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The Mahatma

A Charity Exhibition for the Mahatma Gandhi Statue
17th December 2014 - 19th December 2014

Art Alive Gallery

S - 221, Panchsheel Park

New Delhi - 110017



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Amit Pasricha

Amit Pasricha

Biography

Artist Amit Pasricha, born (1966) and brought up in a family of photographers, in New Delhi. He’s an alumnus of St. Stephen’s College, Delhi.

He is active from 1980-1990, when he photographed for national magazines and tourism departments of India. The year 1992 marked as an important year of his life as he attended Maine Photographic workshops and studied with Bill Allard, Jody Cobb, Steve McCurry, Mary Ellen Mark

Participated in many solo show, Sahitya Kala Academy Art Show, Delhi 1985, Panoramic Delhiscapes, Habitat Centre, Delhi 2003, World Wildlife Fund Exhibit, Mumbai,2006,  Soho Creative NY, New York,2006,  Belgravia Gallery London  2008.

The group shows include, SOS Ladakh 2010, Belgravia Gallery, London  2007, Sitaaray Art Camp : Habitat Centre, Delhi 2007, Sitaaray Art Camp : Chor Bizarre, London 2006       

 His past and present book project inclue- Goa, Pearl of the East, 1991, Maharajas 1995 , Rajasthan 1996 ,  Royal Rajasthan 1997,  Pushkar  1997 ,  Dome Over India (Presidential Estate, India) 2002, Ayurvedic Massage 2003,  Yoga for Children  2004,  Horizons : Tata India Century  2004  , India: Then and Now 2005 , The Monumental India Book  2007 , Maharaja of Palaces, Umaid Bhavan 2008,  The Sacred India Book  2010 , Mughal Architecture  2011  , India at Home 2012,  and Indiawide ,2013    




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Anu Malhotra

Anu Malhotra

Biography


Anu Malhotra is one of India\'s leading filmmakers, having won over 16 national and international awards. But filmmaking is not just a profession for her but a passion with a cause to create meaningful and uplifting television content.

 

Over the past decades, she has transformed the lives and minds of people across India and the world through her insightful documentaries, trendsetting television programming and revolutionary awareness campaigns that are a tribute to India and its infinite diversity.

 

In 1994, she set up AIM Television as a boutique production house and went on to create over 600 hours of quality non-fiction television programming for premier Indian television channels (Zee TV, Sony and Doordarshan), and a range of infotainment series for reputed international channels (BBC, Discovery, Travel Channel UK, France 5 et al.)

 

A pioneer of the travel show genre on Indian television, Anu Malhotra was the mastermind behind presenter-based reality format travel shows with her multiple award-winning programmes, Namaste Indiaand Indian Holiday. She successfully formatted and showcased pioneering lifestyle programming (Khubsoorat, Jhatpat Khana, Take 5, Peoples Club, Breakfast with Zee et al) which became household names and defined a whole generation of Indian audiences.  

 

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AIM Television’s global appeal was garnered with high-quality shows such as Tribal Wisdom, Yatra - Indian Travels and Holistic Healing that were aired internationally (Discovery, Travel Channel UK, France 5, et.al.)

 

With her incisive vision, she turned her experiences into captivating commercials and promotionals for the Department of Tourism to market India’s tourism potential abroad. The first series of the Incredible India films were created by her - a slogan that was coined by her and is now the signature for the Department of Tourism’s marketing programme worldwide. Simultaneously, she penned Travels With My Camera, a column for HT City in 2003, besides writing travel articles for various magazines.

 

Anu Malhotra has consulted for BBC World Service Trust as the creative head for its India Project with the specific mission of raising awareness about HIV/AIDS in India. For this campaign, she designed and directed a hugely successful and impactful ‘Behaviour Change Communication Project,’, Haath Se Haath Milaa, a 52-episodes television series involving 50 Bollywood stars. This campaign won the UNAIDS Global Award (2007).

 

Over the past decade, she has redefined the landscape of documentary cinema with her path breaking and seminal films, The Apa Tani of Arunachal Pradesh, The Konyak of Nagaland and The Maharaja of Jodhpur. Her most recent work Shamans of the Himalayas, premiered in October 2010 at Indian Habitat Centre as the opening film of a retrospective on her documentaries. And the 4x1 hour docu-series was telecast on the Discovery Channel over July 2013.

 

Previously, in 2011, Anu Malhotra showcased a multimedia photo exhibition titled Soul Survivors at Stainless Art Gallery. Inaugurated by the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, it was later relocated to the National Museum, New Delhi. This unique exhibition showcased about 80 large-size photographs taken by her during the filming of her documentary films on the North-Eastern tribes and the Tibetan plateau. This highly commended exhibition also included three documentary films, installations and collectible artifacts designed by her, and other memorabilia in which she co-opted leading designers. It has been chosen by ICCR to be exhibited internationally. The solo, Hue-Borne: Anu Malhotra’s Debut Show is being presented by Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi



Statement

An intermittent painter in the early years, she is given herself over to the power of painting for the last few years. Using an unconventional palette, the self-taught artist has created an interesting technique of layering colours to create landscapes and still-lifes that burst with colours. A bold experimentalist, she uses strong tones with rare confidence to create works that are replete with vigour and vitality. Adrenalin courses through her canvases, as though capturing the essence of her life\'s experiences. Her restless spirit finds a reflection in her paintings...and yet is difficult to pin down - a chimera moment, perhaps a cameo that provides a seductive glimpse before closing the doors on her world where the weak and anaemic has no place. For a decade now, Anu Malhotra has been painting – often secretly, or for the admiration of a few special friends, before venturing into this: her first, full-fledged exhibition that cuts across her many interests of abstract, lyrical, landscape and figurative paintings. Her debut exhibition has been in the making for three years since she started on the series, and consists of impasto and flowing paints in a vibrant chemistry of colours. 


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Apurva Desai

Apurva Desai

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.



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?


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B Manjunath Kamath

B Manjunath Kamath

Biography

Born 1972 in Mangalore, he completed his BFA from the Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts, Mysore (1989-1994) and was artist in residence at the School of Art & Design, University of Wales, Cardiff (2002).

Kamath has held five solo exhibitions: ‘Collective Nouns’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai in 2011; ‘Conscious-Sub-Conscious’; ‘108 Small Stories’ & ‘Something Happened’ at Gallery Espace, New Delhi in 2010, 2007 & 2006 and ‘About something’ at Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi, in 1996.

Kamath has presented his work in numerous group shows and been invited to participate in a number of curated exhibitions, both in India and overseas. The most recent include, ‘Living Walls: where gallery walls become artist’s canvas’ A collaborative art project with Art Alive Gallery, 2013; ‘Narratives of the Self: Autobiographies’, Gallery Espace, New Delhi in 2012; ‘Giant Elephant’, Indian contemporary art exhibition, H. Cube Ltd., Seoul, Korea in 2011; ‘Roots’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai in 2010; ‘Marvelous Reality’, Gallery Espace, New Delhi ; ‘Retrieval Systems’, curated by Ranjit Hoskote, Art Alive, New Delhi ; ‘Reclaim / Recite / Recycle’, Travancore Art Gallery, New Delhi; Bose Pacia, Kolkata in 2009; ‘ARCO Art Fair’, Madrid, Spain in 2009; ‘Chaos in Order’, 29 Hang Bai, Hanoi, Vietnam in 2008.

He has been awarded with Charles Wallace Scholarship, UK. He lives and works on New Delhi.




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Chandra Bhattacharjee

Chandra Bhattacharjee

Biography

Born 1961,West Bengal, Chandra graduated from the Indian College of Art and Draughtsman ship(1986 ) and Post-Graduate in Fine Arts, Kala Bhavan, Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan. (1989).

He has held 11 solo shows of his work to date, 4 each in Kolkata and New Delhi, two in Bangalore and one in Chennai. ‘Visual Diary’, Galerie 88 in 2010; ‘Aeons Visible’, Galerie 88 in 2008; ‘The Gallery on Cork Street’, London-Threshold in 2007; ‘Indelibilities’, Palette Art Gallery, Delhi in 2007; Jehangir Art Gallery’, Mumbai in 2005.

He has also been a part of a two person show that toured Bangalore, Singapore and Mumbai. Amongst his group shows he has participated in more than 60 groups shows across India and abroad, and his work has been included in ‘XIth Triennale’, India; ‘10th Harmony Show’, Mumbai; ‘Indian Contemporary art’, U.K.; ‘Lalit Kala Akademi’, New Delhi; ‘Water Colour show’, Kolkata ; ‘A Journey’ Mumbai; ‘New Paradigms-II’, New Delhi during the last few years.

He received gold medal from Rabindra Bharati University in 1986 for excellence in fine arts and received Taj Gaurav award in 2008. He lives and works in Kolkata.




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Dimpy Menon

Dimpy Menon

Biography

Born in 1963, Dimpey Menon majored in sculpture in the year 1986. Her sculpture depicts rhythm which bringing symmetry of romance and life. Her major solo shows include Apparo Galleries-Chennai and New Delhi (2005-2013), Park Sheraton –Chennai 1986, Private Show in Dubai -1994, Indi International Centre-New Delhi 2002, Nehru Centre in London 2005.

Her group from 1987-2013, include British council, International Art Centre Dubai, Lalit Kala Akademi, Chola Mandal Annual  Exhbhition, Art Exquisite – Raffles Hotel Singapore, Chivas Regal Bangalore, Habitat Centre, Salon Des Arts London, Chivas Art Experience, Asia House London, Art Positive Gallery – New Delhi, India Art Summit.

Her body of work also include commission works as well as Collection in major Organisations, like Oberoi New Delhi, Tident Mumbai, Leela Kempinski Delhi, The Marriot Pune, Rolf and Ute Rettberg Germany, Lalit Kala Akademi New Delhi and Chennai, Kovalam Literary Festival.

She’s been awarded twice for State Award of Sculpture by Tamil Nadu Government in year 1984 and 1991.




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G. R. Iranna

G. R. Iranna

Biography

Born 1970, Sindgi, Bijapur, Karnataka took: B.F.A. Painting from College of Visual Art, Gulbarga (1992) and MFA in Painting from the College of Art, New Delhi (1994).

Iranna has held more than 20 solo exhibitions of his work with galleries in New Delhi, Mumbai, London, Munich, Singapore, and Hong Kong, among other cities including ,‘Ribbed Routes’, The Guild Art Gallery. Mumbai in 2010; ‘The Birth of Blindness’, AICON Gallery, London & New York, UK & USA in 2008; ‘Disorder and Early Sufferings’ Gallery Muller & Plate, Munich in 2006; ‘Dream & Perplexity’ by The Guild, at Chitra Kala Paris hath, Bangalore.

He has participated in numerous group shows and been invited to participate in curated exhibitions, including, most recently, ‘Living Walls: where gallery walls become artist’s canvas’ A collaborative art project with Art Alive Gallery, 2013; ‘Giant Elephant’, Indian contemporary art exhibition, H. Cube Ltd., Seoul, Korea in 2011; ‘Indian (Sub)Way’, curated by Yashodhra Dalmia, Grosvenor Vadehra Gallery, London, UK in 2010; ‘Retrieval Systems’, curated by Ranjit Hoskote, organised by Art Alive Gallery in 2009.

He has been invited to participate in Residencies and workshops that include the Residency by George Kith Foundation at Dambola, Sri Lanka in 2003; ‘ National Scholarship from Ministry of H.R.D., Government of India in 1996-1997 . He was awarded for K K Hebbar Foundation Award, for 2002; National Scholarship from Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India in1996. He lives and works in New Delhi.



Statement

If you are not good enough, you are not close enough.


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Haku Shah

Haku Shah

Biography

Born in Valod, Gujarat, in 1934, Haku Shah studied arts at M.S. University, Baroda. He has received several awards including the Padma Shri, the Nehru Fellowship and the Kala Ratna for his contribution to art. A Gandhian, an eminent painter, he is also a cultural anthropologist, an author of international repute on folk and tribal art. He taught at a Gandhian Ashram in south Gujarat for several years. He established a tribal museum at Gujarat Vidyapeeth in Ahmedabad which was set up by Mahatma Gandhi. His work caught public eye, and by 1965 he had held several one-man shows in Kolkata and Mumbai. In 1968, he curated the \'Unknown India\' exhibition, organized by Art Critic Stella Kramrisch at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He received the Rockefeller Grant in the same year and in 1971, the Nehru Fellowship Award.

Over the years, he has carried out extensive field research and documentation on rural and tribal arts and crafts, traditions and folk lore. He has taught at a Gandhian Ashram in south Gujarat for several years and established a tribal museum at Gujarat Vidyapaith  in Ahemdabad, which was set up by Mahatma Gandhi. Haku curated the museum for several year, which was to become his last legacy.

His work is deeply influenced by the tribal art and culture, a theme on which he has written several of his works, and also bhakti movement, especially its Nirguna poetry. In 2009, he published his memoirs titled, Manush




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Jagannath Panda

Jagannath Panda

Biography

Born 1970, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, he completed his BFA in Sculpture at B.K. College of Arts and Crafts in Orissa (1991), and his MFA in Sculpture at the Faculty of Fine Arts, M. S. University, Baroda (1994) and consequently obtained a second MFA in Fine Sculpture from the Royal College of Arts, London (2002).

He has held solo exhibitions of his works including ‘Cults of Serendipity’, Frey Norris Gallery, San Francisco in 2012; ‘Metropolis of Mirage’, Nature Morte, New Delhi in 2011; ‘Nothing is Solid’, Mumbai (2007); at Berkley Square Gallery, London (2006); various shows in New Delhi and Mumbai in 2000-2005 and at Za moca Foundation Gallery, Tokyo (1998).

Amongst his group shows are‘Living Walls: where gallery walls become artist’s canvas’ A collaborative art project with Art Alive Gallery, 2013; ‘Indian Highway VI’,Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing in 2012; ‘Slipping Through The Cracks’, Lattitude 28, New Delhi in 2012; ‘A Further Global Encounter’, Grosvenor Vadehra Gallery, London in 2012; ‘Indian Highway IV’, Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art, France in 2011; ‘Transformation’, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo in 2010; ‘Commonwealth Games Exhibition’, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi in 2010; ‘Beyond Globalization’, Beyond Art Space, Beijing in 2009; ‘Indian Art at swarovski ‘Crystal World’, 2nd Exhibition, Tirol- Osterreich, Austria in 2008; ‘Hear and Now: Young Voices from India’, London in 2007).

Jaganath won the Lalit Kala Akademi Award in1990, and the All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society Award, New Delhi in 1996 and Centre Prize, C.I.I.C, London in 2002. He lives and works in New Delhi.




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Jatin Das

Jatin Das

Biography

Born in 2 December 1941, Mayurbhanj Odisha , has been painting for 50 years , and has held over 55 one-man exhbhitions both in India and abroad and has participated in numerous national and international shows and artist camp. He is a Padam Bhushan recipient. In a career spanning over five decades his work has been part of several public and private collections in India and abroad. Most notably he has done several murals and sculpture installation including 67”x7’ large mural at Parliament /House entitled “ Mohnejodaro to Mahatama Gandhi” commissioned by the Parliament of India on the occasion of 50 years of India Independence .

He studied at JJ School of arts and primarily uses oil, watercolour, ink and conte’. He has lectured extensively in numerable art and architectural colleges and museums, on contemporary and traditional forms, and act as an advisor to many government and private art and cultural bodies. In addition to charitable donation locally and internationally, the artist actively led the relief and rehabilitation work of a village in Orissa after super cyclone in 1999.




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K.S. Radhakrishnan

K.S. Radhakrishnan

Biography

Born in 1956, Kerala, Radhakrishnan completed his B.F.A and M.F.A in Sculpture from Viswa Bharati University, Santiniketan in 1979 & 1981 respectively. He received the National Scholarship by Ministry of Culture, Government of India in 1978 and subsequently, a fellowship from Lalit Kala Akademi to work at Garhi Studios in New Delhi in 1981. The sculptor was the recipient of an award by Birla Academy of Arts and Culture, Kolkata in 1980. His work has been exhibited in many solo and group shows including ‘De la Sculpture Contemporaine’ organised by Salon International in France in 1994; ‘Contemporary Woman’ at the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre in 2000. A book ‘K.S. Radhakrishnan’ written by R. Siva Kumar has been published on his works in 2004 by Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi.  He lives and works in New Delhi.




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M.F.Husain

M.F.Husain

Biography

Born in 1915, Pandharpur (Maharashtra), Husain was a self-taught artist. He began his career as a painter and designer of cinema hoardings, toys and furniture in Mumbai in 1937. He got noticed in 1947 when he won an award at the annual exhibition at the Bombay Art Society and received an invitation by F.N.Souza to join the Progressive Artists’ Group. The Government of India honoured him with Padma Shri in 1955; Padma Bhushan in 1973 and Padma Vibhushan in 1989. He was nominated to Rajya Sabha in 1986. He was a special invitee along with Pablo Picasso at the Sao Paulo Biennale, Brazil in 1971. He has held several solo shows and participated in major group shows including Venice Biennale, Paris; Sao Paulo Biennale, Brazil; Tokyo Biennale; Hirschhorn Museum, Washington D.C.; Royal Academy of Arts & Tate Gallery, London. ‘Art & Cinema on Husain’ by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi is amongst the many publications that have been published on the artist. He has been making films since 1967 including the documentary ‘Through the Eyes of the Painter’ which won the Golden Bear at the International Film Festival at Berlin, 1967; ‘Gaja Gamini’, 1999 and ‘Meenaxi - A Tale of Three Cities’ in 2004. He lives and works in London.


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Manu Parekh

Manu Parekh

Biography

Born in 1939, Ahmedabad (Gujarat), Manu Parekh received his Diploma in Drawing and Painting from Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai in 1962. He has received several awards including ones instituted by the Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata in 1971 & 1991; the President’s Silver Plaque from All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society, New Delhi in 1972. He is also a recipient of the National Award by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi in 1982. The Government of India honoured him with Padma Shri in 1992.  He has held solo shows across India and abroad and also participated in several group shows including III , IV & V International Triennale, Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi in 1975, 1978 & 1981; ‘Modern Indian Painting’, Hirschorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; ‘Contemporary Indian Art’, Festival of India, Royal Academy of Art, London, 1982; ‘Benaras Landscape’, Singapore, 1990. His most recent solo shows include ‘Banaras’, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2004 and with Berkeley Square Gallery, London, 2006. His works have also featured in the Christie’s and Sotheby’s auctions.  A documentary film ‘Dwitya’ was made in 1992 on him and his artist wife Madhvi Parekh. It was sponsored by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi.  He lives and works in New Delhi.

 

 




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Parthiv Shah

Parthiv Shah

Biography

 

Born in 1962 at Burhanpur in Madhya Pradesh Parthiv Shah had his formal training in art and design at the National Institute of Design in Ahmadabad. A fellowship as a visiting scholar at the School of African & Oriental Studies at London University and then at the University of California have added an international dimension to his career. Parthiv developed an inclination towards photography, art and image. Parthiv Shah is an alumnus of the Nationa Institute \'of Design, India, the University of California, Davis and visiting scholar at the SOAS, London University. Parthiv is a photographer, film maker and a graphic designer. He has made several documentary films, curated exhibitions and has several photo-books to his credit. Growing up in a family of artists and through his own professional training, he brings an interesting intersection of art, photography and design to his work. He is founder–director of Centre of Media and Alternative Communication. Parthiv has been particularly interested and engaged in working on the issue of image perception and representation. His visual journeys have led him into working with communities which are finding a mainstream voice and identity. Presently, he is also advising as creative consultant at Prasar bharti for re branding of prime time at Doordarshan and All India Radio.

His works are in collection of National Gallery of Modern Art, Lalit Kala Akademi, MIT(Massachusetts Institute of Technology ) Cambridge , USA, University of California –USA, Minge Kan, Tokyo Japan, Australian Arts Council, Sydney Australia, Eames Design Office, La USA, Smithsonian Institution Washington DC, USA.

He has developed creative design exhibition, from 1990 till now, has made more than 15 films and videos also he takes lectures, workshop not only in India but internationally as well. 




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Raghu Rai

Raghu Rai

Biography

Raghu Rai

Indian, b. 1942


Raghu Rai was born in the small village of Jhhang, now part of Pakistan. He took up photography in 1965, and the following year joined \"The Statesman\" newspaper as its chief photographer. Impressed by an exhibit of his work in Paris in 1971, Henri Cartier-Bresson nominated Rai to join Magnum Photos in 1977.

 

Rai left \"The Statesman\" in 1976 to work as picture editor for \"Sunday,\" a weekly news magazine published in Calcutta. He left in 1980 and worked as Picture Editor/Visualizer/Photographer of \"India Today\", India’s leading news magazine, during its formative years. From 1982 to 1991, he worked on special issues and designs, contributing trailblazing picture essays on social, political and cultural themes, many of which became the talking point of the magazine.

 

In the last 18 years, Rai has specialized in extensive coverage of India. He has produced more than 18 books, including Raghu Rai’s Delhi, The Sikhs, Calcutta, Khajuraho, Taj Mahal, Tibet in Exile, India, and Mother Teresa.

 

For Greenpeace, he has completed an in-depth documentary project on the chemical disaster at Bhopal in 1984, and on its ongoing effects on the lives of gas victims. This work resulted in a book and three exhibitions that have been touring Europe, America, India and southeast Asia since 2004, the 20th anniversary of the disaster. Rai hopes that the exhibition can support the many survivors through creating greater awareness, both about the tragedy, and about the victims – many who are still uncompensated – who continue to live in the contaminated environment around Bhopal.

 

Rai was awarded the ‘Padmashree’ in 1971, one of India’s highest civilian awards ever given to a photographer. In 1992, his National Geographic cover story “Human Management of Wildlife in India” won him widespread critical acclaim for the piece. Besides winning many national and international awards, Rai has exhibited his works in London, Paris, New York, Hamburg, Prague, Tokyo, Zurich and Sydney. His photo essays have appeared in many of the world’s leading magazines and newspapers including \"Time\", \"Life\", \"GEO\", \"The New York Times\", \"Sunday Times\", \"Newsweek\", \"The Independent,\" and the \"New Yorker\".

 

He has served three times on the jury of the World Press Photo and twice on the jury of UNESCO\'s International Photo Contest.

Raghu Rai lives in Delhi with his family and continues to be an associate of Magnum Photos. 




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Sanjay Bhattacharya

Sanjay Bhattacharya

Biography

Born in Kolkata in 1958. A master of Water Colours He has done First Class Diploma in Fine Arts from the Government College of Arts & Crafts, Kolkata in 1982.He has participated in several Solo and Group Shows in India and Abroad. His collections are available with collectors in India and Abroad.


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Seema Kohli

Seema Kohli

Biography

Born on 23rd Sept, 1960, in New Delhi, artist Seema kohli, studied Applied Arts (ITI), South Delhi Polytechnic, New Delhi and B.A (Hon.) Philosophy, Miranda House, Delhi University, New Delhi. She worked in lithograph and trained under eminent artist Rameshwar Broota. Seema works in both small and large formats with layers of drawings and colors and various other mediums including silver and gold leaf and dust. She has had 20 solo shows and has been a part of numerous national and international shows. She has participated in prestigious art fairs like Art Basel2009, ARCO Spain 2010,Shanghai Art Fair2011, ArtStage Singapore 2012.She received further acclaim for her creativity at the Florence Biennale, 2009 where she received a Gold Award for her video Swayamsiddha-Myth, Mind and Movement \"Biennale Internazionale Dell\\\\\'Arte Contemporanea,Firenze in Florence, Italy.

She has received the Young FICCI Ladies Organisation Women Achiever’s Award and the Lalit Kala National Award for Women in 2008. Her works can be seen as public art as murals of 10’ x 100’ at the Delhi International Airport, Mumbai International/Domestic Airport, the Defense Ministry,Tata Residency, Tata Steel,Jindal Steel,VLCC,Manipal University, Hotel Leela Palace, New Delhi. Seema was also a part of the Art for Freedom at Bonhams Auction, Christies and Sothby’s,Khushii Auction 2007, Florence Biennial 2008.
Her paintings are in collections with H.E. The President of Singapore Mr. S.R. Nathan; Chairman of the Arts Council of Singapore Mr. Liu Thai Ker;  Norway High Commissioner Mr. Arney Walther;  Camlin, UNDCP, Raj Niwas, Pondicherry: Northern Railways, Indian Railways, CCS India, Bharat Bhawan Bhopal, Lalit Kala and Sahitya Kala Akademi, Goa museum Of Art and more rescently Rubin Museum, Private Collections,NY,USA and many more collectors in in India and abroad.
Seema has held interactive sessions /lectures about her works along with a question hour at NGMA,Bangalore, Modula Conceptions, Dubai,TIFR Mumbai,IndoBangladesh CrossOver, The International Women Forum and also scheduled to speak at WIN Conference Rome 2012.




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Sharmi Chowdhury

Sharmi Chowdhury

Biography

Born in 1974. She completed her BFA in Painting from Kala Bhavana, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan in 2003 & M.F.A. in Painting from M.S University Baroda in 2005. She has held her solo show at Sarjan Art Gallery Baroda in 2005. She has also participated in many group shows in Kolkata, Mumbai, Baroda and New York. She has won Camlin Art Award in 2003 and Nokia Art Award in 1998 and has received Kalabhavan merit scholarship in 1998 – 2002. She lives and works in Baroda.

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Subba Ghosh

Subba Ghosh

Biography

Born 1961, New Delhi, Completed both his Bachelor and Master in Fine Arts in Painting from the College of Art, New Delhi in 1984 & 1990 respectively. He studied in the Faculty of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia in 1987 and MA in Fine Art, Slade School of Art & Slade School of Theoretical studies, and University College of London, UK in 1996.

He has held his solo shows New York in 2002, New Delhi in 1992 and two person show in New Delhi in 2001.

He has participated in several group exhibitions in India and abroad viz. in Japan, Norway, Mexico, China, Australia, Netherland, London, Poland, Mumbai, New Delhi.

He has been awarded Junior Fellowship by the Ministry of Culture, India in 1999, also received Commonwealth Scholarship to study Art at the Slade School of Fine Arts, UCL, UK in 1994 and Russian State Scholarship to study at the Surikov Institute of Fine Arts from 1984-87. He has received the National Award by the Lalit Kala Akademi in 1994. He lives in works in New Delhi.




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Sudhanshu Sutar

Sudhanshu Sutar

Biography

Born 1969 Kalikapur, Orissa, Bachelor of Fine Arts from Utkal University in 1993. He has held several solo shows including Art Heritage, Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi in 2012; Art Musings, Mumbai in 2007; ‘We want Your Life’, Gallery Alternatives, Gurgaon, Haryana in 2006; \'Fact Beyond Fact\', Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi in 1999.

He has also participated in several group shows including \'Angkor Wat: An Indian Perspective\', Gallery Art and Soul, Mumbai in 2012;\'The Lost Sparrow\', presented by Gallery Threshold at Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi in 2011;\'Indian (Sub) Way’, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi; Grosvenor Vadehra, London in 2010;1 x 1 Art Gallery, Dubai in 2010; \'Art for Sale\', Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi in 2000 .

He was awarded by the Delhi State Exhibition (AIFACS) Award for Entry titled, \'Paper Boat for Hope\' in 2002 and 50 years of Independence Art Show Award, Orissa in 1998. He lives in works in New Delhi.




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Sudip Roy

Sudip Roy

Biography

Sudip Roy was born in Kolkata in West Bengal. He pursued arts in Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata and finished as the Gold Medallist. His early works included watercolours, pencil sketches, charcoals and a heady series of landscapes done in limpid line drawings. I palette and composition in a distinctly styled imagery that turn inanimate objects into sensuous and pleasurable visuals, his themes include icons, and other subjects of human interest His first solo show at Art Today sold out. He is the first Indian artist who created and painted the baby BMW for the German company.  His exhibition includes both solo and group at Jehangir Art Gallery , India Habitat Centre, art Today, Art Heritage, Academy of fine arts Kolkata , Alankritha Art Gallery, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi to coincide with the hosting of the Commonwealth Game.

He’s been awarded by AIFACS New Delhi, Indian Society of Oriental Art, Kolkata, Gold Medal from All India fine arts, Kolkata, Gold Medal from Sahitya Kala Parishad , Kolkata.




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Suraj Kumar Kashi

Suraj Kumar Kashi

Biography

Born in June, 1976 in a semi-urban town of Jamui, Bihar, Suraj kumar kashi knew he wanted to be an artist since childhood. Armed with a Bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the Art College, Patna and a Master’s degree from College of Art, Delhi University in 2003, Suraj started out in an advertising world where, as an art director in Ogilvy & Mather, he churned out creative lines for many multinational brands. After two-and-a-half-years he realized his calling was always with the paint and brush. He chucked up his job and began painting full time. Sufi music and temples inspire his work. He lives in New Delhi. His maiden solo show was on landscape, held in Himachal Pradesh immediately after college.



Statement

Inside this vast universe there is "you," a diminutive part of what makes the universe. What surrounds the universe are different layers of things loosely termed good, bad and ugly. An artist is well aware of this reality. 
 
Symbolic of this turmoil, Kashi's paintings take the form of surrealism capturing a real and imaginative state of the human mind. He continuously examines the tendency of inherent narcissism in humans and the effects it has on materialism through the issue of appearance versus reality. His works display worldly ambition and desire and the way in which such aspirations manifest into conflict with the inner self.  Gradually, desire becomes an endless struggle for each person who has come into this world. His series of works capture the unseen faces of people hidden underneath what appears to be beautiful yet treacherous facades. 
 
The composition of his work draw from a multitude of experiences such as surrealism, the internal architectural designs of South Indian temples and Sufi music.

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Veer Munshi

Veer Munshi

Biography

Born in Srinagar, Kashmir (1955), Veer presently lives and works in Delhi.He acquired his BA from Kashmir University (1976) and BFA (Painting) from M.S.U Baroda (1981). He has held his solo shows, ‘Encounter’ in 2006 by Art Alive Gallery in collaboration with India Habitat Center; also held shows in Mumbai twice in 1995 and 2004; New Delhi in 1992 and 2003; along with showing internationally in Scotland, Australia and Geneva in 1997, 1996 respectively. He has also participated in over 20 group-shows abroad and in India, to mention a few are: ‘Exploring New Paradigms’, at Art Alive, 2005, 11th Asian Art Biennale, Dhaka, Bangladesh; ‘Looking Back Looking Forward’ in Baroda, 2004; ‘Ways of Resistance’ in New Delhi, 2002 and ‘Trembling Images of Kashmir’, in New Delhi, 1993. Munshi has also been designing tableaux for Republic Day parade and was awarded for best-designed tableaux in 1997, 1999 and 2002. He actively participates in workshops, India and Abroad. He has been honored with Krishan Ju Razdan Puruskar by Vichar Manch, New Delhi in 2003; National Award from Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi in 2002, J&K State Award for painting in 2001. He has received Junior Fellowship from Government of India in 1996-98 and Research Grant Fellowship from Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi in 1991-92.


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