Banyan Art at Ahmedabad International Art Festival 2011

October 15, 2011 § Leave a comment


AIAF – 2011

TIMELESS ECHOES

Ahmedabad depicted through art by artists from “Banyan Art” Baroda.The living city of Ahmedabad is rich in diverse culture. People here lead a simple and quite lifestyle, but during any festival the city transforms into a rich colorful event. Like in Navratri, people gather and dance for nine consecutive nights; “garba”, a dance form in convoluting circles, similar to how the very city of Ahmedabad is growing around the walls. In Garba, people are free to join the dance and thus the circle grows larger, and the energy flows till the midnight Aarti. The circles of this city itself have an ability to overlap creating beautiful patterns that are resilient and have stood the test of time, echoing through the ages.
Time keeps moving around a lamp, a lamp that has burned for centuries at the Delhi Darwaza, the heart that keeps the city prosperous. The city flows seamlessly from the remnants of a beautiful old walled city with 12 gates to the river front that will soon be lined with beautiful.  coffee shops, parks and theatres . There is now a distinct visual culture in Ahmedabad and the city leaves an image, a visual imprint
Besides these the city boasts a multiple cultural influences. These influences extended beyond religion, to architecture, literature, art and crafts etched in society.
Today the city has a modern facet in the form of its world acclaimed buildings, educational institutes, entrepreneurs, industries and infrastructure ever growing into a prolific city of international repute keeping its heritage intact for generation next. Come to Ahmedabad to witness modernity and traditions coexist hand in hand.

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32nd Sketchcrawl World Wide Event, Ahmedabad CHAPTER, India.

August 7, 2011 § Leave a comment


The team from Studio Verve participated in an International event once again and we are glad to be contributing to the event. We made new friends and associations and talked of future collaborations with other artists and artist groups.
The below link would give more insight into the event.  

 http://www.sketchcrawl.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=57
The following are the artists present for the event.
Vrindavan Solanki, Arpit Biloria, Suresh Immanuel, R. Y. Bhaviskar, S. Dhanaraju, Ashish Bhavsar, Mukund Patel, Mukesh Gajjar, Akkireddy Prakash, Saheb Ram Tudu, Shyam Pahapalkar, Asha Rawat, Abhijit Paul, Arjun, Rohit, Zubair.
Group Photo
In the foreground Abhijit Paul and Asha Rawat and in background right corner myself Akkireddy Prakash. 
Respected Vridavan Solanki sharing some lighter moments.
Sketch by Solanki Sir.
Mr. Suresh Immanuel,a senior faculty from NID with a sketch book  capturing the fellow artists, 
Quick portraits by Suresh Immanuel.

Saheb Ram Tudu.
Myself Akkireddy Prakash , having fun.
Mukund Patel
Shyam with color riots……..capturing the rainy , gloomy mood.
S. Dhanaraju,  who organised the event.

Sharing thoughts.
Solanki Sir sharing his experiences.
That’s me at my best sharing a few jokes over a wonderful cup of  hot tea and coffee in the rain with dripping water drops that halted our work for a while contributing to this ‘break’ giving us a chance to get to know each other more closely.

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VERVE Artist’s lounge in Ahmedabad.

May 26, 2011 § 3 Comments


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The “Artist’s lounge” an initiative by Verve launches in June, 2011.

It has Artist Studios and is an area for artists to meet, share and spend time together as an unorthodox  forum. it changes the way art studios are viewed. Artist’s lounge is an alternative art space where like minded people from different creative fields viz. designers, writers, poets etc are welcome to come and interact with the professional visual artists in a comfortable non intimidating space over a cup of coffee or browse through it’s mini library. it is an open house.

Situated in Ahmedabad, a two minute walk from the National Institute of Design, the Artist’s lounge provides an opportunity to Artists from the visual Art fields to stay for a short duration and experience and explore the ahmedabad art culture. The program seeks to connect artists from various genres. The purpose  is not only to advance the arts, but also to provide an atmosphere to foster cultural exchange between the artists and their adopted home. Verve attempts to make it convenient for artists by accepting applications for studios at the Artist in Residence Programme all year round.

Artist’s Lounge will be a self financed programme where Workshops will be conducted each month in various mediums : Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Clay Modeling and  Papier Mache, for both children and adults in order to maintain the free studios for professional artists and at the same increases art awareness and makes art more accessible to those interested in learning.

For more details & application-form contact us at vervestudio@yahoo.in 

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workshop on papier mache -art realm

May 21, 2011 § 1 Comment


 the Papier-mâché workshop was held at the Sheth C.N College of Fine Arts, ahmedabad.
                                                  some pictures from the workshop …

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sculpture workshop in aerated autoclaved cement

May 18, 2011 § 2 Comments


The workshop on sculpture was held at the C.N College of Fine Arts and the alumni of the sculpture department were invited to work on blocks of aerated autoclaved cement. a demonstration was given by a company which produces the product and had traditional craftsmen showing the properties of the same.
the medium is relatively easy to work with as it is soft and easy to carve.
 the sculptures have been put up in the campus.

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sketchcrawl – fundraiser for japan

May 4, 2011 § 1 Comment


Artists from ahmedabad at kankaria lake.  artists from studioverve showed their support ..
Abhijit Paul, Arpit Biloria, Deviba Wala, Mukund Patel and Shaam along with other eminent and well known artists such as Vrindavan Solanki and Ratilal Kansodaria

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Silence – An Experimental Art, Group Show at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

April 8, 2011 § 1 Comment


Silence
At Jehangir Art Gallery
Mumbai
Dates: 7th – 13th April, 2011
Curators: Arpit Biloria + Jagadish Dhyan Shreyas
“Silence is…
a piece of sky
a space between clutter
emptiness without colours
a question without an answer
a search into the past
emotions hidden in daily lives
a never ending quest into a visual space…….
Silence remains, till it is broken!”
Eight artists discover different aspects of silence, a search into a void through a journey into multi dimensional space. Materials and media come together to create meaning. Playful reality merges with an inner world of fantasy and opens up undiscovered layers of emotions. The personal journey of the artist points towards an universal journey of life and its myriad experiences.
As Rumi says : “Only from the heart, can you touch the sky”, it is through the tangible earthly medium of sculpture and the depth of their emotions that the artists make an endeavor to touch silence and beauty. This exhibition provides a moment in time and space to be in close communion with the art and discover different aspects of the same within the self.

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Abhijeet Paul

Suraj Kumar

Abhijeet Paul

Shubhankar Tarafdar’s Paintings

Tarun Maity

Priti Kahar

Arpit Biloria’s Installation with Sound

Gallery Display

Jagadish Dhyan Sreyas

Pramod Singh’s Video Art

Priti Kahar
Group Photo

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