Born in Agra, 1955
B.F.A. Painting, Sarada Ukil School of Art, Janpath, New Delhi.
2006 – Nehru Centre Art Gallery , Mumbai
2003 – Triveni Art Gallery, New Delhi
1999 – Kaveri Kala Centre, Bangalore
1995 – Lalit Kala Gallery, Chandigarh
1990 – Forest Festival, Chilla
1986 – Gaity Theatre, Shimla
1982 – Shahjahan Art Gallery, New Delhi
1980 – Triveni Art Gallery, New Delhi
2007 – Lokmanya Tilak Art exhibition, Pune
1999 – Chitra Kala Parishad, Bangalore
1994 – Rashtriya Kala Mela, Delhi
1988 – Gandhi Memorial, Delhi
1983 – AIFACS Art centre, New Delhi
1982 – Dhomimal Art gallery, New Delhi
Comments of the artist:
What matters is the perspective. And the perspective perplexes. It beckons. It beholds. It bears upon. It hangs around. It rings in. The artistic process is so complex that it belies all paradigms and definitions. It becomes so more in my creations, as there is a sudden and subtle shift in the perspective.
Quite remarkably and paradoxically in almost all of my ‘Nature’ Paintings, it is the nature’s perspective and not mine, which is highlighted. It is nature that sees, that beckons and beholds. Nature is humanized. Human figures are constantly in a process of getting one with nature. Nature wishes to be humanized and human figures yearn to melt into Nature. Dissolution is the end in itself and the ‘end’ is a process too.
I believe that true Art is the one in which the monotones and the monochromes, without fail, transcend all monotony and create a haven of harmony, a synthesis of all thesis and antithesis. Moreover Art is love; love creates, though, through complaints or through celebration. I believe that any piece of art becomes universal & breaks all geographical horizons, when it gets linked with philosophy of life. And for that, an artist needs to have a very intense subjective outlook upon the world; he must try to interpret the things around him by diving deep inside the subject, for articulating powerful but sleek, soft and tender notes……!