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Bheem Malhotra

Chandigarh, India 7 Followers

About Artist

Watercolor is the toughest medium to work with,” confesses Bheem Malhotra, an artist from Chandigarh who uses the medium on his canvas. “But I also find it the most spontaneous, sensitive and transparent medium,” he a...

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Watercolor is the toughest medium to work with,” confesses Bheem Malhotra, an artist from Chandigarh who uses the medium on his canvas. “But I also find it the most spontaneous, sensitive and transparent medium,” he adds. Waving his hand towards his paintings, Malhotra, whose works were recently exhibited at New Delhi’s Shridharani Art Gallery in Triveni Kala Sangam, continues, “There is an exhilarating freedom and joy that you experience when using water colors.”

Malhotra, a faculty at the Chandigarh College of Architecture, evidently imports many a nuance from the world of architecture and machinery on to his paintings. He explains, “I combine machinery with nature.Together, they make the most unique and delightful mixture.”

This mixture is apparent in several of his paintings displayed at Shridharani Gallery. For instance, “Old beauty with bougainvillea” depicts a spray of bougainvillea flowers fallen on an old, unused car while “Lost in Past” shows old utensils with pigeons, both no longer of any use in the modern world. His own favourite is “Miles to Go”, where one can see a rickshaw on the roadside with flowers fallen all around. He tells you that the rickshaw would be parked outside his house everyday, but it was not until the flowers started falling that he was moved to paint the scene. A winner of numerous art awards including the AIFACS Golden Jubilee Award in 1997 and Amrita Shergill Award, Malhotra says, “I take up ordinary things to reveal the beauty in them.” Has any painter been a source of inspiration to him? “Only nature is my inspiration,” he declares.

Shimla is one place that has inspired a lot of his work. But the chief inspiration is his own city, Chandigarh, which he likes to portray in different hues. “I want my paintings to project the character of the city,” he states.

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  • About Artist

    Watercolor is the toughest medium to work with,” confesses Bheem Malhotra, an artist from Chandigarh who uses the medium on his canvas. “But I also find it the most spontaneous, sensitive and transparent medium,” he adds. Waving his hand towards his paintings, Malhotra, whose works were recently exhibited at New Delhi’s Shridharani Art Gallery in Triveni Kala Sangam, continues, “There is an exhilarating freedom and joy that you experience when using water colors.”

    Malhotra, a faculty at the Chandigarh College of Architecture, evidently imports many a nuance from the world of architecture and machinery on to his paintings. He explains, “I combine machinery with nature.Together, they make the most unique and delightful mixture.”

    This mixture is apparent in several of his paintings displayed at Shridharani Gallery. For instance, “Old beauty with bougainvillea” depicts a spray of bougainvillea flowers fallen on an old, unused car while “Lost in Past” shows old utensils with pigeons, both no longer of any use in the modern world. His own favourite is “Miles to Go”, where one can see a rickshaw on the roadside with flowers fallen all around. He tells you that the rickshaw would be parked outside his house everyday, but it was not until the flowers started falling that he was moved to paint the scene. A winner of numerous art awards including the AIFACS Golden Jubilee Award in 1997 and Amrita Shergill Award, Malhotra says, “I take up ordinary things to reveal the beauty in them.” Has any painter been a source of inspiration to him? “Only nature is my inspiration,” he declares.

    Shimla is one place that has inspired a lot of his work. But the chief inspiration is his own city, Chandigarh, which he likes to portray in different hues. “I want my paintings to project the character of the city,” he states.

  • Academics

    1986 First Class, Five year Degree B.F. A. (Applied Art) From Govt. College of Art Chandigarh

  • Exhibitions

    SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    2009 Solo show at Nehru Center, London, UK “The Shades and Tints of Indian Landscapes”

    2008 Solo Show at SHRI DHARANI Art Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi

    2006 & 1995 Solo show at Exhibition of Water Color at Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi

    2004 Solo show at Uruswati Centre for Contemporary Arts, New Delhi

    1999 & 2002 Solo show at Indus Ind Bank Art Gallery

    1997 Solo show at Exhibition of Water Colors at Museum of Fine Arts, Punjab University, Chandigarh

    1992 Solo show at Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay



    GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    2009 ‘ODYSSEY’ group show of seven Indian artist by ‘BEYOND ART’ at Northwood, London, U.K.

    2009 Group Show ‘SYMPHONY OF COLORS’ by Indian artist at Nehru Centre London, U.K.

    2005 Exhibition to raise funds for the Tsunami Victims (Donated 18000 through the sale of Art works)

    2003 Talk art gallery, Ludhiana

    2002 Chandigarh Artist Show at Kidar Gallery

    2002 Chandigarh Lalit Kala Academy

    2001 Group of Chandigarh Artist on New Year

    2001-02-03 Group show at Uruswati Centre for Contemporary Arts, New Delhi

    1999 Art Folio, Chandigarh

    1999 Artist Show 'Homage to Kargil Heroes’ (Donate 24000/-in Kargil fund through art sale)

    1996 College of Art Advertising Campaigns, Chandigarh

    1993 Summer Show Dhoominal Art Centre, Delhi

    1992 “Young Artist” a Group Show by the Alliance Francaise, New Delhi

    1992 Monsoon Group Show of Indian Water Colourists at Maurya Shorten, New Delhi

    1988-93 Group Shows by Vadhera, Mirage, Aurbindo, and Master Piece Art Gallery, Jharokha Art Gallery

    1998 A Summer Show of Water Colourist at ART TODAY, New Delhi

    “FLIGHT & FLOWERS” Titled, Two Group Shows of Delhi Artists at Srishti Art Gallery, New Delhi



    PARTICIPATIONS

    2002, 2003 & 2004 Annual Exhibition, Chandigarh Lalit Kala Academy

    2001 & 98 “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” an Exhibition by Chandigarh Lalit Kala Academy

    2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 & 2007 Northern Region Camlin Art Exhibition, New Delhi and Chandigarh

    2001 Group Show of Contemporary Indian Artist by EASEL Art Gallery, Madras

    2000 42nd National Exhibition of at Jaipur & New Delhi

    2000 All India Water Color Show by Art people Greenwood Art Gallery, New Delhi

    1999 to 2004 Bank of Punjab Annual Exhibitions Titled Colors of Heritage, Fort and Havellies, Seasons, Ceremonies, Myths and Legends of India, Country Side, Chandigarh.

    1997 National Exhibition of Art, Bangalore

    1997 AIFACS Drawing Exhibition

    1996 Seasons in Indian Paintings Exhibition by Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh

    1993 ART FOR CRY’-Exhibition of Indian Contemporary Artists by Welcome Group Hotel Maurya Sherton, New Delhi

    1993 2nd Indian Binnale of Creative Photography, New Delhi

    1992 ‘YOUNG TALENTS’ Exhibition selected works by M.F. Hussain by Vadhera Art Gallery, New Delhi

    1992 An exhibition cum auction in Aid of Indian Cancer Society, Hotel Maurya Sherton, New Delhi

    1991 All India Rajiv Gandhi Exhibition, New Delhi

    1989 to 92, 94 Sahitya Kala Parishad Annual Art Exhibition, New Delhi

    1989 to 1992 Rashtriya KALA Mela, New Delhi

    1989 All India Photo Exhibition by N.Z.C.C. at New Delhi and Jaipur

    1988, 94 National Photo Contest by Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, New Delhi

    1988 to 92 Sahitiya Kala Parishad Yuva Mahotasava Exhibition, New Delhi

    1987 Exhibition by Times of India International Trade Fair, New Delhi

    1986 ASHOK JAIN AWARD’ for National Awareness Advertising Campaigns at Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi, Bombay, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Calcutta and Tiruvendrum by Times of India

    ‘SANKLAN’ an exhibition from the collection of Sahitya Kala Parishad New Delhi

    1985, 1990, 1992 AIFACS Annual Exhibition, New Delhi

    1984 to 87 and 1994, 95, 96 and 2001 Punjab Lalit Kala Academy Annual Exhibitions

    1983, 86, 90, 91, 96, 2000 AIFACS All India Water Color Exhibition New Delhi

    1983, 86, 96 Indian Academy of Fine Art Exhibition




  • Award & Recognition


    2007 Chandigarh in April, IInd Prize in Photo Competition

    2004 Panth Rattan Dr. S. Inderjit Singh Memorial award of 25,000/-. On title Country Side. 8th BOP Annual Art Exhibition

    2003 Best painting in water colors

    2002 ‘Seasons’ Bank of Punjab’s Art Competition Award Rs. 15000/-

    2002 Northern Region, Camlin Art Foundation Award -Rs. 25000/-

    1999 “Rituals and Ceremonies” a competition of Bank of Punjab Rs. 10,000

    1997 AIFACS award (50 Year of Independence)

    1996 Bank of Punjab Art Competition 1st Prize of Rs. 25000/- Titled Colors of Heritage

    1995 Merit Certificate in all India Exhibition of Drawing

    Chandigarh Painting Award by P.U. and M.D. University

    College of Art Exhibition Award and many Awards in on the spot painting competitions

    1995 & 99 Punjab Lalit Kala Academy Award

    Consolation Prize from Coffee Board of India, Bangalore

    Himachal State Award, Shimla

    Haryana State Awards, Ambala

    1987 Creators Group All India Exhibition

    1887 Amrita Shergil Award by Punjab Lalit Kala Academy, Chandigarh

    1987 Chandigarh Festival Award

    1987 Merit Certificate in All India Exhibition

    1986 D.A.V. Silver Jubilee Award

    1983-86 Technofest and Pecfest painting awards

  • Testimonial

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