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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

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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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C.F.John

C.F.John

Biography

The works of C. F. John attempts to find the present context of Art, looking through the rational and emotional human existence. Born 1960 in Thrissur, Kerala, John presently lives and works in Bangalore, Karnataka. After his studies in Philosophy, John opted for the age old tradition of Gurukul and had his initiations’ in Art under Jyothi Sahi at Silvepura Bangalore. He has held his solo show at Cochin in 2005; Bangalore & Mainz and Saarbrucken, Germany in 1997 and Alliance Francaise, Bangalore in 1991. He has also had 3 two men shows, two in New Delhi in 2002 & 2003 and one in Bangalore in 2002. He has also participated in several group shows in India and Abroad, lastly being ‘Emerging India’, presented by Art Alive Gallery and S.A. Fine Arts, London, held at London in 2007. He has been awarded at Arad International Biennale of Art, Romania in 2005; ‘Honourable mention’ - 10th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh in 2002 and ‘Honorable Mention’ - 42nd National Exhibition of Art by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi in 2000. He has also been working on site/theme specific art events using installations, dance and photography focusing on social-cultural concerns.


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Debraj Goswami

Debraj Goswami

Biography

In a photorealistic manner, Debraj constructs an image that narrates the negotiations between knowledge of Art and its twisted interpretations. Born 1973 in Serampore, West Bengal, Debraj presently lives and works in Baroda, Gujarat. He completed his BFA from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata (1997) and MFA from M.S.U, Baroda (1999). He has had three solo shows of his works at ‘Recycled masterpieces’, New Delhi & ‘My Experience with Half Truth’, Mumbai in 2006 and ‘Don't / Please Take it otherwise’, Mumbai in 2001. He has participated in several group shows across India and abroad prominent being ‘Emerging India’, presented by Art Alive Gallery and S.A. Fine Arts, London, held at London in 2007, 6th Bharat Bhavan International Print Biennale, Bhopal in 2004; ‘F-N_FN’ Auction by Neville Tuli, NCPA, Mumbai (2003), 4th Egyptian Print Triennale, Egypt (2003). He has received the Charles Wallace (India) Trust fellowship to work and visit in UK in 2001.


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Murali Cheeroth

Murali Cheeroth

Biography

Born 1966 Thrissur, Kerala, completed both his BFA and MFA from Kala Bhawan, Santiniketan in 1992 and 1995 respectively.

His has held his solo shows at Ahmadabad presented by Kerala Lalit Kala Akademi in 2000 and at Maharashtra in 2000 & 2001. He has held 3 two-man shows at Cochin in 2007 & 2003 and 1 at Ahmadabad in 1997.

He has participated in over 20 group shows across India and aboard, lastly featuring at Emerging India, presented by Art Alive Gallery at the Royal College of Art, London, in 2007.

He has received many Awards including State Lalit Kala Akademi Award in 1997-98; Kanoria Scholarship for Print Making in 1997; Cultural Scholarship by Department of Culture, Ministry of Human Resource Development, and New Delhi during 1993-95. He lives and works in Bangalore, Karnataka.




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T. M. Azis

T. M. Azis

Biography

Azis plays with the graphic value of an image, making viewing both an inquisitive and interrogative act. Born 1962 in Trichur, Kerala, Azis presently lives and works in Bangalore, Karnataka. He did his Bachelors from College of Fine Arts, Trivandrum (1987) and M.F.A from Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi (1991). Starting up with the first solo show in 1986 in Trivandrum, he has held shows in Bangalore, Pondichery and Mumbai in 1999 in addition to his participation in over 40 group shows including ‘Emerging India’, presented by Art Alive Gallery and S.A. Fine Arts, London, held at London in 2007; 'The Magical Mystery Tour', Bangalore in 2002 ; 'Temples of the Mind-2' , New Delhi in 2002; '7th Harmony Show', Mumbai in 2002; 'Walls of memories', Bangalore in 2003; 'Quilted', Bangalore in 2003; 'Waterlines', New Delhi in 2003 including 10th Triennale in 2001 and First Biennale on Contemporary Arts, Arad, Romania in 2005. Awarded by 12th All India Exhibition of Art, Bangalore in 1989, Regional Art Exhibition, Chennai in 1992 and 25th State Exhibition of Art, Kerala Lalit Kala Academy in 1991.


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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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