Vijaya Kumar Somanchi’s art exhibition at Malaka Spice, Hyderabad

A graduate from Andhra University, Vijaya Kumar is a self taught artist. His ardent love for art helped him study various art forms. He guides research scholars in their doctoral thesis papers. He is frequently invited to give demos in art centres to various sections of people and also in educational institutions that include BFA…

Empathy and risk: three mirrors and a wall by David Cotterrell

For his fourth solo exhibition at the gallery, David Cotterrell presents three works from the Mirror project: a series of two-screen works produced in collaboration with Ruwanthie de Chickera considering polarised perspectives, drawing alternatively on assumption and objectivity. This evolving project is designed to explore the common human characteristics that could provide a stronger empathetic…

Glimpses from Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016 – Part I

UNKNOWN + GALLIANO, BAD TRIP 2016 Daniele Galliano will inhabit this open studio space for the 108 days of the biennale. In the Unknown + Galliano, Bad Trip India studio, Galliano will meet and interact with Biennale artists and members of the public,who will in turn become subjects within the paintings to be exhibited in the space days….

Country Matters

09 Dec 2016 – 10 Jan 2017 Beyond Malabar, 1/258, Napier Street, Fort Cochin in association with Gallery OED Cochin. India grapples with a historical legacy of graphic depiction and description co-existing with a conservative social order, a poverty of individual choice, and the disapproval of alternative sexual practices. Country Matters explores sexuality within the…

Know the artist of Kochi-Muziris Biennale’16 – Abhishek Hazra

Abhishek Hazra is an artist based in Bangalore, India. His close yet idiosyncratic study of the historiography of science has led him to examine various technologies of knowledge production and dispersion. He uses video, performance and prints that often integrate textual fragments drawn from real and fictional scenarios. The idea of the thought experiment –…

Hyper-realistic goddesses by Omar Ortiz

Senor’ Ortiz possesses something very few men as well as few people on this planet possess. He has a “Keen Appreciation” of the female form. The human female is the most incredibly magnificent work of art that has ever existed in the history of this planet. Most of his works, which have been classified as…

Art One at Avani – an art exhibition

Art One at Avani is an art exhibition that brings together the work of forty of the most recognized and promising artists from across the country. The exhibition being organized by Avani Art Initiative is its first annual art exhibition. The Avani Art Initiative is a non-profit organization formed to foster art and culture, locally…

Prankur Rana – The moto artist

“NEVER GET SO BUSY MAKING A LIVING THAT YOU FORGET TO MAKE A LIFE” But how many of us actually remember to make a life? Prankur Rana is one such artist who loves to live his life to the fullest. He is a travel enthusiast and an artist who rides a modified Royal Enfield, which…

Art exhibition by Fine Arts, Parul University & Slovak Embassy in India

Faculty of Fine Arts at Parul University & Slovak Embassy in India jointly organized an Art Exhibition: HE Mr. Bertok, Ambassador of Slovakia with Mrs Bertokova, Krupa Amin, owner of the gallery, Prof. Vasudevan Akkitham, HOD Painting Dept, Faculty of Fine Arts, MSU, Prof. B V Suresh Associate Professor, Faculty of Fine Arts, MSU, along…

Know the artist of Kochi-Muziris Biennale’16 – Himmat Shah

Himmat Shah was born in Lothal, Gujarat in 1933 and grew up in surrounded by the remnants of a prominent port city of Indus Valley Civilisation. He moved to Bhavnagar as a young boy and studied at Gharshala, a school affiliated to Dakshinamurti, the intellectual and cultural centre of the nationalist renaissance in Gujarat. At…

Know the artist of Kochi-Muziris Biennale’16 – Abir Karmakar

Born in 1977 in Siliguri, West Bengal, Abir Karmakar completed his Bachelor’s degree in Visual Art from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, in 2001, and then his Master’s degree in Fine Art from the Faculty of Fine Arts at Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, in 2003. Karmakar is known for his casual and voyeuristic self-portraits, in which…

Akbar Padamsee and his journey in fine art

Akbar Padamsee (born 12 April 1928) is a contemporary Indian artist and painter, considered one of the pioneers in Modern Indian painting along with Raza, Souza and M.F. Hussain. Over the years he has also worked with various mediums from oil painting, plastic emulsion, water colour, sculpture, printmaking, to computer graphics, and photography, as worked a film maker, sculptor,…

T.V. Santhosh – the Indian contemporary artist

T.V. Santhosh (born 1968 in Kerala) is an artist based in Mumbai. T.V. Santhosh obtained his graduate degree in painting from Santiniketan and master’s degree in Sculpture from M.S. University, Baroda. T.V. Santhosh has acquired a major presence in the Indian and International art scene over the last decade with several successful shows with international galleries and museums….

Yusuf Arakkal- the noted painter from Kerala

Yusuf Arakkal was a Malayali painter based in Bangalore, India. He was born in 1945 at Chavakkad, Kerala. He passed away on October 4th, 2016 at Bangalore. His mother belonged to the royal family of Arakkal, the only Muslim royal family to have ruled Kerala and his father to Keyees, the well known business family…

Indian Maestro – K.G. Subramanyan

KG Subramanyan, who died in Baroda on 29th June 2016 at the age of 92, was one of India’s most senior artists, working with diverse media and materials, and exhibiting extensively both within and outside the country. Painter, sculptor, muralist, K G Subramanyan was born in a village in north Kerala in 1924. While studying economics…