Saturday, January 14, 2012

On View at Pradarshak - Debut Solo Exhibition of Realistic Paintings by Sudhir Pawar.

Jan16 – Jan28, 2012 – Pradarshak presents “My Baby”, realistic paintings in acrylic on canvas by debutante artist Sudhir Pawar.

Sudhir Pawar is not a young aspiring artist but a nurtured mature one, who has consistently honed his skills over the last 15 odd years. A lecturer at the Bharati Vidyapeeth’s College of Fine Arts, Pune, he has accomplished his Govt. Diploma in Art, Art Master’s Diploma, and Diploma in Art Education and his Masters in Fine Art.

What sets him apart as a debutante is not his qualification but his stand-alone presence after all these years in the field of fine art. It is one high when we introduce a young upcoming artist, who we observe in his process of maturing and we trust that he will one day define a niche for himself. In Sudhir’s case, here is an artist, who has accomplished this high but has very sparingly showcased his work, waiting until he felt he was absolutely ready for the audience. Of course, several accolades and awards, participations and group exhibitions, not to mention a growing client base has encouraged and enhanced his efforts all along.

The current exhibition - the artist’s debut solo exhibition – is based on the thematic – “My Baby”. “My daughter has been my major source of inspiration. Ever since her birth, I have been amazed at her visual as well as emotional appeal. The father-daughter relation itself is a wonderful experience, and has been a major influence in my paintings ever since,” says the artist. Using peculiar and very unusual compositions, hues, colour schemes and textures, Sudhir strives to capture a host of childhood expressions – the joy, innocence, enthusiasm, purity, vulnerability etc. in his paintings.

Visually captivating, the exhibition is a refreshing change from the humdrum of everyday issues and allows one to peep into the diversity of a child’s world of emotive expressions.

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