Viveek Sharma may be considered one of India’s greatest artists for, even from a young age; his work was powerful and exquisite. Highly skilled at his craft, he takes great care to create one more shadow, one subtle variation, for beautiful, astounding effects. his paintings may be seen again and again, with new rewarding discoveries : fine shades in a face, human skin, exquisitely done strands of hair and expert realism as when he juxtaposes a ‘Sadhu’ next to granite temples. The temples look exactly as they are, under shadow or with Sunlight on their ancient stones. Sharma shows the world of spirit, slowly.
Sharma’s work uses realism and pointillism but in a very unusual way with myriad colours, soft, larger dots, possibly hundreds, over a tiny area. While his art is visually stunning, its real reach is emotional and spiritual. Anyone from any faith on a spiritual quest will notice the stories and understand the experiences depicted in this great powerful body of work. He said, “without years, without time, without patience to achieve perfection, you may just come and go”.
About the Artist and his work :
Born : 1968,Mumbai.
He completed BFA in painting from J.J. School of Art, Mumbai.
Selected Exhibitions :
2009: Indian Style ,BECK & EGGELING, Dusseldorf Avanthany Art Gallery, Zurich.
2008: Popular Reality at The Stainless Gallery, New Delhi
2008: Shifting Focus at Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
2007: GenNext II at Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata.
2006: Jehangir Art Gallery.
2006: ‘Monsoon Chapter’ in the Red Earth at Art & Soul Gallery
2006: ‘Harmony Show’ at Mumbai.
2004: Abstract Art Gallery in Bangalore.
2004: Grindlays Bank Art Gallery, Mumbai
1997: The Leela Art Gallery.
Solo Shows :
2008 – Visual art Gallery, New Delhi
2006 – Jahangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1997 – The Leela Art Gallery, Mumbai
He has participated in some important art camps within state throughout his artistic career.Such as conducted by Harsha Goenka, JJ School of art & an exclusive art workshop conducted for The Times of India on special invitation at Mumbai. He has also executed several large scale commission works Oberoi Builders, Kotak Mahindra and Hyatt Regency , Tokyo etc.
Art Fairs :
2009 – Arte Fiera Bologna
2008 – Kunst,Zurich Indian Art Summit
1994 – Maharastra State Award for artistic excellence.