 2023

EXPOPEDIA Presents

“Amalgamation – 11″

An Exhibition of Paintings, Prints & Sculptures

Venue:

Cymroza Art Gallery

72 Bhulabhai Desai Road

Breach Candy, Mumbai 400 026

Timings: 11 am to 7pm

Contact:  98195 11124

EXPOPEDIA Unveils Amalgamation-11: A Fusion of Artistry in Mumbai

In a momentous announcement, EXPOPEDIA is set to showcase the 11th edition of “Amalgamation,” an enthralling exhibition that converges the worlds of paintings, prints, and sculptures. This cultural extravaganza promises to be a beacon for art enthusiasts in Mumbai.

This show was inaugurated on 1st December 2023 by distinguished Chief Guest, Mr. Anant Gadgil(Renowned  Architect & MLC), in the presence of Guest of Honor , Mr. Mahendra Kalantri, Director of Acclaim Systems (India) Pvt Ltd amongst art aficionados and artists.

Amalgamation-11 brings together a diverse array of talented artists, including Prakash Bal Joshi, Vinod Venkapalli, Om Swami, Sonali Korde, Asit Kumar Patnaik, Yogini Sharma, Umesh Kumar, Smita Sahu, B.R. Pandit, Shalu Parasrampuria, Maya Menon, Shyama Nadimpalli, Rakhee Shah, Mini Suboth, Kadambari Mehta, Prof. Mangal Gogte, Alka Pandey, Dr. Priya Yabaluri, Seema Hedaoo, Priyal Thakkar, Selve Singh, Kaushal Parikh, Sakshi Babaria, Rachna Agha, Avijit Roy, Kavita Bhandari.

These artists collectively contribute to the rich tapestry of artistic expression.

Their works promise to create a visual symphony that transcends boundaries and captivates the imagination.

At the helm of curating this artistic journey is Ms. Aparimita Sapru, a visionary curator whose expertise ensures a seamless blend of creativity and expression. For inquiries and further information, Ms. Sapru can be reached at 9819511124.

EXPOPEDIA’s Amalgamation-11 is not just an exhibition; it’s a celebration of creativity, diversity, and the boundless possibilities that art offers. As the doors of the Cymroza Art Gallery open, a world of imagination and inspiration awaits all who step inside.

 

EXPOPEDIA Presents AMALGAMATION – 11  An Art Exhibition by 26 cotemporary artists  in Cymroza Art Gallery

MAITHILI Paintings Exhibition By Five Women Artists @ Art Entrance Gallery

From: Monday, 27th November to Sunday, 10th December 2023

“MAITHILI”

An Exhibition of Paintings

By Women Artists – Pratibha Wagh, Jyotsna Sonavane, Rekha Bhiwandikar, Mita Vora, Paneri Bhiva Punekar

Venue:

Art Entrance Gallery

Army & Navy Building, M G Road,

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai – 400001

Timing: 10am to 8pm

Contact: +91 9820128651

Kala Ghoda Association Presents ‘Maithili’ Exhibition Celebrating Women Artists

This show was inaugurated on 27th November 2023 by Brinda Miller(KGA Chairperson & an eminent artist)

The exhibition features the works of five talented women artists: Pratibha Wagh, Jyotsna Sonavane, Rekha Bhiwandikar, Mita Vora, Paneri Bhiva Punekar. Each artist brings a unique perspective and style to the showcase, making it a diverse and vibrant collection.

The show is curated by Varsha Karale

Pratibha Wagh’s Enchanting Canvases

An artist of any discipline first sees the idea manifest in his mind and then begins his expression of it. Mrs. Pratibha Wagh celebrates nature in her mind before giving it a form to be enjoyed by its beholders. Her paintings of nature are resplendent with the rich influences of Madhubani, Chitrakathi and Indian miniature paintings. The resultant style inherently demands a rather difficult merger of detailing and precision while the size of her canvas doesn’t allow her the liberty of being artistically vague, it does insist upon sharp precision of strokes that are at once bold and light. Mrs. Wagh manages this tightrope walk with consummate ease. Her paintings give you a distinctly joyous experience of a dreamlike state, and their old world. The message in her paintings is loud and clear. Unless man loves and respects  nature, he has no right to its beauty and benevolence.

Jyotsna Sonavane: A Journey Inward

Jyotsna Sonavane describes her artistic journey as an inward exploration for outward expressions. Her abstract language of lines and colors captures the evolving compositions that gain new meanings over time. Inspired by nature, Sonavane’s paintings mimic the organic beauty of stone, petrified wood, and flowing rainwater. The emotional depth of her work is conveyed through the movement of brushwork and layered colors, creating a rich history within each piece.

Rekha Bhivandikar: Exploring Memories Through Art

Rekha Bhivandikar, a contemporary artist, presents ‘Memories,’ an exhibition that reflects her deep admiration for memories. Having grown up in a small village, Wada, Bhivandikar’s journey as a commercial artist includes 26 group exhibitions throughout India. Her recent focus involves exploring the similarities and differences between Maharashtra Lok Kala-Warli and Bihar-Madhubani, creating a fusion of these traditional art forms.

Mita Vora: Passionate Tigers on Canvas

Mita Vora’s art is centered around the majestic tiger, symbolizing physical strength, vitality, and health. Through the use of ink and palette knife on canvas, Vora skillfully brings these powerful creatures to life. Her commendable and brilliant style involves a universal mix of raw and bold layers of colors, reflecting subtle values and positive attributes associated with the tiger.

Paneri Bhiva Punekar: Transcendence of Banaras

Paneri Bhiva Punekar’s series, ‘Transcendence of Banaras,’ is a thematic conceptualization of the religious sanctity, glory, and divine fervor associated with the holy city of Varanasi. Using poster colors on paper in her unique style, Punekar’s works artistically adorn various pieces with ethnic and exquisite hues, capturing the spirituality prevalent in the temples, shrines, and continuous chanting at the Ghats.

The ‘Maithili’ exhibition is a celebration of the divine energy inherent in women, transferred onto rich, vibrant canvases that aim to invoke the same energy in the viewers. The participating artists bring years of experience and hard work to this showcase, making it a must-visit for art enthusiasts and the general public alike.

     

MAITHILI Paintings Exhibition By Five Women Artists @ Art Entrance Gallery

THE CHILDHOOD STORIES Presented By Artist Madhavi Joshi In Jehangir Art Gallery

From: 27th November to 3rd December 2023

“The Childhood Stories”

An Exhibition of Paintings by well-known artist Madhavi Joshi

VENUE:

Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B, M.G. Road

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: +91 93254 00038

Email: madhavisjoshi72@gmail.com

This show was inaugurated on 27th November 2023 by Bir & Neev (Child Artist), Pooja & Kalpesh Joshi(Architects) in the presence of Nitin Jadia(Art Collector), Dr. Navroz Kotwal(Orthodontist), Dr. Subhash Shah(POPO Landon) among others.

 About Artist Madhavi Joshi                                                From time immemorial, numerous art forms emerged through man’s aesthetic adventure. Amongst them painting is one of the most creative art forms which uplifts the mind, life and soul towards the divine.

In the realm of art an artist always gets inspiration from the environment and entourage he lives in. Artist Madhavi Joshi  Engineer by qualification and Artist by passion graduated in Fine Arts Painting from  Pune University has a unique style depicting spiritual Indian mythological idols and Hindu iconography through her paintings .

She has exhibited her work through 25+ solo and  100+group exhibitions in famous galleries in India and abroad and achieved more than 10 awards.

In addition to this she has participated in numerous auctions and donated her paintings for charities.

Her series of paintings represents her artistic expression on the sanctity and relevance of numerous vignettes of Indian culture compared to their modern practices.

In her series – ‘The Divine Perception’ , she has inculcated various elements of nature, their symbols and iconography to impart visual effects of glory and transparency along with the memories of countries past heritage through impressive strokes .The relevance’s of various colours and symbols and their sanctity along with meditational hues are prominent in her work.

The artist’s work in her latest series ‘The Childhood stories’  is characterized by its thought-provoking narrative, which not only showcases the beauty of nostalgia but also addresses critical issues that demand our attention and empathy. Through her intriguing and engaging techniques, she manages to create a striking juxtaposition between the joys and the hardships of childhood, leaving a lasting impact on the viewer’s mind. This series serves as a testament to the power of art to convey complex emotions and to draw attention to important social issues in a visually captivating and emotionally resonant manner.

Relevance of vivid lines , geometrical figures , shapes and contours along with their colourful lines through the illuminations/brightness , light and shade and reflection effects in the apt arenas have together enhanced the visual perceptive levels in her creations which often amaze and mesmerises one and all by leaving an indelible impact on their  minds and souls.

She says that “nature is a wonderful art piece created by god –whether it is Earth ,Space,Universe,Living beings or divine natural powers are enough to ignite my imagination and inspire me to create and pursue my artistic journey.”

THE CHILDHOOD STORIES Presented By Artist Madhavi Joshi In Jehangir Art Gallery

RADIANCE WITHIN Sculptures Exhibition By Renowned Sculptor Sunil Deore In Nehru Centre Art Gallery

From: 17th to 20th November 2023

“Radiance Within”

An Exhibition of Sculptures by Renowned sculptor Sunil Deore

VENUE

Nehru Centre Art Gallery,

AC Gallery, Dr. Annie Besant Road

Worli, Mumbai 400018

Timing – 11am to 7pm

Contact: +91 9890185237

Radiance Within: Sunil Deore’s Short Stories in Sculpture 

Sculptor Sunil Deore’s latest exhibition promises to be a visual feast for art enthusiasts, as it takes center stage at the Nehru Centre Art Gallery from November 17 to 20, 2023. This eagerly anticipated showcase offers a unique opportunity to witness the evolution of Deore’s artistry and experience the cultural richness that defines his work.

This show was inaugurated on 17th November 2023 by Honorable Guest Supriyatai Sule, National President Nationalist Congress Party

Sunil Deore embarked on his artistic journey as a student at the Sir JJ School of Art. He laid the foundation for his studies in 1989 and furthered his artistic education at the Aurangabad School of Art in 1995. Completing his focused studies in sculpture, he honed his craft at the prestigious Sir JJ School of Art in Mumbai.

Sunil Deore has earned widespread acclaim, securing numerous national and international awards, among them the prestigious Indira Gandhi Sadbhavana Award. His artistic prowess has transcended borders, with exhibitions held across the globe, from London and Dubai to Abu Dhabi and the United States.

Notably, Deore stands as the creator of the national emblem sculpture for the newly constructed Sansad Bhavan, a testament to his significant contributions to public art and national symbolism. His achievements underscore the global recognition of his talent and the impact of his work on both a national and international scale.

Sunil Deore’s sculptures, known for their fusion of tradition and contemporary expression, will be on display, inviting visitors to explore the intricate narratives and symbolism woven into each piece. The Nehru Centre Art Gallery provides the perfect backdrop for Deore’s creations, offering a space where his sculptures can engage with viewers on a profound and immersive level.

As visitors step into the gallery, they will be greeted by a diverse array of sculptures crafted from various materials, showcasing Deore’s versatility and mastery of his craft. The exhibition serves as a visual journey through India’s cultural tapestry, with each sculpture telling a story that transcends time and resonates with the complexities of modern existence.

From intricately carved mythological figures to contemporary explorations inspired by folklore, Sunil Deore’s latest exhibition is a testament to his ability to bridge the gap between tradition and innovation. The showcase not only celebrates the artist’s creative prowess but also invites reflection on the evolving nature of Indian art and its global relevance.

Sunil Deore’s artwork seamlessly blends tradition and innovation, showcasing a horse as a symbolic machine, representing the inspiration behind human inventions like the car.

Deore’s work also celebrates intrinsic radiance, stating, “People who shine from within don’t need the spotlight. Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.”

Art enthusiasts, scholars, and the general public alike are invited to immerse themselves in Sunil Deore’s world of sculptural brilliance at the Nehru Centre Art Gallery. This exhibition promises to be a captivating experience, offering a glimpse into the artist’s profound connection to his cultural roots and his ongoing contribution to the dynamic landscape of contemporary Indian art.

   

RADIANCE WITHIN Sculptures Exhibition By Renowned Sculptor Sunil Deore In Nehru Centre Art Gallery

MATSYANGAN Solo Show Of Paintings By Well-Known Artist Chandrashekhar Kumavat In Jehangir

From: 13th to 19th November 2023

“MATSYANGAN”

An Exhibition of Paintings by well-known artist Chandrashekhar Shravan Kumavat

VENUE:

Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B, M.G. Road

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: +91 98224 92376

“Matsyangan: Fusion of Realism and Fantasy”

The Jahangir Art Gallery is set to host an exquisite exhibition of paintings by acclaimed artist Chandrashekhar Shravan Kumavat. Titled “Matsyangan: The Symbol of Love,” this event promises to be a beautiful art experience for enthusiasts and collectors alike.

Over the past two decades, the influence of abstract art styles has waned, making way for a resurgence of figurative art forms. This shift has not only captivated artists but also art aficionados and collectors, particularly in the realm of realistic portrayals. Chandrashekhar Kumavat, hailing from Pune, stands as a prime example of an artist who has carved out a niche for himself through his unique art style.

Having received numerous awards and accolades since his student days, Kumavat’s distinctive approach has garnered attention on both national and international stages. His artistry, characterized by a blend of pen strokes, dots, lines, and bold black circles, is delicately woven into a vivid tapestry of experiences.

At the heart of his narrative lies the story of Matsyagandha and her lover, brought to life through intricate details and a dreamlike backdrop. Kumavat’s mastery lies in striking a harmonious balance between materialism and fantasy, exemplified by the simplicity of his central characters against the backdrop of water ripples and aquatic imagery.

While proficient in acrylic on canvas and ink on paper, Kumavat has pioneered a unique style in line art, favoring suggestive forms over realistic representation. The interplay of various drawing forms, content, and technique culminates in a breathtaking body of work.

In addition to his artistic pursuits, Chandrashekhar Shravan Kumavat also imparts his knowledge and expertise as a lecturer at Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya in Pune. In his own words, “A spontaneous expression of feelings through a certain medium can be called ART.” Kumavat draws parallels between an artist’s creative process and the natural world, emphasizing the significance of elements such as Light, Color, Space, Rhythm, and Movement. Each stroke of the brush or pen not only conveys the artist’s ideas but also reflects their inner state to the external world, contributing to the evolution of cultural perspectives.

MATSYANGAN Solo Show Of Paintings By Well-Known Artist Chandrashekhar Kumavat In Jehangir

 

VISION An Exhibition Of Paintings, Sculptures, Graphics By Six Artists From Bengal In Nehru Centre Art Gallery

From: 31st October to 6th November 2023

“VISION”

An Exhibition of Paintings, Sculptures, Graphics

By Arup Kumar Das, Arun Paul, Mrinmoy Das, Suman Kumar Pal, Pradip Mondal, Partha Protim Gayen

VENUE:

Nehru Centre Art Gallery

Dr. Annie Besant Road,

Worli, Mumbai 400 018

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: +91 8910896794, 9073306170, 9836804683

Captivating Exhibition Unveils Diverse Artistic Brilliance in Mumbai

Art enthusiasts and aficionados are in for a treat as the Nehru Centre Art Gallery in Mumbai prepares to host a mesmerizing exhibition featuring the collective brilliance of six distinguished artists from Bengal.

Running from October 31 to November 6th, this showcase promises to transcend boundaries and seamlessly intertwine narratives through a diverse range of techniques and inspirations. Each artist brings forth a unique perspective, weaving a vivid tapestry of creativity that promises to captivate all who enter. 

Arup Kumar Das: Mr. Arup’s work interest has drawn inspiration particularly from freedom, but not limited to the visual area. Architecture also influences his work. The main admiration is architectural inputs in his work. Curvilinear shape/line has always been a critical element in Arup’s work. It is a simplification of many elements relevant to his expression: the feminine curve, an opening, an architectural element, the line that traces a graph or as part of the organic world. The nuances and expressive quality of the curve is explored in printmaking and drawing, and informs all of his work. Arup Das currently teaches in Applied art Dept at Govt. College of Art & Craft, Calcutta.

Arun Paul:  Arun Paul got his BVA & MVA degree in Textile Design from Govt. College of Art & Craft, Calcutta, in the year 1997 and 2000. He also teaches there. His works are mostly composed with various forms and colour patches. Motifs and solid type background contrasting the whole construction of his compositions.

Mrinmoy Das: Mrinmoy Das likes to express all things that have to do with fabric. His passion is fabric dyeing, using natural and commercial dyes and also painting, stamping, screen printing, and also his work is fabric quilting, manipulating along with threads and other embellishment that bring life and contrast to the wall hangings. In his journey, Mrinmoy is practicing as Fiber Artist and presently teaching in Textile Design at Govt College of Art & Craft, Calcutta. He became passionate about studying weaving, dyeing, and printing and embroideries techniques.

Suman Kumar Pal: Graduated from Govt. College of Art & Craft, Calcutta in 1992 and Post Graduated from Rabindra Bharati University in the subject of Painting. Suman Kumar Pal a Contemporary Mural Artist, with various prestigious awards, presently teaching in his own college. His murals depict the suburban culture and its complexities. The Architectural buildings are the prototypes of the diverse mentality with commonalities.

Pradip Mondal: Nature is the main composition of Pradip Mondal’s sculptures. He has BVA and MVA in Modelling and Sculpture from Govt. College of Art & Craft, Calcutta, where he teaches also. His sculptures represent the contouring base lines of nature. The linear metallic compositions are just simple in nature to express the transparency in objects of this phenomenal world.  The lightness of heavy metal compositionally completes the surroundings.

Partha Protim Gayen: Partha’s works are statements about history & our relation with Mother Nature. The connectivity of society & nature is an important core thing of these creations. His environmentally concerned attempt reminds us that contemporary art has a role to play in making sense of the world & doing it by reviving the belief that everything we are accessing or developing, should actually for the betterment of Mother Nature. Completing his BVA and MVA in Modelling and Sculpture from Govt. College of Art & Craft, Calcutta, Partha currently teaches in his own college. He has a MFA in Art History and Aesthetics from  M.S.U. Baroda.

 

VISION An Exhibition Of Paintings, Sculptures, Graphics By Six Artists From Bengal In Nehru Centre Art Gallery

PALETTE OF PERSPECTIVE Paintings Exhibition By Six Renowned Artists In Jehangir

From: 24th to 30th October 2023

“Palette of Perspective”

An Exhibition of Paintings by Six Renowned Artists – Ganesha Somayaji, Giliyal Jayaram Bhat, Sharath Holla, Jayashri Sharma, Murlidhar Suvarna, Dr.Shivaprakash S.M.

VENUE:

Jehangir Art Gallery,

161-B, M.G. Road

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm.

Contact: +91 9886053135, 9845043323, 9448302597, 797581529

“PALLET OF PERSPECTIVES” the Exhibition of Paintings by Six Renowned artists in Jehangir Art Gallery, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai was inaugurated on 24th October 2023 by Sri.N.T.Poojary, Chairman, Billava chambers of commerce and  President of Shivsagar Foods and Resorts Ltd, in the presence of Sri. Prof. Prabhat Pani, E D, C.I.S.D, Mumbai and Sri.Madhusudan Kumar, senior artist and many other art lovers and art dignitaries.

Ganesha Somayaji’s artworks provide an immersive exploration of the rich and diverse world of landscapes and seascapes seeped in realism and hyperrealism with complete control over the unforgiving medium of watercolours. Landscape art has been an integral part of human expression for centuries. The artist presents a panoramic view of the once idyllic and serene green and blue hues of the coastal belt, now rapidly losing their beauty to globalisation and environmental damage. He revisits the temples and churches of those places as a silent prayer for their protection. In an era marked by environmental concerns and climate change, landscapes take on new significance. The paintings also address contemporary environmental issues through the lens of art. The artist especially uses their work to provoke reflection on the fragility and resilience of our natural world, inspiring us to consider our role in its preservation.

Sharath Holla brings on canvas an extensive range of art practices and styles, particularly in figurative and landscape art that weaves between realism and abstraction. His work is an exploration of the enduring appeal of figurative art. It reminds us that the human body has been a subject of fascination and inspiration for artists throughout history and continues to be a source of creative exploration and expression.

The artist invites you to embark on a captivating voyage through the art and history of landscapes, revealing the profound connection between nature, culture, and human perception. His works provide a glimpse into the multifaceted world of figurative painting and inspires a deeper appreciation for the beauty and complexity of the human form and landscapes that surround us.

Giliyal Jayaram Bhat has been creating art for nearly four decades as industrialist and artist; and his style, approach and zest for the craft has evolved from portraits and landscapes that reflected formal training to intense abstraction of landscapes and moods that depict compositions of uninhibited freedom letting the elements interact within themselves in the pictorial plane, creating balances, imbalances, breathing spaces and a burgeoning of possibilities for viewer involvement and interpretation. The artist seems to effortlessly create ‘industrial poetry’ on surfaces, his works revealing the beauty hidden within the man-made, industrial environments, making us reconsider our perception of landscapes. In his latest series, one can observe the negative spaces being flipped to form relevant subjects that beckon the viewer’s time, easing them in and leaving remnants of peace in the viewer. He presents a world which reflects our inner world landscapes in a language of the formless from his lived experiences and observations.

Dr. Shivaprakash, with his vast experience in art, education and travel explores the intimate connection between portraiture and the creative process by incorporating live demonstrations of art-making alongside a stunning collection of portraits. His experience in the fisheries department is reflected in his artworks that show an intersection of contemporary art and the animal kingdom. This collection showcases a diverse range of artistic perspectives and techniques, offering viewers a unique glimpse into the complex relationship between humans and animals in our rapidly changing world. It is a testament to the enduring allure of capturing the human spirit on canvas and the ever-evolving nature of artistic expression.

Microbiologist, professor and self-taught artist, Jayashri Sharma lights up her canvases with delightfully moving figurative pieces that carry softness of the divine feminine in her works. Female figurative paintings have a rich history and continue to be a dynamic and evolving genre within the art world. Jayashri’s works aims to celebrate the diversity, complexity, and resilience of women through the lens of art. It invites viewers to engage with these paintings and consider the role of art in shaping and reflecting our perceptions of gender and identity. Through these artworks, we are reminded that the female figure is not merely a subject for art but a source of inspiration, strength, and empowerment. In addition, her use of nature as a focus in her paintings is noticeable and her strength lies in the painting’s ability to capture the beauty, complexity and interconnectedness of the natural world and the human form.

Geology and art may seem like two very different fields, but they can intersect in fascinating ways. Muralidhar seems to use the textures, patterns, and colours found in rocks, minerals, and landscapes to serve as a rich source of inspiration as a painter and designer. Realistic Indian art is a testament to the enduring spirit of Indian creativity, encapsulating the nation’s diverse heritage, traditions, and contemporary life. Through its portrayal of the real and the imagined, this genre continues to be a source of inspiration, reflection, and connection for artists and viewers alike, serving as a mirror to India’s multifaceted identity. We see how the artworks have realistically captured various facets of the artist’s influence from the region of Kasargod and Mangalore.

-Parvathi Bhat Giliyal (Artist and Art Critic)

 

PALETTE OF PERSPECTIVE Paintings Exhibition By Six Renowned Artists In Jehangir

“Rustic Rhapsody: Mohan Naik’s Ode to Rural Harmony”

From: 23rd to 29th October 2023

“Rustic Rhapsody”

An Ode to Goa’s Village Life

An Exhibition of Paintings by renowned artist Mohan Naik

VENUE:

Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B, M.G. Road

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm.

Contact: +91 9822488083, 8888862462

“Rustic Rhapsody,” a solo exhibition of the captivating works by the renowned artist, Mohan Naik. Mohan Naik’s art is a vivid portrayal of rustic Indian life, skillfully combining figurative aesthetics with the timeless theme of human association with livestock. His works resonate with a nostalgic charm, capturing the essence of village life that is slowly vanishing in our ever-developing world.

This show was inaugurated on 23rd October 2023 by Dr. Navroz S. Kothari  in the presence of Mr. Bharat Shetty, President & Managing Director – Grandprix(India) Pvt. Ltd., Architect Arka Pradhan, Nitin Jadia, Dr. Uttam Jain, Dinesh Kocchar, Mahendra Kalantri, Dr. Jayesh Dakre, Preeti Singhal, Founder of Art Zolo Gallery,  Daegal Godinho, Suraj Laheru – Director –JS Art Gallery, Hetal Shukla – Art Curator, Gaurav Prateek – Actor, Manmohan Jaiswal – Art Curator and many other art lovers & art dignitaries

Born and raised in the picturesque state of Goa, Mohan Naik embarked on an unconventional artistic journey after completing his double graduation. He had the audacity to follow his dreams, dedicating himself entirely to the world of art. In doing so, he not only realized his own success but also paved the way for countless other artists, proving that art is a path worth pursuing with passion.

Mohan Naik’s art is a timeless celebration of rural harmony. His evocative paintings are a window into a simpler, more genuine way of life, one that is steadily fading in the wake of modernization. His mastery of challenging mediums, especially oils, has been consistently validated over the decades. The resilience and enduring quality of his creations stand as a testament to his unwavering commitment to his craft.

The artist’s choice of pastel and warm colors, meticulously balanced across the canvas, mirrors the natural color palette of the Indian village. His paintings don’t just depict livestock like goats and cows; they symbolize the intimate companionship that these animals provide to the people of these rustic spaces. Mohan Naik’s art effortlessly captures the deep bond between man and beast.

In the world of Indian art, Mohan Naik’s works are frequently displayed alongside those of the masters. This esteemed placement is a testament to the exceptional quality and standards upheld by this visionary artist. His attention to detail in each piece and his straightforward, yet profound titles enable every viewer to connect personally with the art. This simplicity invites contemplation and appreciation of the art’s inherent meanings, making it accessible and profound in its own right.

 

RUSTIC RHAPSODY An Exhibition Of Paintings By Renowned Artist Mohan Naik In Jehangir Art Gallery

“Pucará Bull: A Journey Into Peru’s Cultural Tapestry At Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery”

From: 17th to 27th October 2023

The Embassy of the Republic of Peru in India and the Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery Presents

“THE PUCARA BULL”

Ambassador of the Peruvian Highlands

An Initiative to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations with India.

VENUE:

Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery

Bajaj Bhavan, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021

Timing: 11am to 7pm.

RSVP: secretary@embassyperuindia.in

+91-11-4616-3333

The Embassy of Peru in India is set to immerse visitors in the rich cultural tapestry of the Andean region with its upcoming exhibition dedicated to the iconic Pucará Bull, scheduled to be inaugurated this Tuesday, October 17th, at the Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery in Nariman Point, Mumbai. This unique showcase promises to be a captivating exploration of the Peruvian artistry and heritage.

On the auspicious day of October 17, 2023, the grandeur of the show was officially unveiled under the gracious presence of Ms. Sunaina Kejriwal, the esteemed Director of Kamalnayan Bajaj Hall & Art Gallery. The event was graced by the distinguished presence of eminent Consul Generals. Among them were Mr. Edy Wardoyo, the Consul General of Indonesia,  Mr. Aleksander Danda, the Consul General of Poland, Switzerland’s Consul Generals, Mr. Martin Maier. Additionally, the event saw the honourable presence of Mr. Feroz Dubash and Mr. Milind Hardas, who was there to represent the esteemed Protocol of the Government of Maharashtra. The event was further adorned by the attendance of other esteemed members of the consular corps, including the dedicated Honorary Consuls, whose collective presence elevated the occasion to a truly global celebration of art and culture.

The exhibition, which has already toured many countries around the world, is an important part of the celebrations of the 60 years of the establishment of diplomatic relations with India. It is an exploration of the intricate world of Peruvian culture, art and spirituality. They will also be able to enjoy some of the highlights of the important De La Mata art collection of indigenist paintings.

The Pucará Bull, an emblematic symbol deeply rooted in Peru’s history, represents more than just an artistic masterpiece; it is a compelling emblem of protection, fertility and prosperity. This beautiful ceramic originates from the small town of Pucará in southern Peru, where local artisans have been crafting these ceramic sculptures for generations. The bulls, adorned with vibrant and intricate designs, traditionally stand guard on rooftops and entrances, warding off evil spirits and bestowing blessings upon the household.

Mumbaikars will be able to appreciate some of the finest of these beautiful ceramics and embark on a journey to the heart of the Andes between October 17th and 27th. Visitors to the exhibition can expect to see a diverse collection of Pucará Bulls, each with its own story to tell. From traditional representations to contemporary interpretations, this display will showcase the evolution of this iconic symbol while celebrating the skill and creativity of Peruvian artisans.

 

“Guardians Of Prosperity – Exploring Peru’s Pucará Bull Exhibition In Mumbai”

Karlette Joseph abstract artist hailing from Mumbai displaying her unique one of a kind Esoteric Abstract Art at Jehangir Art Gallery

From: 11th to 17th October 2023

“ESOTERIC ABSTRACT ART”

Art Exhibition by contemporary artist Karlette Joseph

VENUE:

Jehangir Art Gallery

Terrace Gallery

M.G. Road, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm.

Website: www.karlettejoseph.com

A Spiritual Symphony of Color and Light
Karlette Joseph, a luminary in the art world, unveils her transformative exhibition at Mumbai’s Jehangir Art Gallery. Running from October 11th to 17th, 2023, this showcase promises to be a soul-stirring experience.

This show was inaugurated on 11th October 2023 by Mrs. Dorothy Joseph and Ronnie Gabriel.

Karlette’s journey began with traditional mediums, but her evolution into the digital realm marks a new chapter. Her canvas, an iPad, hosts 80 digital marvels, some decorated with delicate gold leaf. Alongside, 20 earlier acrylic and ink pieces will also grace the walls.

Her art orchestrates a dance of energy and light, a celebration of life’s essence. Bold, vivid hues play their part, creating a visual symphony. Patterns add depth, inviting viewers into a world of wonder.

Beyond expression, Karlette’s art offers solace. It’s her sanctuary, her ally in battling anxiety. Through workshops, she imparts the wisdom of art as a balm for the mind, body, and spirit.

Rooted in Mumbai’s charm, Karlette’s heritage weaves through Khotachiwadi’s streets. From her father’s photography darkroom to her grandfather’s creative legacy, art pulses in her veins.

“Transcending Realms” is an invitation to step into Karlette Joseph’s soulful world. It’s a bridge from the known to the mystical, where art merges philosophy and spirituality.

For a transformative journey, don’t miss Karlette Joseph’s exhibition at Jehangir Art Gallery, Terrace Gallery, October 11th-17th, 2023. Mark your calendars and dive into the captivating world of this visionary artist.

 

Unique One Of A Kind Abstract Art On Display At Jehangir Art Gallery By Abstract Artist Karlette Joseph For The First Time In Mumbai

IDENTITY An Exhibition Of Paintings And Sculptures By 3 Contemporary Artists In Jehangir

From: 19th to 25th September 2023

“IDENTITY”

An Exhibition of Paintings and Sculptures

By contemporary artists – Asif Sharief Shaikh, Zakir Husain Tanha, Ram Kumbhar

VENUE:

Jehangir Art Gallery

Auditorium Hall

161-B, M.G. Road

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: +91 9975390465, 9967910606, 9881526621

IDENTITY

In a celebration of artistic prowess and cultural significance, three  contemporary artists – Asif Sharief Shaikh, Zakir Husain Tanha and Ram Kumbhar – have come together to present the ‘Identity’ Art Group Exhibition. The event, a testament to their collective dedication to the world of art, is being held at the prestigious Jehangir Art Gallery, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai.

The show was inaugurated on 19th September 2023 by Mr. Shiv Chanana (Sr. VP at Super Cassettes Industries Ltd), Nasreen Khan Chanana, Shashi Jalan(Owner – Gallery Art Address), Rishiraj Sethi (Director – Aura art gallery), Prakash Bhise(Eminent Artist) in the presence of many art lovers, connoisseurs, dignitaries and many others.

Preparations for the exhibition have coincided with the onset of the Ganesh festival, reflecting a spirit of creativity and artistic expression that resonates throughout the city. Lord Ganesha, revered as the patron of intellect and wisdom, is emblematic of human advancement and progress in intelligence.

Asif Sharief Shaikh –

He had his art education at Vasai Vikasini’s college of visual arts, Mumbai followed by an advanced course at L.S. Raheja School of Arts, Bandra, Mumbai. He earlier showcased his works under the series ‘Joy of life ‘Atmakhoj’ and others in many solo and group art shows in reputed art galleries at Mumbai, Jaipur, New Delhi, Ujjain, Dubai, Bhubaneshwar etc and got good response for his thematic presentations. He also took part in many art camps, workshops, demonstrations and received several awards and recognitions from leading art promotional institutions of global and international reputations. His works are in the proud collection of many leading art collectors and promotional institutions.

He mostly works in Acrylic colours on canvas, He has been deeply obsessed by Nature & its wonders in different seasons, panorama of nature, his real life experiences and their memoirs. His drawings showcase the visual impressions/ memories that shape his idiom. They illustrate inspirations from the rustic earthy life from rural Maharashtra. He distills the recognizable iconic images into basic elements. So his ethereal language is born out of ephemeral impressions of the wavering and splitting sun rays on water, the cattle walks on dusty roads and hovering twilight. A deep obsession  with leaves, vivid trees and their trunks, plants, moss gathered on wet  walls, rustic steel plates stones of vivid sizes, earth and their everlasting impact on his sensitive mind alongwith the impression of their close interactions, marvellous associations with the surroundings through fragrance/ aroma spread everywhere form various colourful flowers, petals etc find a prominent place in his works. Also, he is fascinated by their affectionate proximity and the resulting happiness or pleasantness that originates from such iconic ingredients complemented by the brightness of sunlight, the glittering of stars, chirping of birds, butterflies, mists, dew and other wonders of nature in different seasons.

His latest thematic works incorporating these ample ingredients and their useful interactions/ interrelations/ associations always generate positive energy and visual pleasure. Being lucid and transparent, they always share a dialogue with the viewers due to their unique  compositional perspectives duly supplemented by apt colours and their harmony in the respective arenas.

Zakir Husain Tanha –

He hails from Solapur and had his art education at Solapur and Mumbai. Then he participated in many art exhibitions in leading art galleries all over the world. His thematic work  was always appreciated by art lovers and collectors in Karnataka, Odisha, Kerala, New York, USA, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Dubai, Netherland, Iran, etc He is a proud recipient of several awards and appreciations for his thematic presentations in art galleries , art camps, workshops, demonstrations, special thematic presentations etc. He has been duly honoured by art fraternity in Abu Dhabi, UAE, Switzerland and France, Germany, Singapore, and WTC Dubai etc. His work is his unique identity and is known in the present art world as its creator.

He often deals with complex contemporary issues and his recent series ’Bint-e-Hawwa’ deals with one of the contemporary issues about the importance of female in a society. Working in Acrylic colours on canvas with a free creative mind, his works illustrate his day to day experiences, environment, social issues and nature, science etc His works mainly travel between many art movements like surrealism, realism, abstraction etc in an artistic manner. He has highlighted superb human quantities like mercy, affection, attachment, affinity, innocence, kindness, love etc in a woman in apt perspectives and arenas of his works and also a symbol of knowledge, beauty, freshness, enthusiasm, colours, energy etc that enhance  the emotional aspect of any woman. His thematic works are very perceptive and unique as well as aesthetic.

Ram Kumbhar –

Born in a family of Kumbhar as in a small village, he developed an attachment with clay and pottery since childhood. Later on, he had his art education at Sir J. J. school of Arts, Mumbai in sculptures. His basic instincts during the childhood stay in native place in the village were duly supplemented by advanced techniques and skills learnt & practised afterwards. He has worked in many media like brass, steel, fiber, glass, copper, metal etc. He has showcased his work in many art exhibitions in leading art galleries and got good public response from the present art fraternity. He is a proud recipient of many awards from leading art promotional institutions and his works are in collection of many reputable art collectors.

His works are the unique identity of the creative instincts and skills in him and he is known as a creator of this work in the present art world. His latest series of water bubbles, balloons, series of bubbles etc exemplify the creative endeavours made in S S & MS, Metal, Brass & SS   fibre etc. They denote the life experiences on a regular basis and render ample joy, pleasure, curiosity, happiness etc to all viewers due to their compositions and supreme visual perspectives in the apt arenas of fine arts. His bubble series & other series being eloquent and transparent always share dialogue with the viewers leading to their joy and good appreciation.

The “Identity” exhibition promises to be a thought-provoking and visually captivating experience. Don’t miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in the diverse worlds created by these three remarkable artists. The exhibition will welcome art lovers at the Jehangir Art Gallery from September 19th to 25th, 2023, and discover the power of art in shaping our understanding of identity and belonging.

 

IDENTITY An Exhibition Of Paintings And Sculptures By 3 Contemporary Artists In Jehangir

Blossoms In Bloom – A Floral Fantasy Paintings Exhibition By Artist Sandhya Manne In Jehangir

From: 12th to 18th September 2023

“Blossoms in Bloom: A Floral Fantasy”

An Exhibition of Paintings

By contemporary artist SANDHYA MANNE

VENUE

Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B, M.G.Road,

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai

Timing: 11am to 7pm.

+91 90 420 72639

Chennai based artist Sandhya Manne creates oil paintings and intricate Zentangle ink drawings. She is India’s first Certified Zentangle Teacher, she has shared her knowledge and expertise, teaching Zentangle at Art centers and Community colleges in the USA before relocating to Chennai. She advocates Zentangle for mindfulness by offering regular corporate sessions, private and monthly group Zentangle workshops at her studio, as well as through engaging online courses touching the lives of aspiring artists both near and far.

The heart of my artistic theme for this collection is the ethereal beauty of flowers. Each bloom encapsulates profound symbolism, representing concepts from love and beauty to growth and resilience. Flowers bloom as a constant reminder of the cyclic nature of life, the fleeting beauty of existence, and the enduring essence of the human experience.

Oil paintings serve as the cornerstone of my artistic expression, enabling me to capture the elegance and beauty of flowers. The rich, luscious pigments of oil paints allow me to achieve depth and luminosity, establishing an intimate connection with the subject. Interwoven seamlessly within the oil paintings is the captivating art of Zentangle collage. The rhythmic repetition of intricate patterns and motifs, intertwined with floral elements, fosters a dynamic dialogue between the structured and the organic, the intentional and the spontaneous. This infusion breathes life into each piece, suffusing serenity and engaging viewers to find solace, as though they are wandering through a secret garden of the mind.

Texture plays a pivotal role in my process, as I use cold wax for medium with a palette knife to sculpt tactile surfaces on canvas. The interplay of light and shadow adds dimensions to my floral compositions, while the textural elements become a metaphor for the complexities and layers of emotions that flowers evoke, serving as a reminder of the depth within ourselves.

My artistic journey is an ever-evolving expedition of self-discovery —a symphony of colors, textures, and motifs resonating with the human soul. Through the dynamic interplay of Zentangle collage over the oil paintings, and the enduring theme of flowers, I aim to create a captivating visual experience that celebrates the beauty of life, the complexity of emotions, and the serenity of mindfulness. I invite viewers to immerse themselves in my collection, “Blossoms in Bloom: A Floral Fantasy,” and to wander through the secret garden of the mind.

  

Blossoms in Bloom – A Floral Fantasy Paintings Exhibition by artist Sandhya Manne in Jehangir

PLEASURABLE ANXIETIES Solo Show Of Paintings By Contemporary Artist Shanmukh Tamada In Jehangir

From: 22nd to 28th August 2023

“Pleasurable Anxieties”

Solo Show of Paintings

By Contemporary artist Shanmukh Tamada

VENUE:

Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B, M.G. Road,

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm.

Contact: +91 9833619918, 9769997269

The show was inaugurated on 22nd August 2023 by Shri. Prabhakar Kolte(Eminent Artist) in presence of Eminent Art Historian & Curator Mr. JohnyML (Guest of Honour) and other art collectors, patrons / connoisseurs and art promoters etc.

Shanmukh Rao Tamada aka Shanmukh Tamada hails from Vishakhapatanam and was trained under the famous sculptor, Ravinder Reddy. After his education in art at the Fine Arts College at Vizhag, Tamada came to Delhi to set up his studio and ever since he has been participating in group shows in Delhi and elsewhere. Recently he had had a successful solo exhibition titled ‘Autobiography of a Visual Mechanic’ curated by JohnyML at Bharat Art Space Gallery, Gurugram.

What makes Tamada different from his contemporaries is the choice of the medium; his favorite medium is industrially made foils. Multi-colored foils are used with dexterous coats of acrylic paints on canvases and Tamada works on them like an action painter in order to create psychedelic landscapes and images that keep changing shapes in the eyes of the beholder depending on the distance that the viewer takes from the painting.

Light and distance play a great role in Tamada’s paintings for the surfaces are created by multiple layers of foils. The deliberation in foil application is limited to the creation of surfaces and once the action starts he is a possessed man. He acts on his canvases till he gets the desired effect. According to him foils are industrial products that are flimsy and enduring alike.

“Looking at the foils I realized that they are like life; shiny, glittering, tough and so brittle. You need strength to break it at the same time a sharp object to could sear through it. I started off with the foils on an experimental basis almost a decade back and now that has become the most comfortable medium for me,” says Tamada.

“In Tamada’s works the precariousness is not what the result that he looks for. Instead, he likes to reveal the possibilities of a space that is at once light and heavy by virtue of the material and the method. Knowing that the works of art are created by the extremely thin and feather-light foils, the viewer feels the lightness of the painterly surface; this feeling is added by the fact that no heavy images are created by the artist on the canvases. They are light. But they look heavy as a whole because the viewer may feel incapacitated in discerning the totality of the images that glitter and fade, depending on the ken of approach. The painterly surfaces that Tamada creates are alluring and enticing, exactly the way the sharpest knives and the softest silks are. The latter two impart a feeling of anxiety mixed with pleasure; something that could be connected with speed and hormonal high,” writes Johny ML in the catalogue essay written for ‘Pleasurable Anxieties’.

PLEASURABLE ANXIETIES Solo Show Of Paintings By Contemporary Artist Shanmukh Tamada In Jehangir

Whispers Of The Wilderness Paintings Exhibition By Contemporary Artist Vinita Sadarangani In Jehangir

From: 8th to 14th August 2023

“Whispers of the Wilderness”

Solo show of Paintings by contemporary artist Vinita Sadarangani

VENUE:

Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B, M.G. Road,

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: +91 9892969660

Website: https://artbyvinita.com/

“Whispers of the Wilderness” at Jehangir Gallery

Art enthusiasts and nature lovers are in for a treat as the Jehangir Art Gallery proudly presents “Whispers of the Wilderness,” an exquisite art exhibit by Vinita Sadarangani.

This show was inaugurated on 8th August 2023 by two eminent artists Mr. Prithvi Soni and Mr. Aditya Chari in the presence of art lovers, art connoisseurs among others

Step into a world where art and nature converge, as Vinita Sadarangani takes you on a mesmerizing journey through her collection of beautiful and reflective artworks. The exhibit promises to transport visitors to the heart of the forest, where trees transform into storytellers, revealing tales of wonder and serenity. Within the enchanting tapestry of this showcase, a profound purpose unfolds, inviting nature enthusiasts to join hands in the noble quest for safeguarding our beloved forests.

Drawing inspiration from the Impressionist movement, Vinita’s paintings masterfully blend loose brushwork, vibrant colors, and an impeccable understanding of light and atmosphere. Through a fusion of Impressionism and abstraction, she breaks away from conventional representation, delving into the realm of emotions and interpretations. Each canvas becomes a captivating symphony of colors and shapes, inviting viewers to explore their connections and responses to the artwork.

Through her paintings, Vinita aspires to create a sanctuary of emotions, where hearts find solace and spirits soar.  This enchanting exhibit at the Jehangir Art Gallery, a celebration of art and nature promises to leave you awe-inspired.

 

Whispers Of The Wilderness Paintings Exhibition By Contemporary Artist Vinita Sadarangani In Jehangir

 

Artival Foundation Presents RHAPSODY 2023 A Group Exhibition Of Paintings & Sculptures In Jehangir

From: 8th to 14th August 2023

Artival Foundation presents

“Rhapsody 2023”

A Group Exhibition of Paintings & Sculptures organized to support cancer patients

VENUE:

Jehangir Art Gallery

Auditorium Hall

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

Timing: 11am to 7pm.

Contact: +91 9920804573, 9833949788

Rhapsody 2023 – A Spectacular Show with Purpose

In the heart of Mumbai, the ARTIVAL FOUNDATION, an esteemed art promotion institution, orchestrates a breathtaking group art show, Rhapsody 2023. This grand event is a harmonious convergence of 25 revered contemporary Artists, hailing from the present art world.

This show was inaugurated on 8th August 2023 by Richa Agarwal (Chairperson – Sampta Foundation), Mr. Shailesh Bhelkar(Global Business CEO) in the presence Vipta Kapadia (Eminent Artist), Pruthvi Sony(Eminent Artist), art lovers, all participating artists and Many art dignitaries among others.

The talented and renowned artists participating in this exhibition include Vasudeo Kamath, Prakash Ghadge, Pradip Sarkar, Ajay De, Ashif Hossain, Shashikant Dhotre, Gopal Pardeshi, Birakishor Patra, Deepak B. Patil, Vishal Phasale, Jaydeb Dolui, Govind Sirsat, Santosh Bhoir, Dr. Shankar Sharma, Pratibha Goel, Maredu Ramu, Dr. Shefali Bhujbal, Maya B, Ramanpreet Kaur Narang, Sudipta Adhikari, Kashyap Ray, Jyotsna Sonavane, Shailesh Gurav. They come together in a splendid display of their masterpieces at the renowned Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, transforming it into an ethereal gallery of artistic brilliance.

This show is curated by Sharad Gurav, Satish Patil

‘Rhapsody 2023’ endeavors to present the diverse and captivating works of these artists, each adorned with meaningful expressions and a kaleidoscope of mediums, techniques, and color tones. The grandeur of this exhibition aims to touch the hearts of prospective art collectors, lovers, and patrons on a global scale.

Beyond its visual splendor, this art show is imbued with a noble purpose – to inspire compassion and support for those bravely battling cancer. The show’s magnanimity is further enhanced by the generous support and inspiration received from the esteemed CANCER PATIENTS AID ASSOCIATION (CPAA). A portion of the proceeds from this enchanting affair will be devoted to this renowned organizations dedicated to cancer research, treatment, and patient care.

At the core of the ARTIVAL FOUNDATION’s mission lies the pursuit of uncovering hidden gems among talented artists residing in both rural and urban India. Exhibitions like Rhapsody 2023 serve as stepping stones, connecting these artists with art lovers.

 

Artival Foundation Presents RHAPSODY 2023 A Group Exhibition Of Paintings & Sculptures In Jehangir

Visual Treat At Ahmedabad Ni Gufa – Group Show By Romartika

From 11th to 16th July 2023

“WILD STROKES”

A Group Show of Paintings

By

Participating Artists:

Prakash Ambegaonkar, Nilanjana Roy, Sulochana Gawde, Shaikh Ahsan, Maitrry P Shah, Saranya Ganguly, Jagruti Kataria, Ratri Baksi, Mahendra Mithapara, Sudipta Adhikari, Mahendra Mithapara, Neetesh Misra, Jivani Vivek, Heena Paloba, Vinay Joshi, Kranti Desai, Gaurangi Mehta Shah, Rishi Baksi, Devayani Thakre, Soalona Singh, Saikat Baksi.

VENUE:

Ahmedabad Ni Gufa

Kasturbhai Lalbhai Campus

CEPT campus, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380009

Contact: +91 99995 34332

Timing: 4pm to 8pm

Wild Strokes – A Group Show By Romartika

This show is curated by ROMARTIKA ART DECODED.

A group show of paintings by twenty artists is being held at Ahmedabad ni Gufa between 11th to 16th July ’23.

As per the usual Romartika mission, most of the artworks on display at the show are

beyond any existing ‘-ism’ or convention. Mostly by emerging artists, the visual treat represents newness.

On 11th July afternoon, the show has been inaugurated by Art Historian Dipak Kannal, Renowned artist

Prakash Ambegaonkar, Founder of Eminent Art Gallery Abid Husain as well as Art Collector Kapil Sharma.

Guest artist Prakash Ambegaonkar’s paitings depict the universal ironies of human life in today’s world. Artist Shaikh Ahsan’s paintings are a curious blend of classical calligraphy and abstract expression.

Artist Kranti Desai’s abstracts depict a mystic spirit on canvas.

Devayani Thakre’s series of canvases depict the beauty and the struggle of gaining motherhood.

Nilanjana Roy’s paintings connect the spirit of the woman with that of natural elements, especially water, portraying the complete cycle of life in a sequence.

Vinay Joshi’s portraits of sages, old men, children as well as women from the villages of Rajasthan are an embodiment of the tradition, history and culture of Rajasthan.

Neetesh Misra’s surreal landscapes are captivating.

The frozen moments in Ratri Baksi’s photographs are compelling and poignant.

Sudipta Adhikari’s mystic landscapes beacon the viewer into a dreamland of beautiful fantasy.

Jagruti Kataria’s paintings capture the traditional spirit of the countryside.

Saranya abstracts display amazing interplay of colour and form.

Rishi Baksi’s paintings act like a shocker that breaks all convention. The hard hitting expressions carry a faint flavor of pop art.

Mahendra Mithapara’s life size paintings are testimony to classic depiction of indian art.

Jivani Vivek’s abstracts claim attention due to their uniqueness in form.

Heena Paloba brings in a soothing yet energetic spirit through her paintings.

Salona Singh’s artworks carry the fragrance of the flowers in his canvas.

Maitrry Shah’s artworks reflect her inviolable classical spirit.

Saikat Baksi’s artworks carry a cloud of  melancholy.

Gaurangi Shah’s expressionist canvases depict the deepest of the human mystery.

Sulochana Gawde’s depiction of stone sculptures on canvas come alive with a pulsating spirit.

 

Visual Treat At Ahmedabad Ni Gufa – Group Show By Romartika

UNVEILING SERENDIPITY A Solo show featuring a multidisciplinary artist Tongji Philip Qian in Kismat Art Gallery

From: 28th June to 15th August 2023

Kismat Art x Cosmic Heart Gallery proudly presents

“Unveiling Serendipity”

A Solo show featuring a multidisciplinary artist Tongji Philip Qian 

VENUE:

Kismat Art Gallery

11 Dena Bank Building

3rd Pasta Lane, Colaba Market

Mumbai 400 005

Timing: 11am to 6pm

Contact: +91 99679 31825 

“Unveiling Serendipity”: A Captivating Journey of Art and Chance Exhibition

Kismat Art x Cosmic Heart Gallery proudly presents “Unveiling Serendipity,” a mesmerizing exhibition that celebrates the mystical allure of serendipity and the boundless depths of artistic expression. This transformative showcase features the captivating works of acclaimed artist Tongji Philip Qian, inviting art enthusiasts on an emotional and thought-provoking journey.

Through Tongji’s woodblock prints, viewers are immersed in a world where intention and chance intertwine, revealing the unpredictable beauty that emerges from their harmonious interplay. With each intricate carving, Tongji showcases his unwavering dedication to his craft, infusing his art with a profound sense of vulnerability and resilience.

This exhibition invites visitors to contemplate the interconnectedness of chance and artistic expression, encouraging them to embrace the unknown and find beauty in the unexpected. Tongji’s prints evoke a sense of wonder, urging us to reflect on the fragility and resilience of our journeys.

Join us for the exhibition, at Kismat Art Gallery nestled in Shop No. 3, 3rd Pasta Lane, Market, opposite Colaba, Railway Colony, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai. Immerse yourself in the transformative power of art and serendipity, as Tongji Philip Qian’s masterful woodblock prints unveil the profound beauty that emerges when we surrender to the magic of chance. The exhibition will be on display till mid August.

Curator’s Note:

Jalpa H. Vithalani, the Creative Head and Director of the Cosmic Heart Gallery, has expressed her admiration for Qian’s work. She sees his woodblocks as magnificent works of art, and hosting his exhibition at her gallery has been an intriguing prospect. Witnessing Qian’s dedication and the creative process behind his woodblock prints has left a lasting impact on her. Vithalani recognizes the symbiotic relationship between Qian’s artistic vision and the cosmic elements, resulting in a truly unique and compelling body of work.

Mr. Vinod Solanki, Director, Kismat Art Gallery

“Step into the captivating world of “Unveiling Serendipity” where the delicate dance of chance and intention unfolds. Tongji Philip Qian’s woodblock prints invite you to experience the profound beauty that emerges from embracing the unpredictable. Each carving embodies the artist’s unwavering dedication and the vulnerability of human creation. As a curator, I am humbled by Tongji’s ability to harness fortune, inviting us to reflect on the fragility and resilience of our journeys. Let the gorgeous prints ignite a sense of wonderment within you, as we celebrate the endless possibilities that arise when we surrender to the magic of chance.”

UNVEILING SERENDIPITY A Solo show featuring a multidisciplinary artist Tongji Philip Qian in Kismat Art Gallery

Susheel Martin Foundation Presents HUES An Exhibition Of Paintings – Sculptures And Prints In Jehangir Art Gallery

From: 20th to 26th June 2023

Susheel Martin Foundation Presents

“HUES”

An Exhibition of Paintings, Sculptures & Prints

The artists participating in this exhibition are as under :-

Parag Borse, Ashif Hossain, Satyajeet Varekar, Ratan Saha, Prakash Bal Joshi, Om Swami, Vishwajeet Kumar, Vishal Sabley, Kadambari Mehta, Aparimita Sapru, Chandrakant Phadtare, Varsha Balwani Kukreja, Trapti Badjatiya, Dadasaheb Yadav, P.J. Stalin, Priya llango, Prof. Mansing Katkar, Atul Bhalerao, Maredu Ramu, Shashikant Patade,  Oorna Datta.

VENUE:

Jehangir Art Gallery

Auditorium Hall,

161-B, M.G. Road

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing 11am to 7m

Contact: +91 98195 11124

Group show organised by Susheel Martin Foundation runs a day care for intellectually challenged children. Rohini Abigail and Namita Jagannath from the foundation unihave organised the show.

It opened on 20th June 2023 with prominent guests as part of the show Mr. Krishna Hegde ex MLA, Deputy Leader and  Spokesperson Shiv Sena, Mr. Prakash Bal Joshi, Eminent Artist, Mr. Rajiv Kasat , Renowned Architect , Ms. Santoshee Mishra, Documentary Filmmaker , Mr. Nilesh Khare, Zee 24 Taas among others. Show is on till 26 th June at Jehangir art gallery, Auditorium Hall, Mumbai.

The hues and peculiarities of the beauty of nature in vivid seasons, wonders of nature, realms of life, landscapes, cityscapes, historical monuments and traditional heritage of Indian culture and its various vignettes, sensitive mindscapes and the emotions in the human minds in apt arena and environment along with the desired visual textural effects and finesses created by the participating artists will be displayed in this exhibition.

Susheel Martin Foundation (SMF) is a Nireekshana School and Day care for intellectually challenged children from urban slums in Bangalore. They work to empower the intellectually challenged children with education, hygienic care and vocational skills and thereby integrate them into a normal lifestyle in the society. They have organised this show with an aim to promote such activity and thereby do the promotion for the artists and their artwork in different mediums and styles in the present art world.

A part of sales proceeds from the artwork in this exhibition will be generously used by the foundation for noble social causes on a charitable basis.

 

Susheel Martin Foundation Presents  HUES An Exhibition Of Paintings – Sculptures And Prints In Jehangir Art Gallery

UNSEEN THOUGHTS Art Exhibition By 8 Contemporary Artists In Jehangir Art Gallery

From: 6th to 12th June 2023

“Unseen Thoughts”

An exhibition of paintings, Graphics, Sculpture, Ceramics and Drawings By Contemporary artists –   Abdul Salam, Anju Paliwal, Dasarath Das, Dibakar Chandra, Gautam Das, Shrihari Dutta, Rakesh Sadhak , Ishaan Kewalramani .

VENUE:

Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B, M.G. Road,

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: +91 98312 59428, 98300 37608

Recent works of a group of 8 eclectic contemporary artists from Bengal and Lucknow have been displayed in a group art exhibition at Jehangir Art Gallery, M.G Road, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400001 from 6th to 12th June 2023 between 11 am and 7 pm. It will showcase the unseen thoughts and art practices of 8 contemporary talented artists under one roof in an array of styles and artistic approach towards the medium technique adopted by the participating artists for the aesthetic and artistic adornment of vivid art works with the expected visual perspective and glorious effects of reality and ecstasy in the apt arenas.

This exhibition was inaugurated on 6th June 2023 by Mr. Kumar Desai, Advocate  Highcourt Mumbai in the presence of Mr. Vilas Shinde, Eminent Artist and many other  art lovers, collectors, patrons/ connoisseurs along with other art enthusiasts in the present art world.

The participating artists in this group art exhibition are:-

Abdul Salam, Anju Paliwal, Dasarath Das, Dibakar Chandra, Gautam Das, Shrihari Dutta, Rakesh Sadhak , Ishaan Kewalramani .

   

UNSEEN THOUGHTS Art Exhibition By 8 Contemporary Artists In Jehangir Art Gallery

CHITRAKATHHI ART GALLERY Presents Group Show By 5 Renowned Artists

From: 8th May to 7th June 2023

Chitrakathhi Art Gallery Presents

“Colours of Life”

Paintings Exhibition by Renowned Artists: –

Vitthal Hire, Pradip Sarkar,  Ashif Hossain, Deepak Patil, Paras Parmar

VENUE:

Chitrakathhi Art Gallery

402, Akruti Orion, Shraddhanand Road

Vile Parle(East), Mumbai 400 057

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: 9321395514, 9892155680

A group art exhibition showcasing recent works of 5 renowned contemporary artists – Vitthal Hire, Pradip Sarkar, Ashif Hossain, Deepak Patil and Paras Parmar has been displayed in Chitrakathhi Art Gallery, Vile Parle, Mumbai from 8thMay to 7thJune 2023 Between 11:00 am to 7 pm.

Chitrakathhi Art Gallery was started by Anuradha Raikar- a well known Architect and art enthusiast .

in 2020. She did her B. Arch from Sir J. J. College of Architecture Mumbai. After achieving proficiency and eminence in her profession as a practicing Architect, she had a desire to start her well decorated Arts Studio where she could render her services for propagation of visual arts. She has been doing so for the last 3 years by executing customized requirements of Arts in various modules and norms as per the requisite needs of Art Collectors/ buyers as well as promoters of visual fine arts. This show is her debut venture in this field to promote the contemporary renowned artists and their art work in the present art scenario in order to reach prospective buyers/ collectors of fine arts.

Vitthal Hire :-His thematic works in water color on paper reveal the proficiency in and command over the medium and technique used for the aesthetic adornment of the various works with the desired visual perspectives. He has mostly emphasized the life style and struggle of various people in their life in rural environments, the sanctity of different festivals, the relevance of such celebrations in life, important vignettes of culture and heritage in rural and urban areas, beauty of nature and its numerous wonders and vivid religious fairs and their relevance in human life. His works being lucid and eloquent often receive overwhelming public response and appreciation from the present art world due to relevance of our heritage, religious glory and eternal spiritual fervor as well as apt color harmony and rhythm of the colors used for their artistic adornment with the desired visual aspects of eternity and divinity.

Pradip Sarkar :- He has expressed divinity of Art in his work showing the  ardent love for music and harmony. He has focused on spiritual and cultural aspects of the society to exhibit an imagery blended with Vedic meditation and the precept of self-control, connecting the individual soul with the universal spirit. His works depict the sage of urge in human mind whereby the depicted deeds inspire others through love, affection, innocence, emotional bonding, festivity etc. which, in turn, create the required ambience for his thematic peculiarity and expressions. Vivid musical instruments and their rhythmic visual aesthetic relevance and sanctity occupy a prominent place in his works.

Ashif Hossain – His work in Acrylic Colors on canvas reveals the subtle nuances of the spiritual fervors and eternal religious sanctity associated with Benaras Ghats. His works are unique in their own way and have their visual aesthetics achieved through apt color combinations and their harmony as well as rhythm in proper perspectives of visual arts. The lucid and expressive works revealing cultural vignettes of Benaras, temples and shrines there and the overall religious environment prevalent in that area soon share a dialogue with the viewers due to their clarity and visual glory as well as aesthetics in the desired arena.

Deepak Patil :- His works in OilColors illustrate fusion of reality and imagination in an expressive way. The transparent and fluid brushstrokes create ethereal feeling to the paintings. He brings out harmony and balance by infusing bright and muted colors and a striking play of light and shadow. He works in other mixed media including use of sand and other ingredients to adorn the works with the desired textural effects and surface finesse in apt arena and perspectives of visual arts.

Paras Parmar :- His Abstract  works are subtle yet vibrant and energetic which often express powerful brushstrokes showing the emerging independence of inner vision similar to dream-like views. Vivid works in acrylic colors on canvas indicate his struggle in life which he investigates, with his spirit to find the solution. His inner feelings and moods can be experienced by different brush techniques adopted by him for the artistic and aesthetic adornment of the work with the desired visual effects in the apt arena and perspectives of visual fine arts. Good color combinations and their aesthetic harmony and rhythm find a prominent place in his works.

 

CHITRAKATHHI ART GALLERY Presents Group Show By 5 Renowned Artists

 

MILLENISMAL Art Exhibition By 4 Contemporary In Jehangir

Millenismal – A Melange of Reminiscence & Reality

Recent work of a group of 4 contemporary artists – Anupama Dey, Ashwathi Avinash, Bhaskarjyoti Gogoi and Dattaram Sudhakar Nerurkar has been displayed in a group art exhibition at Jehangir Art Gallery – Auditorium hall, M.G. Road Kala Ghoda Mumbai 400001 from 30th May to 5th June 2023 between 11 am and 7 pm. It will illustrate their genuine artistic instincts and skilful techniques in various mediums and norms under one roof.

This show was inaugurated on 30th May 2023 by Gourmoni Das in the presence of Tanuja Rane, Prof. Vishwanath Sable, Prakash Rajeshirke, Nilesh Kinkale, Apurva Nandi, Hansodnya Tambe, Smita Kinkale, Tathi Premchand.  

Vibing with the aura of a heritage aesthetic existence & the aspiration of a highly advanced future and the metamorphosis into that tomorrow, the Millenismal takes you back in time as much as it connects to the present. Curated by Artist and Art Curator Smita Kinkale, the exhibition tells stories from different walks of life, like a metre of a poetic expression sung by all together.

It is like getting lost in an artistic direction on a journey of discovering the elements we had left in the most sacred corners of our childhood memories. What makes this exhibition special is how the artists have created different versions of the same reality we all hold dearly within us, yet give us a way of exploring more with every artwork.

Belonging to the same time, yet coming from different places (geographic areas & cultures), the four artists enrich the exhibition by bringing together different journeys whose core essence perfectly syncs into one family sentiment of growing apart, yet together; connected by substantial values and an innovative future.

With four different forms of expression — printmaking, ceramics, painting, & sculpture — the four artists (Anupama Dey, Ashwathi Avinash, Bhaskarjyoti Gogoi, Dattaram Nerurkar) have created a multiverse of experiences that balance traditional design with a contemporary approach, thus creating the rhythm through various elements of design, without limiting mediums & forms.

Anupama Dey

She worships Printmaking by portraying her real-life experiences through diverse techniques and methods. Growing up in a rural setup in the countryside, coexisting finely with human life, her perspective of involving often forgotten portions makes her prints purely relatable. A house lizard smoothly merging with other everyday elements will bring a smile to your face, truly redefining coexistence where we take it for granted.

With the belief that learning is a lifelong journey of possibilities, her exposure to forms of performing arts like music & dance, adds rhythm to her style and form of work. The depth of thought is visible through the natural aesthetics analogous to time and space, today, yesterday & tomorrow, depicting the ever-relatable parts of living.

Ashwathi Avinash

Her passion for bringing sentient dimensions to the multitude of her childhood experiences brought her closer to expressing herself through ceramics. Belonging to a culture that appreciates the earthy existence of the joy of living, her childhood playthings form the essence of her inspiration to express time in its most innocent, yet charismatic way.

Her artworks spark an element of interest and you are in another world as much as you start feeling good about reality.

The baking techniques she uses, connect to the old days of simple living and the texture translates into telling a story of the past that is eternally relevant and special. Her love for the functional utility of art pieces makes them merge into the space they occupy along with establishing the distinct identity of their aesthetic experience.

Bhaskarjyoti Gogoi

Crafting three-dimensional details into the artwork, his paintings look like the pages of a life-size story book inviting you into his world of nature and emotions. Coming from regions that are blessed with a divine natural world, his work speaks through profound emotions, textures, and nature-inspired elements that stunningly capture your attention and you would get lost in his work for hours, and yet find it interesting every new day or at times, moment.

His brushstrokes create a symphony on the canvas. You can truly find yourself in the story, and at times as an observer appreciating the art with the overwhelming emotions, flowing in sync with the aesthetics.

Dattaram Nerurkar

Rooted in beauty and speaking stories of time & space that are eternally pertinent, his artworks are abstract sculptures crafted from naturally found materials like wood, stone, and metal. The geometry of shapes and forms take you to a world beyond your regular curiosity. The three-dimensional melody of the sculpture is a realisation that an emotion can be expressed through abstract forms of being and yet become relatable to the deepest possible context of existence.

Aged wood and the stones that hold a world in themselves speak of boundless emotions and become poetry in multi-dimensions. Intentional edges and cuts, and at times, burns, add elements of reality to his artworks, thus harmoniously mixing them in the space around them along with establishing their abstract existence with aesthetic expressions.

Millenismal

It’s about time & space, and it is about depth, experiences, and expressions. Millenismal is an odyssey of each of these artists independently & in conjunction with the depiction of the past, present, & future. The framework of their thoughts expressed through form, shape, texture, colour, and pattern manifests through distinct identities, yet materialising in one ecosystem celebrated as Millenismal.

It is like an interlude of music that gives us the breathing space to celebrate the time that is gone, is yet to be, and the time that we live in. It’s a reality that frees your imagination as much as it enchants it, making Millenismal – a melange of reminiscence & reality, and a little more.

From: 30th May to 5th June 2023

“Millenismal”

Art Exhibition

By

Anupama Dey, Ashwathi Avinash, Bhaskarjyoti Gogoi, Dattaram Nerurkar

VENUE:

Jehangir Art Gallery

Auditorium Hall

161-B, M.G. Road

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: +91 86553 04515, +91 83691 75655

   

MILLENISMAL Art Exhibition By 4 Contemporary In Jehangir

DIGNITY OF LOVE An Exhibition of Paintings by Well-known artist Shirish Mitbawkar in Jehangir

16th   to 22nd May 2023

“Dignity of Love”

An Exhibition of Paintings by

Well-known artist Shirish Mitbawkar

VENUE:

Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B, M.G. Road

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: +91 98201 13616

Dignity of Love 

A well known contemporary artist Shirish Mitbawkar will showcase his work in a solo art exhibition in hall no 1, Jehangir Art Gallery, M.G. Road, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400001 from 16th to 22nd May 2023 between 11 am to 7 pm. It will reveal his typical artistic perceptions about the dignity of love and its relevance / sanctity in the present materialistic world.

Shirish Mitbawkar had his art education upto G.D. (Arts) Drawing & Painting followed by Art Master’s diploma in which he stood 1st in order of merit in Maharashtra. Then he worked as Professor of fine arts in L.S. Raheja School of Arts, Bandra Mumbai from where he retired as a the head of department of the fine arts.  He has participated in several solo and group art shows in leading art galleries in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, New Delhi etc as well as workshops and art camps at Kolhapur, Pune, Nasik, Mumbai etc. He is a proud recipient of many awards and prizes from prestigious promotional institution of national and international reputations.  He has received good public response and appreciations from the present art world for his presentations in these art galleries and his works are in collection of several art collectors and art promotional institutions. He has successfully handled several significant responsibilities and thereby rendered his yeoman services for the propagation of visual fine arts.

The present series highlights his artistic perception and innovative visual perspectives of the Dignity of Love” and their relevance / sanctity in the present era of modernism and neo standards of culture and heritage. Choosing Krishna as the main iconic muses and motifs for emotional affinity/attachment and sentimental rhythmic harmony of numerous feelings, he has aesthetically and artistically adorned his thematic works with the ethnic hues and ecstasy of eternal love between these omnipresent lover in his typical style of visual expressions. He has made optimum hues of several iconic motifs like Horses, bulls, conches, Lotus flowers, cows and calves, peacock feathers, flute, weapons like Gada and Chakra etc in apt arena and perspectives of his work to justify their relevance and sanctity in human life. His works are, in a way, the artistic ode to his conceptual perceptions and aesthetic standards of the visual glory eloquence, tranquility, eternal divinity and other related visual parameters of ecstasy and rhythmic harmony of the omnipresence of the divine love and its dignity.

    

DIGNITY OF LOVE An Exhibition of Paintings by Well-known artist Shirish Mitbawkar in Jehangir

The Spectrum Of Colours – Paintings And Sculptures Exhibition By 9 Contemporary Artists In Jehangir

From: 2nd to 8th May 2023

“The Spectrum of Colours”

 An Exhibition of Paintings & Sculptures

By Laxminarayan  Sharma, Mamta Sharma, Rupesh Patil, Kumar Gaikwad, Raju Autade, Kalpana Arya, Chetan Vaity, Makrand Joshi, Shreyas Khanvilkar.

VENUE:

Jehangir Art Gallery

Auditorium Hall

161-B, M.G.Road

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: +91 9594103078 / +91 9867693692  /  +91 9867693692

Spectrum of colours

A group of 9 contemporary talented artists are showing their latest paintings and sculptures in different mediums and styles in Jehangir Art Gallery, M.G. Road, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001 from 2nd to 8th May, 2023 between 11 am. To 7 pm

This show was  inaugurated on 2nd May 2023  by Sukanya Mone(Actress), in the presence of Mr. Sandeep Shukla(General Secretary Mumbai Congress),  Ankur Kakatkar(Director), Amir Tadwalkar(Actor), Suchitra Gosavi(Actress), Vishwanath Sable(Dean – Sir JJ School of Art), Nitin Jadia(Art Lover) and  others.

Laxminarayan Sharma – He works in realistic style and has specialised in landscapes and portrait paintings. He has been actively working since last 40 years in art field. He has participated in about 75 solo and group art exhibitions and achieved Guinness Book of World record participation award & received many awards for his presentations. His works illustrate glimpses of Indian culture and tribal life / culture.

Mamta Sharma – She is a contemporary creative artist. She had her art education in Raheja School of Arts, Mumbai and Sir J.J. School of Arts, Mumbai.  She is a proud recipient of  prestigious awards as well as achieved Guinness Book of World record participation award,

She has actively participated in about 50 solo and group art exhibitions.  She works in  style and has been obsessed by love for nature and musical instruments. Her works prominently display iconic motifs based on nature, vivid emotions in human mind and rhythm of music in an expressive style.

Rupesh Patil – He is a professional fine artist and has showcased his thematic works in several solo and group art exhibitions all over the globe. A proud recipient of many national and international awards including Prafulla Dahanukar national award, he has been obsessed by Indian Culture, heritage and beauty of nature. He has done several custom made artworks and specialises in water colours / pastels.  His works on Indian culture & religions have been widely applauded by the art world.

Kumar Gaikwad – His works reflect Indian culture and its heritage. He strives to capture the essence of Indian culture and traditions through his art.  His works denote bright colours having thematic peculiarity and white backgrounds. His works are indicative of attractive colours and stylized forms in the unique stylish expressions.

Raju Autade – He works in Acrylic colours which mostly reveal a disciplined use of dots and vivid geometrical shapes. His works depict typical stylish presentation of various realms of life in an expressive style marked by unique iconic motifs and their colourful hues.

 Kalpana Arya – Her works denote simplicity and memoirs of old walls, narrow lanes and by lanes in rural areas and lifestyle of the folk in that area. The works also depict the vignettes of vintage memories of her stay in that region. The works have a nostalgic visual perspective and denote apt colour combinations to suit the thematic peculiarity and relevance. Her cityscapes are very attractive and stylish.

Chetan Vaity – His sculptures in White marble showcase vivid realms of life in urban area and glimpses of historical traditions and heritage of Indian culture. His works e.g. Hourse and others indicate his thoughtful and innovative peculiarities to adorn the works with the desired visual effects in apt perspectives. His works are mostly the wonderful twists to the traditional forms as well as indicative of good craftsmanship.

Makarand Joshi – His works in Water colours are bright and attractive. They are stylish and innovative and indicate the keen observational ability and creative instincts prevalent in him.  The works have a totally different look having been adorned with the desired visual perspectives and parameters in apt arena. Good perspective and stylish presentation of the theme in an attractive form and perspective are the special features of the works.

 Shreyas Khanvilkar – His works reflect the subtle nuances of the experience in Navy and Kinetic arts in relevant perspectives of visual fine arts. It shows an artistic amalgamation of old traditional and modern versions and modules of Indian Art & Culture. His works emphasize various philosophical aspects and dynamism in life and their relevant norms on an emotional plane.

   

The Spectrum Of Colours – Paintings And Sculptures Exhibition By 9 Contemporary Artists In Jehangir

SIDHHA Paintings Exhibition By Well-Known Artist Kudalayya Hiremath In Jehangir Art Gallery

From: 17th to 23rd April 2023

“SIDHHA”

An Exhibition of Paintings by well-known artist Kudalayya Hiremath

VENUE:

Jehangir Art Gallery

Hirji Gallery

161-B, M.G. Road

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm.

Contact: +91 94232  53005

This show was inaugurated on 17th April 2023 by Chief Guest Mr. Vijay Achrekar(Eminent Artist & President of The Art Society of India, Mumbai), Special Guests Ms. Pallavi Sabnis(Founder Colaba Art & Joint Secretary of The Art Society of India, Mumbai), Mr. Manojkumar Sakale(Eminent Artist ,Mumbai),  in the presence Mr. Vishwanath Sable (Dean of Sir J.J. School of Art)  Deepak Naphade,  Mrs. Alka Ora and many others.

Since the early times, Indian culture has always given utmost importance to animals. Whether in temples carved sculptures, caves or even in literature animals were included. Thus were born fables, morals stories, folklores and so on.

When I think of animals, my heart reaches out to a childhood memory that has been etched in my mind. We were taught poetry in school, named Punyakoti. Punyakoti was the name of a cow, and her story revolved around truth and sacrifice.

As the story goes, she once promises to return to an old hungry tiger as a prey, after she has fed her young one. Despite her calf and siblings moaning and coaxing her not to return, she does so believing in her virtues. The tiger, moved by her integrity, salutes her and gives up his own life, while freeing himself of the curse he would have invoked for killing such an innocent and truthful cow.

The emotions of this particular poem have stayed with me since then and thus the picturesque scenes of cattle outside temples, the Nandi inside the temple and bullocks dressed up for special festivities have always enchanted me. These beautiful scenes in real time have inspired my current exhibition “SIDHHA” connoting the meaning pure.

Through this exhibition, I have manifested the importance of the cow and the Nandi in our great culture.

——Kudalayya Hiremath

Artist

      

SIDHHA  Paintings Exhibition By Well-Known Artist Kudalayya Hiremath In Jehangir Art Gallery

REVELATIONS An Exhibition Of Paintings By Renowned Artist Deepak Mer In Jehangir

From: 24th to 30th January 2023

“REVELATIONS”

An Exhibition of Paintings by Renowned artist Deepak Mer

 

VENUE:

Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B, M.G. Road

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: +91 9323677477, 9663595684

This show was inaugurated on 24th January 2023 by Mr. Padmanabh Bendre (Eminent Artist) in the presence of Satyajeet Shergil, Mr. Ratan Saha, Mrs. Anjana Banerjee, Mr. Ghanshyam Gupta,  Mr. Jeetendra Singh and others.

About House of Gods:

Do we have any meaningful control over our own lives or are we mere puppets dangling from the strings maneuvered by an ever-powerful entity? This is the proverbial and insistent question Deepak Mer has asked through his paintings – House of Gods.

Peer closely and you will discover a host of images hiding within/behind other images. It is a wonderful maze, a labyrinth of consciousness taking you to places the mind finds hard to fathom with its limited span of attention.

Some paintings will reveal the Kundalini Shakti, some the Nag bandha, another will depict something as simple as a compass. However, simple or complex the painting seems to be, it will always lure you to gaze and will divulge you secrets that at first defy the eye.

The main subjects are the figurines which are human bodies seemingly suspended in the air, using telling gestures, making you wonder whether they are asking the proverbial yet timeless question that man has still not been able to answer: “Does destiny exist? Is it all fated in the end? Or can we influence fate’s maneuvers? Should we live by our own rules or would romancing the Gods cut a better deal?” After all, the mystery of what we are meant to do here is yet to be deciphered.

All works are an enthralling concoction of the artist’s keen attention to detail and reveal a curious mind, a vivid imagination and his trademark talent of treading the unbeaten path. The paintings are a proud display of skill with the entire range of media available in terms of shades and hues and are the epitome of the ‘multi-layered’ genre in painting, in the end, creating a beautiful spectrum of textures and surfaces. And, thereby, hangs a tale.

This collection is Deepak’s most celebrated series and has enjoyed patronage over the years, so much so that some of these paintings are now adorning the walls in several countries other than India.

      

REVELATIONS An Exhibition Of Paintings By Renowned Artist Deepak Mer In Jehangir

 

Vidya Balan inaugurates Padma Shri Sudharak Olwe’s Firefly Lavani photo exhibition at Nine Fish Art Gallery

Mumbai-based documentary photographer Padma Shri Sudharak Olwe’s Firefly, an exhibition of photographs, artefacts and performance, on ‘Lavani’ – a traditional dance form of Maharashtra opened at the Nine Fish Art Gallery in Byculla, Mumbai.
The exhibition was inaugurated by Vidya Balan, with attendees including celebrities, artists, journalists and curators alike, including Parvez Damania, Anup Jalota, Rupali Suri, Niharica Raizada, Vilas Shinde and Pablo Bartholomew among others.
The 45 photographs that are documented over 20 years by Sudharak Olwe attempt to capture the ‘lavanya’ (beauty), struggles and journey of the social lives of these folk artistes and look beyond the popular perception of the traditional dance form. “I want to share their art and life in my photos,” elaborated Sudharak, who still continues to document the Lavani artistes.
More about Sudharak Olwe, who has been marking a new global space for Indian photography, with exhibitions in Malmo (Sweden), Lisbon, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Washington, Dhaka, Mumbai and Delhi among others. Olwe is known for his extraordinary work capturing in both rural and urban communities, presenting tales of resilience, courage, and change. In 2005, Olwe was one of the four awardees for National Geographic’s “All Roads Photography Program: In 2016, he received the Padma Shri, one of highest civilian awards awarded by the Government of India.
In the current exhibition, Sudharak Olwe’s timeless frames pay a tribute to this traditional art form that has contributed tremendously to the development of Marathi folk theatre. Prominent Lavani traditional folk artistes from Solapur were honoured at the event, the Lavani artistes shared their stories through their energetic performance as well. The proceeds helped the education of children of Lavani dancers.
Along with the photographs by Sudharak Olwe, artefacts curated by Gourmoni Das are also on display.
For the uninitiated, ‘Lavani’ is a traditional dance form that originated in Maharashtra in the 18th and 19th centuries. Lavani is performed on public stage, and is a performative tradition practiced by a certain set of communities consisting of interactive gestures, and songs and noted for its biting dialogues often toned with socio-political satire; the dancers are always agile and attentive to the audience’s reactions.
The exhibition was presented by Nine Fish Art Gallery & Dot Line Space Art Foundation.
About Nine Fish: Located within the charming precincts of a historic textile mill in Central Mumbai, Nine Fish Art Gallery seeks to explore connections between multiple art-related endeavours and create a stimulating space within the larger art ecosystem for emerging art practitioners of exceptional talent from across South Asia. Established in 2015, Nine Fish has since exhibited both national and international artists. It has consistently and independently provided Art Residencies and studio space to upcoming young artists as well as hosting five consecutive Art35 events over the years.
About Dot Line Space: Dot Line Space is an art platform started in 2015 in Mumbai with the aim to Create, Curate, Collaborate and Celebrate art in diverse forms started by graduates from the prestigious Sir J.J. School of Art. We believe in bringing together different art movements from around the globe and creating spaces which become talking points of historically diverse visual expressions. Our curation formats are imbued with sensitivity and debate, as we try to bring the regional arts and crafts of our country to the forefront. We aim to unleash each artist’s true essence with absolute integrity.

   

Vidya Balan inaugurates Padma Shri Sudharak Olwe’s Firefly Lavani photo exhibition at Nine Fish Art Gallery

India’s Most Awaited Contemporary Art Fair – India Art Festival Is Back In Town

The bays of Mumbai are all set to welcome the panache of 50+ Art Galleries and 550+ Independent Artists at the Nehru Centre in Worli as India Art Festival brings its 11th city edition from January 19 to 22.

India – a country with rich cultural heritage and artistic tradition has been appreciated globally for the diverse and rich contribution to the art industry worldwide. But not all of her artists could establish themselves due to the lack of professional platforms available. To bridge this gap and facilitate artistic growth; India Art Festival has been democratising art viewing and buying since nearly a decade with its various endeavours and Art Fairs across Mumbai, Delhi, and Bengaluru.

The upcoming edition of India Art Festival is a fresh breeze of air that presents the buyer with a choice of over 5500+ artworks along different themes, styles, and mediums of art. The advent of this 4-day art festival commences with the Inauguration on Jan 19th at 11:30 am followed by a VIP Preview till 8.00 in the evening. The next three days from Jan 20th to 22nd are open for public viewing and buying. With Free Entry on all four days, the organisers invite art enthusiasts and connoisseurs from all walks of life to view, buy and appreciate the unique creations of the participating artists and art galleries.

With an experience more than a decade of organising successful Art Fairs, India Art Festival Director, Rajendra along with his team gives voice to the many artists – eminent, experienced, and emerging in displaying their artistic talent to the world. In his words, “Art instills a different energy to those who engage with it. Both the artist and the collector are touched by the captivating prowess of Art that impacts them on a deeper level. But, with each individualistic expression and choice, it becomes a daunting task to explore and find the right connection where both the artist and the buyer feel fulfilled. India Art Festival strives to offer this opportunity by bringing a plethora of artists, each with its distinctive style that is ready to take on the spaces of Millennials and Gen-Z alike”.

India Art Festival does not limit itself to any preconceived notions about art and one may find in here the rare gems from the contemporary masters to the raw talent of the emerging and new-age artists. With diverse themes, art styles and art forms you can get your hands on abstracts, landscapes, figurative art, florals and spiritual thematic fusions, folk art forms and sculptures to modern, contemporary art with a futuristic appeal. Art Galleries and Artists from Mumbai, New Delhi, Gurgaon, Singapore, Noida, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, and other parts of the country can be seen across the 150+ booths.

The IAF Director Rajendra further adds, “What sets this year apart from the last twelve years is the fact that this year the fair gets bigger in all aspects. From the number of participating galleries both Indian and International to independent artists, the selection and curation has levelled up. Every year, we see a remarkable rise in the number of artworks being sold and this year I believe will surpass the records of previous years owing to the cutting-edge art pieces and styles that can be witnessed in this edition. The first of 2023, India Art Festival Mumbai edition is bringing together art lovers, collectors, and artists from the diaspora across the globe and the country in its entirety”.

The huge exhibition hall at the ground floor of the Nehru Centre is occupied with major and mid-level art galleries. This year, Gnani Arts from Singapore is returning with a fresh set of talented artists after its last successful stint at the India Art Festival. Bringing at the forefront the modern-day masters is Pastel Tale gallery that houses Ashok Bhowmick, DVS Krishna, Gurmeet Marwah, Haren Thakur, Kishore Sahu, Manoj Darekar, Prabhu Horsoor and Roy K John. Gallery Pioneer gets the best of the best on the walls with artists like Jogen Chowdhary, Thota Vaikuntam, Sakti Burman, Lalu Prasad Shaw, Manu Parekh, and the list continues. Not to miss another set of art talents with Eminent Gallery with a few names like Arzoo Bajaj, Himmat Shah, Jagannath Paul, Prithvi Soni, Sameer Mondal and others. Another interesting take this year is by Rabi Arts who are displaying the works by Atul Dodiya, Sanat Kar, Vasundhara Broota Tiwary, Jagannath Mahapatra, and others.

Next up on the alley you will find Umakant Kanade, Dinkar Jadhav, K G Subramanyan, Nidhi Bhatia, Om Swami, Prakash Joshi, Sanjay Soni, Siddharth Shingade, Sujata Achrekar and Vinita Dasgupta – few of today’s well-established names with gallery Vision Art. The booths of thecurators.arts and Studio3 Art Gallery are a no miss section as they have a very interesting line-up of artists with HR Das, Kamar Alam, Nishant Dange, Amol Pawar,  Ashif Hossain, Ganesh Panda, Seema Kohli, Mohan Naik, Sudip Roy, Prasad Mane, Vivek Nimbolkar, Shampa Sircar Das and others. This year’s participating galleries also include Gallery Grayscale, Gallery Artezevous and Gallerie Art Eterne with their modern contemporary collection.

Next up on the list are artist duos Shobitha Hariharan and Nalini Joshi represented by artists collective Serendipity Arts and Nikita Tater and Nidhi Choudhari by Anaki Studios. Gallery Sneha Arts and Artecious bring in a set of emerging artists who look promising with their distinctive style. This floor also gets you the opportunity to witness the works of artists like Tanisha Bakshi, Pankaj Bawdekar and Kaveta Sachdeva. Don’t forget to catch up with Krishna Patel represented by Bink Amour Infini, Aarti Mandre by 16 Moons Art Studio, Minakshi Patil by Nitya Artist Center and Rahat Kazmi and Swetha Nagori represented by Rahat Arts and SpectrArt Gallery respectively.

India Art Festival has time and again proven that it is a one-stop solution in finding the art of all tastes and likings. So, if you are looking to catch up on art inspired by Gen-Z, do not miss out on the booth by Magnetic Art House. For carefully curated emotive artworks, visit Kalastrot. H Art Gallery stands out with striking bold use of colours that pop out to make a statement. If you are in here for detail-oriented works, go in for artworks by Uchaan Art Gallery. They make you feel you are a part of the artworks. Also, not to miss is the setup by Canvas Dreams Gallery that is bringing forth an artist trio this time. Gallery Rustgrey brings in a set of six emerging artists who seem to have already carved a name for themselves. To pick up some cutting-edge artworks, spend some time at the Bombay Art Society’s booth. If you are on the outlook for realistic artwork, look no further than the ArteHut Gallery booth. Also showcasing are Gallery ArtVista, Rhythm Art, Ajala Foundation, and Charvi Gallery with different themes ranging from modern, traditional, and spiritual art.

If you are seeking some folk or tribal art that is connected to the roots of India, then you have Gallery Art Nouveau and Gallery OPS giving you a special insight into Gond, Bhil, Warli Art and Kerala Murals. Also, take note of a spiritual thematic fusion art by Labheshwar Diamond Gallery and check out the unique approach by Teleperformance Sponsored Artists. Pick up works that emote the culture and tradition of Maharashtra by Shrirang Art Gallery. The Curators Gallery brings you a handpicked selection of the best modern Indian Art. Be ready to be captivated by the Pichhwai collections of Pichhwai by Beyond Square. For monochromatic charcoal collection, visit ArtDesh Foundation exhibiting the works of Gautam Patole.

As you move on to the second floor of the magnum Nehru Centre, be ready to be awestruck by the Artist Pavilion. This part of India Art Festival gives a chance to independent artists to showcase their creative genes while also becoming the platform for art collectors and buyers to directly initiate a dialogue with the emerging pool of artistic talents. Seascapes, landscapes, rural and urban scenarios, and abstracts are seen in abundance in the Artists Pavilion with names like Harshika Patki, Amar Hulgeri, Uma Krishnamoorthy, Anaya Jetha, Sharu Anjirbag and Chetna Airani. Also, witness the beauty of abstracted landscapes by Sunil & Swati Kale.

Bringing in the mix of modern, contemporary art that is picked by many private buyers and representatives of the hospitality sector to deck up their walls is by artists like Rajesh Kedare, Prachi Parekh, Kanchan Mahante, Ria Das, Anupama Thakoor, Namrata Bagwe-Salian, Asha Shetty, Anisha Gupta, Agastya Kar, Sonal Nadkarni, Madhuri Patwari, Mohan Udgiri, Ramalingam Muthukrishnan, Annarapu Narender, Lakshmikant Gupta, A G Nellagi, Swati Goel, Rashmi Pote, Nandini Bajekal, Prashant Hirlekar, Goojan Jain, Janhavi Bhide, Pavani Nagpal, Jayati Dana and Uttara Samant. Also, not to miss on the list are abstract artworks by artists Reena Naik, Geetu Kalani, Neha Jhunjhunwala, Shraddha Shah, Shashwati Devsharma, BBG Tilak and Bhavna Seth.

Artists like Shivani Banerjee, Antara Srivastva, Archana Mehta, Priti Mahashabde and Vasanti Gokani have a collection of spiritually inclined themes that radiate an aura of their own. Also, you can lay your hands on sculptures by Sonali Maitra Paul, Ishwar Shetty, and Rohan Sonavane. The hottest trending Resin Art can be found by Ashwini Gore and Shyama Nadimpalli. Also, witness alcohol ink creations by Anuja Aggarwal and Anju Pal. Madhavi Bhaskar have come up with a display of her wildlife series which is a must visit for animal lovers.

The ones that are seeking the evergreen monochromatic black and white works, should check out Milind Varangoankar for his pen and acrylic works and Pinky Gangar for a unique approach to black and white using acrylics. As you enter this area, displayed on the forefront are the magnanimous, hyper realistic works in Charcoal and Graphite by artist Om Thadkar. Along the same lines, are works by artist Praveena Parepalli that are inspired by life in the wild. Her works standout with a gold inlay against the greys of charcoal.

Also, in here you will find the collections of works by artists and curators like Erum Khan, Pooja Agarwal, Falgunni Shah and Shweta Agarwal. A few names that have stood out among the Artist Pavilion are artists like Kanishka Mehra who does thread and nail art; artist Zehra Hussain Chughtai with a unique approach to stylised modern Mughal art, Lomita Nanda who is showcasing Mandala Art infused with Sacred Geometry, Karishma Mehta and Sudha Adarsh with her distinctive Relief Artwork.

With success year after year, India Art Festival stood the test of time in establishing a name for itself as India’s leading Contemporary Art Fair. It adds to the trust of art buyers and collectors by bringing up the freshest faces alongside the talented masters. With this, it provides a non-disputable platform to art galleries as well as artists of all genres to come forward and carve a name for themselves. If you are an art enthusiast, this four-day Art Festival is an event you cannot miss.

 

India’s Most Awaited Contemporary Art Fair – India Art Festival Is Back In Town

 

COLORFEST Solo Art Exhibition By Contemporary Artist Dr Dattatreya Phadke In Jehangir Art Gallery

27th December 2022 to 2nd January 2023

“COLORFEST”

Vibrant Fabric Collages – Solo Art Exhibition by contemporary artist Dr. Dattatreya Phadke

VENUE:

Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B, M.G.Road,

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm.

Contact:  +91 9423055114

www.dattatreyaphadke.com 

COLORFEST

A solo art exhibition of vibrant fabric collages by  contemporary artist Dr.Dattatreya Phadke is showing in Jehangir Art Gallery, M.G. Road, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001 from 27th December, 2022 to 2nd January, 2023 between 11 am. to 7 pm.

Dr.Dattatreya Phadke is a self-taught artist.  He is a practising Histopathologist in Pune. He has been inspired by the varied textures and colours of fabrics. His journey of making fabric collages started about a decade ago while in the USA. Since childhood, while growing up in Pune, he has always been doing art in the form of drawings, painting and greeting cards for friends, family members etc.  He has displayed his vibrant fabric collages at many exhibitions and art shows while in USA, UK and recently in India and won public appreciation and applaud for his presentation. He has displayed his work in several prominent art exhibitions in Solo as well as group / invited / juried shows in cities in Michigan and Pennsylvania in USA and Darpan Art Gallery, Pune, India etc.  He has been awarded many prizes/awards and recognition from several art promotional institutions of international repute.

His works are in proud collection of many prominent art collectors.  His present series reveals a paint free paint like effect. These vibrant and colourful representational art works  have been made by him using multiple scraps of fabric as the colour palette. Various textured and coloured fabrics are cut into numerous pieces that are then either glued or fused using heat and bonding medium onto a canvas in layers till the desired shape, form and visual perspectives are achieved with relevant details. He has adorned his works with the essence of the beauty of nature and real life still objects.  He has endeavoured to blend the fabrics in such varied types and textures in unison to create this unique paint-free painting like visual effect in landscapes, floral and still life objects along with abstracts also being an interpretation of his creative mind and instincts.  His inspiration from childhood has developed into a passion and stress buster. It has won him a lot of appreciation and applause from the art loving community.

COLORFEST Solo Art Exhibition By Contemporary Artist Dr Dattatreya Phadke In Jehangir Art Gallery

MELODIES OF NATURE Art Exhibition By Contemporary Artist Aparna Deshpande In Jehangir Art Gallery

From: 20th to 26th December 2022

“Melodies of Nature”

An Exhibition of paintings by well-known contemporary artist Aparna Deshpande 

VENUE:

Jehangir Art Gallery

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

Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: +91 98904 04970, +91 98500 81034

About Aparna Deshpande 

A picture speaks a thousand words,’ goes a saying that Aparna Deshpande seems to prove absolutely right. A natural dancer with vivid imagination, Aparna, at a very young age, with limited scope for communication in a regular way, began to immerse in the world of colours that threw up enchanting visual stories. Supportive parents –Kalpana and D P Nerkar – identified her innate talent, at a very young age, and encouraged her to explore and experiment. Aparna, post her schooling, pursued a diploma course in interior designing and decoration from the noted L S Raheja College, Mumbai.

She practiced painting on various surfaces and played with Japanese papers in creating pop-up greeting cards by employing various permutations and combinations. Her journey into the world of art continued with cartoon illustrations, landscape and portrait paintings, she has now cocooned out of and into abstract and surrealism and is now making her own mark in these art forms. Comfortable with oils, acrylics, watercolours etc, Aparna finds her paintings to be the manifestations of her inner core and an expression of collective experience. Her paintings, at times, are projections of the unique feelings stored and imprinted in her heart. Lively bursts of passionate colours and bold strokes with delicate renditions in her paintings are a reflection of her unreserved, genial personality.

“God has infused Aparna with immense ability to speak through her paintings,” said celebrated cartoonist Mangesh Tendulkar. “The almighty has shut one door but opened a vast roof of aesthetics and creative talent to manifest and spread joy.”

Aparna paints to spread positive message in this world. Aparna’s collection titled “ Melodies of Nature “, is a beautiful amalgamation of nature, emotions and the divine. Her paintings start off with youthful shapes and colours and transform into a novel of thoughts. Her creative paintings and photo realistic pictures stand out for their size and quality. . Aparna orchestrates multiple figures and forms from nature, on the canvas, to give birth to another larger forms with underlying concepts. Her unique arrangements of human and natural elements mutate into mesmerizing treat for the eyes. One truly feels the need to keep revisiting her paintings, only to obtain a different perspective each time.

MELODIES OF NATURE Art Exhibition By Contemporary Artist Aparna Deshpande In Jehangir Art Gallery