Event begins at 10:00am
jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace
Chittorgarh Resort, Village Parsoli,
Distt. Chittorgarh, Rajasthan
Armenian by birth, Anna lives in Moscow and works mostly between Moscow, London, Greece and Rome. She specializes in portrait photography but also works as a theater and cinema set photographer. She has a particular interest in performing artists and has photographed leading actors and singers throughout the world. Her photographs have been widely published in the international press and books.
Ashraf abdel kader likes to create his inner dreams ,emotions and passion of life which he believes in. All his subjects reflect the faces within. His work also questions whether the artists compromise their own unique identities in order to meet the demand of their audience. He often uses bold colors and lyrical flying forms to express himself.
Born and brought up in West Bengal, Bibek Santra has travelled several places across the globe. The migration from one place to another can be sensed his works. The in-depth perspective of his works dominates the root of his belonging. There is an ongoing drift in his works resembling the nature which clings to fluctuations. The migration of every facet in social, political, geographical, cultural and other aspects of nature is well appreciated and echoed as a dominant part in his works.
Deepak Rajbhar works in a spontaneous and subconscious process where the form, space and color takes shape throughout the process. The forms are mostly organic and abstract in nature carved out with bold lines and colors in movement occupying the whole dimension of the space. The expression of the artist reflects in a momentarily expression in his works which are based on sudden expression of the mind or may be involved with the experiences.
Born in 1936, Dhiraj Choudhury holds over 100 solo exhibitions to his name, in India, USA, England, Germany, Singapore, Switzerland and France, He retired as the professor of painting at the College of Art in 1996. He has been involved in several educational and social causes and has also initiated various art activities. His works are placed in the collection of Victoria and Albert Museum UK’ and National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. In the year 1979, he participated in an international group show in Geneva.
With three masters degrees including a MBA from UK, employment in blue chip corporate organizations, travel across the globe, high society events and parties, luxury holidays and lifestyle, Suniti Khastgir felt like a prisoner of our society. This is when she found soulmate in a pencil, a bit of canvas and a guru. To her art is a higher form of human expression, something that makes us truly human and then takes us beyond. She states, “Painting gave me the freedom to be myself. Being human is to me to be creative, individual and unique, and when I pick up my brushes I see and feel nothing else but my feelings and thoughts somehow expressing themselves as colours on my canvas.”
Dibakar Das’ works inspires and emphasizes on the roots of being in an urban life. A subconscious state of the mind which plays around the work space involving the spaces of the city and the whole ambience around it. The work depicts the movement of the city, the humans in movement as a life in movement in a spontaneous process. Living in various cities by now- such as Kolkata, Mumbai, inspires the artist to reflect everyday lives as a journey in his artworks. The lines, colors and spaces throughout the space of his works reflects the fast-paced life of a city which he lives by and appreciates his living space.
Dibakar Karmakar carries a jovial nature and is quite optimistic and modest by virtue. In his paintings, Dibakar adjoins the formal qualities of abstract art while expressing and communicating the desire for its metaphysical importance. Through an inward journey, his work is an assertive quest for original truth and beauty beyond the fakeness and falsehood of human aspirations. One gets a sense of the inexorableness and mystery of the natural order through these works, something which is further underscored by the integration of hallucinatory impressions of strokes and colour movements. His work of art articulates a visual counterpoint but also gives the pleasure of smooth juxtaposition without compelling the eye to fluctuate. He also emphasizes the actual process of making art: to utilize the canvas positively, to experiment with tones and shades and to explore the aesthetics of colour and texture.
Indrani Acharya is a Artist from Kolkata. In her very early age she started her Art Journey and she admits the immense impact of true Guidance that it received from eminent artists of the city during the journey to discover the artist in her. The romantic and soft colors of the painting and some abstract objects define the story of the painting. Somehow she put some texture to expressed Spiritual essence, Bengali folks, Indian Culture and Indian Mythology in her work. Her paintings in a way are people she lives with. They give her inspiration to produce more, to experiment more and thus to create her own world with them.
Malak Jamil’s work highlights the bond between the two countries Iraq and Indian cultures within it. A golden glow illuminates a vast connection with colorful variations of people, cultures. Her work portrays a bond of love highlighting an upbeat of life takes shape out of several layers of illuminated colors. It creates a sublime bond together, different places and people merging together with love.
Manisha Pandey Mishra is a self-taught artist presently residing at Delhi. She forayed into the arena of painting some 12 years ago mainly because of creative environment at culturally vibrant city of Vadodara in Gujarat, India. All along her journey towards contemporary art, she read extensively on topics ranging from Hindu mythology, spiritual texts and its relevance in current era. The socio-environmental issues, especially affecting large sections of the society are area of her interest. Greatly influenced by the life and teaching of Buddha, she began her second phase of journey by recreating some touching moments of Buddha’s life on paper.
Manoj Dixit’s works portrays the socio-political-cultural and environmental issues of day to day lives. The artist is inspired from street art involving in issues which evokes within himself. His recent work depicts the issue of beef ban and how political, cultural aspects are evolving throughout across India. The work reflects the voices and sensitivity towards the difficult issues in global dimensions which he feels and expresses in his works.
Manoj Poddar’s works comes mostly from his very roots of belonging showing the ambience of a Shantiniketan rural surroundings and its surrounding beauty where he lives and works. The space of a rural attracts him in every aspects of his living but also emphasizing in the fluctuations occurring in rural life with abstract and bold linear forms.
Noor Qussini’s works enlighten an enigmatic and powerful dialogue of women in power. In the suburb of this era, women in all forms reciprocates power which pushes her to do something which makes them proud. The change of colors in women of her work symbolizes the change irrespective of caste, creed, color or nationality. The power of woman dominates her works in all forms and she herself being a woman contributes to it.
Born and brought up in France, Olivier Barrot is keenly interested in various creative modes like photography, film-making, etc. His appreciation for Indian culture and spirituality grew while traveling in India before he finally shifted to South India (Auroville). His passion for photography developed with growing interest in India for its exquisiteness present in historical places, fascinating carved sculptures, etc. His desire to capture the Indian beauty all across is an ongoing process achieving beauty in various perspective. He is a designer, a filmmaker and a photographer, creating several documentaries.
Partho Chatterjee’s works captures structural formation of expression in the surroundings as in real and unreal. The imagery of his works are mostly dreamy and blends with the form and color of it as a whole. The unspoken silent expression of his personal tale gives voices to his works. The color, form, lines, scribbling attempts to appreciate the surrounding nature which the artists reflects through his works.
Being a Hungarian, Peter Markus’s works seeks an inspiration from the India culture seeking their roots of existence. He is very fond of India cultures, sculptures and the variations of the beauty in India. He has recreated several Indian alphabets or calligraphy, such as in Tamil or Hindi, in his works either through sculptural or in digital format. His recent work, consists of Hindi alphabets forming a word- Asha meaning hope. His techniques are detailed and in-depth which takes time to recreate the flow of alphabets in his works. His inspiration lies in India, from different perception or variety, the artist creates and recreates out of its beauty.
Reiner Langer’s works highlights the difficult situations across the globe, mostly on the issues of war. Religion creating a division amongst all and the issues war arising from it dominates his recent works. His perception conveys a simple dialogue- an urgent need for peace and eliminating war like issues. The artist portrays fishes as a symbol of being at peace, harmony and in unity. He believes fishes have all the zest which humans of this era into his works. A dreamy look in his works with variations of techniques stands out to convey a pure dialogue of a need for peace across the globe elimination the issues arising due to differences in religion. In his work, a cross blood and elements of war of the humans contradicting the lives of fishes is been expressed sensitively has lost. The comparison between the lives of fishes and humans casts a vast difference which he projects.
Nisha Khatun gets inspiration from the rural life finding and appreciating the roots of rural beauty. The blend of beauty with rural lives reflects in her works. The spaces in her works echoes the Indian tradition and the beauty all around. Her works also reveals her insights of inner feelings which evokes her living.
Born and brought up in Baghdad, Semira A. Wahab presently resides in Sweden. Her works speaks of a movement of life in different aspects either in optimistic or gloomy approach influencing light or dark part of life. With textural and patterns blending with colors to form new movement from light to dark in the ongoing process of life.
Sharon Shanti is a self-taught painter from Taiping, Malaysia, she reveals her aspirations and inspiring journey of her life through her work. Her tales of traveling across the world and appreciating the ambiance, culture, uniqueness of every place fascinates her to paint and express all of herself through painting. Her work articulates a resemblance between the between puppets and human lives as a mere show of life. Her in-depth interactions are expressed vastly through her artworks.
Shitangshu Mondal’s paintings are mostly based on certain means of transport like cars, trams taxis and autos represented repetitively in the canvas some in its original forms , some in terms of outlines multiple use of the same figure is done consciously to depict the ongoing trend of convergence in the society owing to the increasing flow of information in the globalize environment. Usage of transport in the paintings is a representation of the present human satire, as a metaphor to highlight the shrinking lifespan of humanity , status and even relationship in today’s world.
Suvra Chakraborty’s search for the artist in him began from the time he was born. Since the time he came to senses all he wanted to do was to paint. “Painting is my own true self, my soul, my breath, my blood, without painting I don’t exist as if I am art. What leads me and still drives me to art is meditative concentration, solitude, a state of detachment (vairagya) and finally the most important the belief in myself. My inspiration is my perception of life, nature, the world, the universe and my soul’s response to it. This gives me the vision to see beyond the obvious into deep within in detached way. This form of vision is manifested in the canvas in form of colour, form and balance.”, he claims.
In the early stage of his career he concentrated on still lives. In every composition he tried to interact with the objects, which were mainly man-made, to reform them into personalized characters, capable to express his inner feelings. In the second phase he switched to human figure. The rhythms of figures accompanied with expressions of joy, sorrow, love, disappointment, anger, grievance and solitariness inherent within him were his major inspiration at this state. In his recent works he tries to represent the nature around us, but in a different way. Influenced by the Chinese style of representation of nature along with the forms of Indian miniature paintings he has tried to recreate nature in his own way.
Wael Darwish’s works are conceptual based on the voyage of people, places and their unknown and unclear path of the journey of their lives in accordance with political and social changes of Egypt as well in global dimensions. The complexity of journey in our lives and the continuous fluctuations tends create strain which the artist recreates his work in a spontaneous way through lines, bold strokes of colors and merging of several mediums such as Gold leaf representing holiness, etc.
Tanya Wolski’s recent work highlights the social culture and moments of obsessiveness, leading to the idea of anthropomorphic characteristics found in all sorts of objects that surround us, for instance in paintings such as 'Cheeseburger with Green Apples' or 'A Slice of Pizza'. Her work showcases toys, animals, fast food, accessories, household items and much more as she believes that these possess the qualities applicable to a human. She finds this as a powerful medium of communicating various ideas. The work also conveys mysticism and underlying humor, while texts and titles resemble popular elements of our culture.
Pursuing a career in sales, communication, advertising, creative & marketing skill, Hanin Imran is a freelance artist from Dubai, United Arabs Emirates. She is a graduate in Art and Design from the University of Jordan and a post graduate in marketing from Girne American University.
Born in Jordan in the year 1974, Juman al Nimri holds a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Yarmouk University, Irbid,Jordan. She has been a part of various art residencies in countries like Spain, Switzerland and Jordan. She also has several solo exhibitions and awards in her name.
After a fulfilling career as a successful businessman Sailesh Sanghvi, took a decision to develop and expand his artistic talents. He has been drawing and painting since his school days; but due to the heavy demands of his professional work, he was not able to explore his creativity, as he wished. Now as a retired businessman, he has focused himself on his art-practice. To explore his passion he extensively traveled all over the world and visited all museums, art fairs and exhibitions of Europe.
Noha Hassan Chamseddine, a renowned Lebanese artist holds a “Diplome d’Etudes Supérieures” in fine arts (drawing and painting) and a post graduate degree in Master of Arts in Visual Arts from Lebanese University. She has also worked as a teacher at various institutes and schools.
Born in 1944, Ahmad Abou zainah is a Syrian artist with a graduate degree from Damascus university. He owns 12 personal exhibitions and several group exhibitions in and out of Syria, in his name. His work has been featured in the Syrian education ministry, National Syrian Museum and various galleries around the globe.
Born and raised in the Casa of Koura, Samia (Abboud) Khoury holds a double masters degree in English Literature and Journalism. She has worked with various local Lebanese journals and newspapers. Her passion for art and drawing emerged in her youth and for her, Art is a means of communicating with life and expressing her attachment to the essence of living. Through painting, she translates her emotions, senses and ideas into colors and shapes on canvas. The basis of her talent is her value for colors as a profusion of splendor with its mysterious mist and as a way to live life abundantly and be in connection with the extraterrestrial and the after-life. She believes that through art we can relate to our society and nature and be in unison with our spiritual world. Samia has attended, participated in several International Art Fairs and Symposium in Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Algeria, Syria, France, Spain and others.
Amrit Prakash, an Indian sculpture artist, holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Sculpture) degree from Patna University, a Master of Fine Arts (Sculpture) from Rabindra Bharti University and is currently working under the renowned artist, Sri Himmat Shah. He has been a curator of art workshops and has worked on government art projects. He has also photographed for and directed a documentary regarding Anga (Bhagalpur) area.
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