October 30, 2008 § 1 Comment


our own mini-gallery at the studio…


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painting exhibition in jaipur

October 22, 2008 § Leave a comment





a group show of paintings at jawahar kala kendra in jaipur will begin on the 5th of nov . please drop in if you’re in jaipur , otherwise keep the good wishes coming !
artists: arpit biloria (ahmedabad), deviba wala (ahmedabad), mukesh salvi (udaipur), shaam (ahmedabad), nilesh shidhpura (ahmedabad), pawan kumar (jalandhar), pawan kumar d. (hyderabad), sandeep soni (bhopal), sweta chandra (hyderabad) and vinod patel (ahmedabad)


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Minimalism : An Overview

October 16, 2008 § Leave a comment


Minimalism is the term generally used when talking of music or performance art , when applied to art minimalism was a reaction against the formal overkill and the pretentiousness of abstract expressionism
other names for the minimal art includes ” abc arts , reductivism and rejective art . some critics initially thought they were dealing with outright fraud .. minimalist work seems to test the limit of art .. it is infact a very mature style of painting and sculpture, it is almost spiritual , the work is stripped down to its most fundamental features and core self expression. it stripps away all that is unrequired until all that is left is the bare ” essence ” or soul .
this art movement emerged in the late 1950’s and flourished in the 1960’s and 1970’s with great artists like donald judd , dan flavin , carl andre , so lewitt and robert morris becoming the most important innovators. it had roots in pop art cubism and conceptual art and was also inspired from russian suprematists such as kasimir malevich
we usually think art depicts the real world or reflects an emotion or feeling yet with minimalism , no such attempt is made to ideologically represent the reality of the outside world ..it does not try to signify anything , it mearly exists- an object in it’s own right . it is in a way abstract or considered as conceptual art “what you see is what you see” said the famous frank stella about his paintings. var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push([‘_setAccount’, ‘UA-33211292-1’]); _gaq.push([‘_trackPageview’]); (function() { var ga = document.createElement(‘script’); ga.type = ‘text/javascript’; ga.async = true; ga.src = (‘https:’ == document.location.protocol ? ‘https://ssl’ : ‘http://www’) + ‘.google-analytics.com/ga.js’; var s = document.getElementsByTagName(‘script’)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();

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Trip to Pirana

October 13, 2008 § 1 Comment


Piranha : A little village on the outskirts of Ahmedabad

An ideal place for a sketching tour

Birds, Animals, Nature and little houses… !

notice the dragonfly…
photographs taken by deviba wala 
by the lake…
 Arpit Biloria

The village Life

We went to a village called pirana 16 kms from ahmedabad on a sketching trip , the place has a mandir and a masjid in the same premises , it is an excellent example of religious co-existence . a few kms ahead there was another village which seemed nice and quiet. we made about 5 or 6 perspective sketches of the narrow lanes and houses at interesting angles . Observing people and things around opens up my mind to new thoughts and ideas. i took photographs of some birds in the area as well.

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Art Quote:

Whether I’m painting or not, I have this overweening interest in humanity. Even if I’m not working, I’m still analyzing people.
~ Alice Neel

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Ongoing Work

October 9, 2008 § Leave a comment


A normal day at the studio

Sketch – take a tea break .. Think – take a tea break .. Paint – Tea break again … u get the idea .!

working on canvas
Margee at work 

Margee Patel our artist has been working at the studio on her painting , for the past two days, though she is a sculptor. She is the curator at the “amdavad ni gufa” ( hussain -doshi gufa)

soluble graphite, canvas, black and white
ongoing work at the studio : Deviba working with soluble graphite.
charcoal on canvas, minimal art, monochrome
Arpit Biloria’s work : 18″ X 24″ charcoal on canvas.

line and form,composition, monochrome, acrylic paint, black and white
Deviba Wala’s work : 18″ X 24″ soluble graphite on canvas.

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At moments of great enthusiasm it seems to me that no one in the world has ever made something this beautiful and important.
~M.C.Escher

Charity Show in Ahmedabad

October 3, 2008 § 3 Comments


Sheth C.N. College Of Fine Arts

Fundraiser

Bihar Floor Relief

deviba wala, paintings,

Mr. Haku Shah & Mr. Ratilal Kansodaria with me…

black and white painting, monochrome, popular artist india, contemporary indian art
Me with my painting Titled ” Road Trip”

monochrome painting, minimal art, indian famous artist
Arpit with his painting.

art blog, art in ahmedabad, artists in india
Vinod Patel arranging his work

The c.n college of fine arts, had an exhibition of artworks recently : paintings and sculptures of college students, alumni, and various eminent artists from the city were on display for bihar flood relief. The show was inaugrated in the presence of Haku Shah, Amit Ambalal , Ratilal Kansodaria , Devang Vyas , Suresh Sheth, and many other artists.

Good experience to have also put up our work for a cause.  few other upcoming artists like Vinod Patel  and Ronak Soparivala were also part of the event.

There is an immense enthusiasm in all the current students and a festive atmosphere on campus and stalls have been set up for their work according to their seniority to display their work.

We would like to congratulate the college principal and the professors , for organising such a wonderful show , and wish them the best for all their future endeavours… var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push([‘_setAccount’, ‘UA-33211292-1’]); _gaq.push([‘_trackPageview’]); (function() { var ga = document.createElement(‘script’); ga.type = ‘text/javascript’; ga.async = true; ga.src = (‘https:’ == document.location.protocol ? ‘https://ssl’ : ‘http://www’) + ‘.google-analytics.com/ga.js’; var s = document.getElementsByTagName(‘script’)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();

There were four artists from verve that were part of the show : Margee Patel, Riddhi shah, Deviba Wala and Arpit Biloria and between us and are glad to have been able to contribute an amount from the sales of our work.

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In charity there is no excess. ~ Francis Bacon

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