Silent Encounters

  • Arvind Singh Mewar

    “......KASHI – the city that is older than history, legend and tradition; the spiritual heart of India, where Ganga unfolds her tresses and cleanses humanity of sins and still remains pure and majestic. Amit Bhar has captured the innocence and purity of daily life of Banaras on canvas.

    Contemporizing traditions is what drew me to Amit Bhar’s work. Banaras has always been a point of reference for me personally – a place I draw inspiration and energy from to understand the meaning of Custodianship of my own heritage, which has its roots in history and tradition and yet has to evolve and change with time. This concept of eternity, is what, I believe, Amit communicates very simply......”

    Arvind Singh Mewar
    76th. Custodian House of Mewar

    Art Indus and Gallery Time & Space
    had Organised an exhibition of recent works by

    Amit Bhar
    Silent Encounters
    on Thursday, March 1, 2012

    The exhibition was inaugurated by
    Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar

  • Amit Bhar

    Amit was born in Hooghly Chinsurah (West Bengal) in 1973. Even as a child his first love was art. It was the primary objective of his life. His notebooks at school were invariably filled with sketches and paintings. The scintillating, pristine, rustic beauty of rural Bengal inspired him to take the brush at a very tender age.

    The clear blue skies, fallen autumn leaves, grazing cattle and the daily life of the village, nestled on the banks of the river Hoogly inspired him.

    At the age of sixteen while at the Calcutta Govt. Art College, Amit was blessed with the guidance of Shri Paresh Das, a noted artist and gold medallist. Subsequently he gained further insights into art under the famous Subal Jana and Niloy Ghosh, who together enriched his style. He was also inspired by Bikash Bhattacharya and Suhas Roy during his initial period.

    Amit speaks of his style as “…a new semi realistic technique of texturing with the realistic play of light and shade”.

    His latest series on Buddha was inspired from the images of Ajanta paintings and Gandhara sculptures. Amit carefully blends the two forms of ancient Indian art and individualizes his innovative style. The Rajasthan series appearing like the photographic collages captures the glimpses of the puppets and the musicians. It gradually unfolds in the minds the images of the colourful folklore of Rajasthan against the sandy milieu.

    Amit can capture every subject on his canvas. In a nut shell, his paintings lets the viewer to re-examine the threshold between illusion and reality, between waking and dreaming.

    Some of his accomplishments:

    Solo Shows:

    Hotel Chancery, Bangalore - 2002
    Mahua Art Gallery, Bangalore - 2004
    Habi Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, September - 2005
    Mahua Art Gallery, Dollars Colony, Bangalore - July 2005
    Mahua Art Gallery, Leela Palace, Bangalore - September 2006
    Mahua Art Gallery, Leela Palace, Bangalore - August 2007
    Mahua Art Gallery, Leela Palace, Bangalore - September 2008
    Mahua Art Gallery, Sadashivnagar, Bangalore – August 2009
    Mahua Art Gallery, Leela Palace, Bangalore - September 2010
    Group Shows:

    Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta
    All India Fine Arts Thtya Kendra, Calcutta
    Mahua Art Gallery, Leela Palace, Bangalore - 2005
    Mahua Art Gallery, Leela Palace, Bangalore - April 2006
    Arpana Art Gallery, New Delhi - November 2006
    Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai - March 2007
    The Gallery Cork, London - July 2007
    AIFACS Gallery, New Delhi –October 2007
    Hotel Radisson, New Delhi – November 2007
    Mahua art Gallery, Bangalore – August2008
    Genesis art Gallery, Calcutta – January 2008
    The Stainless Gallery, New Delhi – September 2008
    Mahua art Gallery, Bangalore – April2009
    Contemporary Art Fair India (Travancore Palace) New Delhi-2009
    Mahua art Gallery, Bangalore –December 2009
    Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai – November 2010
    SBI Auditorium, LHO Campus(for charity) Bangalore - 25 March, 2011
    Art Bengaluru (contemporary art festival) UB City - June 2011
    Indian’s contemporary Art Fair (Nehru Centre Mumbai) 2011

    Collection:Personal and corporate collections in India, USA, Switzerland, Singapore, Spain, Bangkok, Italy, London, Dubai, Amsterdam, Canada and many private collections. State Bank of India, Bangalore

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