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Shail Choyal



VIEW WORKS

SHOWS WITH ART ALIVE GALLERY
Contemporary Chronicles
 26th September 2005 - 7th October 2005
 Art Alive Gallery



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Statement

City of Udaipur, with its glorious ancient Rajput architecture, lakes, hills, gardens and robust people with brilliant colours have always been my prime concern. Rigid angular form in horizontal and vertical lines punctuated with curvilinear motifs of doors, windows, still bluer lakes, domes and turrets all fill me with strong sense of nostalgia. For years, I exploited the visual references of my lovely city to project my own personal world that has been mystical and real as well. In these works, I aim trying to project a dramatic tension through juxtaposition of the allegorical with the real and to attain ethereal and fantasy. I shall go on fathoming the aesthetic treasures yet unearthed.

Biography

Born 1945 in Kota, Shail completed his M.A. in Painting from University of Udaipur in 1969 and received a British Council Scholarship to study Printmaking at the Slade College of Art, London during 1975-76. He did his Ph.D. from Nathdwara School of Painting in 1980. In 1968 he attended a Fresco & Mural Course at Banasthali Vidyapeeth. He has participated in several solo and group shows in India and abroad including Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre in 2001; Malayasia in 2000; Sydney in 1997; Osaka in 1994 Spain in 1991 and 92; Paris and Japan in 1990; France Cuba & Latvia in 1989; Lisbon in 1985; U.S.A. in 1985; Netherlands in 1983; Japan in 1980, 1985 and 1990 and London in 1976. He has been honoured with several awards including Gold Medal in M.A. (Drawing & Painting); Rajasthan Lalit Kala Akademi Award for Printmaking in 1969; and for painting; All India Kalidas Samman, from M P in 1970; Bombay Art Society Award in 1971, 1973; Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta Award in 1972, Rajasthan Lalit Kala Akademi award for Printmaking in 1976 and 1978; Bombay Art Society Award for Printmaking in 1977 and 1978; President of India Sh. Neelam Sanjiva Reddy Award by AIFACS for painting in 1979; National Award by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi in 1982; ADOGI Mini Print International Award for printmaking, Barcelona, Spain in 1991. He lives and works in Udaipur.


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