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LIFE WITTHIN Artworks by Renowned artist Sangeeta Kumar Murthy in Jehangir Art Gallery...

From: 16th to 22nd August 2022

“Life Witthin” Artworks by Renowned artist Sangeeta Kumar Murthy


Jehangir Art Gallery

161 – B, M.G. Road,

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: 98990 42116

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Insta : sangeetakumarmurthy_

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‘Life Witthin’ – Sangeeta Kumar Murthy

For Sangeeta Kumar Murthy, excellence is a continuous endeavour. She is not one to rest on her laurels, she continues to explore new frontiers and experiment with advanced concepts. Sangeeta says “The Pandemic has changed the way I look at my art, I have taken a fresh approach to my subjects, treatment and medium”. While the forms and expression may be different, what remains constant through her work is clarity and a meticulous eye for detail.

In Sangeeta’s latest series, ‘Life Witthin’, she has chosen the medium of pen and ink on paper and vibrant acrylic hues on canvas to create a visually appealing series of artworks. A noteworthy element of the series ‘Life Witthin’ is the beautiful depiction of fabrics. One can almost feel the texture and flow.Each of her works in the series retains a cohesive link to the central theme which is fluid curves and fine lines that balance each other. The artist’s paintings demonstrate her mastery over this genre which is a new addition to her already extensive portfolio.

The ‘Life Witthin’ series has multiple branches – Soul, Germination, Samanvay and Efflorescence. The ‘Soul’ series looks within, to find depth and the meaning of existence. ‘Germination’ demonstrates the evolution of thoughts, ideas and concepts, slowly awakening to the world around. ‘Samanvay’, progresses from exploring growth and life to seeking the equilibrium that creates harmony in the entire universe, be it between the masculine and feminine, yin & yang or between man and his maker. ‘Efflorescence’ pays tribute to the incredible spirit of mankind and its ability to emerge stronger while adapting to the ‘new normal’.

Another key element in this series, along with ‘environment’ is ‘women’ and they can be seen in various avatars. Interestingly, Sangeeta has painted women that don sinuous kimonos, flowery gowns and sharp jackets, in modern cosmopolitan forms, a reflection of the women of today, each balancing different roles in our society. The artist depicts the importance of manifesting hope and optimism in myriad forms and expressions while retaining a strong social context. The eye-catching spiritual undertones in these works highlight the regeneration of new thoughts and ideas in different elements of our interlinked world. Thus, we can see that the series portrays a wide range of elements and features, all nourished by the internal energy that is indeed the life-giving force.

The detailing of motifs and patterns compels attention. In several paintings, one can see the artist’s newly introduced colour palette consisting of grey and gentle tints of sepia, adding greater depth and nuances to her signature fine detailing. Almost print-like strokes and the purity of lines and forms that are a distinctive hallmark of Sangeeta Kumar Murthy’s paintings can also be observed.

LIFE WITTHIN Artworks by Renowned artist Sangeeta Kumar Murthy in Jehangir Art Gallery

Solo Exhibition of Drawings & Paintings By Veteran artist Late D.V. Halbhavi in Jehangir Art Gallery...

From: 9th to 15th August 2022

Solo Exhibition of Drawings & Paintings

By Veteran artist Late D.V. Halbhavi


Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B, M.G. Road.

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: 99016 45744

The work of a veteran artist of the past era from Dharwad, Karnataka, Late D.V. Halbhavi has been showcased in a solo art exhibition at Jehangir Art Gallery, M. G. Road, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001 from 9th to 15th August 2022 between 11 am to 7pm.

This show has been organized by his son Suresh Halbhavi.

This work mostly in oil on canvas, water colours on paper, stumping powder on paper and pen & Ink on paper will exemplify subtle nuances of the varieties of artwork made by him during his art journey.

This show was inaugurated at Jehangir Art Gallery, on 9th August 2022 by Chief Guest – Prof. Vishwanath Sable,   Director (I/C) Directorate of Art, Mumbai in the Presence of Honorable Guests Shri. Suhas Bahulkar – Eminent Artist and Writer, Shri.Chandrakant G. Bellad – Chitrakala Shilpi Shri D.V. Halbhavi Rashtriya Smaraka Trust, Dharwad and Shri Suresh D. Halbhavi – Eminent Artist.

D.V. Halbhavi hailed from Dharwad, Karnataka. He had a strong desire to study and propagate visual fine arts and drawings in future from his young age. Coming from a well-known family of Dharwad, he had his art education at sir J.J. School of Arts Mumbai. Then he participated in many professional activities related to arts in contemporary field and displayed his art works in solo art exhibitions at Hubli, Dharwad, Honawar, Bijapur, Karwar, Dandeli etc. He worked as Judge for many drawing grade examinations and art exhibitions at State and National Levels. He wrote 2 books on arts and was a proud recipient of several awards and appreciation from the recognized institutions of good reputation. A proud recipient of honours from Rashtrapati Bhavan for his work on dome there, he was a judge for several exhibitions of State level and Lalit Kala Akademi. Shri D.V. Halbhavi started an Art school in Dharwad in 1935, which was the first Art school in Karnataka, which was considered to be a model for other Art schools started in other places much later. He established School of Art in 1935 and impacted training and art education to several aspirants till this day. He has worked on the advisory board of Federation of Art Institutions Mumbai, Davangere School of Arts & Crafts and many more. His works are in proud collection of many art collectors of national and international reputation all of globe.

The present exhibition has displayed several works made by him in his art career. The most significant amongst his presentations in this show include landscapes, portraits, life studies in realistic style, Antique studies, religious works etc. The portraits are noteworthy for their anatomical studies and textural finesses and relevant details. Other works like landscapes and life studies showcase the relevant details and seasonal particulars. Antique studies and religious works illustrate the historical and spiritual fervours and nuances of the traditional heritage and other details. One can clearly notice the command of the artist over the medium and techniques used for the aesthetic and artistic adornment of the work with the apt hues in the relevant perspectives of visual arts.

Solo Exhibition of Drawings & Paintings By Veteran artist Late D.V. Halbhavi in Jehangir Art Gallery

The Exhibition of Famous Painter Sarika Banka’s paintings SATV Inaugurated at Nehru Center Mumbai...

Chief Guest, Dr. Suvi Manish Swamy, Actress Ashi Gaur, Singer Pranav Vats and Shonali Mishra honoured their presence as Guest of Honour.

The exhibition “Satv” of famous painter Sarika Banka’s paintings was inaugurated on 9th August at Nehru Center Worli Mumbai where many celebrity guests were also present. The exhibition of this painting came to full swing and started by lighting the lamp.

The chief guests of the exhibition were Dr. Suvi Manish Swamy (Cancer Therapist, Director, Ishwara Life Sciences) and Mr. Jayesh Khade (Social Entrepreneur). Whereas TV Actress Ashi Gaur, Singer Pranav Vats, Singer Shonali Mishra, Sushant Singh (Music Professor) were present here as guest of honor. This exhibition will run from 9 August 2022 to 15 August 2022. In the inauguration ceremony, painter Sarika Banka welcomed all the guests and honoured them with a bouquet of flowers.

Let us bring light to the fact that Sarika Banka has been practising drawing and painting for more than 21 years. With an award from the President of India, Sarika Banka has brushed down and presented variety of expressions and emotions on canvas. She is inspired by various forms of art, including sculptures in old monuments, temples and palaces in India and abroad. With skillful use of colors and brushes she has beautifully picturised the depiction of love, peace, harmony and unity in the world

Adding more regards to this painting exhibition, Sarika added, “Satv is a combination of two words, Satya and Tatva. I feel that the purpose of my life is to discover my truth, and the most essential parts that help me on this journey are my eternal, inner and outer five elements. You can see the essence of the Satv elaborated in my paintings.”

Chief Guest Dr Suvi Manish Swamy stated that Sarika is associated with spirituality and this spirituality has inspired her to make such paintings.

Sarika thanked the Chief Guest Dr Suvi Manish Swamy. Sarika’s family were also present on this occasion. Her mother said that Sarika was very fond of painting since childhood and today her achievement is worth watching. At the same time, her mother-in-law said that Sarika is my daughter-in-law but I consider her like a daughter, we both live like mother and daughter.

Actress Ashi Gaur of Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hain fame says that Sarika’s painting shows great calmness and positivity. Behind every painting there is a story attached with different emotions.

Singer Pranav Vats also liked Sarika’s painting and added that I paint a life with a pen and she is adding color to life with a brush.

The Exhibition of Famous Painter Sarika Banka’s paintings SATV Inaugurated at Nehru Center Mumbai

Shades of Passion An Art Exhibition By 28 Contemporary Artists in Jehangir Art Gallery...

From: 9th to 15th August 2022

ROMARTIKA Art Decoded Presents

“Shades of Passion” An Art Exhibition

By 28 Contemporary Artists.



Jehangir Art Gallery

Auditorium Hall

161-B, M.G. Road

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai – 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm.

Contact: 96079 77850


Shades of passion – a Romartika group show by 28 emerging artists in Jehangir Art Gallery

Group show of twenty-eight emerging artists have been displayed in  Jehangir Art Gallery, Auditorium Hall,  Mumbai during 9th August ’22 to 15th August ’22.

The show was inaugurated on 9th August 2022 in Jehangir Art Gallery by Founder of Leadstart Publishing – Mr. Swarup Nanda,  Art Collector & Art Consultant  Nitin M Jadia, Senior Director Crisil Ratings – Mr. Krishnan Sitaram in the presence of art many artists, art lovers and art connoisseurs etc.

Romartika Art Decoded is an initiative launched by Saikat Baksi, an author of English Fiction, and two art lovers, Partha Hor and Sumedha Baksi. The mission was to untangle art from the snare of fiefdoms of tradition and protocols. Romartika reconned that the game changers in the history of art always created something outrageous and shook the pillars of the convention. But their journey had rarely been favourable. They had to fight tooth and nail for recognition because the existing practice and style always tried to throttle them. That is why, Romartika, since its inception, focused on fearless artistic talents who held the spark of potential to break open a new frontier.

This group show too, is an exposition of artworks created by artists who are not driven by the pseudo force of money and fame but raw raving passion. The art lovers will be in for a surprising visual treat that will tickle their intellect and senses.

The participating artists are: Vaijayanthi B Desai, Vivek Jivani, Vaishali Rajput, Tamal Das, Sulochana Gawde, Sudipta Sett, Sudipta Adhikari, Sonal Mantri, Shubhankar Singha, Shruti Goenka, Shoma Bhowmick, Shaikh Ahsan, Sayed Juber, Saranya Ganguly, Rimzim Sinha Dasgupta, Nilanjana Roy, Neetesh Misra, Nandita Desai, Nabin Das, Maitrry P Shah, Kattakuri Ravi, Jagruti Rakesh Katariya, Gauri Gulati, Devayani Thakre, Bharati Shah, Anuradha Bhattacharya, Anup Mitra and Saikat Baksi.


Shades of Passion An Art Exhibition By 28 Contemporary Artists in Jehangir Art Gallery

Mumbaikar Lalit Patil Captures Slums and Immortalises their Landscape in his Canvas...

Parvez Damania, Sudharak Olwe, Madhushree, Rupali Suri,  Rusha Madhwani, Anusha Srinivasan  Iyer, Sanjay Nikam inaugurate Lalit Patil’s Landscape of Identities at Jehangir Art Gallery

Lalit Patil, a Mumbaikar visual artist from three decades, is a Slum Star in his own right. He actually converts slums into timeless masterpieces.

His exhibition at Jehangir Art Gallery, Gallery 3,  titled Landscape of Identities was inaugurated by Padma Shri Sudharak Olwe, art collector Parvez Damania, playback singer Madhushree and her composer husband Robby Badal, actress Rupali Suri, celeb nutritionist Rusha Madhwani and director-egalitarian earth warrior Anusha Srinivasan Iyer, sculptor-curator Sanjay Nikam among others.

The artist in Lalit Patil spends his free time not just observing the city, but looks at the slums as his inspiration. “Munbai is a complex place — it makes space for the denizens that flow into the city and makes them its own. Whether it be with its buildings,  slums and people, they are all enveloped by Mumbai,” avers Patil.

The structure of the slums hold a strange fascination for the artist. Says he, “Slums have  an unexpected structure wherein they are houses enveloping the area, with light passing through  darkness, forming shapes. These. Structures  in juxtaposition with huge buildings in the background have their own story to tell. They define the metaphase if the city.” This structure of complexity and abstract form replete with human emotion and the bond to stay alive keeps the city alive as much. It is this emotional aspect in the  landscape that excites me most.”

Unlike others, Patil prefers spot paintings. He actually visits the slums and captures each moment he experiences in his frozen frames. “Each stroke represents an emotion for me,” he enthuses.  Patil’s conceptual work titled ‘Landscape of Identities’ is such that  every piece of art has its own definition, a tale, an identity.  He has even made special sections where scrap creates its own canvas. “I believe my works strongly define me, you, the people of Mumbai, us,” he concludes.

Mumbaikar Lalit Patil Captures Slums and Immortalises their Landscape in his Canvas

भारत के अद्भुत कलाकार और मुंबईकर ललित पाटिल ने मुम्बई की झुग्गी बस्तियों को किया अमर,उनके परिदृश्य को अपने कैनवास में उतारकर बनाया खूबसुरत !...

परवेज दमानिया, सुधारक ओल्वे, मधुश्री, रूपाली सूरी, रुशा माधवानी, अनुषा श्रीनिवासन अय्यर, संजय निकम ने जहांगीर आर्ट गैलरी में ललित पाटिल के लैंडस्केप ऑफ आइडेंटिटी का उद्घाटन किया।

ललित पाटिल, तीन दशकों से मुंबईकर के दृश्य कलाकार, अपने आप में एक स्लम स्टार हैं। उनमें वास्तव में मलिन बस्तियों को कालातीत कृतियों में बदलनें की अद्भुत कला है।

जहांगीर आर्ट गैलरी, गैलरी 3, लैंडस्केप ऑफ आइडेंटिटीज में उनकी प्रदर्शनी का उद्घाटन पद्म श्री सुधारक ओल्वे, कला संग्रहकर्ता परवेज दमानिया, पार्श्व गायिका मधुश्री और उनके संगीतकार पति रॉबी बादल, अभिनेत्री रूपाली सूरी, सेलेब पोषण विशेषज्ञ रुशा माधवानी और निर्देशक-समतावादी पृथ्वी ने किया।  योद्धा अनुषा श्रीनिवासन अय्यर, मूर्तिकार-क्यूरेटर संजय निकम आदि वहाँ मौजूद थे।

ललित पाटिल में एक कलाकार के तौर पर अपना खाली समय न केवल शहर को देखने में बिताया है, बल्कि वो मलिन बस्तियों को अपनी प्रेरणा के रूप में देखते है।  “मुम्बई एक जटिल जगह है – यह शहर में आने वाले नागरिकों के लिए जगह बनाती है और उन्हें अपना बनाती है। चाहे वह इसकी इमारतों, झुग्गियों और लोगों के साथ हो, वे सभी मुंबई से घिरे हुए हैं,” पाटिल ने कहा।

मलिन बस्तियों की संरचना कलाकार के लिए एक अजीब आकर्षण रखती है।  वे कहते हैं, “झुग्गी बस्तियों में एक अप्रत्याशित संरचना होती है जिसमें वे घर होते हैं जो क्षेत्र को घेरते हैं, जिसमें प्रकाश अंधेरे से गुजरता है, आकार बनाता है। ये पृष्ठभूमि में विशाल इमारतों के साथ संरचनाओं की अपनी कहानी बताने के लिए अपनी कहानी होती है। वे मेटाफ़ेज़ को परिभाषित करते हैं ।”  मानवीय संवेदनाओं से परिपूर्ण जटिलता और अमूर्त रूप की यह संरचना और जिंदा रहने का बंधन शहर को उतना ही जिंदा रखता है।  परिदृश्य में यह भावनात्मक पहलू है जो मुझे सबसे ज्यादा उत्साहित करता है।”

दूसरों के विपरीत, पाटिल स्पॉट पेंटिंग पसंद करते हैं।  वह वास्तव में झुग्गी-झोपड़ियों का दौरा करते है और अपने जमे हुए फ्रेम में हर पल का अनुभव करते है।  “प्रत्येक स्ट्रोक मेरे लिए एक भावना का प्रतिनिधित्व करता है। पाटिल की ‘लैंडस्केप ऑफ आइडेंटिटीज’ शीर्षक वाली वैचारिक कृति ऐसी है कि कला के हर टुकड़े की अपनी परिभाषा, एक कहानी, एक पहचान होती है।  उन्होंने विशेष खंड भी बनाए हैं जहां स्क्रैप अपना कैनवास बनाता है।  “मेरा मानना है कि मेरा काम मुझे, आपको, मुंबई के लोगों को  दृढ़ता से परिभाषित करते हैं”।

भारत के अद्भुत कलाकार और मुंबईकर ललित पाटिल ने मुम्बई की झुग्गी बस्तियों को किया अमर,उनके परिदृश्य को अपने कैनवास में उतारकर बनाया खूबसुरत !