कैंसर से लड़ रहे बच्चों के लिए कलाकार संजुक्ता अरुण की सबसे बड़ी पहल! आर्ट प्रदर्शनी से कमाई गयी राशि लगाई जाएगी बच्चों के इलाज में !

कहते हैं न कि अगर धरती पर कही भगवान हैं तो वो खुद इंसान के अंदर हैं,उसकी अच्छी भावनाओ में हैं, उसके सच्चे कर्मो में हैं और उसकी नेकी में हैं।भगवान की जरूरत ही क्या जब इंसान निस्वार्थ सेवा में लीन हो गया हो। जी हा, इसी का एक उदाहरण हैं कलाकार संजुक्ता अरुण, जिनकी नेकी दिलो को जीत लेती हैं। गरीब, लाचार और बीमार बच्चों के लिए उनका सहयोग,अद्भुत हैं।

संजुक्ता अरुण,पेशे से एक उम्दा पेंटर हैं। जो जीवन के पैमाने को अपने अनुभव के मापदंड से चित्रों के जरिये कैनवास पर खूबसूरती से उतारती हैं। यू कहे कि पृथ्वी उसका संग्रह है,वो बताती हैं कि जीवन कैसे लहरों की एक श्रृंखला है जिसे गले लगाया जाना है।

29 नवंबर से 5 दिसंबर तक नेहरू सेंटर में प्रदर्शन के लिए कैनवास पर कविताओं के संग्रह की झड़िया लगेंगी। चित्रों की बिक्री और नीलामी से जुटाई गई राशि का उपयोग कैंसर से पीड़ित बच्चों के इलाज के लिए किया जाएगा।

3 दिसंबर 2022 को कैंसर से पीड़ित 20 बच्चों के बैच के लिए एक विशेष उत्सव आयोजित किया जाएगा, जहाँ बच्चों को पेंटिंग करने और पेंटिंग के लिए अपने कौशल का प्रदर्शन करने का अवसर मिलेगा।  इसके बाद एक जादू शो होगा जहां उपहार और उपहारों की भरमार होगी।

“यह इन बच्चों के जीवन को रोशन करने के लिए एक छोटा सा प्रयास है। हम सभी को एक साथ मिलकर उनके जीवन को रोशन करना चाहिए। जब कोई बच्चा आशा की किरण देखता है, तो यह उन्हें नई आशा के साथ बीमारी से लड़ने में मदद करती है। हम यही चाहते हैं की वो इस जंग को जीतकर एक विजेता के रूप में जीवन को जिये।”

अनीता पीटर, कार्यकारी निदेशक, सीपीएए ने आगे कहा, “संजुक्ता अरुण वर्षों से अपने चित्रों की बिक्री और नीलामी के माध्यम से कैंसर से बचे लोगों का समर्थन कर रही हैं। बेहद महंगा,दर्द और दबाव के कारण कैंसर बीमारी,रोगियों और उनके परिवारों दोनों को आघात में धकेल देता है।  बीमारी बदसूरत है और परिवारों को यह याद दिलाने की निरंतर आवश्यकता है कि जीवन सुंदर है और इसके लिए लड़ना बेहद जरूरी हैं। संजुक्ता जैसे खूबसूरत लोग,न केवल बच्चों और उनके परिवारोंवालों को बल्कि आम लोगों को भी बदलाव के लिए प्रेरित करते हैं”।

     

कैंसर से लड़ रहे बच्चों के लिए कलाकार संजुक्ता अरुण की सबसे बड़ी पहल! आर्ट प्रदर्शनी से कमाई गयी राशि लगाई जाएगी बच्चों के इलाज में !

Nature Fights The Battle For Cancer Kids Through Sanjukta Arun’s Painted Ballads

The earth is her muse. And Sanjukta Arun paints her ballads on the canvas.  Whether it be her series on the mighty  waves that define how life is a series of waves to be embraced and overcome by surfing through them, or the forests where we find solace seeing the tree remain a tree, Sanjukta walks her life’s paths unseen to the world hidden in the depth of her creations. It is those answers Sanjukta shares with the world.

Painted Ballads is a collection of poems on canvas on display at the Nehru Centre from Nov 29- Dec 5.

The funds raised through the sale and auction of the paintings will be utilised for the treatment of children suffering from cancer.

On December 3, a special celebration for a batch of 20 children suffering from cancer will be organised, where the children get to paint and showcase their skill for painting. It will be followed by a magic show where gifts and goodies galore. The artist has appealed to art lovers to come forward and support the bravehearts.

“This is merely a small gesture to brighten the lives of these children. We should all come together to brighten their lives. When a child sees a ray of hope, it helps them fight the disease with renewed hope. That is all we seek — to see them emerge winners.”

Adds Anita Peter, Executive Director, CPAA, “Sanjukta Arun has been supporting cancer survivors for years through the sale and auction of her paintings. Cancer pushes both the patients and their families into trauma due to the high expenditure, pain and pressure. The disease is ugly and there is the constant need to remind families that life is beautiful.and worth fighting for. Beautiful people like Sanjukta inspire not just the children and their families but common people to be the change!”

   

Nature Fights The Battle For Cancer Kids Through Sanjukta Arun’s Painted Ballads

MY CREATIVES I Solo Show of Paintings by veteran artist Shobha Patki in Jehangir Art Gallery

From: 29th November to 5th December 2022

“My  Creatives”

An Exhibition of Paintings by veteran artist Shobha Patki

VENUE:-

Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B, M.G. Road

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: 98908 19343

My Creatives

A solo art exhibition showcasing vivid innovative artworks made by a veteran Pune based artist Shobha Patki during last 40 years of her art journey has been displayed at Jehangir Art Gallery, M.G.Road, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001 from 29th November to 5th December 2022 between 11 am to 7 pm.

Shobha Patki had her art education upto M.A.(Arts) at S.N.D.T. University where she was a top matcher. Then she showcased her creative endeavours in many solo and group art exhibition in reputed art galleries at Pune, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Mauritius, Singapore, USA, UK etc. she actively participated in many sponsored art shows by Government Museums and prestigious art galleries as well as national art  exhibitions organized by Lalit Kala Academy New Delhi, AIFACS New Delhi, Bombay Art Society, Nasik Kala Niketan, Hyderabad Art Society, 40th National Exhibition of contemporary Art 1997 at Bangalore, Chitari Academy Pune, Ganesh Festival Pune, Indian Art Festival Mumbai, Pune, Biennale, Goa Kala Academy and many more. She was written several articles on various subjects and published them in leading magazines / Journals. She has also participated in many projects on paintings / murals / sculptures on numerous themes at Royal Connaught Boat Club Pune, Prestigious mural in National Institute of Virology Pune and others. She has also completed restoration work for old paintings of veteran artists like Raja Ravi Verma and many more to suit thematic peculiarities. She has been proud recipient of many awards / recognition from leading art promotional institutions of national and international reputation. Her works are in proud collection of many renowned art collectors in India and abroad.

She opines that inspiration for creation comes to the sensitive mind of an artist from around and within. It is then expressed in the unique style and compositions via apt colour tones, their harmony and textures by the spiritual innovative artist in an artistic and aesthetic style.

Her presentation in this unique art show incorporates the works made in various mediums and styles alongwith those on numerous themes. She has been inspired by various sources such as Nature, Music, Mythology, Dance, Indian culture & heritage, Realms of life and many more. She has worked on several mediums in her work like jute, plaster, cloth, clay, aluminum, oil, mixed medium and alike.  She makes her thoughts communicative visually in a straightforward but effective way with an artistic touch and realism as well as the aesthetics. With myriad shapes and colours she explores the essence of Indian Culture in an amazing array of forms and styles thereby touching the core of art. She excels in minute decorative detailing to spontaneous compositions also. Her prominent themes include ’Brahmanda’,  Compositions, Antiques, Insight,  Siesta, Chromatic Melody, Raag Mala, After Glow, Rhythm & Harmony, The Primordial shape, Homage to Nature, Abodes N dwellings, Ganesh Pujan, Summer Symphony, Creative Landscapes, Natures Myriad Poses, Sylvan Ballet and many more. Her vivid works on different thematic peculiarities are a treat to watch for any art lover and collector of visual fine arts.

 

MY CREATIVES I Solo Show of Paintings by veteran artist Shobha Patki in Jehangir Art Gallery

Mukhavate (Mask) I 15th Solo show of Paintings By well-known artist Yogesh Shirwadkar in Jehangir

From: 22nd to 28th November 2022

Mukhavate (Mask)

15th Solo show of Paintings

By well-known artist Yogesh Shirwadkar

VENUE:

Jehangir Art Gallery

16-B, M.G. Road

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: 9820144640 / 9920144640 

MUKHAVATE (MASKS)

The recent work presented by a contemporary artist Yogesh Shirwadkar in his 15th solo art exhibition presently under display at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai reveals subtle nuances of vivid masks and their relevance as well as sanctity in human life. He has artistically adorned various works with the requisite tonal harmony and rhythm of apt colours and their resonance in order to depict the desired visual effects in sensitive human minds in the conducive environments.

He has aesthetically and adorned his works showing vivid masks to reveal different feelings in human mind like happiness, curiosity, excitement, innocence, dejection, enthusiasm, pangs of separation, sadness, gloom, masculinity, dominance, anger, hatred, femininity and many more. He has shown these iconic motifs on the faces of the living creatures that resemble human beings, animals, birds and all alike. These depict intense vulnerability and intention of human beings to hide their real personality and mindscape by putting up the various masks in order to safeguard themselves from different catastrophes or unpleasant/problematic situations and happenings in their life. He has tried to show the anatomical features showing various moods of the character as well as characteristics and peculiarities of their inner feelings in apt perspectives.  He has artistically shown various designs of masks put up by human beings on their faces for security, privacy, pride, ego, vanity, respect, fun and many more. He has created the desired visual effects in his work by using various layers of apt colours and his skilful technique using palette knife and other means in order to adorn them with the expected sentimental mindscapes of the character in the requisite perspectives of visual arts.

Mukhavate (Mask) I 15th Solo show of Paintings By well-known artist Yogesh Shirwadkar in Jehangir

Dr Pheroza Godrej Inaugurated 14th Solo Show Of Artist Neena Singh In Jehangir Art Gallery

From: 15th to 21st November 2022

“Where There is Light”

An Exhibition of Paintings by well-known artist Neena Singh

Venue:  

Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B, M.G. Road

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400001

Contact: +91 9892833050

Email: singhneenaartist@gmail.com

Timing: 11am to 7pm.

Neena Singh’s 14th Solo Exhibition “WHERE THERE IS LIGHT” was inaugurated on 15th November 2022 at  Jehangir Art Gallery by Dr. Pheroza Godrej in the presence of Mr. Govind Nihalani, Pritish Nandy, Vikram Sethi, Kanwaljit Singh, Y. P. SinghAbha Singh among others

This collection of work centres light, both metaphorically and aesthetically. Painting feverishly and obsessively throughout the pandemic provided Neena Singh with a life-raft of hope. It became a portal to view human endurance, spirit, joy: embalming them in paint. Singh is a light seeker, having desperately searched for it throughout her life. Art, poetry, spirituality, and philosophy have all provided clefts in the darkness. Art not only encouraged Singh as seeker but allowed her to become a creator of light. Light is a decisive role in Singh’s compositions. High use of chiaroscuro, by placing the inkiest colours next to the lightest, perfectly expresses the boldness of the artist. The power of each tone is exemplified, the eye of the viewer traveling instantly to this place of high-contrast and visual excitement. We are drawn into these deep, often mysterious landscapes. We wade through and sink into them, confronted by our own darkness,

our own search for light and hope. In Singh’s painting Into the unfathomed, a canvas of bottomless deepening blue acts as a portal for reflective melancholy, yet the vibrant slash of titanium white in the centre of this same canvas tempers this contemplative submersion with a flurry of vital energy. This painting perfectly demonstrates Singh’s ability to capture a malignance tempered and always overcome with a celebration of life, of the sparking essence of human vigour. In other pieces, such as Where splendour dwells and Tracing the thread of being, contemplation is diffused by an explosion of dynamic marks, keeping our eyes initially dancing on the surface of these paintings. These pieces foreground a sense of joyful activity, of movement, of human endeavour. After being visually excited by the abundance of marks and colours, we are coaxed through the surface to a just-visible underpainting. Journeying through this thicket of marks to a dreamier space represents a kind of steady contentment that

comes with appreciating the energetic possibility of the human experience. The organic shapes, suggested mountains, oceans, and valleys in Singh’s work speak to the remembered, stumbled across, and imagined landscapes which inspire the artist. The influx of images of nature rejuvenating itself throughout the covid-19 pandemic was a generative source for her. The constant flux of nature mirrors Singh’s exploration of transcendence and renewal. The ebb of a river, the gathering of snow, the turn of a season, the passing of clouds, all foreground change and contrast as both inevitable and positive. In her abstracted landscapes, glimpsed moments of changing light lead the viewer through the space. They remind us of sunlight streaming through a break in heavy cloud, or the fierce foam on a lashing tide. These elemental contrasts are again visual representations of light being connected to the dark and dangerous. Compositionally, these light sources often appear at the horizon point of the painting, or in the upper-third, drawing the eye up and through these imagined landscapes to something hopeful. In this way, these paintings, although often tumultuous and powerful, have an elegiac yearning to them. A desire to escape from the immediate darkness to the light out there.

—Kate Reeve-Edwards

    

Dr Pheroza Godrej Inaugurated 14th Solo Show Of Artist Neena Singh In Jehangir Art Gallery

Eminent Actor Sandeep Kulkarni Inaugurates The Artival Art Event 2022 On 11 Nov 2022

From: 11th, 12th, 13th November 2022

“Artival Art Event 2022” 

Modern & Contemporary Art Event

VENUE:

Expo Centre, 1st Floor,

World Trade Centre,

Colaba, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai 400 005

Contact: 9920804573 / 9833949788

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Mumbai’s Biggest National Level Art Exhibition

A national level group art event Artival 2022 is being held at Expo Centre, World Trade Centre, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai on 11th, 12th and 13th Nov., 2022. It will showcase about 3000 artworks created by 300 artists from various regions of our country under one roof. The vivid participating artists are from different regions of the country having diverse backgrounds and culture. It is the intense urge of these artists to display their artworks alongwith those of master artists on a common platform in order to reach the prospective art collectors.

The show has been inaugurated on 11th November 2022 by Mr. Sandeep Kulkarni (Eminent Actor) in the presence of Ms.. Richa Agarwal(Chairperson – Samta Foundation), Suresh Halbhavi(Eminent  Artist ), Devendra Khandelwal  and many other dignitaries in the art field.

Participating Art Galleries include:-   

Chitrakathi Art Gallery, Mumbai,  The Indian Gallery, Mumbai, I Quest Gallery, Mumbai, Aakar – A Contemporary Art, Kolkata, Urja The Art Gallery, Mumbai. 

Participating Artists in this art exhibition include: Dilip Patil, Deepak Thakurdas, Prakash Ghadge, Padmanabh Bendre,  Vitthal Hire, Shashikant  Patade, Bhiva Punekar, Ashif Hossain, K Sadaf, R.C. Sharma, Nilesh Nikam, Devendra Nimbargikar, Dr. Shefali Samir Bhujbal, Dnyaneshwar Dhavale,  Vaishali Ingle, Vaishali Desai, Sumana Dey, Reshma Shirke, Pratibha Goel, Neeta Verma,  Vishal Sabley, Vishwajeet Kumar, Shalu Puria, Mita Vora, Seema Shah, Ishita Biswas, Bonobithi Biswas, Milind Thakur, Pankaj Naik Nimbalkar, Prajakta Ponkshe, Pallavi Nagwekar, Krishna Prakash Jagdale, Manjiri Joshi, Pavan Kumar D, Shrikant Poddar, Muskan Sagar,  Mitlesh Sharma, Dr. Kashinath D.W, Satishkumar Wallepure, K.S. Kamatagoudar, Dr. Ashok Shatkar, B.N. Patil Kalaburagi, B.V. Kamaji,  Meenakshi A.S. Guttedar, Nisha Singh, Tanishka Soni, B.R Uppin, Rajashekhar S, Kishor Kumar, Sanjay Kanihal,  Milind Thakur, Mandar Khot, Yogita Arute, Sumant Shetty, Seema Arolkar, Kalpanand, Jui Bhagwat,  Amita Acharya, Jyotsna Sonavane, Ravi Rahate, Seema Hadaoo, Gayatri Bhapkar, Namrata Goradia, Ram Rokade,    Arjun Machivale, Mahesh Kadam, Rupesh Patil,  Vaibhav Thakur, Namdev Patil, Nandkumar Thorat, Jayashree Savani, Santoshkumar Patil, Parshwa Nandre,  Shailesh Gurav, Rohit Parab, Paneri Punekar, Kaustubh Kavathekar, Madhura Kulkarni, Mona Jain, Gautam Das, Sandeep Parkhi, Himanshi Rajawat, Anjali Kshirsagar, Murali Kumbhar, Yogesh Barve, Vijay Upadhye, Chaitanya Dalvi, Akshay Jadhav, Gorakh Gholap, Shrirang Badve, Rati Bhargava, Deepak B. Patil, Rahul Kirdak, Dhammapal Kirdak, Ahsan Abdul Rahim Ansari, M. Imtiyaz, Manoj Sonawane, Anil Chaugule,  Anita Hasurkar, Govind Sirsat, Nanda Pathak, Janhavii Bhide, Sohnal Saxena, Dr. Jaai Karnik,  Manisha Ogale, Varsha Sheth, Suvarna Bare, Rekha Thombare, Ravindra Pawar,  among others.

        

Eminent Actor Sandeep Kulkarni inaugurates the Artival Art Event 2022 on 11th Nov.2022

Eminent Actor Sandeep Kulkarni Inaugurates The Artival Art Event 2022 On 11th Nov.2022

From: 11th, 12th, 13th November 2022

“Artival Art Event 2022” 

Modern & Contemporary Art Event

VENUE:

Expo Centre, 1st Floor,

World Trade Centre,

Colaba, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai 400 005

Contact: 9920804573 / 9833949788

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Mumbai’s Biggest National Level Art Exhibition

A national level group art event Artival 2022 is being held at Expo Centre, World Trade Centre, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai on 11th, 12th and 13th Nov., 2022. It will showcase about 3000 artworks created by 300 artists from various regions of our country under one roof. The vivid participating artists are from different regions of the country having diverse backgrounds and culture. It is the intense urge of these artists to display their artworks alongwith those of master artists on a common platform in order to reach the prospective art collectors.

The show has been inaugurated on 11th November 2022 by Mr. Sandeep Kulkarni (Eminent Actor) in the presence of Ms.. Richa Agarwal(Chairperson – Samta Foundation), Suresh Halbhavi(Eminent  Artist ), Devendra Khandelwal  and many other dignitaries in the art field.

Participating Art Galleries include:-   

Chitrakathi Art Gallery, Mumbai,  The Indian Gallery, Mumbai, I Quest Gallery, Mumbai, Aakar – A Contemporary Art, Kolkata, Urja The Art Gallery, Mumbai. 

Participating Artists in this art exhibition include: Dilip Patil, Deepak Thakurdas, Prakash Ghadge, Padmanabh Bendre,  Vitthal Hire, Shashikant  Patade, Bhiva Punekar, Ashif Hossain, K Sadaf, R.C. Sharma, Nilesh Nikam, Devendra Nimbargikar, Dr. Shefali Samir Bhujbal, Dnyaneshwar Dhavale,  Vaishali Ingle, Vaishali Desai, Sumana Dey, Reshma Shirke, Pratibha Goel, Neeta Verma,  Vishal Sabley, Vishwajeet Kumar, Shalu Puria, Mita Vora, Seema Shah, Ishita Biswas, Bonobithi Biswas, Milind Thakur, Pankaj Naik Nimbalkar, Prajakta Ponkshe, Pallavi Nagwekar, Krishna Prakash Jagdale, Manjiri Joshi, Pavan Kumar D, Shrikant Poddar, Muskan Sagar,  Mitlesh Sharma, Dr. Kashinath D.W, Satishkumar Wallepure, K.S. Kamatagoudar, Dr. Ashok Shatkar, B.N. Patil Kalaburagi, B.V. Kamaji,  Meenakshi A.S. Guttedar, Nisha Singh, Tanishka Soni, B.R Uppin, Rajashekhar S, Kishor Kumar, Sanjay Kanihal,  Milind Thakur, Mandar Khot, Yogita Arute, Sumant Shetty, Seema Arolkar, Kalpanand, Jui Bhagwat,  Amita Acharya, Jyotsna Sonavane, Ravi Rahate, Seema Hadaoo, Gayatri Bhapkar, Namrata Goradia, Ram Rokade,    Arjun Machivale, Mahesh Kadam, Rupesh Patil,  Vaibhav Thakur, Namdev Patil, Nandkumar Thorat, Jayashree Savani, Santoshkumar Patil, Parshwa Nandre,  Shailesh Gurav, Rohit Parab, Paneri Punekar, Kaustubh Kavathekar, Madhura Kulkarni, Mona Jain, Gautam Das, Sandeep Parkhi, Himanshi Rajawat, Anjali Kshirsagar, Murali Kumbhar, Yogesh Barve, Vijay Upadhye, Chaitanya Dalvi, Akshay Jadhav, Gorakh Gholap, Shrirang Badve, Rati Bhargava, Deepak B. Patil, Rahul Kirdak, Dhammapal Kirdak, Ahsan Abdul Rahim Ansari, M. Imtiyaz, Manoj Sonawane, Anil Chaugule,  Anita Hasurkar, Govind Sirsat, Nanda Pathak, Janhavii Bhide, Sohnal Saxena, Dr. Jaai Karnik,  Manisha Ogale, Varsha Sheth, Suvarna Bare, Rekha Thombare, Ravindra Pawar,  among others.

       

Eminent Actor Sandeep Kulkarni inaugurates the Artival Art Event 2022 on 11th Nov.2022

मुंबई आर्ट फेअरच्या तिसऱ्या पर्वात ३५० कलाकार सादर करणार ‘मूर्त -अमूर्तकला संगम’

  • देशभरातील चित्रांचा रंगोत्सव
  • २८ ते ३० ऑक्टोबरदम्यान नेहरू सेंटर येथे

मुंबई २०२२ : मुंबई हे देशातील सांस्कृतिक केंद्र असून कला महोत्सव, कला दालने, वस्तुसंग्रहालये हे या शहरातील जीवनशैलीचा अविभाज्य घटक आहेत. मुंबईत कला महोत्सव  कोरोना पूर्व काळापासून  लोकप्रिय असून या माध्यमातून उदयोन्मुख कालाकारांना प्रसिद्धी मिळते आणि त्यांना या क्षेत्रातील प्रस्थापितांसोबत एकाच व्यासपीठावर आपली कला सादर करण्याची संधी मिळते. मुंबई आर्ट फेअरच्या तिसऱ्या  पर्वात ‘‘मूर्त -अमूर्तकला संगम’ या मध्यवर्ती संकल्पनेवर आधारित कला प्रदर्शन आयोजित करण्यात आले आहे. या प्रदर्शनामध्ये प्रस्थापित कलाकारांपासून ते उदयोन्मुख कलाकारांपर्यंत, वय किंवा पात्रतेचे कोणतेही बंधन न ठेवता आणि लडाख ते कन्याकुमारीपर्यंतच्या कलाकारांच्याकलाकृती या प्रदर्शनात पाहायला मिळणार आहेत. या वर्षीच्या रंगोत्सवात ३५० कलाकार एकत्र येणार आहेत आणि देशभरातील वैविध्यपूर्ण चित्रांचे प्रदर्शन भरविण्यात येणार आहे. निसर्गचित्रे, व्यक्तीचित्रे, अॅबस्ट्रॅक्ट, वास्तवदर्शी चित्रे, शहरचित्रे, धार्मिक चित्रांपासून ते वैयक्तिक अनुभूतींपर्यंत विविध शैली व विषयांवरील चित्रे त्यांच्यात सखोल दडलेल्या अर्थासह येथे पाहता येणार आहेत. नेहरू सेंटरमध्ये २८ ते  ३० ऑक्टोबरदरम्यान हे प्रदर्शन भरविण्यात आले आहे.

या वर्षीच्या मुंबई आर्ट फेअरमध्ये वैविध्यपूर्ण कला, विविध प्रकारची माध्यमे, शैली आणि विषय समाविष्ट असून चोखंदळ कलासंग्राहकांना या कलकृती निश्चित पसंत पडतील. मुंबई आर्ट फेअरचे संचालक राजेंद्र पाटील  म्हणतात, “मुंबई आर्ट फेअरमध्ये अप्रतिम चित्रे आणि शिल्पांसोबत इतही अनेक कलाकृती पाहायला मिळतील आणि या महोत्सवामध्ये असलेली कलाकारांची उपस्थिती चोखंदळ प्रेक्षक, खरेदीदार आणि संग्राहकांच्या दृष्टीने महत्त्वाची ठरणार आहे. अमूर्त कला शैलीचा उगम मुळातच निसर्ग चित्रांमध्ये दळलेला असून या ठिकाणी आपल्या काही अप्रीम अमूत शैलीतील चित्रे पाहता येतील जी निरखून  पाहिल्यास मूर्तस्वरूपातीलच  निसर्ग चित्रांचा आभास करणारी अशी आहेत ”

वास्तवाऐवजी भावना, संवेदना, कल्पना आणि विषयभावांवर भर देत विविध कलाकार आणि शैली एकत्रित आणणे हे मुंबई आर्ट फेअरच्या तिसऱ्या पर्वाचे उद्दिष्ट आहे. या कला प्रदर्शनात कलाकार अॅबस्ट्रॅक्ट कला, निसर्गचित्रे, वास्तवदर्शी चित्रे, बौद्ध धर्म इत्यादी विविध विषयांवरील कलाकृती सादर करणार आहेत. जल्पा पटेल, प्रकाश बाळ जोशी, अंजली प्रभाकर, नेहा ठाकरे, नीलिमा दानी, नीलेश उपाध्याय, पूनम खानविलकर, आर सोलोमन, राहत काजमी, यांच्यासारखे कलाकार मुंबई आर्ट फेअरमध्ये सहभाग होणार आहेत. चित्रांसोबतच डॉ. शंकर शर्मा, पूर्वी लोहाना , मीना राघवन आदी चित्रकारांनी घडविलेले भारतीय पारंपरिक कलांशी नाळ जुळलेल्या अशा कलाकृतीसुद्धा प्रदर्शनात पाहायला मिळणार आहेत. काही कला प्रशिक्षण संस्थासुद्धा या प्रदर्शनात सहभागी होणार आहेत. कलाशाखेच्या विद्यार्थ्यांना दृश्यकलेचे प्रशिक्षण देण्यासोबतच व्यावसायिक कलाविश्वात शाही प्रवेश देण्यासाठी ते मुंबई आर्ट फेअरमध्ये समूह प्रदर्शन भरविणार आहेत.

काय:  मुंबई आर्ट फेअर तिसरी आवृत्ती

कुठे: नेहरू सेंटर, वरळी

कधी: २८ – ३० ऑक्टोबर २०२२

प्रवेश मोफत

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मुंबई आर्ट फेअरच्या तिसऱ्या  पर्वात ३५० कलाकार सादर करणार ‘मूर्त -अमूर्तकला संगम’

Mumbai Art Fair Making A Grand Comeback After Two Years Of Pandemic

Mumbai Art Fair, a contemporary Art fair for independent artists is making a grand comeback in the Art Market after two years of pandemic with 350 artists exhibiting in 130 air-conditioned booths at Nehru Centre. Mumbai Art Fair is designed specially for independent artists who look for affordable options to exhibit their artworks in the metro cities and reach to the wider arts audience and potential art buyers.

More than 3500 paintings in various mediums such as oils, acrylics, water colour, pastels, charcoal with sculptures in stone, metal, and photographs by over 350 talented artists, few of them young, upcoming, mid-career as well as established are selected for presentation in this edition of Mumbai Art Fair. The diverse mix of landscapes, abstracts, figurative art and spiritual paintings, semi-nudes, rural and pastoral scenes, cityscapes and paintings on varied subjects  in myriad styles and numerous soft, bright and rustic hues are displayed at MAF, at the ground floor, discovery of India building, Nehru Centre from 28 to 30 Oct 2022.

Mumbai Art Fair (MAF) is bringing wide variety of ‘art choices’ in a very economical budget not only for seasoned buyers, but for budding art lovers. Art scene is changing slowly in India and art is no longer reserved just for high-end corporate and art collectors but today’s new millennials too started visiting art exhibitions to look for artworks to create inspiring and soothing ambiance around their living spaces.

This year MAF attracted diverse participation by many new faces among the regular participants working in different styles broaching plethora of subjects. In this year, regular names in the art fair circuit like Sayed Zuber Baker, Nishi Sharma, Anjali Prabhakar, Antra Shrivastava, Niyati Amlani, Neha Thackeray, Vineet Kaur, Beena Surana, Jalpa Patel, Vishal Sabley, R Soloman, S Vinitkumar, Sriparna Sinha, Soumen Kar, Om Tadkar, Naishita Reddy, Alpa Mistry, Rajitha, Manoj Swain, Rahat Kazmi, Prakash Bal Joshi, Prithvi Soni and others are set to mesmerized viewers by their varied creative output, rich in aesthetic content.

The works of Janhvi Bhide, Moshe Dayan, Praveen Naresh, Sachita Aditi, Yashvi Goyal, Dileep Kosode, Gursimaran Kaur, Ishita Malpani, Jenaifer Daruwalla, Kailas Kale, Mona Jain, Nakesha Bhosle, Neha Ruia are the kind of simplifications of reality in which artists have eliminated the details from recognisable objects leaving only the essence or some degree of recognisable form, representing things that aren’t visual, such as emotion, sound, or spiritual experience.  The artworks of Neha Thackeray, Pooja Ray, Rachana Miglani, Rahat Kazmi, Rajat Kumar, Rishail, Sateesh Dingankar, Shehbaaz Khan, Shruti Solanki, Suryakant Rajapkar and Vinitkumar lingers on the border of abstraction and semi-abstraction.

Lord Ganesha, the symbol of strength and power is portrayed by Chandrika Paurana, Madhuri Devlikar, Manoj Swain, Shivani Banerjee, and Sona Kapur, in their distinct style whereas artist Banani Kundu, Bhoomika Detroja, Hansa Bhatt, Jeenu Madan, Kinjal Gehlot, Prachi Selot Samota, Shubhangi Mehta, Sreenath Thampi, Suvarna Chawande, Vidya Shivramkrishnan and Yogita Kogle highlights creative life force through the depiction of their favourite divinities and faiths in the lines, colours and forms. Artist Naishita Reddy, Dollar Mandal, Gaurav Dagar, Ramesh Kumar, Santosh Lanjekar and Suraj Shukla are presenting realistic figurations with vibrant inventiveness through their works displayed at Mumbai Art Fair.

Akansha Punjabi, Jagadish Ray, Lata Malani, Shruti Srivastava, Darshan Mahajan, Archana Sharma, Neha Agrawal, Niyati Amlani, Pratibha Goel, Seema Oza, Shalini Gupta, Sonal Salekar, Sushma Oza, Vineet Kaur exhibiting at MAF have dealt with distinct colour to illustrate their visual ideas in ‘figurative’ genre, sometime in simple forms but making complex reading, creating strong narrative content.

The paintings of artist Anindita Biswas Roy, Basudeb Pradhan, Jayashree Gole, Rahul Naskar, Rakesh Sonkusare, Sriparna Sinha, Mousumi Sircar will make the viewer feel that they are right the middle of their painting; such is the mesmerising treatment given by these talented artists to their nature-scapes that viewer feel as though they can breathe the very air of the painting and reach out and touch the landscape as if it is real. The slightly different variant of abstract landscapes, cityscapes, architectural grandiose,  and flower-scape paintings by Atul Bhalerao, Chetan Bhosle, Padmini Bhatia, Rinni Patel, Sandeep Parkhie, Vittal Moppidy, Vyoma Parikh, K B Shikhare, R Soloman,  Radhika Bawa, Ravi Waybhat, Deepal Bhat, Hena Prasun, Shirish Ambekar, Anupama Thakur, Anuradha Bhalla, Ashdeep Babra, Diptina Kothari, Nidhi Sharma, Poonam Khanvilkar, Raksha Jesrani, Rohini Lokhande, Jasjit Sidhu and Neena Mehrok are the added attraction in the Mumbai Art Fair for the viewers.

The inspiring force behind the works by B Meghmala, Deepak Mukherjee, Monalisa Parikh, Namrita Nagra, Paridhi Jain, Sayali Nagarkar, Sudha Ramkrishnan, Vikram Bhatti, Vinayak Nigam and Vishal Sabley is their belief and faith that prompted them to create an impressive and wondrous works of art which generates mystical aura and spiritual vibrations around them. The amount of detailing in sculptures by Devel Sharma, Pankaj Gadakh, Soumen Kar, and Sujit Kumar Mukhopadhyay

is simply phenomenal and these sculptures are surely going to be an extra attraction in the art fair.

The Baroque animal painting tradition originated around seventeenth century in the western art world have found many followers across the world who portray animals, sometime using landscape as the background. Artist Alpana Dangi, Anna Kurian, Dipti Kumar, Rushan Shah and Shankar Rajput seems to be mesmerised by the beauty and power of different animals such as horses, bulls, elephants and stags. The other artists who got fascinated by wildlife are Haripriya Kulkarni, Jalpa Patel, Poonam Juvale, Praveena Parepalli and Saket Arbhi; their artworks are the visual treat for wild-life lovers visiting art fair. Viewers can select beautiful paintings from a charming variety of flying bird paintings executed dexterously by Anrita Basu, Bhaduri Shah Baria, Sanjivanee Bhoir and Shankar Pamarthy.

Richness and depth can be achieved in the subtle manipulation of light and shadow without colour. A world without colour is nonetheless rich in texture as the artist Akshata Shetty, Beena Surana, Chaitali Bareja Sharma, Ena Tondon, Insiya Patrawala, Kanishkar Mehra, Khurram Amir, Krish Nandi, Krupali Gondhalekar, Madhavi Bhaskar, Nikhil Usare, Raj Kumar, Rupali Mhatre and Vijay Kumawat explore a variety of themes and styles in a monochromatic pallet. The common thread that binds the works of Christina Ravi, Deepa Siddharth, Doyel Sinha, Kirthi Shetty, Kumaraswami B, Manju Das, Alpa Mistry, Namrata Bagwe, Priyanka Singh, Samridhi Sharma, Swarnajeet Kaur and Tara Isa is their female protagonists presented in various context and situations.

The use of geometric forms to create rhythmic patterns and fluid forms in the works of Annarapu Narendra, Jyoti Sharma, Mohit Jangid, Nirja Shah, Prachi Gala, Princy Jain, Uchit Turakhia and Vaishali Chanda is an experiment in illusion art that trick the eye and mind to perceive images different than what they are on the pictorial surface. The assemblage by Rohan Kunthale, Serigraph by Trishna Bhati and woodcuts by three generation of artists in Dubey family, black & white photograph by Sangram Naik, and surreal compositions by Aditi Khandelwal, Kaushal Parikh, Kunwar S S Punwar, Madhu Kuruva, Naveena Ganjoo and Subarna Bagchi compels the viewer to take a second look at them. Female nudes when done by female artist acquire the different dimension; this is demonstrated in the works of Meenakshi Shukla and Payal Moni.

Portraits displayed in the Mumbai Art Fair by Nilima Dani and Vineet Kaur and stylised works by B Narahari, Kashiram Pinjare and Saurabh Dhingare are the specimen of matured handling of subject with witty use of colour composition. Plethora of artworks by artist Anita Mukherjee, Atma Shyam, Bharati Hingane, Devvrat Singh Sengar, Divya Menon, Ramashankar Mishra, Shankar Sharma, Kanan Khant, Karishma Surve, Manjusha Kanade, Meena Raghavan, Navin Agarwal, Nikita Dani, Pinal Panchal, Rubina Hasan, Shalaka Patil, Shruti Kasana, Soni Singh, Sreenivasa Ram and Supriya Kaluskar are the form of tradition art or at least inspired by our traditional arts like Pichwai, Warli Art, Gond Art, Mughal style, and miniature art styles. Artists exhibiting in the Mumbai Art Fair Hiya Juthani, Nayana Patel, Nilesh Upadhyay, Pavani Nagpal, Praveen Kaveri, Purvi Lohana, Rhea Narkar, Seema Oza, and Shivani Patidar approach reality through the use of seemingly abstract looking colour patches and shades to create something as comprehensible as if it is real but still has dreamy quality to it akin to pseudo realism.

The enchantingly luminous water colour pieces by Gitanjali Shah, Mukta Kadam, Niyati Amlani and Shyam Karri combines the reflection of the white paper along with its texture exploiting the translucent tenderness of watercolour; the effect is wistful! Though Mukta Kadam do not fall in the temptation of using water colour’s qualities to boost its visual appeal but takes her artworks much more beyond merely what is overtly visible; they need multiple readings to dig deeper in her visual connotations. Artists Anjali Prabhakar, Antra Shrivastava, Bandana Kumari, Bhamini Sarda, Rajitha, Eshmeet Thapar, Jyoti Singh, Medha Nerurkar, Neerja Kujur, Preeti Shaw, Priya Kataria, Purnima Walunj, Riya Nahata, Sayed Bakar and Vinod Venkapalli visually communicate and symbolize fundamental truths of their subjects through the symbolic compositions.

Mumbai art fair is a sort of dawn for the independent artists; it forms a hub, a burgeoning estuary for the creative alignments of every kind; do come and be part of it in some way or the other. After the long pandemic, art fair works as a crucible of hyperactivity and generates enough energy to make a difference in the current art market.

–By Minakshi Patil

Exhibition        : MUMBAI ART FAIR
Venue : Nehru Centre, Discovery of India Building
Dr. A . B Rd, Worli, Mumbai

Date                : 28 to 30 Oct 2022
Timing :           11am to 7.30pm

——–Naarad PR and Image Strategists

Dr. Anusha Srinivasan Iyer: 9820535230.

Siddhant Gill: 9833775230.

  
Mumbai Art Fair making a grand comeback after two years of pandemic

Najma Akhter’s 11th Solo Show Lyrical Abstraction – Bangladesh At The Core Well-Received At The Jehangir Art Gallery Mumbai

Najma Akhter’s Lyrical Abstraction: Bangladesh at the Core was on display at the Jehangir Art Gallery 3 from Oct 18-24. The exhibition  exploreed nature and human settlements through abstraction as a method.         The artist presents the lyrical aspect of Bangladesh through the free-flowing strokes and texture as a context in this  exhibition. Bangladesh is known to be a green and fertile land for centuries. It is a riverine country. Rivers create new lands and wash away localities to be rebuilt by the resilient people. The landscape is constantly evolving creating a multitude of visual possibilities that an abstract painter would translate and transfer to the surface of the canvas. This abstraction differs from the west or the grand tradition of abstract expressionism, although connected.

For the uninitiated, Najma Akhter is a modern artist from Bangladesh and is one of those few whose forte is abstract painting. She was born on February 14, 1959. An MFA from the Institute of Fine Arts, Dhaka University, Najma Akhter has exhibited around the globe her expressive paintings, which mostly are acrylic on paper or canvas. Originally a student of Oriental Arts, an area where too she received great appreciation. She started experimenting with abstract visual language in 2003 and toured with her vibrant collection to a number of places like Penang, Malaysia to Patras, Greece. She has been a member of the jury of an international art expo in Sofia, Bulgaria. The artist is also an assistant professor of secondary and higher secondary level fine arts at the University Laboratory School and College. Institute of Education Research. Dhaka University.

Najma Akhter used to write distinctive art reviews for reputed dailies before concentrating solely on her paintings. Her works are in collections of a number of organisations (including government offices, National Museum, Shilpakala Academy, Banks and diplomatic missions) and private collectors, at home and abroad. Najma has received runners-up in Bulgaria’s prestigious International Mixed Media Exhibition and Poet Abdul Hai Mashreky Gold Medal and Shilpacharja Gold Medal.

Najma Akhter’s 11th Solo Show  Lyrical Abstraction – Bangladesh At The Core Well-Received At The Jehangir Art Gallery Mumbai

भारत के अद्भुत कलाकार और मुंबईकर ललित पाटिल ने मुम्बई की झुग्गी बस्तियों को किया अमर,उनके परिदृश्य को अपने कैनवास में उतारकर बनाया खूबसुरत !

परवेज दमानिया, सुधारक ओल्वे, मधुश्री, रूपाली सूरी, रुशा माधवानी, अनुषा श्रीनिवासन अय्यर, संजय निकम ने जहांगीर आर्ट गैलरी में ललित पाटिल के लैंडस्केप ऑफ आइडेंटिटी का उद्घाटन किया।

ललित पाटिल, तीन दशकों से मुंबईकर के दृश्य कलाकार, अपने आप में एक स्लम स्टार हैं। उनमें वास्तव में मलिन बस्तियों को कालातीत कृतियों में बदलनें की अद्भुत कला है।

जहांगीर आर्ट गैलरी, गैलरी 3, लैंडस्केप ऑफ आइडेंटिटीज में उनकी प्रदर्शनी का उद्घाटन पद्म श्री सुधारक ओल्वे, कला संग्रहकर्ता परवेज दमानिया, पार्श्व गायिका मधुश्री और उनके संगीतकार पति रॉबी बादल, अभिनेत्री रूपाली सूरी, सेलेब पोषण विशेषज्ञ रुशा माधवानी और निर्देशक-समतावादी पृथ्वी ने किया।  योद्धा अनुषा श्रीनिवासन अय्यर, मूर्तिकार-क्यूरेटर संजय निकम आदि वहाँ मौजूद थे।

ललित पाटिल में एक कलाकार के तौर पर अपना खाली समय न केवल शहर को देखने में बिताया है, बल्कि वो मलिन बस्तियों को अपनी प्रेरणा के रूप में देखते है।  “मुम्बई एक जटिल जगह है – यह शहर में आने वाले नागरिकों के लिए जगह बनाती है और उन्हें अपना बनाती है। चाहे वह इसकी इमारतों, झुग्गियों और लोगों के साथ हो, वे सभी मुंबई से घिरे हुए हैं,” पाटिल ने कहा।

मलिन बस्तियों की संरचना कलाकार के लिए एक अजीब आकर्षण रखती है।  वे कहते हैं, “झुग्गी बस्तियों में एक अप्रत्याशित संरचना होती है जिसमें वे घर होते हैं जो क्षेत्र को घेरते हैं, जिसमें प्रकाश अंधेरे से गुजरता है, आकार बनाता है। ये पृष्ठभूमि में विशाल इमारतों के साथ संरचनाओं की अपनी कहानी बताने के लिए अपनी कहानी होती है। वे मेटाफ़ेज़ को परिभाषित करते हैं ।”  मानवीय संवेदनाओं से परिपूर्ण जटिलता और अमूर्त रूप की यह संरचना और जिंदा रहने का बंधन शहर को उतना ही जिंदा रखता है।  परिदृश्य में यह भावनात्मक पहलू है जो मुझे सबसे ज्यादा उत्साहित करता है।”

दूसरों के विपरीत, पाटिल स्पॉट पेंटिंग पसंद करते हैं।  वह वास्तव में झुग्गी-झोपड़ियों का दौरा करते है और अपने जमे हुए फ्रेम में हर पल का अनुभव करते है।  “प्रत्येक स्ट्रोक मेरे लिए एक भावना का प्रतिनिधित्व करता है। पाटिल की ‘लैंडस्केप ऑफ आइडेंटिटीज’ शीर्षक वाली वैचारिक कृति ऐसी है कि कला के हर टुकड़े की अपनी परिभाषा, एक कहानी, एक पहचान होती है।  उन्होंने विशेष खंड भी बनाए हैं जहां स्क्रैप अपना कैनवास बनाता है।  “मेरा मानना है कि मेरा काम मुझे, आपको, मुंबई के लोगों को  दृढ़ता से परिभाषित करते हैं”।

भारत के अद्भुत कलाकार और मुंबईकर ललित पाटिल ने मुम्बई की झुग्गी बस्तियों को किया अमर,उनके परिदृश्य को अपने कैनवास में उतारकर बनाया खूबसुरत !

Mumbaikar Lalit Patil Captures Slums and Immortalises their Landscape in his Canvas

Parvez Damania, Sudharak Olwe, Madhushree, Rupali Suri,  Rusha Madhwani, Anusha Srinivasan  Iyer, Sanjay Nikam inaugurate Lalit Patil’s Landscape of Identities at Jehangir Art Gallery

Lalit Patil, a Mumbaikar visual artist from three decades, is a Slum Star in his own right. He actually converts slums into timeless masterpieces.

His exhibition at Jehangir Art Gallery, Gallery 3,  titled Landscape of Identities was inaugurated by Padma Shri Sudharak Olwe, art collector Parvez Damania, playback singer Madhushree and her composer husband Robby Badal, actress Rupali Suri, celeb nutritionist Rusha Madhwani and director-egalitarian earth warrior Anusha Srinivasan Iyer, sculptor-curator Sanjay Nikam among others.

The artist in Lalit Patil spends his free time not just observing the city, but looks at the slums as his inspiration. “Munbai is a complex place — it makes space for the denizens that flow into the city and makes them its own. Whether it be with its buildings,  slums and people, they are all enveloped by Mumbai,” avers Patil.

The structure of the slums hold a strange fascination for the artist. Says he, “Slums have  an unexpected structure wherein they are houses enveloping the area, with light passing through  darkness, forming shapes. These. Structures  in juxtaposition with huge buildings in the background have their own story to tell. They define the metaphase if the city.” This structure of complexity and abstract form replete with human emotion and the bond to stay alive keeps the city alive as much. It is this emotional aspect in the  landscape that excites me most.”

Unlike others, Patil prefers spot paintings. He actually visits the slums and captures each moment he experiences in his frozen frames. “Each stroke represents an emotion for me,” he enthuses.  Patil’s conceptual work titled ‘Landscape of Identities’ is such that  every piece of art has its own definition, a tale, an identity.  He has even made special sections where scrap creates its own canvas. “I believe my works strongly define me, you, the people of Mumbai, us,” he concludes.

Mumbaikar Lalit Patil Captures Slums and Immortalises their Landscape in his Canvas

Artists and celebs throng NGMA retrospective tribute to Rini Dhumal and her colourful Canvas of Life

Every artist dips his brush into his soul, and then emerges a masterpiece. This seems to be so true for artist Rini Dhumal.   The Power of Shakti: A Retrospective of Rini Dhumal  at the National Gallery of modern art speaks volumes for the artist and each of her works that reflect her strength and resilience  radiating in its  light. Rini Dhumal’s powerful works have always brought out the extraordinary  strength in the ordinary  Indian woman. Her works of art were strongly rooted in Indian culture at the same time, effortlessly embraced the influences of her foreign travels and their influence.

Her studio situated on the first floor of her residence was recreated at NGMA besides the powerful ambience for the works, thanks to the efforts of  Adwaita Charan Garanayak, Director General, NGMA who has also curated the   exhibition.

Rini Dhumal’s retrospective — Shakti is on view from Saturday, 21st May, 2022 onwards.

The preview of the exhibition was graced by Brinda Miller, Nisha Jamwwal, Sudarshan Shetty, Pheroza Godrej, Vilas Shinde, Director General NGMA, Adwait Gadanayak, PD Dhumal, Radhika Dhumal, Shashi Bansal, Kalpana Gandhi, Vinod Sharma, Madhu Sharma, Sanjana Shelat, Jayanti Rabadia, Madhusudan, Jain Kamal, Kuldeep Koregaonkar among others.

The exhibition is on view from Saturday, 21st May, 2022 onwards.

Shakti was scheduled to open in December, 2020, but the COVID -19 pandemic wreaked havoc and thus, the show was postponed by a year. Unfortunately, Rini Dhumal passes away rather unexpectedly in September, 2021. Hence the retrospective.

Artists and celebs throng NGMA retrospective tribute to Rini Dhumal and her colourful canvas of life…

शिल्पी खरे ‘अर्टिस्टरी ऑफ वूमेन’ की महिला कलाकारों द्वारा कला प्रदर्शनी में सराही गई

राज्य ललित कला अकादमी रीजनल सेंटर, लखनऊ की कला वीथिका में ‘अर्टिस्टरी ऑफ वूमेन’ की महिला कलाकारों द्वारा प्रदर्शनी का आयोजन किया गया।

जिसका उद्घाटन मुख्य अतिथि लखनऊ की मेयर श्रीमती संयुक्ता भाटिया के द्वारा किया गया। अध्यक्षता डॉ लवकुश द्विवेदी ने की और विशिष्ट अतिथि देवेंद्र त्रिपाठी रहे।

डॉ शारदा सिंह ने कलाकार ग्रुप का परिचय दिया और मेहमानों का स्वागत और भाषण का कार्यभार संभाला। तथा डॉ निहारिका सिंह द्वारा धन्यवाद ज्ञापित किया। डॉ शारदा सिंह और निहारिका सिंह के प्रयासों के कारण इस कार्यक्रम में देश व्यापी समूह में देश के विभिन्न स्थानों से विभिन्न कलाकारों में एकजुटता दिखाई दी।

प्रत्येक माह में एक बार समूह की कार्यशाला का आयोजन किया जाता है जिसमें तैयार कृतियों का यहां प्रदर्शित किया गया है। इस समूह में प्रोफेसर, छात्राएं, कलाकार, अध्यापक, गृहणी सभी एक साथ काम करते हैं। इसमें शिल्पी खरे (लखनऊ), निरुपमा टंक (भावनगर गुजरात), अमिता शर्मा, अमिता विश्वकर्मा, निहारिका सिंह, अन्नू चौहान, अनीता पांडे, अंकिता शर्मा, कमर आरा, कविता, कुसुम, डॉ शारदा सिंह, डॉ प्रोफेसर रेखा कक्कड़, डॉ जयश्री द्विवेदी, डॉ अनंता शांडिल्य, डॉ आभा, डॉ कुसुम, लता गुप्ता, डॉ रश्मि सक्सेना, नेहा कुमारी, प्रीति मलिक, प्रतिभा त्रिपाठी, प्रियंका जैसवाल, पूनम पटेल, मृदुला, ममता, मीनू सिंह, मोनाली, वनिता मिधा, मौसमी गुप्ता, शर्मिला शर्मा, शिवानी, शिवांगी गुप्ता, शुचिता त्रिपाठी, रिजु बरनवाल आदि ने प्रतिभाग लिया। इस कला प्रदर्शनी में लखनऊ से आई शिल्पी खरे के कार्य को सराहना मिली।

कला प्रदर्शनी में सराही गई शिल्पी खरे

Semi abstract artist Sangeeta Babani’s Exhibition FAIRY TALES at Jehangir Art Gallery paints a bright picture of the bustling world

When- 8th March, Inauguration from  6.30 pm onwards, exhibition from 8th march to 14 th March

Where- Jehangir Art Gallery, 161B, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001.

Entry- Free

Sangeeta Babani has become a well-known name in the abstract and realism art world. Raised in Spain, this artist’s musings veer from figurative to semi-abstract depiction, surrealism to semi-realism, as the mood takes her. Babani was amongst the first to paint on cars as she does not believe in limiting her canvases only to a white paper frame. She worked with Tata Motors, BMW, Jeep and Mercedes Benz. She has held numerous exhibitions in India and displayed her work in London, Paris and Dubai and showcased an 18 feet Installation called The Lost Art. The accomplished Artist was awarded for her Contemporary work in Paris (France) in 2017.

Celebrating life’s day-to-day occurrences, culture, cities, intersections of places and time, she conjures up memories, thoughts, opinions, stories that inspire her to step into another world of colour, canvas, rhythmic strokes and storytelling.

Babani recently launched an exhibition titled ‘Fairy Tales’ at Jehangir Art Gallery showcasing different cities around the globe manifested in bright and vibrant colours. With the theme ‘Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale’, the artist aimed at creating a mood of happiness and calm.

Sangeeta Babani says, “I create landscapes and urban settings in a surreal and fairy-like manner. The images are from my visits to many lovely areas of the globe and I manifest the image with an infusion of bold and vibrant colours to create a mood of happiness and calm. I try to paint happiness because I believe art should leave a viewer with a positive feeling. My Art is all about celebrating daily life, appreciation for different cities and culture, they are expressions of scenes I thought were beautiful, intersections of places and time that I experienced and a desire to create a better World and it convinces people to enter in this new World. Through my paintings, I want to convey the message of enjoying the journey, as that’s the secret to our brief transit in the world.”

Semi abstract artist Sangeeta Babani’s Exhibition  FAIRY TALES  at Jehangir Art Gallery paints a bright picture of the bustling world

Chitralatika – An exhibition showcasing the journey of Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar ji by Artist Ramkripal Namdeo

From: 5th February to 8th February 2022

“Chitra Latika”

An Exhibition of oil Paintings by Jabalpur based artist Ramkripal Namdeo

VENUE:

P.L. Deshpande Art Gallery

Ravindra Natya Mandir

Prabhadevi, Mumbai 400025

Timing: 11am to 7pm.

Contact: 9589017969

“Chitralatika” An exhibition showcasing the journey of Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar ji by Ramkripal Namdeo, one of the prominent artist from Jabalpur, Madhyapradesh!

Ramkripal Namdeo has won many awards and done numerous shows in all over India. His paintings has won many records for his intricate work depicting maximum number of faces in a single painting.

This show will be inaugurated on 5th February 5.30 pm by chief guest: Mr.Ashish Rego

Vice Chairman A.P.M.A (Asia Pacific Music Creators Alliance), and guest of honors:

Mr. Basu Soni- Film actor (Kedarnath,Raktanchal etc,),

Mr. Govind Namdev – (Actor, Writer, Theater Director), Mr. Raj Yadav (Indian Express), Mr. Makrand Joshi etc will be present.

At the beginning of the program, singer Prachi Joshi will perform a song on Maa Saraswati.

Ramkrupal Namdev is rare artist, who has his unique style of painting. This Jabalpur based artist has painted Lataji & Gandhiji in a very different manner for which his name is registered by 3 famous recording institutions. Asia Book of Records, India Book of Records & Limca Book of Records, all 3 have conferred him certificates & honoured him for his unusual achievement. This is his 9th solo exhibition. He has earlier exhibited in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore & Jabalpur in solo & group exhibitions.

Now let’s write about his special & unique style. In one painting of Lataji he has painted 930 faces of famous women, who have contributed in their respective field. Collecting data of 930 women personalities with their images is itself a huge task & painting them in miniature style in background is another. Apart from this he has painted LATA letters also & Lataji’s portrait in foreground. In another painting he has painted all felicitations of Lataji by famous personalities happened in her entire  life at background & Lataji in foreground.

‌ While painting Gandhiji in same way, he has painted 230 patriots of Gandhi’s contemporaries at background & Gandhiji in foreground, trying to depict that Gandhiji was main source of inspiration for them. Here also collecting data of 230 patriots & their images is difficult task & painting them is another. He has painted all his paintings in oil on canvas medium with skill & commendable patience. There are many paintings on Lataji hence this show is titled “चित्रलतिका “. Apart from Lataji & Gandhiji artist has painted other subjects also like Lord Ganesha, Lord Hanuman, Lord Ram-Seeta, Lord Buddha, Mother Teresa, little girls & others.

 

Chitralatika – An exhibition showcasing the journey of Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar ji by Ramkripal Namdeo

Rekhta – Solo show of Paintings By well-known artist Ravindra Pawar in Jehangir Art Gallery

From: 8th to 14th February 2022

“Rekhta”

Phrases of the Mystical Ensemble

Solo show of Paintings

By well-known artist Ravindra Pawar

VENUE:

Jehangir Art Gallery

161- B, M.G. Road

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: 98191 31395

‘Living in Mumbai, being and experiencing the fast lifestyle, observing the overlapping visuals while commuting by local trains and buses of the people packed in the limited space and colors of the fabric they wear, and while going around the City – the slums, buildings, walls crumbling, rusted hoardings, scratches, walls cracks, drops of water and flow of liquid, trees, leaves, geometrical forms shapes, roads, and many other elements forms visual frames of composition and embedded in my subconscious mind. These stimulate and inspire me to draw and paint. Also, my interaction with children, juveniles, and or otherwise, their emotions, psychological and social issues, et al. are part of my subconscious memory which influences my work. My paintings are pure visual experiences that are to be seen by the viewer’, says Ravindra.

This is Mumbai and Ravindra has been living here for years, working with the Juveniles. He has been interacting with these Juveniles who have been labeled as difficult to discuss the various ups and downs of their life. I think Ravindra’s brilliant use of colours, powerful strokes, different shapes and lines, transparency, roughness has really come a long way wherein he subconsciously depicts all that he has observed and perceived through his art.

The fields of geometrical forms and colors transport one to the Color-Field Abstract Expressionist movement. The play of color on the psyche of humans is as primitive as is man, and so is the therapeutic value of colors which has a very deep impact on our minds and psychological wellbeing. Expressing through Art that which cannot be spoken heals the deeper held aspects of our emotions and traumas thereon healing the being.

Ravindra’s color palette is vivid, darks, earthy, muted, neutrals, and cool. The forms, lines, overlapping and revealing underlying colors, the powerful application of the medium, speak an unspoken narrative that has impacted him deeply and vividly. The use of complementary, analogous and monochromes to express his varying emotions and inspirations enhance the artwork evoking the viewer’s senses to indulge in the visual melody.

Ravindra’s colours present a good degree of emotion through their tones and shades while the gestures are presented by the brush stokes, breaking lines and moving forms. His, every composition has a stance, an elegance and a dominant position in the space that is suggestive in some way. Even though the artist does not ponder around a particular subject, yet the different visuals leave a deep impact of experiences only through pure visuals. Hence, for the artist and the viewer, it is an act of feeling, connecting and being impacted rather than simply viewing it

Ravindra’s visual compositions appear to be quiet, but they are sharp and energetic. His paintings are a visual poetry with a good balance of simplicity and complexity with myriad ideas, moods and feelings that his colours suggest. Despite a sense of lack of certainty, there is a great silent gesture on the surface and an unheard emotion captured through colours and abstract forms. Both of these elements have the power to define a purpose to make his work look great for his viewer.

His paintings has a different depth of colours. As he has intentionally overlapped much of the surface. I think Ravindra subconsciously tries to show it in a subtle manner.

There he is! Looking like he is embracing ‘Nirvana’. He wants to hide away a lot of memories, previous circumstances… Pain. He wants to live his life to fullest and make the most of it.

At this exact moment Rekhta comes into the picture. It’s like a jigsaw puzzle, it’s all scattered but eventually all of it fall in the right place. These various shades of colours holds  everything in place. Merging all elements of lines, shapes, shades of colours etc.

  

That’s Ravindra for you who sees all these scattered things and then goes to on tries to keep things in order, in the right place!

The Eternal – An Exhibition Of Watercolor Paintings By well-known artist Ashok Namdeo Dhivare In Jehangir Art Gallery

From: 1st to 7th February 2022

“The Eternal”

An Exhibition of Watercolor Paintings

By well-known artist Ashok Namdeo Dhivare

VENUE:

Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B, M.G. Road,

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400001

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: 98508 69670

As the changing forms of nature leave their reflections on a painter’s mind it begins to give shapes to them.  Really speaking, it is a just thought emerging in his consciousness; simultaneously, however, it becomes an inner conflict rooted in his mind.  A process to search for form in an object begins at the centre of an individual’s mind. This process is highly individualistic and deep but it is equally obscure.

The presence of an object in nature is stable as well as unstable and forward-moving; this in fact is an unending, ongoing process. It is the way of the world; in a way, it is the way the world behaves. ‘The Eternal’ is an exhibition of paintings meant to present this thought. It is a search for the eternal existence of the self in the brisk-paced happenings and the fast deterioration of human values taking place around us.

The progressive journey of the painter, Mr Ashok Dhivare, has been moving forward through a variety of forms and mediums like nature painting, abstract style and cityscape. The paintings in this exhibition belong to the category of ‘Nature painting.’ The artist has consciously used watercolours as a medium.

The moisture of the mind’s sensitivity and its subtlety for the moments escaped is noticeable in them in addition to a feeling of being lost. The

human images in these paintings are indistinct and unclear. The structures and leftover remains of constructions around them force us to search for the eternal. The use of time and space keeps haunting our minds as these paintings begin to overpower us by coming closer and establishing an uncanny relation with us. These paintings give a distressed call to the past and present of the fall and decay we experience inside us.

Raju Desale

 

The Eternal – An Exhibition Of Watercolor Paintings By well-known artist Ashok Namdeo Dhivare In Jehangir Art Gallery

Forms Of Musing – An Exhibition Of Paintings By Artist Sharmila Gupta In Jehangir Art Gallery

From: 31st January to 6th February 2022

“Forms of Musing”

An Exhibition of Paintings

By  Sharmila Gupta

VENUE:

Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B, M.G. Road, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai – 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: 98198 67766 

At first glance, the bold patterns in Sharmila Gupta’s recent paintings and drawings appear to mark a change in direction from the large gritty paintings of tidal pools that were her last body of work. On further viewing, it becomes apparent that her familiar landscapes have become compressed into signs or ideograms. These perhaps reflect time spent in walks in the woods during the lockdown when she made a study of aboriginal bark as well as the abstract lineage of modernism. Sharmila’s new paintings light up the exhibition space. She moves easily between representational and abstract imagery, and she mixes seemingly contradictory inclinations. For example, her process is messy and engaged, but her compositions are deliberate and playful; her work shifts suddenly from somber to slapstick; she has a sincere belief in painting’s transcendent power.

The intimate, explorative body of work exposes her complex interaction with a particular place and it’s shifting transient nature. Sharmila has often spoken about rejecting the picturesque in favour of primordial nature as represented. She has found these necessary elemental motifs. At the edge of water and land, she has become immersed in the visceral experience of light, space and motion. There she has sought to bridge the atmospheric, volumetric world of matter and its equivalence in signs. Landscape thus becomes an arena not only to view the fleeting nature of the elements with its seasonal and biological cycles but also a vessel for thought and process within the context of various pictorial languages.

Sharmila makes paintings to be reckoned with. Her largely abstract canvases and wild seaside landscapes can be broody, even confrontational, in earthy dark tones. But many of these paintings sparkle with brilliant blues, and cheery greens, reds, and yellows. Darker colors crop up and provide terrific contrast. Sharmila completed her part-time course in painting from Sir J J School of Art and since then she has continually challenged herself, grappling with form in oils water-colours and collages; with space and surface in abstract painting and art history. One thing has remained constant her delight in the elemental quality of paint. She’s like a kid with finger paints, or making mud pies. She fills her canvases with smears, dollops, and grit. Her passion can’t be missed.

In her current suite of works some of her former complex spatial panoramas with their diverse vantage points and horizon lines remain. Sharmila, however, has often changed her viewing perspective. At times, she has vicariously crawled along the surface of the earth or seen things as a fish traversing water or as a bird from above or a combination of different vantage points in the same painting, a vertical panoramic space is grounded by two trees uniting land, fire, water and sky seen both from above and at the horizon. By contrast, Sharmila Gupta reveals a flatter, condensed spatial world of water patterns containing floating interactive shapes. Viewed from above, a brown form hovers over incoming and outgoing tides acting as a magnifying glass revealing particles of pollution. This pivotal form compresses the action of nature and shield shapes reminiscent of the mapping of water trails found in aboriginal painting.

Sign language becomes even more evident in small watercolor drawings that evoke musical exercises with their motifs and recapitulations of the ebb and flow of tides: times of day amidst floating objects pulled by currents. Sharmila has stated that all her abbreviations of shapes and forms come from acute observation of particular sites. Her drawings reflect these observations of a sea world with undulating patterns, horizontal and vertical lines that act as cross currents creating pulsating tensions. Sharmila subverts our expectations of space. Despite the horizon line, we appear to have a bird’s-eye view. The piece’s crackling rhythm, intoxicating tones, and the artist’s loose, playful hand make the works a joyful exclamation. These dense, expansive little nature-scapes gleam like gemstones.

Sharmila’s quest to reassemble pictorial language from a diverse painting vocabulary is no easy task. Throughout her long career she has searched for ways to meld the painterly traditions of Abstract Expressionism. Over the past decades she has been moving back and forth between both pictorial concepts, sometimes emphasizing her love of light and expressive painterly forms, other times using abbreviated signs, and sometimes managing to simultaneously employ both modes. In her painting series, she combined ideograms, patterns that interact with volumetric shapes and atmospheric moods. The exhibition shows a good introduction to her innovative merging of the physical tactile world with a formal language of signs, ideograms and pictographs, expanding the painter’s language in this time.

Abhijeet Gondkar

January 2022, Mumbai

Artist’s Statements

Myself, Sharmila Gupta, an abstract painter. My artwork includes oil on canvas, acrylic on canvas and paper.

Passionate about painting I create whatever I perceive after observing the environment around me. I interprete the cosmos of colour and form through my visualisation to express them uniquely.

Perseverance and expedition has shifted the quality of my works and opened a new realm of possibilities and offered me with a different context of painting and my relationship to it’s process.

Sharmila Gupta – Artist 

Forms of Musing –  An Exhibition of Paintings By artist Sharmila Gupta in Jehangir Art Gallery

Prabhakar Kolte – Surendra Jagtap And Ajoykaant Ruia Inaugurate Sahayog Contemporary Art Exhibition 2022

The opening ceremony of the 6th edition of the Sahayog Contemporary Art Exhibition, showcasing over 100 artworks from 40 veteran and young artists at the iconic Jehangir Art Gallery, Kala Ghoda, was a low-key yet spectacular affair. Besides organiser-artist Satyendra Rane and the participating artists, the evening saw in attendance celebrated artist Prabhakar Kolte, Surendra Jagtap – Principal J K Academy of Art and Design and art curator Ajoykaant Ruia who is also the President of the Indo-Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce.

Sahayog Contemporary Art Exhibition is an annual cultural forum that is now in its sixth year. Known to showcase a mind-blowing variety of mesmerising artworks, this year organiser-artist Satyendra Rane has handpicked 40 talented artists from across the country to captivate your mind. Being held at the Jehangir Art Gallery from 11th-17th January, 2022, the art show cuts across media in paintings to bring water colour, oil, acrylic, pencil, Tanjavur, and collage together, and in sculptures to include works in brass, bronze, wood, stone—all under one roof. A portion of the sale proceeds will be donated to Alert Citizen Forum (ACF), a government-recognised Mumbai-based NGO.

This year’s exhibit includes participation from veteran and young artists alike. “The art ecosystem,” feels Satyendra Rane, “is geared to favour established artists, and for us at Sahayog, it has always been important to fill this gap by providing a platform that would give unknown faces and talents a chance to shine alongside the known ones. We have a history of bringing forth artists who maybe from different professions but are also inclined towards art.” Sahayog Contemporary Art Exhibition 2022 sees participation from Adyot Rajadhyaksha, Amberhuues Tania, Ameet Pai, Anupama Mandavkar, Arpita Kolhatkar, Arpito Gope, Arvind Kolapkar, Bhagyashri Choudhari, Deepa Hekre, Dr. Shankar Sharma, Ganesh Hire, Ganpat Bhadke, Harshada Tondwalkar, Ishwar Shetty, Joe D’souza, Kariyappa Hanchinamani, Kasim Kanasavi, Komal Gupta, Monica Kharkar, Mukund Ketkar, Nandita Desai, Nishtha Jhunjhunwala, Niyati Gope, Onkar Murthy, Prasad Mane, Prashant Jadhav, Priya Kadu, Revathi Shivakumar, Sachin Kolhatkar, Satyendra Rane, Shahed Pasha, Shreela Ghosh, Shubham Kesur, Sneha Nikam, Sumant Shetty, Sunil Vinekar, Surendra Jagtap, Ujwala Kumar, Vaishali Kanade and Vidhi Doshi.

Ajoykaant Ruia, Surendra Jagtap, Prabhakar Kolte, Satyendra Rane and Prasad Mane at the Sahayog Contemporary Art Exhibition 2022 lamp lighting ceremony


Organiser-Artist Satyendra Rane with the participating artists of Sahayog Contemporary Art Exhibition 2022 at Jehangir Art Gallery


Prabhakar Kolte, Ajoykaant Ruia, Surendra Jagtap, Satyendra Rane and the participating artists of Sahayog Contemporary Art Exhibition 2022


Surendra Jagtap, Satyendra Rane and Prabhakar Kolte share a moment at the opening ceremony of Sahayog Contemporary Art Exhibition 2022 at Jehangir Art Gallery

Over the years, Sahayog has supported various causes such as ToyBank, Konark Cancer Foundation, and Garbage Free India. This year, they have selected Alert Citizen Forum (ACF). Founded in 2011, ACF was formed by a team of committed individuals who have by means of meaningful initiatives in the fields of education, healthcare, employment, environment, relief and rehabilitation touched and transformed the lives of underprivileged communities. Their goal is to make the community sustainable, self-sufficient, and efficient through voluntary public participation.

Sahayog Contemporary Art Exhibition 2022 Provides Platform for Senior and Young Artists