RADIANCE WITHIN Sculptures Exhibition By Renowned Sculptor Sunil Deore In Nehru Centre Art Gallery

From: 17th to 20th November 2023

“Radiance Within”

An Exhibition of Sculptures by Renowned sculptor Sunil Deore


Nehru Centre Art Gallery,

AC Gallery, Dr. Annie Besant Road

Worli, Mumbai 400018

Timing – 11am to 7pm

Contact: +91 9890185237

Radiance Within: Sunil Deore’s Short Stories in Sculpture 

Sculptor Sunil Deore’s latest exhibition promises to be a visual feast for art enthusiasts, as it takes center stage at the Nehru Centre Art Gallery from November 17 to 20, 2023. This eagerly anticipated showcase offers a unique opportunity to witness the evolution of Deore’s artistry and experience the cultural richness that defines his work.

This show was inaugurated on 17th November 2023 by Honorable Guest Supriyatai Sule, National President Nationalist Congress Party

Sunil Deore embarked on his artistic journey as a student at the Sir JJ School of Art. He laid the foundation for his studies in 1989 and furthered his artistic education at the Aurangabad School of Art in 1995. Completing his focused studies in sculpture, he honed his craft at the prestigious Sir JJ School of Art in Mumbai.

Sunil Deore has earned widespread acclaim, securing numerous national and international awards, among them the prestigious Indira Gandhi Sadbhavana Award. His artistic prowess has transcended borders, with exhibitions held across the globe, from London and Dubai to Abu Dhabi and the United States.

Notably, Deore stands as the creator of the national emblem sculpture for the newly constructed Sansad Bhavan, a testament to his significant contributions to public art and national symbolism. His achievements underscore the global recognition of his talent and the impact of his work on both a national and international scale.

Sunil Deore’s sculptures, known for their fusion of tradition and contemporary expression, will be on display, inviting visitors to explore the intricate narratives and symbolism woven into each piece. The Nehru Centre Art Gallery provides the perfect backdrop for Deore’s creations, offering a space where his sculptures can engage with viewers on a profound and immersive level.

As visitors step into the gallery, they will be greeted by a diverse array of sculptures crafted from various materials, showcasing Deore’s versatility and mastery of his craft. The exhibition serves as a visual journey through India’s cultural tapestry, with each sculpture telling a story that transcends time and resonates with the complexities of modern existence.

From intricately carved mythological figures to contemporary explorations inspired by folklore, Sunil Deore’s latest exhibition is a testament to his ability to bridge the gap between tradition and innovation. The showcase not only celebrates the artist’s creative prowess but also invites reflection on the evolving nature of Indian art and its global relevance.

Sunil Deore’s artwork seamlessly blends tradition and innovation, showcasing a horse as a symbolic machine, representing the inspiration behind human inventions like the car.

Deore’s work also celebrates intrinsic radiance, stating, “People who shine from within don’t need the spotlight. Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.”

Art enthusiasts, scholars, and the general public alike are invited to immerse themselves in Sunil Deore’s world of sculptural brilliance at the Nehru Centre Art Gallery. This exhibition promises to be a captivating experience, offering a glimpse into the artist’s profound connection to his cultural roots and his ongoing contribution to the dynamic landscape of contemporary Indian art.


RADIANCE WITHIN Sculptures Exhibition By Renowned Sculptor Sunil Deore In Nehru Centre Art Gallery

MATSYANGAN Solo Show Of Paintings By Well-Known Artist Chandrashekhar Kumavat In Jehangir

From: 13th to 19th November 2023


An Exhibition of Paintings by well-known artist Chandrashekhar Shravan Kumavat


Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B, M.G. Road

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: +91 98224 92376

“Matsyangan: Fusion of Realism and Fantasy”

The Jahangir Art Gallery is set to host an exquisite exhibition of paintings by acclaimed artist Chandrashekhar Shravan Kumavat. Titled “Matsyangan: The Symbol of Love,” this event promises to be a beautiful art experience for enthusiasts and collectors alike.

Over the past two decades, the influence of abstract art styles has waned, making way for a resurgence of figurative art forms. This shift has not only captivated artists but also art aficionados and collectors, particularly in the realm of realistic portrayals. Chandrashekhar Kumavat, hailing from Pune, stands as a prime example of an artist who has carved out a niche for himself through his unique art style.

Having received numerous awards and accolades since his student days, Kumavat’s distinctive approach has garnered attention on both national and international stages. His artistry, characterized by a blend of pen strokes, dots, lines, and bold black circles, is delicately woven into a vivid tapestry of experiences.

At the heart of his narrative lies the story of Matsyagandha and her lover, brought to life through intricate details and a dreamlike backdrop. Kumavat’s mastery lies in striking a harmonious balance between materialism and fantasy, exemplified by the simplicity of his central characters against the backdrop of water ripples and aquatic imagery.

While proficient in acrylic on canvas and ink on paper, Kumavat has pioneered a unique style in line art, favoring suggestive forms over realistic representation. The interplay of various drawing forms, content, and technique culminates in a breathtaking body of work.

In addition to his artistic pursuits, Chandrashekhar Shravan Kumavat also imparts his knowledge and expertise as a lecturer at Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya in Pune. In his own words, “A spontaneous expression of feelings through a certain medium can be called ART.” Kumavat draws parallels between an artist’s creative process and the natural world, emphasizing the significance of elements such as Light, Color, Space, Rhythm, and Movement. Each stroke of the brush or pen not only conveys the artist’s ideas but also reflects their inner state to the external world, contributing to the evolution of cultural perspectives.


MATSYANGAN Solo Show Of Paintings By Well-Known Artist Chandrashekhar Kumavat In Jehangir


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.

RSVP: secretary@embassyperuindia.in


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”