Launch of coffee table book-cum-portfolio, ‘111 Platographic Expressions’- A compilation of 111 top Printmaking Artists of India. This art show is to support for the cause of reviving and developing the art of printmaking in India. Inauguration by renowned Artists Lalitha Lajmi, Nirmalendu Das and Amitava Das. On Tuesday, 12th Jan 2016 @5.45pm at Jehangir Art Gallery, Kalaghoda.
Also at: 111 Platographic Expressions by the leading Print Makers of India, which includes Akbar Padamsee, Satish Gujral, Sudhir Patwardhan, K G Subramaniyan, Jyoti Bhatt, Jogen Chowdhary etc etc..
On Friday, the 26th February, 2016, At 6.00 pm, Hutteesingh Art Gallery. Ahmedabad.
With live dance performance on print making by world renowned artist Lola Karmenka.
The show continues till 28th February 2016.
Black & white the sound itself evokes stark imagery in the mind. The absence of color creates a very different visual experience from our extremely colorful world.
Gallery Art Vista presents a group show titled ‘Black’ featuring four artists of known caliber and very different styles following the same palette. Curators Sharmilaa Iyer and Swaroop Biswas visualized the combination as dramatic and it has turned out nothing less. Swaroop being one of the participants has been working in this genre for a while. The Artists with very different backgrounds & styles coming together under one palette with diverse subjects bring to life their own worldview to the fore.
Speaking of the group we must start with Prof. Kashinath Salve. Being the eldest in the group and with a mountain of experience behind him Prof. Salve is no stranger to the Black & white genre. Ketan, a J.J College of Arts alumni brings his expressions through textures. Parag Tandel, A MSU Baroda alumni is a new generation mix media artist with excellent exposure in different materials. He brings some fresh perspective to this show too. Swaroop being the co-curator of the show wears two hats here. His masks wearing strong lines become his protagonists on paper & canvas. Incidentally it was Prof. Salve who inspired Swaroop to work in Black & white. All four seem to complement each other even after being so different. You are welcome to witness this one a kind exhibition in Thane and experience the expressions.
I have my latest works on display in this solo exhibition. I had a solo in thane 4 years back in Kala Bhavan so I guess it was a right time for a solo in this culturally rich satellite city of Mumbai. The show is curated by Sharmilaa Iyer. The opening was quite well attended. Press was good. Looking forward to a good run.
My solo titled ‘Different Dimensions’ opened on 21st Feb, 2013 at Hyatt Regency, Pune. The exhibition was presented by Art2Day & Hyatt Regency. The show was inaugurated by Pratap Jadav(Eminent Architect, President Elect-IIID & Secretary General, APSDA), Sunil Patil(MD, Regius Life Spaces pvt. ltd.), Vaibhavi Patil and Anju Sinha (Publisher-Kala Dirgha).
Here are some photos of the opening and the invite for the show.