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Artist Name : gajanan.dandekar

7 Artworks

gajanan.dandekar 30 x 40 Inches


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gajanan.dandekar 12 x 36 Inches


gajanan.dandekar 24 x 30 Inches


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gajanan.dandekar 20 x 20 Inches


gajanan.dandekar 30 x 40 Inches





gajanan.dandekar


About the Artist :

Art education at Sir J. J. School? 40 years back it was more than a living dream, for a farmer’s son of Bilashi; Bilashi... a small village of Sangli district in the lap of Sahyadri hills; I was born there as a farmer’s son! I did have fascination for nature and its interpretation since childhood. The foothill of Sahyadri, valleys, lush green surrounding and innocent people around... I still remember them, my first introduction to forms and colours. Those were the days when art had no status in society and there were hardly any counselor to guide. It was only my inner urge that insisted me to make a move from Bilashi to Mumbai! By the grace of god, my sister and her husband both played the role of pathfinder. “ G. A. Dandekar was formally admitted to Sir J. J. School without knowing the future”!
In the making, as an artist such references are essential. An artist cannot progress without struggle; inspirations do not occur without such experiences. Besides them there are people whose thoughts keep an artist igniting from within. Picasso, Matisse, Gouguine, my gurus and Indian masters are my inspirations. Their style, process of thinking sacrifices in life and an attitude always inspired me. It is this inspiration that provided me a wider view in terms of medium and expressions. As a student, as a teacher at Sir J. J. Institute and as a professional, I always enjoyed the company of these various mediums of expressions which made my journey easier, pleasurable and peaceful.
Though I started as a landscape painter initially, my journey across India opened a new chapter. Indian people, their rural surroundings, colourful celebrations, life style and their interaction with nature that embraces them, was magnetic. “The cultural boundaries that encompass” they must be conveyed, I thought, so I invited them on my canvas. The present exhibition reflects my views and interpretations about them; I know it is a humble effort. Art critics, art lovers, collectors, artists and students will appreciate this effort I hope!


EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

* Art Teachers Diploma 1969, G. D. Art Painting, 1972.
*Art Masters Diploma 1973, First in order of merit.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Solo Shows-
* Mumbai 1975.
* Maharashtra seva sangh, Mumbai, 1990.
* Jehangir art gallery, Mumbai, 1991,92,94 & 96.
* Nehru center art gallery, Mumbai, 1993.
* Sponsored show by Sarla Art Center, Chennai 1993.
* Art Land, Mumbai, 2003.
* Art Mosaic, Singapore, 2006.
* India Art, Pune, 2005.


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Group Shows-
* Heritage Art Gallery, Chennai, 1994.
* The Gallery, Chennai, 1995.
* Namrata Dalal organized at Mumbai.
* Dawn communications organized 50 leading Indian artists in Mumbai.
* Five artists from J. J. School of Art in New Delhi.
* Dhoomi Mal Art Gallery, December 1994.
* Son Et Lumiere, Mumbai 1996.
* Art World, Chennai, 2001 & 2002.
* Group shows at Singapore, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 & 2005.
* Taj Art Gallery, 2001.
* Sathya Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2001.
* Art Land Gallery, Mumbai, 2001, 2002 (2 times) & 2003.
* Art World at Europe, Germany & Switzerland 2003.
* Essen, Germany 2004.
* Derby Art Gallery, Dubai 2005 & 2006.
* Art mosaic, Singapore 2005.
* South Africa, 2003.
Invited shows-
* Citibank Art Utsav, Mumbai.
* Glimpses of History of contemporary Indian art III.
* Dhoomi Mal Collectors Gallery, Delhi.
* Gallery Art Resource Trust, Mumbai.
* Nehru Center Art Gallery, Mumbai.
* Indian Oil Art Exhibition, New Delhi.
* National Art Exhibition, New Delhi.
* Interview by Doordarshan on painting.
* Bombay Art Society Fund raising show source 99.
* Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Calcutta.
* Young Faces in India, show 1999.
* Committee Members of Artist Center.
* Ravi Jain Memorial, New Delhi.
* The Creation Group of Artist, Mumbai, 1997.
* Varsha show by Y. B. Chavan Art Gallery, 1998.
* Dhoomi Mal Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2003.
* Bombay Art Society & Kala Academy Goa.
* Rashtriya Kala Mela, Chennai.
* Art Society of India, Mumbai.
* Joint Hon. Secretary for Bombay Art Society, 1999.
* Vista show, 1999.
* Dinew show by Multiple Sclerosis Society of India 1999.
* Chimera Foundation at Taj, Mumbai, 2000 & 2001.
* Ganesh show by Menu Dey, Mumbai, 2001, 2002.
* Reshem Bhavan, Mumbai, 2001.
* Derby Art Gallery, Dubai, 2001.
* Kala Ghoda Festival, Mumbai, 2002.
* Intex Art Gallery, Dubai 2002 & 2003.
* Art World Gallery, USA, 2002.
* Jasu Art Gallery, 2002 & 2003.
Sponsored Shows-
* Intex Universal Ltd., Colours on Canvas, Dubai, UAE, 1999.
* Dhoomi Mal Gallery, New Delhi, 1997.
* Leela Gallery, Sahara, Mumbai 1997.
* Art World Gallery, Chennai, 2001 & 2002.
* Group Show, Singapore, 2001 &2002.
* Taj Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2001.
* Ganesha Show, Sathya Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2001.
* Sathya Art Gallery, 2001.
* Artland Gallery, Mumbai, 2001, 2002 & 2003.
* Y Design Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2002.
* Art Mosaic, Singapore, 2006.
* India Art, Pune, 2005.


AWARDS/HONOURS

* Participation in the introductory show of Indian Artists in Jakarta, Indonesia, organized by The Gallery, Chennai, 1995.
* Painting selected for the auction conducted by Sotheby, London, 1995.
* Painting published in the golden jubilee issue of Maharashtra Seva Sangh, Mumbai.
* Painting published by CRY.
* Painting published in TATA Executive,1997.
* Painting printed for Camlin Greeting Card, 1999.
*Honored by Maharashtra Seva Sangha, Mumbai
* Number of cash awards in addition to Maharashtra state award 1973.

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