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About Sushma Sabnis

A marine biologist by training, Sushma Sabnis has been pursuing her interest in painting and writing since she left her career as a scientist over a decade ago. With a few solo and group exhibitions to her credit in Mumbai and Delhi, Sushma has also been instrumental in bringing young contemporaries together for a series of curated exhibitions called Adwaita, a platform for arts created by her.  In 2012, she launched herself into full time art writing and her essays and features have appeared in noted art journals including Art & Deal and Creative Minds, Arts Illustrated. She has been a contributing editor to the online magazine CartAnArt. She also manages The Art Daily and Art Tehelka, two online platforms for art writing and her reviews on art shows, art festivals have appeared in leading news papers. She has written several catalogue essays, descriptions and forewords for noted artists and painters and also introduced through profile writings, many of the young Indian contemporary artists.

The Storyteller of Contemporary times

2018-08-01T01:48:25+00:00

Ahmedabad based artist Bhairavi Modi has a diploma in Creative Painting from the MS University, Baroda. Her works reflect a distinct need to learn the innate lessons of life through the ambient and ample surroundings which she inhabits. Bhairavi’s earlier works dealt with a filling up of a lacuna she felt by living her [...]

The Storyteller of Contemporary times 2018-08-01T01:48:25+00:00

The Seed of Thought

2018-08-01T01:48:25+00:00

Artist Saroj Singh is Baroda based and has a BFA (2001) from Benaras Hindu University and an MFA (2003) in Creative Sculpture from MS University, Baroda. In the sculptures of Saroj, one sees the deep-set influences and impacts of Benaras on the artist’s mind and is evident in the medium he chooses to work [...]

The Seed of Thought 2018-08-01T01:48:25+00:00

The Rainbow Landscape

2018-08-01T01:48:25+00:00

Kolkata based artist and art educator Goutam Pramanick, has graduated with BVA and MVA from the Government College of Arts and Crafts, Kolkata. Goutam’s works  delve into the various aspects of nature and an intense engagement of the forms and shapes which emerge and merge with each other. In his earlier works, Goutam chose [...]

The Rainbow Landscape 2018-08-01T01:48:25+00:00

Mumbai Declaration of Odisha Triennial of International Art

2018-08-01T01:21:22+00:00

Mr Sashank Mahapatra, Managing Trustee of the ANPIC (Artists Network for Promoting Indian Culture) founded the OTIA ( Odisha Triennial of Indian Art) with the sole intention of putting the art of Odisha and India on an international map. The Odisha Triennial came about as an interest and solution to promote indigenous artists of [...]

Mumbai Declaration of Odisha Triennial of International Art 2018-08-01T01:21:22+00:00

Collision Courses in Art

2018-07-31T01:35:03+00:00

Artist Mahesh Kummar from Bangalore has a lot to say about the state of the world and humanity today. Mahesh has a BFA from Karnataka University and his work usually revolves around the fragmentation of society and human thought processes which cause long-term ruptures in the fabric of life. Mahesh tries to bring forth a [...]

Collision Courses in Art 2018-07-31T01:35:03+00:00

Crossing the barriers of Time

2018-07-31T01:35:45+00:00

Baroda based artist Heeral Trivedi’s works are autobiographical in nature, yet one cannot dismiss them as being simply linear in movement to her life. The concept of an ‘autobiographical account’ also brings into play the thought process of the artist and this is what Heeral emphasises on in her works. Deeply versatile, and with a [...]

Crossing the barriers of Time 2018-07-31T01:35:45+00:00

Thoughts on Structure

2018-07-31T01:35:45+00:00

Delhi based artist Shovin Bhattacharjee has a BFA and MFA in Painting from the Fine Arts Dept, Assam University, Silchar. Most of Shovin’s works are a quiet, yet intense comparison of a macrocosmic and microcosmic view of the world around him. In his works, he has experimented with various styles of depiction, and of late [...]

Thoughts on Structure 2018-07-31T01:35:45+00:00

An Euphemistic Lens

2018-07-31T01:35:45+00:00

Goa based artist Chaitali Morajkar has a MFA in Painting from the University of Hyderabad. Most of Chaitali’s works have a woman protagonist or some allusion to femininity or feminism. The sacred feminine often plays the backdrop of the ideas being illustrated on the canvas or paper works. The concept of Nature as the primal [...]

An Euphemistic Lens 2018-07-31T01:35:45+00:00

The Abstract Lexicon

2018-07-31T01:35:45+00:00

Artist Shilpa Nikam’s works traverse through a variety of definitions, from minimalism to nature abstracts to abstract expressionism and more, yet it is quite difficult to pin it down on any of them. To categorise Shilpa’s works would be to limit them in a box and it would be quite contradicting to the true nature [...]

The Abstract Lexicon 2018-07-31T01:35:45+00:00

Chronicler of Traditional Contemporary Times

2018-07-31T01:35:45+00:00

Artist Shashikant Dhotre is a household name today, especially on social media circuits, where his portraitures of rural women at leisure leave the viewers spell bound. These works are rendered in colour pencils and pastels on black coloured paper and this has been the trademark style of Shashikant since he began creating art works. The [...]

Chronicler of Traditional Contemporary Times 2018-07-31T01:35:45+00:00