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
on Thursday, March 1, 2012
The exhibition was inaugurated by
Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar
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:
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
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