Mentors & Partners – Grafiti Expressions

Mentor & Guest lecturer

Sudhakar Chavan

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Renowned Artist, Actively working as a Director of Art and Day Art Gallery at Pune, also Consultant for Art Activities in country & abroad and Visiting Professor and consultant in many Art Institutes of Maharashtra State. Founder & Patron of Bharatiya Kala Mahavidyalaya, Walchandnagar.

Having been an artist for nearly 40 years, Sudhakar specialises in black and white drawings using charcoals, dry pastels, inks and pens.

He is also a dab hand at murals, graphics and paintings using other media. Teaching art at a professional level has been his passion and profession for most of his career and he has published a book on Child Art.

He has been a champion for works of the indigenous people of Maharashtra, the Warlis. The works close to his heart are his series on Ganeshas, Brahmins, crows, horses and nudes.

He is now an art consultant with various Government and private bodies.

Achievements

  • Research Award Scholarship for Graphic Arts
  • Rank 10th in the Maharashtra state By Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi. Awarded by Director of Arts, Maharashtra State.
  • Two Year scholarship for Tribal Art in MS. By Tribal Research & Training Institutue, Master of Art (History) 1993 Government of Maharashtra, Pune. 1993 to 95 Awarded by University of Pune.
  • Advanced Diploma in Ideology.
  • Secondary School Art Teacher 1963 to 1973 10 Years. Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi
  • Dorchester HOD, Abhinava Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune. collection of Laliit Kala Academy for their , (UK) 1995

DEEPAK SONAR - ARTIST

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Born and brought up in Nasik (1967), Deepak Sonar pursued his G.D in Art A.K. Mahavidyalaya, Pune, and Diploma in Art Education in Sir.J.J. School of Art. In 1995, he received research grant scholarship by Lalit Kala Akademi, and in 2000-2002 he won a junior fellowship for the year by Ministry of Culture.

Deepak’s art has evolved over a period- from being a figurative artist to become a contemporary artist. He was employed in a Government job doing artwork when he realized that he wanted to paint full-time. He quit his comfortable job and began painting figures. During this time, he felt that there was room for him to grow as an artist and that he wanted to do more abstract work. The figures from his canvas began to fade away, and the background of his painting became the subject of his paintings. He uses acrylic paints and builds up to 35 layers of paint to create his abstract artwork. Deepak’s paintings enchant the viewers and introduce them to their innermost emotions. It is as if the viewers are looking at a mirror and stories from their past and present unfold in their mind’s eye to fit into the mood of the painting in front of them.

Achievements

Deepak is an artist whose paintings will add charm to one’s environs. His work is in the collections of Lalit Kala AkadHemi, S. Shankaradeva Kalakshetra Guwahati, Taj Group of Hotels, and Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal.

Raosaheb Gurav

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An artist born in a small village like Shirol in Kolhapur district has proved that the sky is the limit for everyone on the earth. If an artist looks at the horizon to achieve the ultimate proficiency, he reaches such a height that the whole world has to raise their heads up to look at him. And Raosaheb Gurav is the true example of it.

He completed his diploma in Fine Arts from Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune in 1970 and thereafter he became an Art master. He worked as a Master of Fine Arts in the same institute and after 40 years’ of service, he retired as a Principal of Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pashan.

He was born in the nature and brought up with the nature. So he has got much unpolluted perspective to look at the nature which is reflected in his water-colour paintings. His landscape paintings and human life seen in his paintings is like original melodies of nature.For the same reason his series of the paintings in the theme ‘Dhangar’ (i.e. shepherd) has been appreciated all over the world. As a result one of his paintings of a shepherd was selected as cover page of the book “Delhi” written by Khushwant Singh which is published by French publication.One painting of this series was also selected by Lalit Kala Academi, New Delhi,for their Annual exhibition which is supposed to be very prestigious exhibition.

Achievements

  • 1968 - Bhavanrao Pant Birth Century Exhibition - Pune Award
  • 1986 - Hyderabad Art Society Award
  • 1987 - Kalidas Award - Kalidas Art Academy - Ujjain
  • 1987 - Tias Award, Punjab
  • 1993 - South Central Zone Cultural Centre - Nagpur Award
  • 2000 - P.M.C. Best Teacher Award - Pune
  • 2001 - Maharashtra State Award (Rs. 25000/-) for Best Teacher & Best work in Art Filo

 

 

Vijay Dixit

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Senior Most Sculptor

Retired from janta shikshan santh as drawing teacher and principal of Hinjwadi School.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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