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Waswo X Waswo



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SHOWS WITH ART ALIVE GALLERY
When High and Low Art Meet…
 20th December 2013 - 28th February 2013
 

20th Dec. 2013 to 28th February, 2014 

Art Alive Gallery

120, Sector 44 

Gurgaon – 122002, Haryana           

(11 am to 7 pm, Mon to Sat. 11 am to 7 pm)




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Biography

Waswo X. Waswo was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the U.S.A. He studied at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, The Milwaukee Center for Photography, and Studio Marangoni, The Centre for Contemporary Photography in Florence, Italy.

He has held solo exhibitions of his works at ‘Tinted by Tradition’, Indigo Blue Art, Singapore in 2013; ‘Confessions of an Evil Orientalist’, Gallery Espace, New Delhi, India in 2011; ‘Tinted by Tradition: Waswo X. Waswo and Rajesh Soni, City Palace Museum’, Udaipur, India in 2011 ;‘A Studio in Rajasthan’, Galleria Joyce and Co., Genoa, Italy in 2009; ‘A Studio in Rajasthan (collaborations)’, Kashi Art Gallery, Cochin in 2008.

His works has been included in many group shows including ;‘All You Need is Love’, Mori Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan, in 2013; ‘When High and Low Art Meet\': A Tribute to Ravi Varma’ (curated by Rupika Chawla), Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi in 2013; ‘Convergence: New Art from India and the Diaspora’, William Benton Museum of Art, USA in 2013; ‘pREpellers’, Gallery Art & Soul, Chennai in 2012; ‘New Narratives in the Art of the Miniature’, Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai in 2011.

His books, India Poems: The Photographs, published by Gallerie Publishers in 2006, and Men of Rajasthan, published by Serindia Contemporary in 2011, have been available worldwide. The artist has lived and travelled in India for over twelve years and he has made his home in Udaipur, Rajasthan, for the past eight. There he collaborates with a variety of local artists including the photo hand-colourist Rajesh Soni. He has also produced a series of autobiographical miniature paintings in collaboration with the artist R. Vijay.

Rajesh Soni was born in 1981. He is an artist living in Udaipur, Rajasthan, who has become known primarily for his abilities to hand paint digital photographs. He is the son of artist Lalit Soni, and the grandson of Prabhu Lal Soni (Verma), who was once court photographer to the Maharana Bhopal Singh of Mewar. Prabhu Lal was not only a court photographer, but also a hand-colourist who painted the black and white photographs that he produced. His skills of hand-colouring photographs were passed down to Rajesh through the intermediary of his father Lalit.

R. Vijay was born in 1970, and is a grandnephew of the historic Rajasthani painter Ramgopal Vijayvargiya. The artist received little formal training and his miniature painting style has been described as naïve, though his works have drawn attention and praise from various critics throughout India. Early in life R. Vijay was tutored by traditional miniaturists such as Sukhdev Singh Sisodiya and Laxmi Narayan Sikaligar. Later he developed his own style, which has been called an eclectic mix of Persian and Mogul styles, along with a bit of the Company School of Indo-British art.



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