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Vidya Balan inaugurates Padma Shri Sudharak Olwe’s Firefly Lavani photo exhibition at Nine Fish Art Gallery

Posted by on Jan 23, 2023 in Art Exhibition | 0 comments

Vidya Balan inaugurates Padma Shri Sudharak Olwe’s Firefly Lavani photo exhibition at Nine Fish Art Gallery

Mumbai-based documentary photographer Padma Shri Sudharak Olwe’s Firefly, an exhibition of photographs, artefacts and performance, on ‘Lavani’ – a traditional dance form of Maharashtra opened at the Nine Fish Art Gallery in Byculla, Mumbai.
The exhibition was inaugurated by Vidya Balan, with attendees including celebrities, artists, journalists and curators alike, including Parvez Damania, Anup Jalota, Rupali Suri, Niharica Raizada, Vilas Shinde and Pablo Bartholomew among others.
The 45 photographs that are documented over 20 years by Sudharak Olwe attempt to capture the ‘lavanya’ (beauty), struggles and journey of the social lives of these folk artistes and look beyond the popular perception of the traditional dance form. “I want to share their art and life in my photos,” elaborated Sudharak, who still continues to document the Lavani artistes.
More about Sudharak Olwe, who has been marking a new global space for Indian photography, with exhibitions in Malmo (Sweden), Lisbon, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Washington, Dhaka, Mumbai and Delhi among others. Olwe is known for his extraordinary work capturing in both rural and urban communities, presenting tales of resilience, courage, and change. In 2005, Olwe was one of the four awardees for National Geographic’s “All Roads Photography Program: In 2016, he received the Padma Shri, one of highest civilian awards awarded by the Government of India.
In the current exhibition, Sudharak Olwe’s timeless frames pay a tribute to this traditional art form that has contributed tremendously to the development of Marathi folk theatre. Prominent Lavani traditional folk artistes from Solapur were honoured at the event, the Lavani artistes shared their stories through their energetic performance as well. The proceeds helped the education of children of Lavani dancers.
Along with the photographs by Sudharak Olwe, artefacts curated by Gourmoni Das are also on display.
For the uninitiated, ‘Lavani’ is a traditional dance form that originated in Maharashtra in the 18th and 19th centuries. Lavani is performed on public stage, and is a performative tradition practiced by a certain set of communities consisting of interactive gestures, and songs and noted for its biting dialogues often toned with socio-political satire; the dancers are always agile and attentive to the audience’s reactions.
The exhibition was presented by Nine Fish Art Gallery & Dot Line Space Art Foundation.
About Nine Fish: Located within the charming precincts of a historic textile mill in Central Mumbai, Nine Fish Art Gallery seeks to explore connections between multiple art-related endeavours and create a stimulating space within the larger art ecosystem for emerging art practitioners of exceptional talent from across South Asia. Established in 2015, Nine Fish has since exhibited both national and international artists. It has consistently and independently provided Art Residencies and studio space to upcoming young artists as well as hosting five consecutive Art35 events over the years.
About Dot Line Space: Dot Line Space is an art platform started in 2015 in Mumbai with the aim to Create, Curate, Collaborate and Celebrate art in diverse forms started by graduates from the prestigious Sir J.J. School of Art. We believe in bringing together different art movements from around the globe and creating spaces which become talking points of historically diverse visual expressions. Our curation formats are imbued with sensitivity and debate, as we try to bring the regional arts and crafts of our country to the forefront. We aim to unleash each artist’s true essence with absolute integrity.

   

Vidya Balan inaugurates Padma Shri Sudharak Olwe’s Firefly Lavani photo exhibition at Nine Fish Art Gallery

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India’s Most Awaited Contemporary Art Fair – India Art Festival Is Back In Town

Posted by on Jan 13, 2023 in Art Exhibition | 0 comments

India’s Most Awaited Contemporary Art Fair – India Art Festival Is Back In Town

The bays of Mumbai are all set to welcome the panache of 50+ Art Galleries and 550+ Independent Artists at the Nehru Centre in Worli as India Art Festival brings its 11th city edition from January 19 to 22.

India – a country with rich cultural heritage and artistic tradition has been appreciated globally for the diverse and rich contribution to the art industry worldwide. But not all of her artists could establish themselves due to the lack of professional platforms available. To bridge this gap and facilitate artistic growth; India Art Festival has been democratising art viewing and buying since nearly a decade with its various endeavours and Art Fairs across Mumbai, Delhi, and Bengaluru.

The upcoming edition of India Art Festival is a fresh breeze of air that presents the buyer with a choice of over 5500+ artworks along different themes, styles, and mediums of art. The advent of this 4-day art festival commences with the Inauguration on Jan 19th at 11:30 am followed by a VIP Preview till 8.00 in the evening. The next three days from Jan 20th to 22nd are open for public viewing and buying. With Free Entry on all four days, the organisers invite art enthusiasts and connoisseurs from all walks of life to view, buy and appreciate the unique creations of the participating artists and art galleries.

With an experience more than a decade of organising successful Art Fairs, India Art Festival Director, Rajendra along with his team gives voice to the many artists – eminent, experienced, and emerging in displaying their artistic talent to the world. In his words, “Art instills a different energy to those who engage with it. Both the artist and the collector are touched by the captivating prowess of Art that impacts them on a deeper level. But, with each individualistic expression and choice, it becomes a daunting task to explore and find the right connection where both the artist and the buyer feel fulfilled. India Art Festival strives to offer this opportunity by bringing a plethora of artists, each with its distinctive style that is ready to take on the spaces of Millennials and Gen-Z alike”.

India Art Festival does not limit itself to any preconceived notions about art and one may find in here the rare gems from the contemporary masters to the raw talent of the emerging and new-age artists. With diverse themes, art styles and art forms you can get your hands on abstracts, landscapes, figurative art, florals and spiritual thematic fusions, folk art forms and sculptures to modern, contemporary art with a futuristic appeal. Art Galleries and Artists from Mumbai, New Delhi, Gurgaon, Singapore, Noida, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, and other parts of the country can be seen across the 150+ booths.

The IAF Director Rajendra further adds, “What sets this year apart from the last twelve years is the fact that this year the fair gets bigger in all aspects. From the number of participating galleries both Indian and International to independent artists, the selection and curation has levelled up. Every year, we see a remarkable rise in the number of artworks being sold and this year I believe will surpass the records of previous years owing to the cutting-edge art pieces and styles that can be witnessed in this edition. The first of 2023, India Art Festival Mumbai edition is bringing together art lovers, collectors, and artists from the diaspora across the globe and the country in its entirety”.

The huge exhibition hall at the ground floor of the Nehru Centre is occupied with major and mid-level art galleries. This year, Gnani Arts from Singapore is returning with a fresh set of talented artists after its last successful stint at the India Art Festival. Bringing at the forefront the modern-day masters is Pastel Tale gallery that houses Ashok Bhowmick, DVS Krishna, Gurmeet Marwah, Haren Thakur, Kishore Sahu, Manoj Darekar, Prabhu Horsoor and Roy K John. Gallery Pioneer gets the best of the best on the walls with artists like Jogen Chowdhary, Thota Vaikuntam, Sakti Burman, Lalu Prasad Shaw, Manu Parekh, and the list continues. Not to miss another set of art talents with Eminent Gallery with a few names like Arzoo Bajaj, Himmat Shah, Jagannath Paul, Prithvi Soni, Sameer Mondal and others. Another interesting take this year is by Rabi Arts who are displaying the works by Atul Dodiya, Sanat Kar, Vasundhara Broota Tiwary, Jagannath Mahapatra, and others.

Next up on the alley you will find Umakant Kanade, Dinkar Jadhav, K G Subramanyan, Nidhi Bhatia, Om Swami, Prakash Joshi, Sanjay Soni, Siddharth Shingade, Sujata Achrekar and Vinita Dasgupta – few of today’s well-established names with gallery Vision Art. The booths of thecurators.arts and Studio3 Art Gallery are a no miss section as they have a very interesting line-up of artists with HR Das, Kamar Alam, Nishant Dange, Amol Pawar,  Ashif Hossain, Ganesh Panda, Seema Kohli, Mohan Naik, Sudip Roy, Prasad Mane, Vivek Nimbolkar, Shampa Sircar Das and others. This year’s participating galleries also include Gallery Grayscale, Gallery Artezevous and Gallerie Art Eterne with their modern contemporary collection.

Next up on the list are artist duos Shobitha Hariharan and Nalini Joshi represented by artists collective Serendipity Arts and Nikita Tater and Nidhi Choudhari by Anaki Studios. Gallery Sneha Arts and Artecious bring in a set of emerging artists who look promising with their distinctive style. This floor also gets you the opportunity to witness the works of artists like Tanisha Bakshi, Pankaj Bawdekar and Kaveta Sachdeva. Don’t forget to catch up with Krishna Patel represented by Bink Amour Infini, Aarti Mandre by 16 Moons Art Studio, Minakshi Patil by Nitya Artist Center and Rahat Kazmi and Swetha Nagori represented by Rahat Arts and SpectrArt Gallery respectively.

India Art Festival has time and again proven that it is a one-stop solution in finding the art of all tastes and likings. So, if you are looking to catch up on art inspired by Gen-Z, do not miss out on the booth by Magnetic Art House. For carefully curated emotive artworks, visit Kalastrot. H Art Gallery stands out with striking bold use of colours that pop out to make a statement. If you are in here for detail-oriented works, go in for artworks by Uchaan Art Gallery. They make you feel you are a part of the artworks. Also, not to miss is the setup by Canvas Dreams Gallery that is bringing forth an artist trio this time. Gallery Rustgrey brings in a set of six emerging artists who seem to have already carved a name for themselves. To pick up some cutting-edge artworks, spend some time at the Bombay Art Society’s booth. If you are on the outlook for realistic artwork, look no further than the ArteHut Gallery booth. Also showcasing are Gallery ArtVista, Rhythm Art, Ajala Foundation, and Charvi Gallery with different themes ranging from modern, traditional, and spiritual art.

If you are seeking some folk or tribal art that is connected to the roots of India, then you have Gallery Art Nouveau and Gallery OPS giving you a special insight into Gond, Bhil, Warli Art and Kerala Murals. Also, take note of a spiritual thematic fusion art by Labheshwar Diamond Gallery and check out the unique approach by Teleperformance Sponsored Artists. Pick up works that emote the culture and tradition of Maharashtra by Shrirang Art Gallery. The Curators Gallery brings you a handpicked selection of the best modern Indian Art. Be ready to be captivated by the Pichhwai collections of Pichhwai by Beyond Square. For monochromatic charcoal collection, visit ArtDesh Foundation exhibiting the works of Gautam Patole.

As you move on to the second floor of the magnum Nehru Centre, be ready to be awestruck by the Artist Pavilion. This part of India Art Festival gives a chance to independent artists to showcase their creative genes while also becoming the platform for art collectors and buyers to directly initiate a dialogue with the emerging pool of artistic talents. Seascapes, landscapes, rural and urban scenarios, and abstracts are seen in abundance in the Artists Pavilion with names like Harshika Patki, Amar Hulgeri, Uma Krishnamoorthy, Anaya Jetha, Sharu Anjirbag and Chetna Airani. Also, witness the beauty of abstracted landscapes by Sunil & Swati Kale.

Bringing in the mix of modern, contemporary art that is picked by many private buyers and representatives of the hospitality sector to deck up their walls is by artists like Rajesh Kedare, Prachi Parekh, Kanchan Mahante, Ria Das, Anupama Thakoor, Namrata Bagwe-Salian, Asha Shetty, Anisha Gupta, Agastya Kar, Sonal Nadkarni, Madhuri Patwari, Mohan Udgiri, Ramalingam Muthukrishnan, Annarapu Narender, Lakshmikant Gupta, A G Nellagi, Swati Goel, Rashmi Pote, Nandini Bajekal, Prashant Hirlekar, Goojan Jain, Janhavi Bhide, Pavani Nagpal, Jayati Dana and Uttara Samant. Also, not to miss on the list are abstract artworks by artists Reena Naik, Geetu Kalani, Neha Jhunjhunwala, Shraddha Shah, Shashwati Devsharma, BBG Tilak and Bhavna Seth.

Artists like Shivani Banerjee, Antara Srivastva, Archana Mehta, Priti Mahashabde and Vasanti Gokani have a collection of spiritually inclined themes that radiate an aura of their own. Also, you can lay your hands on sculptures by Sonali Maitra Paul, Ishwar Shetty, and Rohan Sonavane. The hottest trending Resin Art can be found by Ashwini Gore and Shyama Nadimpalli. Also, witness alcohol ink creations by Anuja Aggarwal and Anju Pal. Madhavi Bhaskar have come up with a display of her wildlife series which is a must visit for animal lovers.

The ones that are seeking the evergreen monochromatic black and white works, should check out Milind Varangoankar for his pen and acrylic works and Pinky Gangar for a unique approach to black and white using acrylics. As you enter this area, displayed on the forefront are the magnanimous, hyper realistic works in Charcoal and Graphite by artist Om Thadkar. Along the same lines, are works by artist Praveena Parepalli that are inspired by life in the wild. Her works standout with a gold inlay against the greys of charcoal.

Also, in here you will find the collections of works by artists and curators like Erum Khan, Pooja Agarwal, Falgunni Shah and Shweta Agarwal. A few names that have stood out among the Artist Pavilion are artists like Kanishka Mehra who does thread and nail art; artist Zehra Hussain Chughtai with a unique approach to stylised modern Mughal art, Lomita Nanda who is showcasing Mandala Art infused with Sacred Geometry, Karishma Mehta and Sudha Adarsh with her distinctive Relief Artwork.

With success year after year, India Art Festival stood the test of time in establishing a name for itself as India’s leading Contemporary Art Fair. It adds to the trust of art buyers and collectors by bringing up the freshest faces alongside the talented masters. With this, it provides a non-disputable platform to art galleries as well as artists of all genres to come forward and carve a name for themselves. If you are an art enthusiast, this four-day Art Festival is an event you cannot miss.

 

India’s Most Awaited Contemporary Art Fair – India Art Festival Is Back In Town

 

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COLORFEST Solo Art Exhibition By Contemporary Artist Dr Dattatreya Phadke In Jehangir Art Gallery

Posted by on Dec 28, 2022 in Art Exhibition | 0 comments

COLORFEST Solo Art Exhibition By Contemporary Artist Dr Dattatreya Phadke In Jehangir Art Gallery

27th December 2022 to 2nd January 2023

“COLORFEST”

Vibrant Fabric Collages – Solo Art Exhibition by contemporary artist Dr. Dattatreya Phadke

VENUE:

Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B, M.G.Road,

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm.

Contact:  +91 9423055114

www.dattatreyaphadke.com 

COLORFEST

A solo art exhibition of vibrant fabric collages by  contemporary artist Dr.Dattatreya Phadke is showing in Jehangir Art Gallery, M.G. Road, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001 from 27th December, 2022 to 2nd January, 2023 between 11 am. to 7 pm.

Dr.Dattatreya Phadke is a self-taught artist.  He is a practising Histopathologist in Pune. He has been inspired by the varied textures and colours of fabrics. His journey of making fabric collages started about a decade ago while in the USA. Since childhood, while growing up in Pune, he has always been doing art in the form of drawings, painting and greeting cards for friends, family members etc.  He has displayed his vibrant fabric collages at many exhibitions and art shows while in USA, UK and recently in India and won public appreciation and applaud for his presentation. He has displayed his work in several prominent art exhibitions in Solo as well as group / invited / juried shows in cities in Michigan and Pennsylvania in USA and Darpan Art Gallery, Pune, India etc.  He has been awarded many prizes/awards and recognition from several art promotional institutions of international repute.

His works are in proud collection of many prominent art collectors.  His present series reveals a paint free paint like effect. These vibrant and colourful representational art works  have been made by him using multiple scraps of fabric as the colour palette. Various textured and coloured fabrics are cut into numerous pieces that are then either glued or fused using heat and bonding medium onto a canvas in layers till the desired shape, form and visual perspectives are achieved with relevant details. He has adorned his works with the essence of the beauty of nature and real life still objects.  He has endeavoured to blend the fabrics in such varied types and textures in unison to create this unique paint-free painting like visual effect in landscapes, floral and still life objects along with abstracts also being an interpretation of his creative mind and instincts.  His inspiration from childhood has developed into a passion and stress buster. It has won him a lot of appreciation and applause from the art loving community.

COLORFEST Solo Art Exhibition By Contemporary Artist Dr Dattatreya Phadke In Jehangir Art Gallery

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MELODIES OF NATURE Art Exhibition By Contemporary Artist Aparna Deshpande In Jehangir Art Gallery

Posted by on Dec 25, 2022 in Art Exhibition | 0 comments

MELODIES OF NATURE Art Exhibition By Contemporary Artist Aparna Deshpande In Jehangir Art Gallery

From: 20th to 26th December 2022

“Melodies of Nature”

An Exhibition of paintings by well-known contemporary artist Aparna Deshpande 

VENUE:

Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B, M.G. Road, Kala Ghoda,

Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: +91 98904 04970, +91 98500 81034

About Aparna Deshpande 

A picture speaks a thousand words,’ goes a saying that Aparna Deshpande seems to prove absolutely right. A natural dancer with vivid imagination, Aparna, at a very young age, with limited scope for communication in a regular way, began to immerse in the world of colours that threw up enchanting visual stories. Supportive parents –Kalpana and D P Nerkar – identified her innate talent, at a very young age, and encouraged her to explore and experiment. Aparna, post her schooling, pursued a diploma course in interior designing and decoration from the noted L S Raheja College, Mumbai.

She practiced painting on various surfaces and played with Japanese papers in creating pop-up greeting cards by employing various permutations and combinations. Her journey into the world of art continued with cartoon illustrations, landscape and portrait paintings, she has now cocooned out of and into abstract and surrealism and is now making her own mark in these art forms. Comfortable with oils, acrylics, watercolours etc, Aparna finds her paintings to be the manifestations of her inner core and an expression of collective experience. Her paintings, at times, are projections of the unique feelings stored and imprinted in her heart. Lively bursts of passionate colours and bold strokes with delicate renditions in her paintings are a reflection of her unreserved, genial personality.

“God has infused Aparna with immense ability to speak through her paintings,” said celebrated cartoonist Mangesh Tendulkar. “The almighty has shut one door but opened a vast roof of aesthetics and creative talent to manifest and spread joy.”

Aparna paints to spread positive message in this world. Aparna’s collection titled “ Melodies of Nature “, is a beautiful amalgamation of nature, emotions and the divine. Her paintings start off with youthful shapes and colours and transform into a novel of thoughts. Her creative paintings and photo realistic pictures stand out for their size and quality. . Aparna orchestrates multiple figures and forms from nature, on the canvas, to give birth to another larger forms with underlying concepts. Her unique arrangements of human and natural elements mutate into mesmerizing treat for the eyes. One truly feels the need to keep revisiting her paintings, only to obtain a different perspective each time.

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CONFLUENCE Solo Show Of Paintings By Well-Known Artist Jotiba Patil In Nehru Centre Art Gallery

Posted by on Dec 22, 2022 in Art Exhibition | 0 comments

CONFLUENCE Solo Show Of Paintings By Well-Known Artist Jotiba Patil In Nehru Centre Art Gallery

From: 20th to 26th December 2022

“CONFLUENCE”

Solo Show of Paintings by

well-known artist Jotiba Patil

Venue:

Nehru Center Art Gallery

Dr. Annie Besant Road

Worli, Mumbai 400 018

Timing: 11am to 7pm.

+91 87675 55553 / +91 87674 44443

The latest work of a contemporary artist, Jyotiba Patil in Acrylic colours on canvas using palette knife and colour splash technique will be showcased in a solo art exhibition at Nehru Centre Art Gallery, Dr. A. Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai 400018 from 20th to 26th Dec. 2022 between 11 am. To 7 pm.  This series in abstract style will reveal his ode to creativity via pleasant hues of colours and innovations in a typical style and skilful technique.

Jotiba Patil is a freelance artist and had his earlier solo exhibitions in reputed art galleries at Thane, Kolhapur and Mumbai. He has been actively working on the numerous details of Nature and their apt iconic motifs in various forms so as to incorporate them in his work. He has used his skill and palette knife technique to achieve good visual effects in his works to suit the thematic sanctity and relevance.

The present series depicts his endeavours on Nature and its numerous wonders in the form of treasures in different seasons and periods. These have mostly been achieved by him using Sap green, Cobalt Blue, Black, Red, Orange, Yellow, Crimson Red and other colours using their tonal harmony leading to visual resonance and equilibrium. He has also indicated hues of spirituality and the illusionary transcendental perceptions in order to adorn his works both artistically and aesthetically in the relevant perspectives of visual fine arts. He has used colour splashing technique through a skilful motif and apt perspectives using unique visual language of artistic expressions via the relevant iconic motifs and metaphors.

 

CONFLUENCE Solo Show Of Paintings By Well-Known Artist Jotiba Patil In Nehru Centre Art Gallery

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STRITVA Solo Show Of Paintings By Contemporary Artist Shetall In Jehangir Art Gallery

Posted by on Dec 14, 2022 in Art Exhibition | 0 comments

STRITVA  Solo Show Of Paintings By Contemporary Artist Shetall In Jehangir Art Gallery

From: 12th to 18th December 2022

STRITVA – The Story of Every Woman

Solo Show of Paintings

By well-known contemporary artist Shetall

VENUE:

Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B, M.G. Road,

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Contact: 9833278824

Email: shetallmahajan@gmail.com

Recent work of a contemporary artist Shetall is showing her recent work in Jehangir Art Gallery, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001 from 12th to 18th Dec. 2022 between 11 am. to 7 pm.

This show was inaugurated on 12th December 2022 by Mr. Arka Pradhan(Renowned Architect & Founder of Awadh Art Festival) in the presence of Mr. Pradip Sarkar(Senior Artist), Shilpa Nikam(Eminent Artist), Mr. Sunil Waghale and many others.

Shetall had her art education at L.S. Raheja School of Art, Mumbai followed by an advanced course in Arts at Sir J.J. School of Arts, Mumbai.  She was a proud recipient of awards from Sir J.J. School of Arts, Mumbai, Art Society of India Award and Camlin Art foundation Award in the initial phase of her career. She displayed her thematic work in several solo and group art exhibition at prestigious art galleries at Mumbai, Jaipur, New Delhi, Chandigarh, Pune etc.  She has also an experience as a designer for well-known brands like Gitanjali, Tanishq and Tara as well as a brief teaching experience in art college and Kala Niketan at Vasai and Navi Mumbai

The present series illustrates her unique perceptions in an artistic style about various facets of womanhood via the story of every woman in different roles and responsibilities shouldered by her in life in pictorial visual expressions. She has illustrated various characteristics and qualities that are usually associated with women in the life journey which is an experience of being strong and vulnerable at the same time.  The vivid works depict numerous ingredients and undercurrents that are normally associated with her role in life as a daughter, sister, wife and mother. The artistic presentation of her theme illustrates different feelings and sentimental mindscapes associated with womanhood in her life journey. She has endeavoured to depict women’s feelings, emotions, thoughts, her roles and vivid life experiences in a prominent way through her artwork. Being a woman, most of these experiences are via herself journey in different roles in life along with those observed and experienced by being associated/ involved in numerous activities around in various seasons and arenas in apt perspectives of visual arts. Her visual language of expressions is narrative and lucid as well as eloquent that easily shares a word with the viewer due to its simplicity and uniqueness.

 

STRITVA  Solo Show Of Paintings By Contemporary Artist Shetall In Jehangir Art Gallery

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