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Vikash Kalra

Vikash. Kalra, born in Delhi in 1973, completed his graduation from Delhi University in Commerce. A self-taught artist, Vikash firmly believes that art is an organic entity and one who passion for art can learn from it like an organic experience and with sustained dedication and hard work, become a practitioner. Painting is life for him. It makes him feel joyous. The more he paints, the more he wants to paint. When he started his journey as a painter, he was not aware about the outcomes and his ...

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Paresh Maity

Paresh Maity has a degree in Fine Arts from the Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata and a Masters in Fine Arts from the Delhi College of Arts. Born in1965, Tamluk is a small town in West Bengal, renowned for its heritage of terracotta art. The association with art for him began very early in life, in school he made clay images of gods and goddesses, sold them to support his education. He began with water colours, painting rivers and landscapes and later moved to working with oils, as one ...

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Jayasri Burman

Jayasri Burman is also a well known Indian Contemporary artist, was born in the year 1960 in Calcutta- now known as Kolkata. She pursued her art studies from Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan and a Masters in Arts in Painting. She also studied printmaking under Monsieur Ceizerzi in Paris. Jayasri works primarily with watercolor, along with pen and ink and other mixed mediums her works advocate mythical miniature and the modern using strong hues and bold themes – illusionary hybrid animals with human h...

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Rameshwar Broota

Rameshwar Broota was born in 1941. Initially his works depicted laborers and their struggle in daily life which later in the 70s changed into satirical works highlighting the collective corruption. In the 1980’s, he started making human nudes. His style evolved into distinctive textured works in black and white emphasized by blade scrapings. Broota studied Art from College of Art, New Delhi and taught there too. He also taught at Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi. Broota’s experimental forays h...

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Vasundhara Tewari Broota

Vasundhara Tewari Broota was born in Kolkata in 1955 and studied literature from University of Delhi. She also studied art at Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi under renowned artist Rameshwar Broota who she later married. She mostly makes figurative paintings of the female body. She was awarded a cultural scholarship by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, 1982-84 and senior fellowship by the Ministry of Culture, 1996-1998. Her works are now part of distinguished national and international...

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Shovin Bhattacharjee

Born in 1976 in Shillong, Shovin works in the medium of stainless steel, aluminum, and wood. His sculptural works and installations usually capture the artist’s self-portrait interacting with the cuboid structures that are a metaphor for the city. Shovin’s paintings are primarily created in acrylic and charcoal on canvas. Thematically they deal with animal life engaging with urbanity. Shovin also creates NFT works, through which he indicates that creating digital work takes as muc...

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Shampa Bhattacharjee

Shampa was born in Silchar, Assam. She studied B. F.A. & M.F.A. in Painting from Fine Arts Dept., A.U.S., Silchar and also did M.A. in Philosophy, from Guwahati University, Guwahati. She has participated in more than 65 exhibitions in India and abroad. She also participated in 2nd Dafen Oil International Biennale, Shenzhen in 2020; 6th Beijing International Art Biennale, China in 2015 and 9th International print Biennale org by Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal in 2011. She has won several awards like Junio...

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G. R. Iranna

G.R. Iranna was born in 1970 in the Sindgi district of Bijpaur, Karnataka. He acquired his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the College of Visual Art, in Gulbarga in 1992. Two years later, he got his Master`s degree in painting from the College of Art, New Delhi. Between 1999 and 2000 he acted as artist-in-residence at Wimbledon School of Art, London. Many of Iranna`s paintings portray pain as an abstract force that is interpreted visually in bruised textures and razor sharp cutting edges....

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Pooja Iranna

A well-known name among the artist fraternity. Born to the famous artist parents - Shobha and Rameshwar Broota in 1969. Pooja says, "While my mother works from the heart in creating abstractions, I use my mind for my mixed-media constructions." Her first choice was to study architecture (this influence is evident in her work), she eventually succeeded in creating her own style while pursuing her art. One notices a creative progression in her works over the years. Through Pooja`s works, we are ta...

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Amitava Das

Born in 1947 at Delhi, Amitava Das studied Drawing and Painting at College of Art, New Delhi. All his canvases have a common striking quality that emphasizes on the background and the layers of colours painted on the surface through which the subjects emerge. Amitava’s work has long represented his environmental concerns, his man and nature themes have become popular over the years. Of late his works represent more of abstraction but continued to relate with nature which is one of his prime...

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Mona Rai

She explores the expressive potential of diverse resources through works that are like shimmering fields of colour with recurring motives associated with the metaphors of light and time. Her works resonate with the duality of stillness and revolution, of inertia and motion, the Yin and the yang that govern many philosophies. She has gradually shifted from the earlier geometrical shapes approach to abstraction which was mysterious and thought provoking. She has created a place for herself in the...

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Manu Parekh

A widely celebrated artist, best known for his series depicting the soul of the city of Varanasi with the Ganges representing its quintessential circle of life and death and the countless contradictions in which the holy city is steeped in, pulled powerfully in opposite directions. Manu Parekh’s landscapes are known for his spontaneous use of colour, bold brushstrokes and bold, prominent lines. Experimenting with colourful abstraction, figurative and sexual imagery. One also sees the amalgamat...

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Madhvi Parekh

Madhvi Parekh, born in 1942 didn’t have any formal education in art, but her works found subjects of her childhood memories that were treasured. Her paintings often are manifestations of her daily artistic rituals that were a part of her family tradition such as floor designs of rangoli. Profoundly inspired by her artist husband Manu Parekh and other artists like Paul Klee and Miro, Madhvi began to paint in 1964. In Madhvi Parekh’s paintings, one notices the vital role played by the ar...

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Ved Nayar

Artist Ved Nayar studied for a diploma in fine arts from the National College of Fine Art in 1957. Primarily a painter, over the course of time Nayar dwelled into other mediums such as sculpture, installation, archival digital print and photography. Born in 1933, the environment has been a major source of influence over his works. Later, the works developed into popular iconic figures of the elongated human form, mostly female that were habitants of space between heaven and earth. He was awarded...

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Gogi Saroj Pal

Gogi Saroj Pal did Diploma in Painting from the Government College of Arts and Crafts in Lucknow and Post Graduation in painting from the College of Art, Delhi. Born in 1945, Neoli, Uttar Pradesh, India. An eminent artist she taught at College of Art and Jamia Millia Islamia. The expressions in her artworks are based on her personal experience. Themes like Human Landscape, Kamadhenu, Mother and Child, Naika, Prisoners, Eternal Bird, Dancing Horse, Kumari, and Paper boats—all visions of dreams...

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B. Vithal

Painter and sculptor, B. Vithal, studied at Sir J.J. School of Art with fellow artist and wife B. Prabha. Initially, as a struggling artist, he painted billboards and pavilions. He mostly painted large canvases and played with textures and depth. He also dabbled into sculpture. He made both human and animal figures with ease. His sculptures were known for their monumentality and his paintings captured the intimate. He lived in Mumbai and passed away in 1992.

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B. Prabha

As a young artist, B. Prabha moved to Mumbai and studied at the Sir J.J. School of Art. Shewas a multifaceted artist who had interests in both music and art. Her marriage with B. Vithal had significant impact on her art. After marriage, her style evolved from abstraction to figurative. She portrayed her rural women with simplicity and strength. She also held her first exhibition with her husband B. Vithal in 1956 and participated in more than 50 exhibitions in India and abroad.

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Paramjit Singh

Paramjit Singh, a distinguished contemporary artist known for his vivid style captured in figurative and abstract works with several vibrant colour palette and soft forms of shrubs, fields, rugged hills, boulders, trees and the sky. His mystical panoramic view of landscapes painted with thick oil paints engaging in the minute detailing of the grass and the leaves, leaving the viewers mesmerised. He was born in the year 1935, in Amritsar, India and presently lives in New Delhi with his artist wif...

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Arpita Singh

Arpita Singh, a well known contemporary artist, born in the year 1937 at Baranagar in Kolkata, West Bengal. She moved to Delhi in 1946 along with her family and has lived her since then. During her academic years, she went to School of Art, Delhi Polytechnic and then worked as a textile designer with the Weavers Service Centre that was part of the Handloom Board of India. Celebrated as a modernist and figurative artist, her works have been exhibited world over. Her drawings are an amalgamatio...

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Zarina Hashmi

One of India’s most eminent artists, Zarina Hashmi was born in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India. She graduated from Muslim University in 1958 before she got into studying printmaking in India and then abroad. During 1963 - 19 67 she studied printmaking with S. W. Hayter and Krishna Reddy at Atelier 17 in Paris, and in 1974 studied block printing at Toshi Yoshido’s studio in Tokyo having been granted the Japan Foundation Fellowship. Zarina’s works cover from a minimal drawing to printmaking a...

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Arpana Caur

Arpana Caur A well known women contemporary artist of India, Arpana Caur’s journey has been a combination of both victimization and celebration of women. The serious perspective that she conveys through her artworks makes a strong statement capturing the prevalent circumstances in the society, especially towards women. Arpana Caur was born in 1954 at New Delhi, India. She spent her college years studying literature, a self-taught artist her works exhibit a feminist perspective with portraits ...

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Hem Raj

A calm and composed Delhi artist with an infectious smile that very modestly hides all the awards and acclamations he has accumulated for himself. Born on 6th June, 1968 in Delhi and continues to live in the city where he established himself as a contemporary artist. His artworks have been part of several group and solo shows in India and abroad. His expertise challenges the large canvases that delve deep into explaining the real human existence. The amalgamation of the colours and its countless...

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Francis Newton Souza

Francis Newton Souza is considered one of India’s most significant Modern painters. A mentor and a genius to several artists and friends, Souza was known for his bold and strong figurative, his line drawings during the 1950’s and 60’s was extensively famous. He was born in the year 1924 in Goa, India and then moved to Mumbai along with his mother for his academics. He studied at St. Xavier’s High School run by Jesuit priests during those days, and this is where he was first introduced to...

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