Artville Contemporary Artist Of The Day
JMS.Mani
Tittle: BADAMI PEOPLE
Size: 24 X 48 inches
Medium: OIL ON CANVAS 

"The historical location of Badami, as well as the innocence of the people there, who I find very hardworking and honest in all their ways, inspire me to capture their simplicity through my paintings." The simple, rustic folk of the Deccan Plateau in South India, with strong Dravidian (an ancient race in South India) features, are the subjects of J.M.S. Mani’s paintings. His art is an amalgamation of Indian culture with Occidental Western formalism. His figures are modeled in three-dimensional form, with bold brushwork, similar in style to those of the impressionists. Mani chooses to depict his characters, the balloon seller, the women with a rooster, in a simple and uncluttered manner. They narrate an untold tale; much like the famous "Dancing Girl" of the ancient Mohenjodaran civilization of the Indus Valley; a tale that tells of the origins of an entire race. Though seemingly simple, Mani’s images too, are representative of an entire civilization. The pulsating colours in his paintings offset the dark skin of his characters, creating a sense of drama in his compositions. And it is his colours and compositions which are expressive, rather than the figures themselves. The figures appear to have been frozen within the canvas, and their beauty and grace is enhanced by the restricted use of gestures and expressions.
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Artville Contemporary Artist Of The Day 

Ranbir Singh kaleka

Title: Family 1

Medium: Oil on canvas

Size: 80 1/2 x 85 1/4 in

Kaleka’s paintings, both on paper and canvas, in OILS as well as mixed media, are almost surrealist in their treatment of scenes from everyday life. The lines are suggested, rather than sharply traced, and the colours almost deliberately restrained. Kaleka’s interest in cinema also lead to the advent of his video art, where he explores the effects of combining the physicality of the painted image with an image made out of light. The result is a ‘sort of hyperimage’, which achieves an intensity and subtlety of colour, and imbues the static with a sense of movement through the superimposition of sound and movement. The artist’s movement into video art has been an essential endeavor for his further exploration of the ‘psychological event’, an event that can only take place outside the physical confines of the frame of the painting, through the usage of light to create the image and the subsequent aura of the image. Kaleka has also created and exhibited photographs and installations.

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Artville Contemporary Artist Of The Day Rajendra KapseUntitledMedium: Mixed media on canvasSize:30 in x 30 in "My methods and intentions are most important for my work. Though representational in nature it only retains some specific, but ambiguous qualities in representational forms of art practice as seen throughout history".Rajendra Kapse hails from a small town called Chandrapur (East of Maharashtra) and came to Mumbai to study art. It is here that he grew and developed and he feels that this is an important aspect that has affected him as an artist. My work deals with social concerns, and stands as a critique to the present chaos around us - As our contemporary culture lives with all kinds of contradictions and extremes. Basically a Painter, he is also inclined to work in different forms and mediums and open for new methods, techniques and concerns. With a consciousness and awareness of Indian and Western contemporary Art Forms, his work draw few parallels, and moves towards / from personal subjective interpretations and perceptions - To a more interactive plinth. Use of references from established and already famous artists work their usage of language and his ways of using / fragmenting / distorting / constructing a new construct, is the way he can at the moment describe his work. “Borrowing and transforming is my method - I believe I`ve recognized in time, keeping my integrity intact.”courtesy:storyltd #art #painting #figurative #expression #popularart #contemporaryartist#artvillecontemporary #artgallery

Artville Contemporary Artist Of The Day 
Rajendra Kapse
Untitled
Medium: Mixed media on canvas
Size:30 in x 30 in 

"My methods and intentions are most important for my work. Though representational in nature it only retains some specific, but ambiguous qualities in representational forms of art practice as seen throughout history".

Rajendra Kapse hails from a small town called Chandrapur (East of Maharashtra) and came to Mumbai to study art. It is here that he grew and developed and he feels that this is an important aspect that has affected him as an artist. My work deals with social concerns, and stands as a critique to the present chaos around us - As our contemporary culture lives with all kinds of contradictions and extremes. 

Basically a Painter, he is also inclined to work in different forms and mediums and open for new methods, techniques and concerns. With a consciousness and awareness of Indian and Western contemporary Art Forms, his work draw few parallels, and moves towards / from personal subjective interpretations and perceptions - To a more interactive plinth. Use of references from established and already famous artists work their usage of language and his ways of using / fragmenting / distorting / constructing a new construct, is the way he can at the moment describe his work. “Borrowing and transforming is my method - I believe I`ve recognized in time, keeping my integrity intact.”
courtesy:storyltd 

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Artville Contemporary Artist Of The Day Vibha GalhotraNeo-camouflageMedium: Digital print on Hahnemuhle photorag archival paperYear: 2006Size: 22 x 32.5 in | 55.9 x 82.6 cmCategory: PhotographyThe artist works with a variety of media, ranging from print-making to painting, animation videos and site-specific installations. As she explains, “The medium isn’t important to me. It’s about conveying the message”.Galhotra’s work frequently addresses issues of urbanization, exploring the various relationships between city and citizen. Often, the human figure seamlessly blends into wider cityscapes, almost as if the city was an engulfing protagonist. courtesy:saffronart #art #digitalprint #photography #Landscape #figurative #popularart#contemporaryartist #vibhagalhotra #artvillecontemporary #artgallery

Artville Contemporary Artist Of The Day 
Vibha Galhotra
Neo-camouflage
Medium: Digital print on Hahnemuhle photorag archival paper
Year: 2006
Size: 22 x 32.5 in | 55.9 x 82.6 cm
Category: Photography

The artist works with a variety of media, ranging from print-making to painting, animation videos and site-specific installations. As she explains, “The medium isn’t important to me. It’s about conveying the message”.

Galhotra’s work frequently addresses issues of urbanization, exploring the various relationships between city and citizen. Often, the human figure seamlessly blends into wider cityscapes, almost as if the city was an engulfing protagonist. 
courtesy:saffronart 
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Artville Contemporary Artist Of The Day 
Riyas Komu 
Title: Woman Footballer 
Medium: Oil on Canvas 
Size: 78 x 60 in

Riyas Komu produces politically charged paintings, sculptures and installations that channel difficult subjects including religion and identity. He grew up in Kerala, where both his father and uncle were politicians and subsequently influenced his world view—planting the drive to tackle and critique government policy and affairs. Perhaps best known for his portraiture, he captures extreme emotions, their intensity understood to be fuelled by the plights of contemporary India. The compositions are always cropped tightly around the face, lest we pay attention to anything but the human subject and the physicality of socio-political inequalities, or of war or of dissolute poverty. Recently, he has focused on several football-related projects, which includes a large scale sculpture installation at the Pompitue Centre in Paris in 2010 and a series of portraits of Indian National Team soccer players.
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Artville Contemporary Artist Of The Day 
Rajan Krishnan
Title: BIRD FROM THE GROVE BY THE RIVER
Year: 2011
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size: 84 x 60 in.

Rajan Krishnan`s art is very sensitive to his immediate natural environment. The fields and villages of the Kerala of his youth play the role of `principal protagonist` in most of his works, expressing his deepest aesthetic proclivities. His early works are slightly sentimental in their depiction of childhood memories of home, but this phase seems to have given way to a more assertive cynicism that unflinchingly records the sudden and sweeping changes wrought on the landscapes he has known and loved.
courtesy: saffronart

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Artville Contemporary Artist Of The Day 
Shadi Ghadiran
Medium : Photography 

Ghadirian’s “Like Everyday Series” was created from the plethora of domestic gifts she received after her wedding to fellow photographer, Peyman Hooshmandzadeh. Each of the photographs depicts a figure draped in patterned fabric in place of the typical Iranian chador. However, instead of a face, each figure has a common household item such as an iron, a tea cup, a broom, a pot or a pan.

Ghadirian uses these ordinary kitchen utensils as a readymade pun. Through a simple recontextualisation she exaggerates female typecasts in a hilarious way. Like a sieve-faced wife representing a woman who’s all mouth: a neighbourhood gossip, endlessly broadcasting like a loud speaker or a grater-faced wife, the dreaded prototype of mother-in-law jokes everywhere, all absurdly reducing identities to stereotypes.

Ghadirian’s work is not only linked to her identity as a Muslim woman living in Iran. It deals with issues relevant to women living all over the world. The daily repetitive routine to which many women find themselves consigned and by which many women are defined.
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Artville Contemporary Artist Of The Day 
Reena Saini Kallat
Untitled (Map/Drawing) detail 
Year: 2011 
Medium: electric wires and fittings, 10 min audio loop

The flows and movements of labour migrants across the world have resulted in cultural exchanges not to mention the social and economic implications. It has not only allowed us to free cultural identities from a physical place but see us all as entwined in a symbolic web as it were. When I was asked to conceive of a wall work for the Konsthall during the Goteborg International Biennale of Contemporary Art 2011, keeping the curatorial premise in mind, I decided to work with electric wires to form the drawing that will trace patterns of movement of migrants globally, where multitude of actors interact without knowledge of the overall situation. I think of this work as a drawing project, made with wires that essentially transmit energy and information from one place to another. It is said that the electricity is the same in electrical equipment but the expression of electricity differs from one appliance to the next. By changing the instrument of this quasi-cartographic drawing from a pencil line to a wire, I’m interested in the notion of the map as dynamic, ever changing, streaming and transferring data with the global flows of energies and people, as the courses of these travelers intersect.
courtesy:oneart

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Artville Contemporary Artist Of The Day 
Chitra Ganesh 
Title: Bunny 
Year: 2010 
Size: 16 x 20 in
Medium: mixed media on canvas

Chitra Ganesh was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, where she currently lives and works. 
Buried narratives and marginal figures typically excluded from official canons of history, literature, and art inspire her drawing, installation, text-based work, and collaborations.

Ganesh draws from a broad range of material, including the iconography of Hindu, Greek and Buddhist mythology, 19th century European portraiture and fairytales, song lyrics, as well as contemporary visual culture such as Bollywood posters, anime, and comic books. The process of automatic writing is central to her practice, and emerges from dissecting myths to retrieve critical moments of abjection, desire, and loss.

By layering disparate materials and visual languages, Ganesh considers alternate narratives of sexuality and power in a world where untold stories keep rising to the surface. In this process the body becomes a site of transgression, both social and psychic, doubled, dismembered and continually exceeding its limits.
courtesy:chitraganesh

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Artville Contemporary Artist Of The Day
Paul Jaganathan
Title: Bond of Love II
Size: 48 x 42 in
Medium: Charcoal and Acrylic on Canvas 

He is known for his charcoals on paper or canvas. His works bring out the drama of black and white by introducing solid blocks of paint, which are restricted to reds, yellows and orange. The contrast sets the mood of the work, highlighting the character that he paints. His skillful rendering of the female form shows an innate understanding and mastery of the subject.
courtesy:galleryblossom

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