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Bridges

Exploring New Paradigms
4th August 2005 - 22nd August 2005
Art Alive Gallery

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Akbar Padamsee

Akbar Padamsee

Biography

Born in 1928, Mumbai, Padamsee completed his Diploma in Fine Arts from Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai in 1949 before moving on to the Stout State University, Wisconsin after receiving J.D. Rockefeller III Fellowship in 1965.

 

Along with several group and solo shows held throughout his long career, he has participated in Biennales including the Venice in 1953 and 1955; Sao Paulo and Tokyo in 1959; Museum of Modern Art, Oxford in 1981; Royal Academy of Arts, London in 1982 and National des Arts Plastiques, Paris in 1985.

 

He was awarded the Padama Bhushan from Government of India in 2010. He is also the recipient of Kailash Lalit Kala Award, New Delhi in 2010; the Dayawati Modi Award in 2008; Lalit Kala Ratna, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi in 2004; Kalidas Samman by the Madhya Pradesh Government 1997-98 etc. He also received the Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship and made four short films in 1969-70.

 

He lives and works in Mumbai




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Debnath Basu

Debnath Basu

Biography

Born in Howrah, West Bengal in 1961 and completed his MVA Fine Arts, from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata in 1989. After having his first solo exhibition in Mumbai in 1995, he participated in various group shows in Mumbai in 2000 and 2001, Vienna in 2002 Kolkata in 2003, Delhi in 2005. He has been honoured for his work by Kanoria Centre for Art in 1989-90, received a Junior Fellowship from ministry of HRD, Government of India in 1992-94 and a Fine Arts Fellowship from Vikram Sarabhai Foundation, New Delhi in 1993-95. He lives and works in Kolkata.


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K. G. Subramanyan

K. G. Subramanyan

Biography

Born in 1924, Kerala. Subramanyan studied at Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan between 1944-48 under the guidance of Nandalal Bose, Binode Behari Mukherjee and Ramkinkar Baij. He later studied at Slade School of Art, London on the British Council Research Scholarship during 1955-56. He received the John D. Rockefeller III Fund Fellowship in 1966. He was appointed Fellow of the Lalit Kala Akademi in 1985 and the Christensen Fellow at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, U.K. in 1987-88. After serving as the Dean at the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda in 1989 he was appointed Professor Emeritus at Santiniketan. In 1976 he visited General Assembly of the World Crafts Council as Member Delegate in Mexico. The Government of India honoured him with a Padma Shri in 1975; he received the Kalidas Samman in 1981 and the Shiromani Kala Puraskar in 1994. He has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions and in many major Biennales, including the Sao Paulo Biennale, Brazil, 1961 & 1971; the Tokyo Biennale, Japan, 1964; and the Menton Biennale, France, 1976. He has also held exhibition in Takaoka Municipal Museum of Art & Meguro Museum of Art, Japan, 1988; Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, London, 1982 & 1988. In 2003, a retrospective of his work was held at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Delhi and Mumbai. He lives and works in Baroda, Gujarat.


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Madhvi Parekh

Madhvi Parekh

Biography

Born in 1942, Sanjaya near Ahmedabad (Gujarat), Madhvi Parekh prides herself on being a self-trained artist. After her maiden exhibition at the Birla Academy in Kolkata in 1968 she has not looked back and gone on to show in exhibitions held across India and abroad including London, Amsterdam, New York, Australia and Kuwait. She has also participated in several workshops over the decades. Much has been written about her work in various publications on Indian art and artists brought out by the Smithsonian Institution, Washington and Balai Pustak, Jakarta. Geeta Kapur and Ghulammohammed Sheikh have made repeated references to her contribution in their essays on contemporary women artists of India. A documentary film ‘Dwitya’ was made in 1992 on Madhvi and her equally famous husband artist Manu Parekh by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi. Madhvi Parekh lives and works in Delhi.


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Paritosh Sen

Paritosh Sen

Biography

Born in 1918, Dhaka (now in Bangladesh), Paritosh did his Diploma in Fine Arts at the Government College of Arts and Crafts, Madras in 1940. In 1942 he became the founder member of Calcutta Group. For further studies he went to Academie Andre Lhote in Paris and also studied painting at Academie de la Grande Chaumiere, Murals at Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts and History of painting at Ecole du Louvre between the periods 1950-53. He has been honoured with a French fellowship for Designing and Typeface in 1969-70 and John D. Rockfeller III grant in 1970-71. He is a recipient of Abanindra Puraskar from the government of West Bengal. During his long and illustrious career he has held over 30 solo shows all over India and abroad. He has also participated in over 100 group shows and exhibited at The Commonwealth Arts Festival, London, 1965 & 1986; Sao Paulo Biennale, Brazil in 1965, II Havana Biennale, Cuba in 1986. He lives and works in Kolkata.


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Pooja Iranna

Pooja Iranna

Biography

Born in New Delhi in 1969, she completed her B.F.A. and M.F.A. in painting from College of Art, New Delhi in 1991 and 1995 respectively. After starting with the solo show, 'Paper Works', New Delhi in 1996, Pooja has held 'House Of Cards', New Delhi in1999, 'Reflections', London in 2002 and 'Metamorphic Mathematics', Bangalore, Mumbai and New Delhi in 2003-2004, besides participating in several group shows in India and abroad which include 'Towards Abstraction', New Delhi in 2005; 'Negotiating Matters/s', New Delhi in 2005 and 43rd National Exhibition, Bangalore in 2001. Pooja received a Junior Fellowship in 1998-1999 and a National Scholarship 1992-95, by the Government of India and is also the recipient of Charles Wallace India Trust Award in 2002 and Garhi Grant by Lalit Kala Academi in 2003-2004.She lives and works in New Delhi.


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Sajal Sarkar

Sajal Sarkar

Biography

Born in Kolkata in 1963 and completed his graduation from Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata in 1989. He worked as a freelance artist at Lalit Kala Academy in Keyatala, Kolkata before doing his Post diploma in Graphics from M S University Baroda in 1995. He has held two two-man shows in Mumbai and several group shows throughout India. His solo shows have been held in Kolkata in 1996 and 1999 and Bangalore. Sajal has received grants from Elizabeth Green Shield Foundation, Canada, Bendre-Husain Scholarship and HRD Fellowship and is also awarded by Bombay Art Society; AIFAACs, New Delhi. He lives and works in Baroda.


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Sanjeev Sonpimpare

Sanjeev Sonpimpare

Biography

Born in Mumbai in 1969 and completed his Graduation from Sir J.J. School of Arts, Mumbai in 1993.His solo exhibitions include Skeptics, Mumbai 2004, 2005, Ireland in 2000, ‘Recycled’, Mumbai in 1998. Group shows include ‘Are we like this only?, New Delhi in 2005, Bombay Boys, New Delhi in 2004, Bombay X 17, Kerala in 2004, ‘The Idea and Images VI’, Mumbai in 2004, ‘Contemporary Impressions from India’, Nepal in 2004, ‘Art and Technology’, Mumbai in1997 and ‘Mirrorwall, Mumbai in 1996.He was awarded with the UNESCO-ASCHBERG Award residency artists work programme at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin in 2000 and Solomon Abraham first prize for Watercolour Portraiture in 1989.He lives and works in Mumbai


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Shibu Natesan

Shibu Natesan

Biography

Born in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala in 1966 and completed his B.F.A in Painting from College of Fine Arts, Trivandrum, in 1987 and Masters in Printmaking from M.S. University, Baroda in 1991. He also did a two-year residency at Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam which was funded by the Netherlands government in 1997. He has held several solo exhibitions and group shows across India and abroad. Solo exhibitions include ‘Existence of Instinct’, New Delhi in 2005, ‘Linkage’, Amsterdam in 2001 & 1997, ‘Paintings’, Bangalore in 2002, ‘Missing’, Mumbai in 1999, ‘Nature Morte’, New Delhi in 1997, ‘Futility of Device’ in Mumbai in 1995. He was a participant at Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, Holland in 1997. He lives between Vadodara and London.


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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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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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Walter Emilio D'Souza

Walter Emilio D'Souza

Biography

Born in 1957,Mumbai and did his Masters in Fine Art, Print Making from Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda in 1983. He was a visiting Faculty at School of Architecture, K.L.Campus, Ahmedabad, during 1988-2003 and meanwhile continued his exhibitions in India and abroad. His major solo exhibitions have been in Ahmedabad in 1999, Mumbai in 1995 and 1999 in New Delhi in 1991. Among his participation in several group shows, those held recently were in Kolkata in 2003, New Delhi in 2003 and 2000 besides showing up in the 7th International Print Triennial, Finland in 1993.Walter lives and works in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.


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Bridges - 2005

Bridges - Group show that included works of senior and young artists
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BRIDGES
EXPLORING NEW PARADIGMS


At the heart of Indian art, lies the fragility of human experience, the understanding of myriad hues and the essence of artistic response in the light of the diversity of intensity. Bridges becomes the thread that establishes a link, between a set of established names in the art mart and those who are finding their own positions on the curve of graphic gains. While each artist works within the personal paradigms of their own individual sensibility, it is indeed an experience to behold when you look at 45 works that can afford a painterly and sublime insight into the underlying themes of artistic lingua franca. Look anyway, begin from whatever catches your ruminating fancy and you will be able to able to engage in a novel sensation, of possessing an immediacy of execution that mirrors the unpredictability and delicacy of existence...

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