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VISION An Exhibition Of Paintings, Sculptures, Graphics By Six Artists From Bengal In Nehru Centre Art Gallery...

From: 31st October to 6th November 2023


An Exhibition of Paintings, Sculptures, Graphics

By Arup Kumar Das, Arun Paul, Mrinmoy Das, Suman Kumar Pal, Pradip Mondal, Partha Protim Gayen


Nehru Centre Art Gallery

Dr. Annie Besant Road,

Worli, Mumbai 400 018

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: +91 8910896794, 9073306170, 9836804683

Captivating Exhibition Unveils Diverse Artistic Brilliance in Mumbai

Art enthusiasts and aficionados are in for a treat as the Nehru Centre Art Gallery in Mumbai prepares to host a mesmerizing exhibition featuring the collective brilliance of six distinguished artists from Bengal.

Running from October 31 to November 6th, this showcase promises to transcend boundaries and seamlessly intertwine narratives through a diverse range of techniques and inspirations. Each artist brings forth a unique perspective, weaving a vivid tapestry of creativity that promises to captivate all who enter. 

Arup Kumar Das: Mr. Arup’s work interest has drawn inspiration particularly from freedom, but not limited to the visual area. Architecture also influences his work. The main admiration is architectural inputs in his work. Curvilinear shape/line has always been a critical element in Arup’s work. It is a simplification of many elements relevant to his expression: the feminine curve, an opening, an architectural element, the line that traces a graph or as part of the organic world. The nuances and expressive quality of the curve is explored in printmaking and drawing, and informs all of his work. Arup Das currently teaches in Applied art Dept at Govt. College of Art & Craft, Calcutta.

Arun Paul:  Arun Paul got his BVA & MVA degree in Textile Design from Govt. College of Art & Craft, Calcutta, in the year 1997 and 2000. He also teaches there. His works are mostly composed with various forms and colour patches. Motifs and solid type background contrasting the whole construction of his compositions.

Mrinmoy Das: Mrinmoy Das likes to express all things that have to do with fabric. His passion is fabric dyeing, using natural and commercial dyes and also painting, stamping, screen printing, and also his work is fabric quilting, manipulating along with threads and other embellishment that bring life and contrast to the wall hangings. In his journey, Mrinmoy is practicing as Fiber Artist and presently teaching in Textile Design at Govt College of Art & Craft, Calcutta. He became passionate about studying weaving, dyeing, and printing and embroideries techniques.

Suman Kumar Pal: Graduated from Govt. College of Art & Craft, Calcutta in 1992 and Post Graduated from Rabindra Bharati University in the subject of Painting. Suman Kumar Pal a Contemporary Mural Artist, with various prestigious awards, presently teaching in his own college. His murals depict the suburban culture and its complexities. The Architectural buildings are the prototypes of the diverse mentality with commonalities.

Pradip Mondal: Nature is the main composition of Pradip Mondal’s sculptures. He has BVA and MVA in Modelling and Sculpture from Govt. College of Art & Craft, Calcutta, where he teaches also. His sculptures represent the contouring base lines of nature. The linear metallic compositions are just simple in nature to express the transparency in objects of this phenomenal world.  The lightness of heavy metal compositionally completes the surroundings.

Partha Protim Gayen: Partha’s works are statements about history & our relation with Mother Nature. The connectivity of society & nature is an important core thing of these creations. His environmentally concerned attempt reminds us that contemporary art has a role to play in making sense of the world & doing it by reviving the belief that everything we are accessing or developing, should actually for the betterment of Mother Nature. Completing his BVA and MVA in Modelling and Sculpture from Govt. College of Art & Craft, Calcutta, Partha currently teaches in his own college. He has a MFA in Art History and Aesthetics from  M.S.U. Baroda.


VISION An Exhibition Of Paintings, Sculptures, Graphics By Six Artists From Bengal In Nehru Centre Art Gallery

PALETTE OF PERSPECTIVE Paintings Exhibition By Six Renowned Artists In Jehangir...

From: 24th to 30th October 2023

“Palette of Perspective”

An Exhibition of Paintings by Six Renowned Artists – Ganesha Somayaji, Giliyal Jayaram Bhat, Sharath Holla, Jayashri Sharma, Murlidhar Suvarna, Dr.Shivaprakash S.M.


Jehangir Art Gallery,

161-B, M.G. Road

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm.

Contact: +91 9886053135, 9845043323, 9448302597, 797581529

“PALLET OF PERSPECTIVES” the Exhibition of Paintings by Six Renowned artists in Jehangir Art Gallery, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai was inaugurated on 24th October 2023 by Sri.N.T.Poojary, Chairman, Billava chambers of commerce and  President of Shivsagar Foods and Resorts Ltd, in the presence of Sri. Prof. Prabhat Pani, E D, C.I.S.D, Mumbai and Sri.Madhusudan Kumar, senior artist and many other art lovers and art dignitaries.

Ganesha Somayaji’s artworks provide an immersive exploration of the rich and diverse world of landscapes and seascapes seeped in realism and hyperrealism with complete control over the unforgiving medium of watercolours. Landscape art has been an integral part of human expression for centuries. The artist presents a panoramic view of the once idyllic and serene green and blue hues of the coastal belt, now rapidly losing their beauty to globalisation and environmental damage. He revisits the temples and churches of those places as a silent prayer for their protection. In an era marked by environmental concerns and climate change, landscapes take on new significance. The paintings also address contemporary environmental issues through the lens of art. The artist especially uses their work to provoke reflection on the fragility and resilience of our natural world, inspiring us to consider our role in its preservation.

Sharath Holla brings on canvas an extensive range of art practices and styles, particularly in figurative and landscape art that weaves between realism and abstraction. His work is an exploration of the enduring appeal of figurative art. It reminds us that the human body has been a subject of fascination and inspiration for artists throughout history and continues to be a source of creative exploration and expression.

The artist invites you to embark on a captivating voyage through the art and history of landscapes, revealing the profound connection between nature, culture, and human perception. His works provide a glimpse into the multifaceted world of figurative painting and inspires a deeper appreciation for the beauty and complexity of the human form and landscapes that surround us.

Giliyal Jayaram Bhat has been creating art for nearly four decades as industrialist and artist; and his style, approach and zest for the craft has evolved from portraits and landscapes that reflected formal training to intense abstraction of landscapes and moods that depict compositions of uninhibited freedom letting the elements interact within themselves in the pictorial plane, creating balances, imbalances, breathing spaces and a burgeoning of possibilities for viewer involvement and interpretation. The artist seems to effortlessly create ‘industrial poetry’ on surfaces, his works revealing the beauty hidden within the man-made, industrial environments, making us reconsider our perception of landscapes. In his latest series, one can observe the negative spaces being flipped to form relevant subjects that beckon the viewer’s time, easing them in and leaving remnants of peace in the viewer. He presents a world which reflects our inner world landscapes in a language of the formless from his lived experiences and observations.

Dr. Shivaprakash, with his vast experience in art, education and travel explores the intimate connection between portraiture and the creative process by incorporating live demonstrations of art-making alongside a stunning collection of portraits. His experience in the fisheries department is reflected in his artworks that show an intersection of contemporary art and the animal kingdom. This collection showcases a diverse range of artistic perspectives and techniques, offering viewers a unique glimpse into the complex relationship between humans and animals in our rapidly changing world. It is a testament to the enduring allure of capturing the human spirit on canvas and the ever-evolving nature of artistic expression.

Microbiologist, professor and self-taught artist, Jayashri Sharma lights up her canvases with delightfully moving figurative pieces that carry softness of the divine feminine in her works. Female figurative paintings have a rich history and continue to be a dynamic and evolving genre within the art world. Jayashri’s works aims to celebrate the diversity, complexity, and resilience of women through the lens of art. It invites viewers to engage with these paintings and consider the role of art in shaping and reflecting our perceptions of gender and identity. Through these artworks, we are reminded that the female figure is not merely a subject for art but a source of inspiration, strength, and empowerment. In addition, her use of nature as a focus in her paintings is noticeable and her strength lies in the painting’s ability to capture the beauty, complexity and interconnectedness of the natural world and the human form.

Geology and art may seem like two very different fields, but they can intersect in fascinating ways. Muralidhar seems to use the textures, patterns, and colours found in rocks, minerals, and landscapes to serve as a rich source of inspiration as a painter and designer. Realistic Indian art is a testament to the enduring spirit of Indian creativity, encapsulating the nation’s diverse heritage, traditions, and contemporary life. Through its portrayal of the real and the imagined, this genre continues to be a source of inspiration, reflection, and connection for artists and viewers alike, serving as a mirror to India’s multifaceted identity. We see how the artworks have realistically captured various facets of the artist’s influence from the region of Kasargod and Mangalore.

-Parvathi Bhat Giliyal (Artist and Art Critic)

PALETTE OF PERSPECTIVE Paintings Exhibition By Six Renowned Artists In Jehangir

“Rustic Rhapsody: Mohan Naik’s Ode to Rural Harmony”...

From: 23rd to 29th October 2023

“Rustic Rhapsody”

An Ode to Goa’s Village Life

An Exhibition of Paintings by renowned artist Mohan Naik


Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B, M.G. Road

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm.

Contact: +91 9822488083, 8888862462

“Rustic Rhapsody,” a solo exhibition of the captivating works by the renowned artist, Mohan Naik. Mohan Naik’s art is a vivid portrayal of rustic Indian life, skillfully combining figurative aesthetics with the timeless theme of human association with livestock. His works resonate with a nostalgic charm, capturing the essence of village life that is slowly vanishing in our ever-developing world.This show was inaugurated on 23rd October 2023 by Dr. Navroz S. Kothari  in the presence of Mr. Bharat Shetty, President & Managing Director – Grandprix(India) Pvt. Ltd., Architect Arka Pradhan, Nitin Jadia, Dr. Uttam Jain, Dinesh Kocchar, Mahendra Kalantri, Dr. Jayesh Dakre, Preeti Singhal, Founder of Art Zolo Gallery,  Daegal Godinho, Suraj Laheru – Director –JS Art Gallery, Hetal Shukla – Art Curator, Gaurav Prateek – Actor, Manmohan Jaiswal – Art Curator and many other art lovers & art dignitaries

Born and raised in the picturesque state of Goa, Mohan Naik embarked on an unconventional artistic journey after completing his double graduation. He had the audacity to follow his dreams, dedicating himself entirely to the world of art. In doing so, he not only realized his own success but also paved the way for countless other artists, proving that art is a path worth pursuing with passion.

Mohan Naik’s art is a timeless celebration of rural harmony. His evocative paintings are a window into a simpler, more genuine way of life, one that is steadily fading in the wake of modernization. His mastery of challenging mediums, especially oils, has been consistently validated over the decades. The resilience and enduring quality of his creations stand as a testament to his unwavering commitment to his craft.

The artist’s choice of pastel and warm colors, meticulously balanced across the canvas, mirrors the natural color palette of the Indian village. His paintings don’t just depict livestock like goats and cows; they symbolize the intimate companionship that these animals provide to the people of these rustic spaces. Mohan Naik’s art effortlessly captures the deep bond between man and beast.

In the world of Indian art, Mohan Naik’s works are frequently displayed alongside those of the masters. This esteemed placement is a testament to the exceptional quality and standards upheld by this visionary artist. His attention to detail in each piece and his straightforward, yet profound titles enable every viewer to connect personally with the art. This simplicity invites contemplation and appreciation of the art’s inherent meanings, making it accessible and profound in its own right.


RUSTIC RHAPSODY An Exhibition Of Paintings By Renowned Artist Mohan Naik In Jehangir Art Gallery

“Pucará Bull: A Journey Into Peru’s Cultural Tapestry At Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery”...

From: 17th to 27th October 2023

The Embassy of the Republic of Peru in India and the Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery Presents


Ambassador of the Peruvian Highlands

An Initiative to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations with India.


Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery

Bajaj Bhavan, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021

Timing: 11am to 7pm.



The Embassy of Peru in India is set to immerse visitors in the rich cultural tapestry of the Andean region with its upcoming exhibition dedicated to the iconic Pucará Bull, scheduled to be inaugurated this Tuesday, October 17th, at the Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery in Nariman Point, Mumbai. This unique showcase promises to be a captivating exploration of the Peruvian artistry and heritage.

On the auspicious day of October 17, 2023, the grandeur of the show was officially unveiled under the gracious presence of Ms. Sunaina Kejriwal, the esteemed Director of Kamalnayan Bajaj Hall & Art Gallery. The event was graced by the distinguished presence of eminent Consul Generals. Among them were Mr. Edy Wardoyo, the Consul General of Indonesia,  Mr. Aleksander Danda, the Consul General of Poland, Switzerland’s Consul Generals, Mr. Martin Maier. Additionally, the event saw the honourable presence of Mr. Feroz Dubash and Mr. Milind Hardas, who was there to represent the esteemed Protocol of the Government of Maharashtra. The event was further adorned by the attendance of other esteemed members of the consular corps, including the dedicated Honorary Consuls, whose collective presence elevated the occasion to a truly global celebration of art and culture.

The exhibition, which has already toured many countries around the world, is an important part of the celebrations of the 60 years of the establishment of diplomatic relations with India. It is an exploration of the intricate world of Peruvian culture, art and spirituality. They will also be able to enjoy some of the highlights of the important De La Mata art collection of indigenist paintings.

The Pucará Bull, an emblematic symbol deeply rooted in Peru’s history, represents more than just an artistic masterpiece; it is a compelling emblem of protection, fertility and prosperity. This beautiful ceramic originates from the small town of Pucará in southern Peru, where local artisans have been crafting these ceramic sculptures for generations. The bulls, adorned with vibrant and intricate designs, traditionally stand guard on rooftops and entrances, warding off evil spirits and bestowing blessings upon the household.

Mumbaikars will be able to appreciate some of the finest of these beautiful ceramics and embark on a journey to the heart of the Andes between October 17th and 27th. Visitors to the exhibition can expect to see a diverse collection of Pucará Bulls, each with its own story to tell. From traditional representations to contemporary interpretations, this display will showcase the evolution of this iconic symbol while celebrating the skill and creativity of Peruvian artisans.

“Guardians Of Prosperity – Exploring Peru’s Pucará Bull Exhibition In Mumbai”

Karlette Joseph abstract artist hailing from Mumbai displaying her unique one of a kind Esoteric Abstract Art at Jehangir Art Gallery...

From: 11th to 17th October 2023


Art Exhibition by contemporary artist Karlette Joseph


Jehangir Art Gallery

Terrace Gallery

M.G. Road, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm.


A Spiritual Symphony of Color and Light
Karlette Joseph, a luminary in the art world, unveils her transformative exhibition at Mumbai’s Jehangir Art Gallery. Running from October 11th to 17th, 2023, this showcase promises to be a soul-stirring experience.

This show was inaugurated on 11th October 2023 by Mrs. Dorothy Joseph and Ronnie Gabriel.

Karlette’s journey began with traditional mediums, but her evolution into the digital realm marks a new chapter. Her canvas, an iPad, hosts 80 digital marvels, some decorated with delicate gold leaf. Alongside, 20 earlier acrylic and ink pieces will also grace the walls.

Her art orchestrates a dance of energy and light, a celebration of life’s essence. Bold, vivid hues play their part, creating a visual symphony. Patterns add depth, inviting viewers into a world of wonder.

Beyond expression, Karlette’s art offers solace. It’s her sanctuary, her ally in battling anxiety. Through workshops, she imparts the wisdom of art as a balm for the mind, body, and spirit.

Rooted in Mumbai’s charm, Karlette’s heritage weaves through Khotachiwadi’s streets. From her father’s photography darkroom to her grandfather’s creative legacy, art pulses in her veins.

“Transcending Realms” is an invitation to step into Karlette Joseph’s soulful world. It’s a bridge from the known to the mystical, where art merges philosophy and spirituality.

For a transformative journey, don’t miss Karlette Joseph’s exhibition at Jehangir Art Gallery, Terrace Gallery, October 11th-17th, 2023. Mark your calendars and dive into the captivating world of this visionary artist.

Unique One Of A Kind Abstract Art On Display At Jehangir Art Gallery By Abstract Artist Karlette Joseph For The First Time In Mumbai

PLEASURABLE ANXIETIES Solo Show Of Paintings By Contemporary Artist Shanmukh Tamada In Jehangir...

From: 22nd to 28th August 2023

“Pleasurable Anxieties”

Solo Show of Paintings

By Contemporary artist Shanmukh Tamada


Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B, M.G. Road,

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm.

Contact: +91 9833619918, 9769997269

The show was inaugurated on 22nd August 2023 by Shri. Prabhakar Kolte(Eminent Artist) in presence of Eminent Art Historian & Curator Mr. JohnyML (Guest of Honour) and other art collectors, patrons / connoisseurs and art promoters etc.

Shanmukh Rao Tamada aka Shanmukh Tamada hails from Vishakhapatanam and was trained under the famous sculptor, Ravinder Reddy. After his education in art at the Fine Arts College at Vizhag, Tamada came to Delhi to set up his studio and ever since he has been participating in group shows in Delhi and elsewhere. Recently he had had a successful solo exhibition titled ‘Autobiography of a Visual Mechanic’ curated by JohnyML at Bharat Art Space Gallery, Gurugram.

What makes Tamada different from his contemporaries is the choice of the medium; his favorite medium is industrially made foils. Multi-colored foils are used with dexterous coats of acrylic paints on canvases and Tamada works on them like an action painter in order to create psychedelic landscapes and images that keep changing shapes in the eyes of the beholder depending on the distance that the viewer takes from the painting.

Light and distance play a great role in Tamada’s paintings for the surfaces are created by multiple layers of foils. The deliberation in foil application is limited to the creation of surfaces and once the action starts he is a possessed man. He acts on his canvases till he gets the desired effect. According to him foils are industrial products that are flimsy and enduring alike.

“Looking at the foils I realized that they are like life; shiny, glittering, tough and so brittle. You need strength to break it at the same time a sharp object to could sear through it. I started off with the foils on an experimental basis almost a decade back and now that has become the most comfortable medium for me,” says Tamada.

“In Tamada’s works the precariousness is not what the result that he looks for. Instead, he likes to reveal the possibilities of a space that is at once light and heavy by virtue of the material and the method. Knowing that the works of art are created by the extremely thin and feather-light foils, the viewer feels the lightness of the painterly surface; this feeling is added by the fact that no heavy images are created by the artist on the canvases. They are light. But they look heavy as a whole because the viewer may feel incapacitated in discerning the totality of the images that glitter and fade, depending on the ken of approach. The painterly surfaces that Tamada creates are alluring and enticing, exactly the way the sharpest knives and the softest silks are. The latter two impart a feeling of anxiety mixed with pleasure; something that could be connected with speed and hormonal high,” writes Johny ML in the catalogue essay written for ‘Pleasurable Anxieties’.


PLEASURABLE ANXIETIES Solo Show Of Paintings By Contemporary Artist Shanmukh Tamada In Jehangir