Artville Contemporary Artist Of The Day 
Chinthan Upadyay 
Untitled
Medium: Digital Print On Canvas
Size: 68” X 45”

The subject of Upadhyay’s work is often babies, animated and stylized against a bold solid background, they are stripped of the simplicity of their vulnerable nature. From blank slate to something slightly more affected, the imagery of culture is impressed upon them visually in tattoo like designs.

The artist began as a painter, but now creates sculptures and installations of which he paints the surface. His most popular sculpture project is perhaps the “Pet Shop” project, which is an ongoing production of a “model baby” for every season. It’s a social critique on consumer society; in a similar vein a solo exhibition of Upadhyay’s at Nagpal Gallery, Mumbai was provocatively named Designer Babies. Transforming painting and sculpture into a pop art hybrid, the painted imagery is often sourced from traditional Indian miniature painting, so on the whole the pieces tend to look forward and look back at the same time.
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Artville Contemporary Artist Of The Day 
Birendra Pani
Title: Seeing the Universe in Upside Down
Year: 2006
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size: 66 x 42 in

Birendra Pani’s fresh perspective and contemporary canvases were displayed at the show on kitsch that was held at Gallery Espace in New Delhi. His loud and vivid images use colours like green and shocking pink unashamedly, and his nudes, far removed from traditional ideas, rather than revealing of clandestine activities and provoking corporeal or sensual excitement in the viewer, portray very private and personal instances in the subjects’ lives. In other works the artist chooses ordinary everyday words and then attempts to reveal all their private meanings and associations on the canvas with his brush. 
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Artville Contemporary Artist Of The Day Chintan UpadhyayTitle: Car Garden, Year: 2012Medium: Oil, Acrylic, on canvas.size: 60 х 84 in."Car Garden" (2012) is one of the most recent, stunning and important of large-scale oil and acrylic paintings by famed multi-media Contemporary Indian artist Chintan Updhyay and is an important example of his work that deals with the new sense of wealth, empowerment and independence of his generation in India and its relationship to traditional India and nature. Here a surreal yet completely sublime image of a lush green tree and denizens of colorful flowers in full bloom grown from the interior of a convertible red sports car. Painted against a black flat background here the conflation of old and new India, as well as nature and culture, are unabashedly integrated in a manner that is sublime, subversive and ironic all at the same time, defining features of Chintan’s oeuvre. The intense the visual overload of this narrative underscores the ever expanding role of consumerist media and advertising in India, that assaults the viewer with images of luxury goods, and material desires.courtesy:artnet#art #painting #creative #popularart #contemporaryartist #chintanupadhyay #artvillecontemporary #artgallery

Artville Contemporary Artist Of The Day 
Chintan Upadhyay
Title: Car Garden, 
Year: 2012
Medium: Oil, Acrylic, on canvas.
size: 60 х 84 in.

"Car Garden" (2012) is one of the most recent, stunning and important of large-scale oil and acrylic paintings by famed multi-media Contemporary Indian artist Chintan Updhyay and is an important example of his work that deals with the new sense of wealth, empowerment and independence of his generation in India and its relationship to traditional India and nature. Here a surreal yet completely sublime image of a lush green tree and denizens of colorful flowers in full bloom grown from the interior of a convertible red sports car. Painted against a black flat background here the conflation of old and new India, as well as nature and culture, are unabashedly integrated in a manner that is sublime, subversive and ironic all at the same time, defining features of Chintan’s oeuvre. The intense the visual overload of this narrative underscores the ever expanding role of consumerist media and advertising in India, that assaults the viewer with images of luxury goods, and material desires.
courtesy:artnet

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Artville Contemporary Artist Of The DayRavikumar KashiTitle: THINKING OF YOUYear: 2006Medium: Cast cotton rag pulp, ink & photo copy transfer Size: 11 x 18 in‘Ravikumar Kashi’s deconstruction of familiar images demands the rethinking of representation. It further stresses the ambivalence or hybridity that characterises the site of juxtaposition: a liminal space in which different meanings are articulated and may also take on imagined constructions. In fact meaning is formed in between or in excess of the sum of its parts. In this sense the boundary becomes the place where something new begins. In Ravikumar Kashi’s work it becomes the place that mediates relative meanings and a site where new meanings come into existence…Ravikumar’s primary concern has always been the production of meaning and the ways in which images become imbued with meanings… At all times there is a deliberately ambiguous combination of original and appropriated imagery. The juxtapositions of these vignettes evoke filmic montage in which visual elements are arranged to produce meanings not otherwise present in individual images. Subverting the recognizable, and allowing the familiar to become strange through odd juxtapositions, details and illogical compositions… but ultimately leave the viewer to develop meaning out of the layered images and disjunctions…courtesy:ravikashi#art #cottonpulp #phototransfer #popularart #contemporaryartist#ravikumarkashi #artvillecontemporary #artgallery

Artville Contemporary Artist Of The Day
Ravikumar Kashi
Title: THINKING OF YOU
Year: 2006
Medium: Cast cotton rag pulp, ink & photo copy transfer 
Size: 11 x 18 in

‘Ravikumar Kashi’s deconstruction of familiar images demands the rethinking of representation. It further stresses the ambivalence or hybridity that characterises the site of juxtaposition: a liminal space in which different meanings are articulated and may also take on imagined constructions. In fact meaning is formed in between or in excess of the sum of its parts. In this sense the boundary becomes the place where something new begins. In Ravikumar Kashi’s work it becomes the place that mediates relative meanings and a site where new meanings come into existence…

Ravikumar’s primary concern has always been the production of meaning and the ways in which images become imbued with meanings… At all times there is a deliberately ambiguous combination of original and appropriated imagery. The juxtapositions of these vignettes evoke filmic montage in which visual elements are arranged to produce meanings not otherwise present in individual images. Subverting the recognizable, and allowing the familiar to become strange through odd juxtapositions, details and illogical compositions… but ultimately leave the viewer to develop meaning out of the layered images and disjunctions…
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Artville Contemporary Artist Of The Day Prajakta Palav AherTitle: Solo IIYear: 2007Medium: Acrylic on canvasSize: 60 x 84 in Prajakta Palav Aher paints every detail from a multitude of photographic references that she has archived over the years. The candid medium of photography allows her to unpretentiously penetrate the many aspects of middle class life in India, and capture its varied truths. Her works in acrylic on canvas depict images from her own background and reflect the insecurities and complexities of middle class life. With great skill and photographic perfection Aher paints pictures of fake plastic flowers adorning doors and staircases; newspaper stacks lying behind wooden cabinets; suitcases and bags perched on top of the cupboard; torn papers and documents covered in plastic sheets filling old wall units; and the iconic image of Lord Ganesha, the remover of obstacles, traveling the routes of an everyday commuter. Although the artist’s portrayals are realistic, they do not come across as documentaries but instead, allow the viewer to realize the disposition of the situations, and find humour in them. courtesy:saffronart#art #painting #popularart #contemporaryartist #prajaktapalapalavaher#artvillecontemporary #artgallery

Artville Contemporary Artist Of The Day 
Prajakta Palav Aher
Title: Solo II
Year: 2007
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size: 60 x 84 in 

Prajakta Palav Aher paints every detail from a multitude of photographic references that she has archived over the years. The candid medium of photography allows her to unpretentiously penetrate the many aspects of middle class life in India, and capture its varied truths. 

Her works in acrylic on canvas depict images from her own background and reflect the insecurities and complexities of middle class life. With great skill and photographic perfection Aher paints pictures of fake plastic flowers adorning doors and staircases; newspaper stacks lying behind wooden cabinets; suitcases and bags perched on top of the cupboard; torn papers and documents covered in plastic sheets filling old wall units; and the iconic image of Lord Ganesha, the remover of obstacles, traveling the routes of an everyday commuter. 

Although the artist’s portrayals are realistic, they do not come across as documentaries but instead, allow the viewer to realize the disposition of the situations, and find humour in them. 
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Artville Contemporary Artist Of The Day Surendran Nair Title:NETI, NETI: THE DOCTRINE OF THE FOREST (Cuckoonebulopolis),Year: 2009Medium: Oil on canvasSize: 71 x 47 inchesThe artist, well known internationally, uses a mixture of traditional and contemporary imagery, including cinema posters and political graffiti, in his work. His paintings can be, in turn, mischievous, ironic and quizzical as they inject a gentle surrealism into prevailing notions of reality. As if recycling traditions from a cultural encyclopaedia, he meticulously constructs a web of images - mythic, modern, classical and mundane - growing out of the body of cosmic man. In his body of his work titled ‘Corollary mythologies’, Nair weaves together visual strands from both Indian and Western art and mythology to create new and idiosyncratic icons. By intentionally leaving the works open to interpretation from multiple viewpoints, he nurtures a dialogue on crucial issues for the future in India concerning the community and the individual. According to the artist, this particular series is about belonging and dissent. He notes: “I imagine it to have political undertones, however subtle, which is informed of History, mythology, real and imaginary events. Art history, notions of tradition and identity and its relationship with modernity, of language, sexuality, politics, religious and other faiths etc. Without emphasizing any of these in particular, I address these issues simultaneously. Sometimes rendered sentimentally, literally, cryptically or otherwise metaphorically oblique, they are both detached and reflective and at times often with a mischievous gaze, making innocent jokes, and at other times being ironical and quizzical too.” courtesy:saffronart #art #painting #figurative #popularart #contemporaryartist #surendrannair#artvillecontemporary #artgallery
Artville Contemporary Artist Of The Day 
Surendran Nair 
Title:NETI, NETI: THE DOCTRINE OF THE FOREST (Cuckoonebulopolis),
Year: 2009
Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 71 x 47 inches

The artist, well known internationally, uses a mixture of traditional and contemporary imagery, including cinema posters and political graffiti, in his work. His paintings can be, in turn, mischievous, ironic and quizzical as they inject a gentle surrealism into prevailing notions of reality. As if recycling traditions from a cultural encyclopaedia, he meticulously constructs a web of images - mythic, modern, classical and mundane - growing out of the body of cosmic man. 

In his body of his work titled ‘Corollary mythologies’, Nair weaves together visual strands from both Indian and Western art and mythology to create new and idiosyncratic icons. By intentionally leaving the works open to interpretation from multiple viewpoints, he nurtures a dialogue on crucial issues for the future in India concerning the community and the individual. 

According to the artist, this particular series is about belonging and dissent. He notes: “I imagine it to have political undertones, however subtle, which is informed of History, mythology, real and imaginary events. Art history, notions of tradition and identity and its relationship with modernity, of language, sexuality, politics, religious and other faiths etc. Without emphasizing any of these in particular, I address these issues simultaneously. Sometimes rendered sentimentally, literally, cryptically or otherwise metaphorically oblique, they are both detached and reflective and at times often with a mischievous gaze, making innocent jokes, and at other times being ironical and quizzical too.” 
courtesy:saffronart 

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Artville Contemporary Artist Of The Day Sathyanand Mohan,Title: Phase Space,Year: 2013, Medium: acrylic on canvas,Size: 72 x 72 inThrough his works Mohan shares with his viewers several aspects of his life. He uses biting wit to display these events in a manner that intrigues his audience, drawing their attention to the narrative that lies within the imagery. His canvases maybe compared to a shot in a film or a page out of a book – there always seems to be something that happened before, and something waiting to happen after. Recently, the artist has turned to abstract photography, exploring signs and forms rather than narrative. courtesy:saffronart #art #acrylicpainting #phasespace #popularart #contemporaryartist#sathayanandmohan #artvillecontemporary #artgallery

Artville Contemporary Artist Of The Day 
Sathyanand Mohan,
Title: Phase Space,
Year: 2013, 
Medium: acrylic on canvas,
Size: 72 x 72 in

Through his works Mohan shares with his viewers several aspects of his life. He uses biting wit to display these events in a manner that intrigues his audience, drawing their attention to the narrative that lies within the imagery. His canvases maybe compared to a shot in a film or a page out of a book – there always seems to be something that happened before, and something waiting to happen after. Recently, the artist has turned to abstract photography, exploring signs and forms rather than narrative. 
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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.”
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