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Apurva Desai



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SHOWS WITH ART ALIVE GALLERY
The Sculpture Show 2016!
 10th August 2016 - 15th September 2016
 

Art Alive Gallery

S - 221, Panchsheel Park

New Delhi - 110017



The Mahatma
 17th December 2014 - 19th December 2014
 

Art Alive Gallery

S - 221, Panchsheel Park

New Delhi - 110017



India Art Fair 2014
 30th January 2014 - 2nd February 2014
 

India Art Fair

NSIC Grounds

Okhla Industrial Area

Phase II, New Delhi



Think small! a big show of small works
 3rd August 2013 - 14th September 2013


Contemporary Collection-II
 20th May 2013 - 20th July 2013
 

Art Alive Gallery

S - 221, 

Panchsheel Park

New Delhi - 110017



Art Celebrates 2010!
 Curated by Rupika Chawla
 1st October 2010 - 15th September 2010
 

Lalit Kala Akademi Galleries

Rabindra Bhavan, 35 Ferozeshah Road

New Delhi - 110001



Tales of Silence
 1st June 2010 - 30th June 2010
 

Art Alive Gallery

S - 221

Panchsheel Park

New Delhi - 110017



Think Small!
 Presented by Art Alive Gallery
 10th September 2009 - 26th September 2009
 

Art Alive Gallery
S-221, Panchsheel Park
New Delhi - 110017



Metropolis & Self
 22nd August 2008 - 24th August 2008
 Indian Art Summit, Booth A-12 Hall No 9, Pragati Maidan Entry from Gate No.7, New Delhi
25th August, 2008 - 30 August, 2008
Art Alive Gallery S-221, Panchsheel Park New Delhi - 110017


Emerging India
 The Henry Moore Gallery Royal College of Art London
 29th August 2007 - 4th September 2007
 Art Alive Gallery


Rhythms
 Presented by Art Alive Gallery
 5th August 2006 - 21st August 2006
 Art Alive Gallery



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Statement

Having started out with huge oil painting chock-a-block with detail, I have continuously distilled technique and fine-tuned my focus so much so that even my language has changed. Not only in the subject matter, this progression of ideas has been like a peeling back of layers in each successive work. Reducing color, Clutter, size as well as the layering that was characteristic of my earlier works, my current work has become more austere, and elemental but conversely, the depth of expression has become more intimate, more in-tune with the worker and the subject. In the latter half of this work, I have eliminated even color to suggest not just the blurring of the lines between the man and the metal but the total boundary less amalgamation of the scrap and the worker- giving life to the scrape by making it an integral part of the human being. Where does one begin and the other end?



Biography

In Apurva Desai's canvas the self is given over to the experience; he paints monumental human forms dissolved into its location. Born 1962 in Baroda , Apurva presently lives and works in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.He pursued Diploma {Painting} from C. N. College of Fine Art, Ahmedabad (1987) and Masters {Painting} from M.S.U, Baroda (1989). He worked for 2 years under the guidance of Rekha Rodwittiya. He has held 15 solo shows including at Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi in 2006 & 2002; at Ahmedabad in 2006, 2002, 1994, 1993, 1991, 1990 & 1987; Kolkata in 1997. He has also participated in several group shows, more prominent amongst which are Emerging India, presented by Art Alive Gallery and S.A. Fine Arts, London, held at London in 2007; Romania in 2005; London in 2003; Goan Art Forum in 1995 and Fifth Northern Region Art Exhibition in Delhi in 1993. He has been honored with several scholarships and awards from Gujarat State Government in 1987-88; Ministry of Human Resources, New Delhi in 1989-90; Kanoria Centre for Arts, Ahmedabad in 1991; Vikram Sarabhai Foundation, New Delhi in 1991-92; awarded by Lalit Kala Akademy Gujarat in 1985, 1991 &1995 and Navdeep Sanskrutik Pratisthan, Gujarat in 1990 for his contributions to Art and Charles Wallace India Trust Residence Award, London in 2003.



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