Saturday, March 9, 2013

On view at Pradarshak - Debut Solo Exhibition of Figurative Drawings & Paintings by Sadhu Amrutvadandas




semi-abstract figurative painting by Sadhu Amrutvadandas of BAPS
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 11th Mar. – 23rdMar’13: Pradarshak presents debut solo exhibition of semi-abstract and realistic figurative drawings and paintings by Sadhu Amrutvadandas. 

Spirituality manifests in varied forms. Sadhu Amrutvandas is a devotee of Swami Narayan Sect and depicts his understanding of the spiritual through his canvases. A young man with a creative bent (he plays the guitar and writes too), this self-taught artist developed an interest in art in his schooldays, and whatever subject caught his boyish fancy found a reflection in his sketches. In his formative days, Sadhu Amrutvadandas experimented with crayons, charcoal and water colours on a multitude of textures. Over the last few years, however, he has concentrated his efforts on drawing on canvas with oil paints and acrylic, and this, his debut solo exhibition furnishes fine depictions of both.


semi-abstract figurative painting by Sadhu Amrutvadandas of BAPS
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He has held several group exhibitions and his paintings were also displayed in the India Art Festival in 2011 and 2012; they have found buyers from across the globe, including the US and Gulf countries. Sadhu Amrutvadandas' hope has always been that his works ignite spirituality among people. In fact, he considers painting itself a spiritual endeavour, something that helps him connect more deeply with God. A self-taught artist, Sadhu Amrutvadandas, who was initiated into sainthood in 1996, believes his talent to be a gift from his guru, His Divine Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj. It’s his steadfast conviction that it is Pramukh Swami Maharaj, who has guided him through his artistic journey, and who is the light of his inspiration.

realistic portrait drawing by Sadhu Amrutvadandas of BAPS
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His paintings depict what he purports to propagate – that one should give to the Almighty what one has received from him. Artistic skills should therefore be used in praise of and in search of the Almighty. He does this through simplistic self-depiction making for a dual impact - spiritual and aesthetic.  

semi-abstract figurative painting by Sadhu Amrutvadandas of BAPS
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3 comments:

  1. Beautiful creations, I am rather simplistic in most of my pieces and for the very same relaxing purpose. One of the fun results it leaves interpretation open to our inner-mind and thus people use their own thoughts to enjoy it.

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    Brady C. Harness

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  2. I really like your work
    Lourdes Campos
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  3. Really enjoyable!

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