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Mukesh Sharma

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About Artist

Mukesh Sharma grew up in Rajasthan, the north western desert state of India, and the visual richness, intensity and culture of his native state are clearly visible in works today. ‘In Rajasthan, people lead a col...

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Mukesh Sharma grew up in Rajasthan, the north western desert state of India, and the visual
richness, intensity and culture of his native state are clearly visible in works today.

‘In Rajasthan, people lead a colorful and ambiguous life based on their cultural legacy. As a young man, I became aware of the complexities of an urban life where people live with another kind of ambiguity based on pure pragmatism. With this contrast, I realized the innocence of my native state and its very pure fullness of color coming from the need to protect oneself from the harshness of a desert climate,’ explains Mukesh.

Having gained his degree in painting, Mukesh did his masters in printing at the famed Faculty of Fine Arts MS University of Baroda. Having won many awards and scholarships for his works, these print aesthetics are strongly evident in his vibrant graphic painting style today. He cites his influences as the block painting of Sanganer, Rajasthan miniatures and wall fresco, and ‘super-flat’. Super-flat is the post-modern art movement founded by Takashi Murakamian characterized by flattened images and an ambition to merge high and low culture.

‘I have kept the figuration as two dimensional as possible to relate to the depth-less and soullessness of burgeoning India, but the hues and shades are as vivid and vibrant as the spirit of Indian cultural diversity,’ says Mukesh. ‘By using different ready-made materials and objects, I try to synthesize materials to show a complex idea in a straight forward narrative. For example, I collect computer keys to use in my works in order to narrate the influence and impact of technology on present human condition. Similarly, I gather and place objects of substance and non-substance to give body and meaning to my artistic constructions.’

His current works are drawn from the simple storytelling style of Rajasthan folklore. ‘Ironically, my stories are not songs of valor or heroism of Rajputana battle field but of the political killing fields,’ he explains.

The purity and crispness of the layers of color in Mukesh’s work conceal a complex construction.
The result is a contradiction – two-dimensional works which jump from the surface with vibrancy and energy.

Mukesh has exhibited his work across the world – from Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, and Korea to
Venice and Canada. His work has also been bought by several contemporary art collectors. He lives
and works in New Delhi.

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  • About Artist

    Mukesh Sharma grew up in Rajasthan, the north western desert state of India, and the visual
    richness, intensity and culture of his native state are clearly visible in works today.

    ‘In Rajasthan, people lead a colorful and ambiguous life based on their cultural legacy. As a young man, I became aware of the complexities of an urban life where people live with another kind of ambiguity based on pure pragmatism. With this contrast, I realized the innocence of my native state and its very pure fullness of color coming from the need to protect oneself from the harshness of a desert climate,’ explains Mukesh.

    Having gained his degree in painting, Mukesh did his masters in printing at the famed Faculty of Fine Arts MS University of Baroda. Having won many awards and scholarships for his works, these print aesthetics are strongly evident in his vibrant graphic painting style today. He cites his influences as the block painting of Sanganer, Rajasthan miniatures and wall fresco, and ‘super-flat’. Super-flat is the post-modern art movement founded by Takashi Murakamian characterized by flattened images and an ambition to merge high and low culture.

    ‘I have kept the figuration as two dimensional as possible to relate to the depth-less and soullessness of burgeoning India, but the hues and shades are as vivid and vibrant as the spirit of Indian cultural diversity,’ says Mukesh. ‘By using different ready-made materials and objects, I try to synthesize materials to show a complex idea in a straight forward narrative. For example, I collect computer keys to use in my works in order to narrate the influence and impact of technology on present human condition. Similarly, I gather and place objects of substance and non-substance to give body and meaning to my artistic constructions.’

    His current works are drawn from the simple storytelling style of Rajasthan folklore. ‘Ironically, my stories are not songs of valor or heroism of Rajputana battle field but of the political killing fields,’ he explains.

    The purity and crispness of the layers of color in Mukesh’s work conceal a complex construction.
    The result is a contradiction – two-dimensional works which jump from the surface with vibrancy and energy.

    Mukesh has exhibited his work across the world – from Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, and Korea to
    Venice and Canada. His work has also been bought by several contemporary art collectors. He lives
    and works in New Delhi.

  • Academics

    Year 1996 - B.F.A. in painting from Rajasthan school of Art, Jaipur.

    Year 1998 M.F.A. in print-making from faculty of Fine Arts M.S. University, Baroda.

  • Exhibitions

    Solo Shows

    Year 2004 - "(Re) Visions" Portland Bay Press, Victoria, Australia.

    Year 2004 - "(Re) Visions" University of Wollongong NSW, Australia.

    Year 2001 - Jehangir Art Gallery , Mumbai

    Year 1999 - Rabindra Bhavan Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi

    Year 1999 - Sponsored by M.E.C. Art Gallery,New Delhi.

    Year 1998 - Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University Baroda



    Group Shows

    Year 2009 - Entity group show at Visual Art Gallery.

    Year 2007 - Endearing Palette group show at Visual Art Gallery.

    Year 2006 - Collective Spaces group show at M.E.C. Art Gallery, New Delhi.

    Year 2005 - Collective Spaces group show at M.E.C. Art Gallery, New Delhi.

    Year 2004 - Collective Spaces group show at M.E.C. Art Gallery, New Delhi.

    Year 2003 - Quardple expressions Embassay of United State of America, New Delhi.

    Year 2002 - Art Junction, Wel Come Group Hotel Inter Continental, New Delhi.

    Year 2001 - "Legend Contemporary Indo-African art" in India, Nehru Center , Mumbai.

    Year 2001 - "Graphic Expressions" Prints Show Organized by Cymroza Art Gallery Mumbai, Art Today New Delhi, C.P. Art Center, Chennai and Birla Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata.

    Year 2000 - Contemporary Indian Art a special Exhibition in IIC-Knock out Cricket Tournament at Nairobi

    Year 2000 - Realism exhibition organized by Easel Art Gallery , Chennai

    Year 2000 - "A Harvest of Visions" Curateved by Mukesh Sharma, M.E.C. Art Gallery, New Delhi.

    Year 1997 - Faculty of Fine Arts , M.S. University, Baroda.

    Year 1996 - Special Ganpati Art Exhibition at Art Core, Baroda.

    Year 1995 - Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur

    Year 1995 - Information center , Alwar, Rajasthan




    Participations

    Year 2002 Visualizing Cordinator in Jaipur Heritage Ustav Organized by INTECH, Jaipur.

    Year 2000-2001 Graphic expression Prints show organized by Cymroza Art Gallery , Mumbai

    Year 2001 Internation annual print exhibition organized by EX-LUBRIS, Canada.

    Year 2001 "We 13 Printmakers" Exhibition Chandigarh, New Delhi, Jaipur & Ahmedabad.

    Year 2000 Realism exhibition organized by Easel Art Gallery , Chennai

    Year 1999 All India Miniture format Art Exhibition by samyojitha & gallery Sumukha Bangalore

    Year 2000-2001 We 13 printmakers of Rajasthan prints exhibition at Jaipur ,Chandigarh, Ahmedabad

    Year 1999-2000 National Exhibition of Arts ,Organized by National Lalit Kala Academy , New Delhi.

    Year 1998 Tokyo International print Biennial, Japan

    Year 1997 All India Art Biennial of Rajasthan by R.L.K.A. Jaipur

    Year 1998 Annual Art Exhibition organized by Gujrat L.K.A. Ahmedabad

    Year 1995-2000 AIFACS Art Exhibition at Delhi

    Year 1995 All India Exhibition of Drawings, organized by Punjab L.K.a., Chandigarh

    Year 1997 All India Exhibition organized by South Zone Cultural Center, Nagpur.

    Year 1997 All India Exhibition of Drawings, Organized by Punjab Lalit Kala Academy, Chandigarh.

    Year 1995-2001 All India Art Exhibition Organized by AIFACS , New Delhi.

    Year 1995-2002 Annual Art Exhibition Organized by Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy, Jaipur.

    Year 1995-2002 Art Fair , Organized by Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy, Jaipur.




    WorkShops/Artist Camps

    Year 2004 - American School Mumbai, Warringah Print Makers Studio, Sydney, 2004. Portland Bay Press Victoria in Australia

    Year 2002 - All India Printmakers Camp Organized by AFFA in Collaboration with Jawahar Kala Kendra at Graphic Studio Jawahar Kala Kendra Jaipur.

    Year 2000 - Print Makers Camp at Udaipur, organized by LKA Regional Centre Lucknow.

    Year 1998 - Spanish Printmakers workshop at Faculty of Fine Arts , M.S. University Baroda.

    Year 1997 - All India Multi Media Workshop Organized by W.Z.C.C at Udaipur.

    Year 1997 - All India Print-Makers workshop at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur by Rajasthan Lalit kala Academy .

    Year 1996 - All India Print-Making workshop at Bharat Bhavan , Bhopal.

    Year 1996-2000 - Conducted Water Colour and Clay Modelling Workshop For Children at Jawahar Kala Kendra, jaipur.

  • Award & Recognition

    Year 2002 - 1st All India Art Exhibition of the 21st Century Organized by AIFACS, New Delhi.

    Year 2001 - Annual Art Exhibition Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy, Jaipur.

    Year 2000 - Millennium State level Art Exhibition at Jaipur organized by AIFACS, New Delhi

    Year 1999 - State Art Award in print in Annual Exhibition, organized by Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy

    Year 1999 - Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi for outstanding works in Kala Mela jaipur.



    Scholarships

    Year 1998 - National Scholarship for working in print-making by Ministry of HRD, Government of India.

    Year 1997 - 50 years of Independence Art Exhibition by AIFACS, New Delhi.

    Year 1995-98 - Rajasthan Lalit kala Academy Merit Scholarship.

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