It is the mere urge and joy to create, that inspires me to work. Right from the blank white space until the entire journey, till the work comes to a completion, it is a delightful process. There are so many unseen forms and colors that amuse me, that keep me wandering and then comes a stage when a painting reaches a stage when it can be called my expression. At times, there are automatic and accidental forms created that create an amusement and ambiguity,( just like deciphering forms of either a face or an elepnant etc. from the passing clouds we see floating above us sometimes) which later on evolves to suit my play of narrating through my characters and forms. It is surroundings and experiences and sometimes fantasy like a child that create my works. My surroundings could be human and animal forms and other objects that I might have come across at some point of time. Childhood experiences and memories, events happening at present or funny situations that I might have witnessed etc. create a narrative element sometimes giving my titles a tinge of humor to them. Overall, it is a lyrical play of forms and colors with the aesthetics of my mind that helps me reach a satisfactory, amusing and delightful visual journey.
Born In Ahmedabad, Gujarat State, India, 1975.
The artist lives and works in Ahmedabad, India.
§ M.F.A. in Painting, Faculty Of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda, 1999.
§ B.F.A. in Painting, Faculty Of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda, 1997.
§ National Scholarship granted by the Ministry of Human Resources Development, (from 1997 to 1999).
§ Lemon grasshopper Art Gallery, Ahmedabad, 2006.
§ Contemporary Art Gallery, Ahmedabad, Sept. 2002.
§ Contemporary Art Gallery, Ahmedabad, Feb. 2001.
§ Nazar Art Gallery, Baroda, Feb. 2001.
§ Contemporary Art Gallery, Ahmedabad, Jan. 2000.
Major Group Shows
§ ‘Extended Passage’, at Museum Gallery, Mumbai, 2006.
§ ‘Wise Man’s drink’, an exhibition on WATER at Lemon grasshopper art gallery, Ahmedabad, 2006.
§ ‘The Female Hero’, at Lemon grasshopper art gallery, Ahmedabad, 2006.
§ Group show for Children’s day at Gallery Soulflower, 2006.
§ Group show of 4 Artists from Baroda School at Hacienda Gallery, Mumbai, Dec 2005.
§ Preview of works by 9 Gujarat Artists at Ravishankar Raval Kala bhavan, Ahmedabad, 2005.
§ Group show of 9 Gujarat Artists at Rabindra bhavan, New Delhi, 2005.
§ Group show of Indian Contemporary Women Artists (ICWA), Museum Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2005.
§ Group show at the Huthseeing Visual Art Centre, Ahmedabad, August 2003.
§ Group show “Artists Against Violence” organized by the Citizen’s confluence, Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda, 2002.
§ Group show of Miniature Format Paintings, Kanoria Centre for Arts, Ahmedabad, 2002.
§ ‘30 below 40’ Group Show at the Lalitkala Academy, Ahmedabad, 2000.
§ Group show at Faculty Of Fine Arts, Baroda, for the Scholar’s Meet, 1999.
§ Exhibited at the CEPT for ‘ROOTS 2000’.
§ Exhibited at the Faculty Of Fine Arts, Baroda, for the 50 years of Independence.
§ Group Show at the Faculty Of Fine Arts for the Fine Arts Fair, 1998.
§ Group Show at Lalitkala Academy, Ahmedabad (39 young Artists Of Ahmedabad), 1999.
§ 47th National Exhibition of Art, Rashtriya Lalit Kala Kendra, Lucknow, 2004.
§ 43rd State Exhibition at Lalitkala Academy, Ahmedabad, 2003.
§ AIFACS State Level (platinum Jubilee) exhibition at Lalitkala Academy, Ahmedabad, 2002.
§ AIFACS State Level exhibition at Lalitkala Academy, Ahmedabad, 2002.
§ 41st State Exhibition at Lalitkala Academy, Ahmedabad, 2001.
§ 40th State Exhibition at Lalitkala Academy, Ahmedabad, 2000.
§ 39th State Exhibition at Lalitkala Academy, Ahmedabad, 1999.