Sunil Gawde

Abstract, Oil in Bright Red & Yellow by Indian Artist Sunil Gawde


Medium Oil
Surface Canvas
Dimension W: 60 Inches X H: 33 Inches X D: 1 Inches
W: 152.4 cm X H: 83.82 cm X D: 2.54 cm
Condition Excellent
Style Abstract paintings
Movement Contemporary Indian Art
Year 2007
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Through his tenure at the Port Trust, he remained alive to his surroundings, incorporating Bombay’s dockyards and wharves into his paintings. The peeling layers of paint on a ship’s helm, for instance, echoed his own philosophy of the canvas as palimpsest: “That is the logic of my paintings,” said Gawde, “to strip the overlayers partially, so that earlier histories may be revealed.”

Gawde’s working methods share as much with craft as with the fine arts. When applying paint, he uses the trowels and scrapers used by masons and house-painters. These implements give his pigments a layered depth;  paints are piled and cut, creating dynamically textured surfaces.

About the Artist & his work :
Born : 1960

Education :
1980 – Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting), Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai.

Selected Solo Exhibitions :
2010 – ‘Alliteration’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
2005 – ‘Blind Bulb etc…’, A Sculptural Installation presented by Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
2002 – ‘8 Seconds Ahead of Time, Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore
2001 – ‘1mm’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
1998 – ‘Oblique’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai. Travelled to Chennai, Baroda and New Delhi
1997 – Radium Grass, Mackintosh Museum, Glasgow, U.K
1993 – Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai in association with Jindal Art Foundation, Mumbai.
Group Exhibitions :

2012 – Contemporary: A Selection of Modern and Contemporary Art, prsented by Sakshi Gallery at
The Park, Chennai
2011 – High-Light, presented by Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai at The Oberoi, Gurgaon
2007 – Art on the Corniche, organized by Enrico Navarra, Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and
Heritage & Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E
2006 – Made by Indians, Gallery Enrico Navvara, St. Tropez Beach, France & The Art Mill at Berkeley Square Gallery, Berkeley, USA
1998 – Indian Contemporary Art, from the collection of Mr. Harsh Goenka presented in association
with Bayer in Germany
1997 – Vision Recaptured, British Council Art Gallery, New Delhi, a supportive event to Enduring Image, British Museum, London, U.K

Honours & Awards :
1995/96 – Visiting Artist at Glasgow School of Art
1995 – Awarded Charles Wallace Award by the British Council

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