About the Artist :
The paintings of Ratnakar Ojha are simple and intricate manifestation of fantasy in to reality of his own. The fusion of content and style is beautifully balanced and handled with utmost love and care through his colorful journey of simple mysticism as choreographed by him. The composition is simple yet mystic to magical depth of his mind and heart. The lines are bold yet elastic in its representation and metamorphic in creating beauty of his illusions. The forms are basic and simple from day today life with symbolic motifs of folk lyrics telling a story as intricate and simple as his mind and heart.
Art Education - Diploma in Fine Art (Painting) 1979 from Khairagarh University
G.D.Art (Metal Craft) 1983 from Sir J.J.School of Art
198 - Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
1984 -ArtistsCentre, Mumbai.
1984 - Bhubaneswar, Organised by Orissa Lalit Kala Academy.
1985 - Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore, Under the auspices of the
Indo-German Cultural Society, Bangalore.
1989 - Arreesa Art Gallery, Mumbai
1991 - Designscape Art Gallery, Mumbai
1991 - Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
1994 -16, Teenmurti House, New Delhi,
1997 - Artists Centre, Mumbai, organized by The Gallery.
1998 -Galleria, Mumbai
2000 - Artists Centre, Mumbai
2005 -Hacienda Gallery, Mumbai
2005- Vinnyasa Premier Art Galery, Chennai
Selected Group Exhibition/Participation:
1989- We 89 at Academy of Fine Art, Calcutta.
1992- The Search at The Gallery, Chennai.
1993 - ‘DIRECTION-1’ at The Gallery, Chennai.
1994 - Joint Show with J.S.M. Mani at Gallery Aurobindo, New Delhi.
1996 - ‘Women in Indian Art’ by The Gallery at Visual Art Centre, Hong Kong.
1997 - ‘ AN ODE TO INDEPENDENCE’ celebrating 50 years of India’s Independence by Apparao Gallery
at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi; Air Gallery, London.
1997 - ‘The Indian Beast’ by Apparao Gallery at Shridharini Gallery, New Delhi.
1998 - ‘Highlight’ by Galleria at Academy of Fine Art and Literature, New Delhi.
1999 - ‘Miniature Millennium Collection by Contemporary Indian Artist’ at Galleria, Mumbai.
2000 - ‘IMAGES OF WOMAN’ groups show of 16 Senior Artists working
with ‘Woman’ as their theme at Galleria, Mumbai.
2000 - ‘WORKS ON PAPER’ by group of selected Artists organized by
Gallery Art Resource Trust, Mumbai in Collaboration with Sumukha Gallery.
2000 - ‘WALL OF COLOUR’ by Galleria at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
2000 - ‘India Visited’ Indian Contemporary Art, group show at Gallerie D’ Art Amrita Dyalah, Mauritius.
2001 - ‘I am moved’ A charity auction of Indian Contemporary Art in aid
of Gujarat Earthquake Relief Fund at The Peshwa, Holiday Inn, Pune.
2001 - Indian Contemporary Art, Hong Kong, by Saffronart
2002 - ‘Artist of the month February 2002’ presented at Saffronart.com
2002 - ‘A Panorama of Indian Contemporary Art’ at Art Circle, Hong Kong, presented by gallery Maya.
2002 - “Harvest2002” by Arushi Art Gallery, New Delhi
2003 - ‘Works on paper’ online exhibition by Saffronart.com.
2003 - ‘INDIAN CONTEMPORARY ART AT IT’S BEST’ by Intex, Colours on Canvas, Dubai.
2004 - “Vision 2004”, San Francisco
2005 - Abstract Gallery, Bangalore
2005 - “TRILOGY” Legacy Art Gallery, Mumbai
2005 - “COLORS2005” by Art Land Gallery, Koomarswamy Hall, Museum,
2006 - “Expression” group show at Legacy Art Gallery, Mumbai
2006 - group show at Abstract Art Gallery, Bangalore
2006 - ART FOR CONCERN at Artists’ Center, Mumbai
2006 - Artists’ Centre member show
2006 - Group show at Gallerie Leela, Mumbai
2006 - CHILDRENS DAY group show of paintings at Gallery Soulflower,
2006 - Myriad Strokes group show at Galleries Leela, Mumbai
2007 - The Monsoon show at Legacy Art Gallery, Mumbai
2007 - Group show at Galleries Leela, Mumbai
2008 - Indian Kaleidoscope, Kuala Lumpur, at Gallery Archana
2008 - The 3rd Anniversary Online Exhibition by indianartcollectors.com
2008 - Monsoon art show at Legacy art Gallery, Mumbai
2009 - Group Art Exhibition @ Studio3
2013 - Art by the Sea, by Le Sutra Hotel, Mumbai
2014 - COLORS-2014 at Coomaraswamy Hall, Chhattrapati Shivaji
Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai, Curated by Sunil Chauhan