A celebration of the ordinary that transcends to the divine……..
Art and spirituality is intertwined in my works, it comes from the deepest place inside of me which fulfills the need to create. The medium almost becomes secondary to the creation. The process takes precedence and experience of making itself is exhilarating. Painting, for me, is beyond the portrayal of the physical world and mere appearance of the subject. It is a celebration of the ordinary that transcends to the divine. It’s a journey from gross to the subtle. It is deep dive into the profound from the shallow; a soul searching and self reflective act. I seek to transmit to the beholder, these explorations and sensations which possessed me while creating my art.
I specially paint places that optimistically embrace life in all its form. When the illuminating sunlight invariably bounces off the landscape, my artistic impulses respond to that kaleidoscopic feast. Visiting and painting Benaras is one such feat. This city is an everlasting source of inspiration for my artistic oeuvre. The drama of life, both mundane and sublime, is played out daily here. The distinction between reality and imagination often blurs in my works. In the many-layered, thickly textured surfaces of my paintings, all contradictions are resolved. The city of light becomes a vast, crowded landscape where the viewers don’t feel small; they become part of the universe, vast, yet humble.
“Painting should be easily communicable to ordinary people. I believe in giving justice to what is offered by nature.”
DATE OF BIRTH :17TH AUG. 1970.
EDUCATION QUALIFICATION : Self- taught.
EXPERIENCE :Oil Paintings Worked Ten Years[1992-2002] In “International Society For Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON)”
Shree Mayapur, Nadia, West Bengal, India.
SOLO SHOW: Jehangir art Gallery, Mumbai-2019 // Nehre centre AC Art Gallery ,Mumbai -2018 // J S Art Gallery ,Mumbai -2013 // Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata-2013 // Nehru Centre AC Art Gallery,Mumbai- 2012 // Hirji Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai -2011 // Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery,Mumbai-2011// Arpana Art Gallery,New Delhi -2011 //The Art Value Gallery, New Delhi -2011 // Artists’ Centre, Mumbai- 2010 // The Out of the Blue Art Gallery, Mumbai-2010 // Artists’ Centre,Mumbai- 2009.
TWO MEN SHOW: Studio Napean Art Gallery, Mumbai-2009// Chemould Art Gallery,Kolkata-2016.
PARTICIPATIONS :Rotary Club of Bombay Pier presents ‘ARTmosphere’at Bajaj Art Gallery Mumbai,2018// India Art Festival Delhi-2016,17// Jaipur Art Summit2016, Indian Cancer Society Mumbai 2015,16,17,18// The Art Enclave, Index Fairs Mumbai 2015// India Art Festival Mumbai-2012,2013, 2014,2015,16,17,19// World art Dubai Art Festival 2015,2016,2017// Epientre Art Mart IV, Gurgaon-2012, India Art Festival Mumbai-2011// ”Master’s Corner Show” At India International Art Fair, New Delhi -2010// Kalaspandan Art Fair Mumbai, 2015,2017//“Chatak” Monsoon show by Professional Artists,Nehru Centre,Mumbai,2010,18// The Monsoon Art show At Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery,Mumbai-2010// ”11th Members’Annual art Exhibition’’At Artists Centre Mumbai-2010,11.12,13,15,16// Deeds Monsoon Art Exhibition “Have A Heart” Series-V, 2009// ‘’10th Members’Annual art Exhibition’’At Artists Centre Mumbai-2009// The Monsoon Art show At Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai-2009// DOEHLE DANAUTIC Presents “Have A Heart” //The Art Exhibition, Series -IV, 2009. Annual Art Exhibition Of The Art Society Of India At Jehangir Art Gallery,Mumbai-2009// The Bombay Art Society , Mumbai-2009// 1st Annual All India Art Exhibition, New Delhi- 2009.//Birla Academy Of Art And Culture, Annual Exhibition, Kolkata-2009// 9th Members Annual Art Exhibition At Artists’ Centre Mumbai-2008 // The Monsoon Art Show At Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai-2008 // Indian National Forum Of Art And Culture, Annual Exhibition At The Academy Of Fine Arts, Kolkata- 2008// Bombay Art Society- 2008// Birla Academy of Art And Culture, Annual Exhibition, Kolkata-2008 // Avantika International Art Exhibition, Kolkata- 2003// Tathya Kendra, Kolkata -2002.
GROUP SHOW : International Art Exibition, Ratchadamnoen Contempary Art Centre Bangkok// Thailand 2020// Jehangir art Gallery, Mumbai-2019 // Visual Art gallery, India Habitat Centre New Delhi 2018// Taj Hotel Mumbai 2017// Gallery space Hyderabad2017// Arts Village Gallery Bangalore2017// Amdavad ni Gufa Ahmedabad 2017// Banyan Art Gallery Ludiyana-2017// The Bombay Art Society Gallery Mumbai-2016// International show GORKY sadan Russian centre Kolkata 2016// International show in Bangladesh Dhanmondi Dhaka2016// Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata-2012,2015,// Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai2014// Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi 2014,2015// Gallery M, Kolkata 2014// Masters Callection Art Gallery Kolkata 2014// Art Gate Gallery Mumbai 2013// Karnataka Chitrakala parishath Gallery 2013,2014// Chemould Art gallery Kolkata 2013// J S Art Gallery Mumbai 2013,2014// NCPA MUMBAI 2013// Aroma3 National Level Art Exhibition P.L. Deshpande art Gallery Maharashtra Kala Academy, Mumbai-2013 // Brushstrokes Audi Nagpur Nagpur 2013// Brush strokes Directorate of Art $ culture Goa -2013// The colars of Indian Art -,’’Morpichh’’in Texas U.S.A-2013 // Tulika Arts Gallery Mumbai.-2013// ’Brushstrokes’ at Lalit kala Akademi Bhubaneshwar-2013// J S Art Gallery Mumbai-2012// The art fiesta, Emirates Towers hotel, Dubai, UAE-2012// J S Art Gallery Mumbai-2012// Contemporary Art Exhibition The Residency Coimbatore-2012// Artic vision the Gallery
Mumbai-2012//Kala Utsav, art for charity.LHo Campas Bangalore.-2011// Maya Art Gallery,Bangalore-2010// Gallerie Art Eterne,New Delhi -2010// The Art Value Gallery.New Delhi -2010// Studio Napean Art Gallery, Mumbai-2009// Jamaat Art Gallery, Mumbai-2009// Birla Academy Of Art & Culture, Kolkata-20082014// Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai-2008// Tathya Kendra, Kolkata- 2003// Ashutosh Memorial Hall, Kolkata- 2003//
AWARD ; Kalla Spandan Mumbai 2016. 2nd kashi National Art Exhibition,2017.
ART CAMP : Sankhya Art Foundation Sanskar Bharti National Art Camp online 2020// ICAC Dehgam Residency Amdavad 2017//Camlin Draws for Drought Mumbai 2016, ’Sangam’ Art campThane 2015// Two days Art camp held at Tulsi Ghat Benaras Organized by samskar Bharti 2015// Indian National Forum Of Art And Culture, Kolkata- 2007// Angik Shree Mayapur Nadia-1996,1998.1999,2000//