Mumbai - Bharat’s thriving art world is growing fast—and the strength of Bharatiya art is growing rapidly, adding to its growth, The Art of India exhibition, brings together 150 Bharatiya artists in an effort to make art more democratic and accessible by showing a collection of over 200 works on the theme of 'Inclusion & Diversity' at Snowball Studios, Worli – Mumbai. This is the second iteration of the exhibition, which includes a variety of art forms created by some of the most prominent modern Indian artists from both home and abroad. It showcases creative expressions of artistic proficiency and imaginative concepts. Painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography, video, digital and mixed-media works, are examples of several artworks that are displayed to make this into a magnum opus.
Guests who presented for the art exhibition were - Vidya Balan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Deepshikha Nagpal, Arjumman Mughal, Inika Datta, Manu Parekh, Madhvi Parekh, Deepa Parekh, Prashant Virendra Sharma, Shwetaa Khanduri, Shanthi Priya, Munisha Khatwani, Rohit Verma, Hansa Singh, Gwen, Sangeeta Wadhwani, Anshita Asnani, Jugnu Ishiqui and many more.
Works by celebrated artists like Manu Parekh, Satish Gupta, Sujata Bajaj, Jaideep Mehrotra, Lalitha Lajmi, Naynaa Kanodia, Sudip Roy, Jayasri Burman, Paresh Maity, Jatin Das, Rekha Rodwittiya, Surendran Nair, Rini Dhumal, Akbar Padamsee, Ambadas, CN Karunakaran, Jeram Patel, Jai Zharotia, Prabhakar Barwe, Rabin Mondal, Ram Kumar, Vasant Wankhede, KG Subramanyan, Laxma Goud, Himmat Shah, Krishen Khanna, Jin Sook Shinde, Subhash Awchat, Seema Kohli, GR Iranna, Sheetal Gattani, Bose Krishnamachari, Mahirwan Mamtani, Shuvaprasanna, Shipra Bhattacharya, Vrindavan Solanki, Shola, Gurcharan Singh, Dileep Sharma, Laxman Aelay, Thota Vaikuntham, KS Radhakrishnan, Ajay De, Revati Sharma Singh, Vinita Karim, Shivani Dugar, Sushma Jain, Puja Kshatriya, Jenny Bhatt, Kiyomi Talaulicar, Heeral Trivedi, Arunanshu Chowdhury, Kanchan Chander, Jaya Lamba, Birender Yadav, Prof Shivnath Ram, Dipti Pandey, Tejswini Sonawane, Arzan Khambatta, Suresh Muthukulam, Chitravano Mazumdar, Dharmanarayan Dasgupta, Ganesh Haloi, Jogen Chowdhury, Lalu Prasad Shaw, Mrityunjaya Mondal, Prokash Kormarkar, Rabin Mondal, Ramanando Bandhopadhya, Sanat Kar, Samir Mondal, Sanjay Bhattacharya, Shipra Bhattacharya, Shuvaprasanna, Shyamal Datta Ray, Suhas Roy, Naval Jijina and many more will be exhibited at the exhibition.
The edition is curated by Dr Tarana Khubchandani, Director of Gallery Art & Soul, and mentored by artist Brinda Miller. With Inclusion & Diversity as its theme, the second edition of The Art of India is a relevant, unique amalgamation of some of the best works from different regions of the country.
*Director of Gallery Art & Soul, Dr Tarana Khubchandani says “We are thankful to the generous artist community that came together for Art of India in such an overwhelming response, trusting us with several works made specifically for the event. With paintings, sculptural works in different media, hand woven art carpets, video projections, 3D walkthroughs and an array of workshops, the Art of India brings Bharatiya art centrestage on the cultural landscape and is an opportunity for an art lover of every genre to connect and collect.”
Mentor & Artist Brinda Miller says “One of our aims is to spread art awareness all over the Indian subcontinent, through specially curated exhibitions of artworks of multiple genres. Additionally, my creative interests in all forms of the arts have led me to play a diverse and inclusive role as Advisor and Mentor in this edition of the Art of India. Our joint efforts begin with two mega shows in Mumbai and Delhi. It is here that we hope to bring together art lovers, connoisseurs and artists alike.”