Style : Kanji believes that we are currently experiencing what is probably the most complex period of human history. According to the artist, in the last two centuries, our progress and evolution in fields like science, industry and government has been more dramatic than in all previous centuries together. Nevertheless, in this same period, we have also experienced the most devastating conflict, genocide, ecological destruction, and poverty. These are the dualistic concerns that Kanji struggles with and attempts to communicate to his viewers through his work. In the artist’s own words, “Each and every day, our urban society is going through a breathless night”.
About the Artist and his work :
Born : 1970 in Kolkata.
2004 – Visiting Research Fellow (Fulbright Scholar) School of Art & Design, University of Michigan, USA
2002 – Post Graduation in Painting, Kala Bhavan,Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, India
2000 – Graduation in painting with a gold medal from the M.M.K. College of Visual Art of Gulbarga University, Karnataka
Solo & Group Shows :
Amongst the more recent of these were those hosted by Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore in collaboration with Gallery ArtsIndia, New York, in 2006; Gallery Artworld, Chennai, in 2005; Warren Robins Gallery, Michigan, in 2004; Aurodhan Gallery, Pondicherry, in 2003; and Crimson Gallery, Bangalore, in 2001.
International Art Fair :
2008 – Altinkoza International Festival, Turkey
International Art Fair, Hong Kong
Contemporary Art Fair, Dubai
Roma Contemporary Art Fair, Rome
2007 – Asia Contemporary Art Fair, New York, USA
Contemporary Fine Annual Art Fair, Miami, USA
2004 – Fulbright Fellowship (2003-2004) USA
2004 – Vermont Residency Fellowship, USA
2001 – H.K. Kejriwal Fellowship C.K.P Art Gallery, Bangalore, India
1998 – Junior Research Fellowship (1998-2000) Govt. of India
1996 – Indian Society of Oriental Art, Kolkata & Reflection of Another Day, Kolkata
1995 – Gulbarga Tamil Sangam, Karnataka.