About the Artist :
My work is inspired by nature and the five elements of life, their inevitability and the natural balance that enables our existence. The bright and bold colours of nature reflect my mood. My freedom of thought and passion for the act of painting are expressed through the confident strokes and colours of nature.
Every painting helps me progress beyond the visual world into one of self-attainment and joy.
I believe that there is meaning in everything, but how it is seen and perceived by everyone is different. I prefer an abstract expression which liberates the viewers from limitations of forms frames and boundaries and enables them to perceive my works from their independent standpoint.
Nature is ever-changing and so are we. We grow through a process and that shows in what we do and achieve. The pure colours and bold strokes in my work are a reflection of my growth and persona. My effort is to transcend the material and reach the all-encompassing energy which is the Ultimate Truth. I therefore use different metals like brass copper and aluminium on wood harmonising my creation with nature.
Master of Fine Arts- Sir J.J School of Art
Bachelor of Fine Arts- Sir J.J School of Art
2015:Solo Exhibition “Eternal Road’’at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai. Solo Shows: 2009 Solo Exhibition “Stasis” at Mantra Art Gallery, Ahmedabad 2009 Solo Exhibition “Transcending Journey’’at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai. 2003 Solo Exhibition “Colours of Khushi” at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai. 1999 Solo Exhibition “Colours of Karmic Illusions” at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
Exhibitions and Participations 2015 Participation in Global Art Fair- Dubai. 2014 Group show at Tilting Art gallery – Pune. 2014 Participation in Raffle at Edelweiss. 2014 Participation in Group Exhibition at Triveni kala sangam Delhi. 2014 Participation in Group Exhibition at Edelweiss. 2013 Participation in Raffle at Edelweiss. 2013 Participation in JSAF show in Ahmedabad. 2013 Group show at Pro Art gallery – Dubai. 2013 Participation in “Colours”, Mumbai 2012 Participation in “Colours”, Mumbai 2011 “Chabutaras-Ahmedabad's Aviary”DualShow at Mantra Art Gallery, Ahmedabad 2011 “Colours” Group Show – Coomaraswamy Hall, Prince of Wales Museum 2010 Group show at Museum Art gallery. (Mumbai). 2010 Group show at Prince of Wales museum. Mumbai. 2010 Participation in a group show at Artists Centre. 2009 Participation in “Colours”, Mumbai 2009 Group show at Artists Centre.Mumbai. 2008 Participation in Artist Centre, Mumbai 2008 Group Show-Timeless Colors-Dubai 2008 Group Show-Suchitrra Art Gallery. 2008 Participation in Museum Art Gallery, Mumbai.
2008 Participation in Concern India show, Mumbai. 2008 Participation in Hirji Jehangir Gallery, Mumbai 2008 Participation in group show, Delhi. 2007 “Colours” Group Show – Coomaraswamy Hall, Prince of Wales Museum 2001 “Fragile Ecologies” – Group Show at Artist Centre, Mumbai 2000 “Black & White” – Group Show at Art Today Gallery, Delhi 1999 Group Show at Artists’ Centre, Mumbai 1999 Solo Exhibition at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 1998 Participation in National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai (NGMA), Group Show at Lalit Kala Academy (LKA), Group Show at Y. B. Chavan 1997 Group Show at Art Today Gallery, Delhi 1995 Group Show at Art Today Gallery, Delhi, Group Show at Artists Centre, Mumbai 1993 Group Show at Leela Kempinski, Mumbai, Participant of Bombay Art Society, Art Society of India, Monsoon Show at Nehru Centre, Mumbai 1991 Monsoon Show at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
Awards and Achievements 2015 Participation in Art retreat by Mithu basu 2013/2014/2015 Committee member/Curator of kalagodha Festival for workshops. 2013 Participation in Jaipur art festival. 2011/2012 Worked on international coffee table book on art. 2011/2012 Committee member of kalagodha association for workshops. 2010 International Art Expedition to Mauritius in October 2010. 2010 Mural of Metal and Wood 12 feet by 20 feet at Indo-German Company, Ahmedabad. 2007 Committee Member Of Artists' Centre since 2007 1998 Art Society of India Award 1994 to 1996 Government of India Scholarship – Ministry of Human Resource Development, Sir J. J. School of Art Award, Maharashtra State Art Merit Certificate, Bombay Art Society Merit Certificate, Attended All India 5th Artist’s Center Camp,Maharashtra State Art Award 1993 Raza Merit Scholarship 1992 & 1993 Sir J.J School of Art Merit Scholarship 1992 Participated in All India Painting Camp at National Center for Performing Arts. 1991 Maharashtra State Art 1st Award