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Manu Parekh

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"I work like an actor: I remain the same actor, but perform and create situations within a different role", says Manu Parekh. This sums up Manu Parekhs' attitude towards his works, and to a certain extent explains the...

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"I work like an actor: I remain the same actor, but perform and create situations within a different role", says Manu Parekh. This sums up Manu Parekhs' attitude towards his works, and to a certain extent explains the variety of subjects, like the Benaras series, the heads, and the still life objects that he depicts in his paintings.

Polemics have always intrigued Manu Parekh - the energy of the organic form, the inherent sexuality within the forms, are intangible elements in his works. His paintings provoke viewers to take notice of the world around them, through the emotion, pain and anguish expressed in the subjects of his paintings. His works, colours, forms, exude a volatile energy that can be barely contained within the frame work, and become an extension of the artist's personality.

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  • About Artist

    "I work like an actor: I remain the same actor, but perform and create situations within a different role", says Manu Parekh. This sums up Manu Parekhs' attitude towards his works, and to a certain extent explains the variety of subjects, like the Benaras series, the heads, and the still life objects that he depicts in his paintings.

    Polemics have always intrigued Manu Parekh - the energy of the organic form, the inherent sexuality within the forms, are intangible elements in his works. His paintings provoke viewers to take notice of the world around them, through the emotion, pain and anguish expressed in the subjects of his paintings. His works, colours, forms, exude a volatile energy that can be barely contained within the frame work, and become an extension of the artist's personality.

    The World Of Mojarto: Celebrating 60 years of Manu Parekh

    This week Mojarto features Art legend Manu Parekh and vast body of work spanning 60 years currently being exhibited at NGMA Delhi. His paintings provoke viewers to take notice of the world around them, through the emotion, pain and anguish expressed in the subjects of his paintings.

  • Academics

    1958-62 Diploma in Drawing & Painting, Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai
    1951 Student of Mukund Shroff, Ahemadabad

  • Exhibitions

    Selected Solo Exhibitions
    2014-15 'City of Magical Light', Jehangir Art Gallery and Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
    2012 'Faith: Manu Parekh in Benaras: 1980-2012', Art Alive Gallery, Gurgaon
    2009 'The Pursuit of Intensity', Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
    2004 'Banaras', Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
    2003 'Portraits of Flower and Landscapes of River', at Jehangir Art Gallery and Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
    1999 'Ritual Oblations', Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi
    1999 'People for Animals', Art World, Chennai
    1999 'People for Animals', Alliance Francois, Chandigarh
    1999 'Ritual Oblations', Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore
    1999 'Ritual Oblations', Sakshi Gallery and Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
    1998 'Homage', Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
    1997 ARKS Gallery, London
    1996 BosePacia Modern, New York
    1995-96 'Still Lifes', sponsored by Seagull Foundation, Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai
    1994 Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
    1992 Exhibition of Twenty-Five Years of Work sponsored by Seagull Foundation, New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai
    1991 'Small Drawings', Sophia Duchesne Art Gallery, Mumbai
    1991 'Banaras Landscapes', Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
    1990 'Small Drawings', Village Gallery, New Delhi
    1990 'Man-Made Blindings (Bhagalpur Blindings)', Cymroza Gallery, Mumbai
    1989 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
    1988 Paintings, Chitrakoot Art Gallery, Kolkata
    1988 Paintings, Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi
    1985 Paintings, Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi
    1984 Ten Years of Work, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata
    1984 Paintings and Watercolours, Urja Art Gallery, Baroda
    1981 Paintings, Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi
    1978 Paintings, Taj Art Gallery, Mumbai
    1976 Paintings, Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi
    1975 Paintings, Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi
    1974 Paintings, Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi
    1970 Paintings, Taj Art Gallery, Mumbai
    1968 Graphics and Paintings, Ahmedabad
    Selected Group Exhibitions

    2012 'On A Journey', Art Alive Gallery, Gurgaon
    2011 'The Lost Sparrow', presented by Gallery Threshold at Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
    2011 'Form and Formlessness', Art Alive Gallery, Gurgaon
    2011 'Aureus 2011', Gallerie Nvya, New Delhi
    2010 '10 x 10', Gallery Threshold, New Delhi
    2010 'Who Has Seen Gandhi?', presented by Tangerine Art Space at Raj Bhavan; KynKyny Art Gallery and Tangerine Art Space, Bangalore
    2010 'Evolve: 10th Anniversary Show', Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
    2010 'Snow', The Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi in collaboration with Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
    2009 'Zip Files', Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
    2008 'Faces', Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
    2008 'Urgent Conversations', Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre and Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi
    2004 Nature Morte, New Delhi
    2004 Rituals at Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore
    2003 'Celebration of Colours', Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, and Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
    2002 'The Affordable Art Show', People for Animals, Maurya Sheraton, New Delhi
    2001 Eight Artists from Bengal, Indian Embassy, Berlin
    2001 'Works on Paper', Bose Pacia Modern, New York
    2000 'Faces', Gallery Espace, Dubai
    1999 'Icons', Lakeeren Gallery. Mumbai
    1999 'As You Like It', Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, and Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
    1998 Opening Show, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
    1997 'Colours of Independence', organized by Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata at National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi
    1997 'Fifty Years of Independence', by National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi at Vadehra Art Gallery, Mumbai
    1997 'Through the Looking Glass', Lakeeren Gallery, Mumbai
    1997 'Gift for India', Sahmat, New Delhi and Mumbai
    1997 'Major Trends of Indian Ar't, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
    1997 'Intuitive Logic', HEART, New Delhi and Mumbai
    1997 'Kali', exhibition in Topical Museum, Amsterdam
    1996 Contemporary Indian Painters associated with Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
    1995 'Heads', Maya Art Gallery, Hong Kong
    1995 Postcards for Gandhi, Sahmat
    1993 'Wounds', Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata and National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi
    1993 Vadehra Art Gallery at Husain Ki Sarai, New Delhi
    1993 Opening Show, Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
    1982 Seven Indian Artists, Travelling Exhibition in Worpswede, Hamburg, Hanover, Brauschweig, Bayeuth
    1982 Modern Indian Painting, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Hirschom Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC
    1964-85 Thirty group shows ir India and abroad
    Participations
    2014 'Ode to Monumental: Celebration, Visuality, Ideology', presented by Saffronart at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi and Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
    2012 'Art for Humanity', Coomaraswamy Hall, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumb
    2011 'Ethos V: Indian Art Through the Lens of History (1900 to 1980), Indigo Blue Art, Singapore

    2011 '1:3:1- Part I', W+K Exp, New Delhi
    2010 Annual Exhibition, Chawla Art Gallery, New Delhi
    1981 5th International Triennale, Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi
    1978 4th International Triennale, Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi
    1975 3rd International Triennale, Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi

  • Award & Recognition


    1992 Padma Shree by the Government of India
    1991 Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Calcutta
    1982 National Award, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
    1974 All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society Award, Mew Delhi
    1972 President of India's Silver Plaque, All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society Award, New Delhi
    1971 Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Calcutta

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