"I was born and brought up in Mumbai, work as a professional visual artist creating conceptual figurative compositions to express the world out and world within through various mediums .Having exhibited in prestigious galleries of India and participated in various shows of eminent organisations on invitation and also for Charitable purposes: having a multifaceted career, as Interior Designer as partner in Space Designers; as Visiting Faculty in Kala Vidya Sankul, Raheja College, ISDI ; as Coordinator in Jindal Centre for the Arts.Read More
"I am an art teacher first. I may juggle other roles of being an illustrator, designer and artist, it’s teaching art that floats my boat, gives me the greatest joy. It’s when we are all making art together my kids and I, we exist in space where anything is possible- trees can be purple, people can fly!Read More
"Hi, my name is Prithviraj Shinde, born and brought up in Bombay. I have been painting and sketching since I was 4 years old.…Read More
"I'm a self-taught artist who works primarily in painting abstracts & cubist portraiture as well as relief printmaking using wood & linoleum…Read More
"I've been doing art since childhood in all kinds of medium. Art is now more of a necessity, that I need to do everyday or else I don't feel happy with my self.Read More
We are all so accustomed to looking at a canvas on a wall. Granted, many spectacular things have been created this way, but after a while, one begins to wonder, ‘is there no way to go forward from this?’. Sen Shombit’s show “Dèsordre” is testament to the fact that the canvas continues to evolve and take new form.
Using several smaller canvases at different angles to create installation art, he takes the notion of what we consider to be traditional and spins it on its head. Of course, the main focus of the exhibition was Gesturism. Bright, almost neon colours have been used in expressive strokes, sometimes using knives and barriers on the canvas to create layers of light and dark.
Contrasted with the first floor, the second was an explosion of colour and culture, with Shombit’s famous art car transferred onto canvases, each one showing us an unique perspective on what is considered to be quintessentially Indian.
A large, enclosed piece of floor had the artist’s palettes that he had used throughout the process. A wise decision as one may mistake his paintings to be a flood of bright colours and that alone. Here, we could see the astounding array of shades, tones and colours used by the artist. In a single installation, the entire exhibition was tied together in these palettes.
However, the most impressive pieces are undoubtably the installation canvas pieces. They challenge the viewer to view art in a different way. The scenes are muddled, and one has to work with the colours and shapes on each piece from different angles to come to a conclusion that may or may not satisfy them.
I spent about 20 minutes trying to decipher a piece whose parts were jumbled, as though the intent of the artist was for us to solve the painting. However, as I walked away from it, annoyed and frustrated that I could not figure it out, it dawned on me that I have never seen an art piece that had challenged me in this way.
The exhibition is experimental, brave, beautiful and challenging. It is not for those whose tastes lie in the more traditional. However, if you are up for a challenge, this is the exhibition to visit.
The writer and reviewer, Jehan Vazifdar, is an aspiring fashion designer. An illustrator and art enthusiast, you can check out his Instagram page here
Sen Shombit is an Indian-born contemporary artist from France. Check out more of his work here.
Jake Parker started the INKtober initiative in 2009 as a challenge to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year.
The Rules are as follows:
1) Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want).
2) Post it online
3) Hashtag it with #inktober and #inktober2016
Note: you can do it daily, or go the half-marathon route and post every other day, or just do the 5K and post once a week. What ever you decide, just be consistent with it. INKtober is about growing and improving and forming positive habits, so the more you’re consistent the better.
Check out his INKtober page here !
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There is something calming about having greenery in the house. For most of us in the city though it becomes something we can only aspire to have given the cramped nature of our houses.Read More
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Ace Mangaka Naschi has created some awesome work using watercolors and showcased them on his Deviant Art page.Read More
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Bringing them to life on her sketch books and papers using markers and color pencils with equal skill, Hope Hokulani recreates their magic and makes us fall in love with the characters all over again.Read More
Sometimes even the bounds of a notebook or a stretch of canvas can seem too constrained, the edges of a regular shape proving to be barriers rather than enablers of the artistic process.
So what does an artist do? Explore avenues beyond the traditional ones of course. Music Sheets with compositions listed on them, Leaves which have fallen during a fresh breeze during Autumn, maybe just a News Print article which caught your fancy these all open up a bevy of opportunities for your Art to extend beyond what you could have traditionally imagined.Read More
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During our Grand Sale which concluded recently, we were lucky to run into Radhika Khetan, a 12th Grade student from RN Podar School. She loves Art and Design so much that they were one of the subjects she chose for her IGCSE as well.Read More
Creating Art from an extremely young Age, talented UK artist Kate Louise Powell is an aspiring Illustrator who is currently pursuing her degree from the University of Edinburgh.
The website Caseable caught up with Kate recently and we enjoyed the interview so much that we had to share snippets from it and some of Kate’s incredible work with you.Read More
What is a Doodle?
Wikipedia likes to define it as “A doodle is a drawing made while a person's attention is otherwise occupied. Doodles are simple drawings that can have concrete representational meaning or may just be abstract shapes.”
We happen to think though that a doodle can serve as a conduit into a persons thinking at that point of time. Perhaps they were in a state of conflict and out came a random sketch depicting a battle field or perhaps the mood was more mischievous and abstract and resulted in a funny sketch with quirky characters.Read More
Great Architecture is all around us, remnants of the past and deserves to be captured. They are the hulking masses of stone which have come together to be shaped in ways to leave a stamp of their architect on the earth for generations to come.
Artist Ayşe Bakır felt the same way and decided to capture it using some vibrant Letraset Promarkers and Pen’s in his work. The work pulls at the heart strings and awakens the stirrings of travel within us so that we may observe them in person someday. Till then however we must be content to only stare and sigh.Read More
We are constantly living in a world of turmoil, the rock we inhabit constantly spinning from night to day and back again. The stars on the other hand seem to be mute observers, silently viewing the various human follies.
Perhaps this very nature of theirs to remain the same inspired our ancestors to see shapes in the sky and ascertain that we were influenced by them and that our destiny could be divined by them. Perhaps these groups of stars unmoving and yet mesmerising considered us their pawns in the chessboard of life.Read More
Imagine sucking people into a different world through your Art. That's exactly what young Chilean Artist Fredo does. His drawings seem to completely leap off the page and provide an incredible sense of immersion.Read More
Creating quirky worlds full of colour and hinting at a deeper meaning, we have been following the work of Mumbai based artist, Amruta Rokade for a while now.Read More
Our first memories of seeing something hand drawn are usually cartoons and other animated images.
Seeing them move and come to life immediately captures our attention.
Kapil Tejwani based in Mumbai has drawn inspiration from the same and shared with us his work inspired by Dragon Ball Z and Toy Story. In addition he has also shared an original artwork titled ‘ Blue Devil’Read More