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Nita Thakore



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SHOWS WITH ART ALIVE GALLERY
Ways of Seeing
 27th August 2005 - 31st August 2005
 Art Alive Gallery



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Statement

John Berger has a way of re-introducing us to a renewed visible worldparticularly when it prompts an entire gamut of questioning in our minds. 'Seeing comes before words', immediately struck a cord in my mind and opened up a whole array of possibilities for image making. We are ‘painfully’ aware of the fact that a part of the world riddles itself with tireless conflicts, while the other continues to engage itself in the act of ‘peacemaking’ (!!!!!!) balancing our sheer human existence. So if you happen to be reading this & don't remember the last time you picked up a brush and threw in some imagination for effects while painting that elusive picture, I'd highly recommend you to do so!!!! (an hourly dose or more daily for coping with modern day stress). Welcome to the world of ART, which to my mind forms the single most unifying force of life. The legacy & unearthed discoveries of an invaluable artistic past undoubtedly stands testimony to this belief. Hard to imagine a world bereft of it!!! Ways of Seeing, inspired me to delve deeper into the world of history.... probing, questioning and seeking to strengthen the tether of my heritage, not with the purpose of returning to the past, but to better understand my place in the present. The two pictures created are derived from the arts of ancient India and these form the basis of a series of works I attempt to bring to people from all walks of life (especially children) into the world of art and aesthetics, with the intention of bridging the past and the present and a resurgence of sorts i.e. history re-visited, and an amusing and enjoyable one at that!!! hopefully!!!

Biography

Born in 1958, Nita did her BA and MA in creative painting from Vadodara in 1979 and 1981 respectively. She went to Goldsmiths College of Art, University of London, UK to do her Post Diploma in Textile Art in 1989 and at Rhode Island School of Design, U.S.A in 2000. She taught at Navarachana Higher Secondary School, Vadodara from 1981- 87 and National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad from 1990-91. Since 1990, she is involved in part time teaching and conducting workshops at NIFT, Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Surat, Mohali and currently at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. Between 1981 and 2005, she has shown her work in 12 solo exhibitions and 23 group shows across India and abroad. She was awarded Charles Wallace Festival of India Award for her study in the UK in 1987-89, Govt. of India Senior Fellowship in Visual Art in 1999-2000, Fulbright Fellowship by USEF in New Delhi and the Institute of International Education at New York in 2000. She was the Guest of Honor at the 8th European Patchwork Meeting, Office Du Tourisme, Ste Marie Aux Mines, France in 2002 when she was also invited to curate Indiantextile. She lives and works in Ahmedabad.


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