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Arvind Kolapkar

Pune, India 28 Followers

About Artist

Life exists for the love of music or beautiful things. G.K. Chesterton The female and the feminine is something which attracted writers and poets, sculptors and painters from time immemorial. It is natural that ...

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Life exists for the love of music or beautiful things.

G.K. Chesterton

The female and the feminine is something which attracted writers and poets, sculptors and painters from time immemorial. It is natural that in the male-dominated world the feminine forms have been romantised to a large extent. For a man a female form is a thing of beauty on the one side and an object of lust on the other side. A woman plays a greater role in the ups and downs of man’s life – she can create him and destroy him too. Yet, both cannot live without each other. Here the artist is a man and his inspiration is the woman. He moves a step further depicting her intricate relationship with another woman or ‘man’.

Arvind Kolapkar is an artist from Pune, the cultural capital of Maharashtra where music is one of the most important pastimes. He is one who is greatly inspired by music, particularly classical and folk music which has played a predominant role in the work.

Colors and melody are seamlessly fused in his paintings which convey a kaleidoscope of emotions too. The female form, the central element of his art, is enchanting and even evoking a mysterious enigma. More so accentuated by the covering of the eyes with a ‘band’. As the figures seem to occupy their own place in the canvas, an ‘unworldly’ aura permeates through them and pervades the canvas.

The figures seem to glide through, float and rest in sublime fashion. These stylised, lyrically drawn shapes give the impression of images from fresco paintings. The artist has painted them in arresting colors and endowed more or less each one with a musical instrument, be it the flute or the tanpura. A rhythm of sorts is thereby created which flows through the canvas. The intertwined bodies hint at the emotion of love but its treatment in a ‘spiritual’ way uplifts the work from the mundane.

For Kolapkar, painting is an ongoing process of creative activity where emotion and music plays a greater role in the end product.

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  • About Artist

    Life exists for the love of music or beautiful things.

    G.K. Chesterton

    The female and the feminine is something which attracted writers and poets, sculptors and painters from time immemorial. It is natural that in the male-dominated world the feminine forms have been romantised to a large extent. For a man a female form is a thing of beauty on the one side and an object of lust on the other side. A woman plays a greater role in the ups and downs of man’s life – she can create him and destroy him too. Yet, both cannot live without each other. Here the artist is a man and his inspiration is the woman. He moves a step further depicting her intricate relationship with another woman or ‘man’.

    Arvind Kolapkar is an artist from Pune, the cultural capital of Maharashtra where music is one of the most important pastimes. He is one who is greatly inspired by music, particularly classical and folk music which has played a predominant role in the work.

    Colors and melody are seamlessly fused in his paintings which convey a kaleidoscope of emotions too. The female form, the central element of his art, is enchanting and even evoking a mysterious enigma. More so accentuated by the covering of the eyes with a ‘band’. As the figures seem to occupy their own place in the canvas, an ‘unworldly’ aura permeates through them and pervades the canvas.

    The figures seem to glide through, float and rest in sublime fashion. These stylised, lyrically drawn shapes give the impression of images from fresco paintings. The artist has painted them in arresting colors and endowed more or less each one with a musical instrument, be it the flute or the tanpura. A rhythm of sorts is thereby created which flows through the canvas. The intertwined bodies hint at the emotion of love but its treatment in a ‘spiritual’ way uplifts the work from the mundane.

    For Kolapkar, painting is an ongoing process of creative activity where emotion and music plays a greater role in the end product.

  • Academics

    2000 DIP – A – ED Diploma (At Abhinav kala Mahavidyalaya, tilak road, Pune)

    1999 G. D. Art Diploma (Rank – 3rd with distinction)

    1993 A. T. D. Diploma (1st in class)

  • Exhibitions

    SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    2011 Dubai art Gallery, Dubai

    2011 Indiamartneavenue gallery, Delhi

    2009 Indian art collectors on line gallery show

    2009 Alankritha art Gallery, Hyderabad
    2008 Atelier art Gallery, world trade center, Mumbai

    2007 Alankritha art Gallery, Hyderabad
    2006 Art entrance gallery, Mumbai
    2006 Malaka spice Gallery, Pune
    2005 Charizma Art Gallery, Pune
    2004 Malaka Spice Gallery, Pune
    2003 Malaka Spice Gallery, Pune
    2003 Jahangir Art Gallery, Mumbai



    GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    2011 Artflute gallery

    2010 Transcending borders II-dhaka, Bangladesh

    2010 3blindmise gallery show, Mumbai

    2010 Gallery52d - freedom exhibition

    2009 Gallery hues show

    2008 Singapore Show

    2008 Satguru arts organize show

    2008 Corporate taster event-org. art show London

    2006 Singapore art gallery, Singapore (Singapore Art Festival)

    2004-05 Singapore Show

    2001 Hollyday Inn, Pune

    2000 Heritage Art Gallery, Ahmedabad

    2000 Nehru Centre Circular Art Gallery, Mumbai

    1999 Hollyday Inn, Pune

    1996 Rama International, Aurangabad

  • Award & Recognition

    AWARDS/HONOURS

    2001 V. V. Oak Smruti Portrait 1st Award

    2000 Chitari Art Foundation Portrait Award

    2000 V. V. Oak Smruti Portrait Certificate

    1998 Nasik Kala Niketan Portrait 1st Certificate

    1997 South Central Zone Nagpur 3rd Award

    1996 Nasik Kala Niketan Portrait Award
    1995 International Cartoon Competition Award

    1994 Annual Art Exhibition Portrait 1st Award. (Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya Competition)

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