- Vishal Joshi
2003 - Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting), Govt. Institute of Fine Arts, Indore. 1997 - Diploma in Fashion Designing, JD Institute of Fashion Technology, Indore. Vishal Joshi is an abstract artist from Indore, working in different mediums like Paintings, Sculptures, Installations and Photography. Enthusiastically working on current series Spirals since last 8 years.
Solo Shows :
1999-2012: Twenty shows, held in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Bhopal, Indore and Ujjain; and in Karachi, Pakistan at Zinani art Center.
Group Shows :
1999-2012 – More than 50 works Vishal Joshi exhibited in group shows in India, London, New York, Dubai, Barcelona, Korea,Venice Biennial, including the participation in prestigious five auction including Bonhams, London.
2013 - Imago Mundi at Biennale, Imago Mundi: The Art of Humanity - Treviso 2012 - “night-L I G H T S” Dimensions-the fine art studio, Mumbai 2010 - “Birth of a Spiral” an exhibition of installation - Reflections Art Gallery, Indore 2010 - “illuminations” Gallery Time and Space, Bangalore 2009 - “jai ho –no criminals in parliament” Polka Art Gallery, New Delhi 2008 - Zinani Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan 2007 - “synchronicity” –Lalit Kala Akademi , New Delhi 2006 - “Still I am alive” - Da Vinci Art Gallery, Indore 2000 - “Moksh” - Devlalikar Kala Vithika.
Awards and Recognition :
2003 -The First Prize at the All India College Painting Competition, Jury Award, Manav Sanket Academy Award, Ujjain Merit Certificate for Photography, A Kalavaram Nyas, Ujjain.
In my views....... This is not a form but a Journey of Developing my own Language. Language of Communication......Language of Science and Logic. The Spiral also called the "Flower of Life". The soul as being a bridge between your mind and the intangible(real) essence of your spirit, and that it is gently guiding your mind through a doorway of transcendence to a higher plane of awareness. By bringing the flower of life to words and pictures it can spiral your consciousness to a realization greater than itself.
The spiral can be explained through mathematics - the pattern is a result of complex sequences algorithms which nature utilizes in her designs of the Universe. Spiral can be seen in every aspect of nature. We see them in vast galaxies, physical forces which shapes the Earth, the tides of oceans, the winds, the tornado s, structures of DNA, seashells, design of buildings and auto-parts, music, light and .....Within life itself.