G Ravinder Reddy
Born in 1956 in Suryapet, Andhra Pradesh, the artist graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts (Sculpture) in 1980 and Master’s in Fine Arts (Creative Sculpture) in 1982 from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. He studied Art and Design from Goldsmith College of Arts, University of London in 1983 and did a short course in ceramics from Royal College of Art, London in 1984.
Ravinder Reddy has exhibited extensively in India and Abroad. His solo shows include “Heads and Bodies, Icons and Idols” at RMZ Galleria, Bangalore in 2017, Grosvenor Vadehra, London in 2008, “Incredible India” Le JardinD’acclimatation, Paris in 2007, exhibition of sculptures at Walsh Gallery, Chicago in 2003, “Devi” at Sackler Gallery, Washington DC in 2001, “Popular Cultures” at Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburg in 2001 among many others.
His Group Exhibitions include “Sub-Plots: Laughing in the Vernacular”, curated by MeenaVari, at National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai & with Sakshi Gallery in 2017-18, “Mysteries of the Organism” and “Travelling in Two Boats at the same time” at Akara Art, Mumbai in 2016, “Excavation/ Eruption” curated by Yashodhara Dalmia at Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi and Grosvenor Vadehra, London in 2015, “Sculpted Images” at Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai in 2013, to name a few.
His art fair participations include India Art Fair, 2019 presented by Gallery Sumukha, Art Basel Hong Kong presented by Vadehra Gallery in 2015, 2016 and 2017, India Art Fair, presented by Sakshi Gallery & Vadehra Gallery in 2014, Art Basel Hong Kong presented by Vadehra Gallery in 2014, India Art Fair, presented by Sakshi
Gallery & Vadehra Gallery in 2014, 2012, Hong Kong Art Fair presented by Vadehra Gallery in 2012, India Art Summit, presented by Sakshi Gallery in 2011 and Art Stage Singapore presented by Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore and 1 x 1 Gallery Dubai in 2011.
Ravinder Reddy’s works are in the collection of several museums such as Kirishima Open Air Museum, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia, USA., Smart Museum, Chicago, USA., Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, USA., Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio, USA., Queensland Art Gallery, South Brisbane, Australia and National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, India.The artist lives and works in Vishakapatanam, Andhra Pradesh.
Renowned for successfully merging traditional imagery in modern paintings, Jogen Chowdhury is a leading artist of our times. Born in Faridpur, Bangladesh, 1939, Chowdhury graduated from the Government College of Art and Craft, Kolkata, in 1960, and subsequently received scholarship from the French government and went on to study at the Beaux-Arts de Paris in 1967.
It was after returning from France in the late 1960s that Chowdhury developed his individual style. Always a powerful artist, Chowdhury’s forte is painting in ink, watercolour and pastel. A favourite largely for his line drawings with ink, he explores the soft curves and angularities of contorted bodies using ink combined with pastels. Chowdhury freely uses the technique of crosshatching in his ink and pastel works. This has become the most discernible feature of Chowdhury’s style.
He constructs volume by modulating light and shade and uses cross-hatching to develop an illusion of middle tonalities. Chowdhury’s notable exhibitions include, “Jogen Chowdhury: Formative to Recent”, CIMA at Kolkata, in 2014; “Lignes de Meditation”, Gallery Veda at Chennai in 2012-2013; ‘A Calligraphy of Touch and Gaze”, presented by Kalakriti Art Gallery at ICIA, Mumbai, in 2008. Chowdhury has also had solo exhibitions at Gajah Gallery, Singapore; Gallerie Foundation for Indian Artists, Amsterdam and the Fine Art Resource, Berlin. Chowdhury was honourable jury member, Singapore biennale exhibition of art, Singapore, in 2003 and was honoured with the Kalidas Samman by the Government of Madhya Pradesh, in 2001.
In 1986, he received an award at the second biennale of Havana, Cuba. He was awarded the Prix le France de la JeunePeinture at Paris, in 1966. His artworks are part of important collections in India and abroad.
Jogen Chowdhury lives and works out of New Delhi, Santiniketan and Kolkata.
I work by combining different mediums, namely, earthenware clay and porcelain, the former clay being ‘masculine’ allows me to draw strength from Earth while porcelain on the other hand lets me express her delicately, thus bringing out her feminity!
I am greatly influenced by nature and walk the road less travelled, at times pausing to smell the flowers! It is with this love that I created my works and I do hope that you enjoy them as much I did while creating them!