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Pratap Sjb Rana

Gurgaon, India 4 Followers

About Artist

Pratap SJB Rana succumbed to the call of his heart and left a thirty year career in the corporate sector to put brush to canvas. He brings a wonderful syncretic sensibility to his work which is influenced by his origi...

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Pratap SJB Rana succumbed to the call of his heart and left a thirty year career in the corporate sector to put brush to canvas. He brings a wonderful syncretic sensibility to his work which is influenced by his origins in Nepal and tenures across South East Asia and Sri Lanka. Pratap's works are contemporary yet rooted in tradition. The use of bold colours reflects his passion for life, while the layering and play of brushstrokes bring out subtle nuances and rhythm. His paintings are rich in texture and depth and have a minimal approach to the subject, which is used to anchor attention. His deliberate attempt to use simple forms and vivid backgrounds compels the viewer to reflect, abstract and then delve into the concept. His works are spread over a wide spectrum of thematic interpretations of all that touches his soul. Hence strong spiritually influenced abstractions and figurative, Zen like musings, the calm of a European park in autumn, the rising from the ashes of a Warsaw, the futility of the cause of the crusades, the spectacular wilderness of Iceland are some of the themes and subjects; all vividly and uniquely depicted on canvas ensuring a freshness to the style and treatment of each canvas. Pratap is clearly a thinking artist who paints from the heart. With a solo show in Malaysia, Pratap put himself and his work on the map. He is currently represented by a number of galleries and is making his presence felt in the art world. His works are now a part of private collections of prominent collectors in India and abroad.

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  • About Artist

    Pratap SJB Rana succumbed to the call of his heart and left a thirty year career in the corporate sector to put brush to canvas. He brings a wonderful syncretic sensibility to his work which is influenced by his origins in Nepal and tenures across South East Asia and Sri Lanka. Pratap's works are contemporary yet rooted in tradition. The use of bold colours reflects his passion for life, while the layering and play of brushstrokes bring out subtle nuances and rhythm. His paintings are rich in texture and depth and have a minimal approach to the subject, which is used to anchor attention. His deliberate attempt to use simple forms and vivid backgrounds compels the viewer to reflect, abstract and then delve into the concept. His works are spread over a wide spectrum of thematic interpretations of all that touches his soul. Hence strong spiritually influenced abstractions and figurative, Zen like musings, the calm of a European park in autumn, the rising from the ashes of a Warsaw, the futility of the cause of the crusades, the spectacular wilderness of Iceland are some of the themes and subjects; all vividly and uniquely depicted on canvas ensuring a freshness to the style and treatment of each canvas. Pratap is clearly a thinking artist who paints from the heart. With a solo show in Malaysia, Pratap put himself and his work on the map. He is currently represented by a number of galleries and is making his presence felt in the art world. His works are now a part of private collections of prominent collectors in India and abroad.

    Karma And The Underdog

    His first collection was a series of 6 works - each measuring 36 " x 36 " titled: Ramayana- The Lesser Heroes. Pratap felt a sense of empathy with the lesser known characters - in some cases even the underdog - because of his own personal attitude towards life and people. He believes that he is a free spirit, unshackled, sensitive and creatively so. It's this spirit that also makes him want to stand up for the "underdog " represented in these epic stories. Pratap is also greatly influenced by Buddhism. He says that the calmness amidst the chaos is what intrigues him the most. He won't paint the Buddha as according to him, Buddha is too large an entity. He will however, paint the monks that preach the word and work of the Buddha. Having travelled extensively, his perspective on life and times around the world, inspires his art. “Art is what I feel, live and breathe. Hence I like to have an understanding with the buyer who is acquiring my work – I would like to spend time with him, understand him and ensure that the work he is acquiring brings him happiness. The same happiness with which it has been painted “.

  • Academics

    Post Graduate in Management

  • Exhibitions

    'Mystical Show' / IGI International Airport, Gallerie Nvya / April 2018 - August 2018
    'Poetry of Longing' / Pullman New Delhi Aerocity, Gallerie Nvya / 15 Jan - 15 March 2018
    'Unconceptual' / IGI International Airport, Gallerie Nvya / Dec 2017 - April 2018
    'The Benevolent Gaze' / Ojas Art / 15 Dec 2017- 14 January 2018
    'Bodhi Parv' BIMSTEC /IGNCA and Ojas Art/ Dec 2017 - Jan 2018
    'Resonance' / IGI International Airport, Nvya Delhi / 5 Sep 2017 - 5 Dec 2017
    'Art for Concern Annual Monsoon Show, Mumbai / 6 & 7 July 2017
    'Quest' / IGI International Airport, Nvya Delhi / 6 March 2017 - 5 June 2017
    'Art for Concern Annual Show', Nagpur / 16 & 17 Feb 2017
    'Art for Concern Annual Show', New Delhi / 16 & 17 Feb 2017
    'Samsara' / IGI International Airport, Nvya Delhi / 1 Dec 2016 - 31 March 2017
    'Art for Concern Annual Show', Hyderabad / 25 & 26 Nov 2016
    'Art for Concern Annual Show', Mumbai / 13 Oct 2016
    'Niten Arts Annual Exhibition' 2016 / IHC Visual Art Gallery / 4-5 Oct 2016
    'Udaan' / IGI International Airport, Nvya Delhi / 1 Sep - 30 Nov 2016
    'Affordable Art Fair Singapore' / Singapore / 21 - 24 April 2016
    'Conversation' / IGI International Airport, Delhi / 1 March - 31 May 2016
    'TAD Arts Annual Exhibition' 2015 / IHC Visual Art Gallery / 19 Nov 2015
    'Flight of Expressions' / IGI International Airport, Delhi / 1 Sep - 1 Nov 2015
    'When Boundaries Begin to Fade', IIT Alumni Centre, Chennai / 19 June 2015
    'Plenitude' / IGI International Airport, Delhi / 1 June - 31 August 2015
    'Eldora Art Show' / Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai / 13 April - 18 April 2015
    'Ephemeral / Timeless' / IGI International Airport, Delhi / 1March - 31 May 2015
    'The Spirit of Indian Art' / IGI International Airport, Delhi / 12 Dec - 12 Feb 2015
    'Amorphous Form' / Gallerie Nvya / 10 Dec - 30 Dec 2014
    'Divinity Enshrined' / Gallery Art Spice / 20 Sep - 15 Oct 2014
    'TAD Arts Annual Exhibition' 2014 / Visual Art Gallery / 26 - 30 Sep 2014
    'Art Bengaluru 2014' / 21 - 30 August 2014
    'Within Reach V' / Gallerie Nvya, New Delhi / July - Aug 2014
    'Zen Moments' / DIAL Artwork project at Terminal 1D, IGI Delhi / March - Aug 2014
    Soul Scapes / Gallery Art Spice / March - May 2014
    The Winter Tale 2013 / Gallerie Nvya, Delhi / Dec - Feb 2014
    Amalgam 2013-14 Prathama collection / DIAL Artwalk project at Terminal 1D, IGI International Airport, Delhi / Nov - March 2014
    AIFACS 86th All India Annual Exhibition/ December 2013
    'Through the looking glass' / Gallery Art Spice/ Nov - Dec 2013
    'Varsha-Sharda' / Delhi International Airport Artwalk/ July - November 2013
    TAD at Marriott / Gurgaon / August - September 2013
    'Burrowing into the depths of the ordinary' / Gallery Art Spice /June - July 2013
    'Within Reach IV' / Gallerie Nvya, New Delhi / May - July 2013
    ‘Basanta-Greeshma’ / DIAL Artwalk at Terminal 1D, IGI Airport, Delhi / March - June 2013
    'Completely Contemporary' / Gallerie Nvya, New Delhi / Jan - March 2013
    'Hemanta Shishir' / GMR Art Walk/ Terminal 1D, IGI Airport, Delhi / Nov 2012 - March 2013
    'Within Reach III' / Gallerie Nvya, New Delhi / May - July 2012

    Solo Shows:
    Gallery Archana, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / May 2012

    Publication:
    Art House Gallery's Erotic Calendar 2014

    Workshops conducted & Installations:
    Dara Shikoh Festival 2014 Srinagar / August 2014
    The Global Education & Leadership Foundation Harmony / November 2014

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