Thursday, February 3, 2011

25 years of Art Excellence

Dhananjay has been painting for the last 25 years. He creates graphic and structural uniformity on canvas through the play of light & shade. His paintings are basically a judicious mix of the abstract and realistic forms. His thoughts stem from unique imagination, which combines the real natural world with the artistic and creative world. He finds modernism on canvas with the help old mythological art . He expresses graphic and cutout form through mythological series with remarkable uses of colours to depict the unknown mysteries in the natural world. His many collections bring out his natural creative talent and total love for art. He paints with oil & acrylic colours on canvas.


Dhananjay has been paintings for last 25th year. He was born in 1964, in the terracotta town of Bishnupur, near Kolkata (the District of Jamini Roy & Ramkinkar Baij, W. Bengal). Having inherited an artistic tradition, he started his art life at the tender age of eight. Working with Jamini Roy's Kalighat pot paintings on terracotta horses, elephants etc, he created human figures, animal figures in the style of pot paintings. Once he completed schooling, he decided on a career in art and did a one-year Certificate Course at La-Martiniere SEOMP Society in Commercial Art, Exhibition Display & Interior Decoration. Simultaneously, he also pursued his graduation studies from Calcutta University. He started his art career in the year 1984 with the aim to become a complete Indian Contemporary Artist. He completed his art education from Rabindra Bharti University (Indian Collage of Arts & Draftsmanship) Calcutta in 1988. He participated in more than 85 shows ( Solo & Group) in India & Abroad.

Solo Shows : 2010 - Bajaj Art Gallery - Mumbai, India Habitat Centre - New Delhi, Chitrakala Sahitya Parishat - Bangalore, Epicentre - Gurgaon. 2008,05 Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai. • 2007,06 Nehru Art Centre Gallery, Mumbai. • 2007,04 Experimental Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.•2009,07,06,05,02 Convention Foyer Gallery, India Habitat Centre, Delhi. • 2004,02,03,04,00 Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi. • 2006,02 Open Palm Court, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. • 2005,04 Habi Art Foundation, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

Group Shows : • 1995-1984 Indian College of Art, Calcutta, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi • 1995-1984 Academy of Fine Arts & Many Private Galleries. • 2001 Annual Exhibition in Sahitya Kala Academy, New Delhi. • 2000 India Habitat Centre (Visual Art Gallery), New Delhi. • 2005 Daffodils Art Gallery (Grand Hyatt), New Delhi. • 2005 Heart & Soul group show, New Delhi. • 2005 Arushi Arts Annual show (Harmony 2005), India Habitat Centre (Visual Art Gallery) New Delhi. • 2004 Ati Art Gallery's annual show at New Delhi. • 2004-2005 Annual Chivas Art Experience Show at New Delhi, Mumbai & Bangalore. • 2005-2004 Habi Art Foundation 's Group shows at New Delhi, Hyderabad • 2006 Timeless Art annual show at London, Singapore & Gurgaon. • 2006,05,04 Habi Art Foundation & Artwalas-CA Present Group shows & Artfair at New Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata & California.

Honors & Awards : • In recognition to his achievements in the field of art organized by Intac, he received Award from Ministry of Environment & Forest (Govt. Of India)

Collections : • His major collections are NGMA - National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, Indian Tourism, Mr. Jagdish Tytler M.P. , Ms. Sangeeta Kumari Singh Deo, M.P. Neeraj Batra (Art Collector) Bajaj Group, Mumbai, Satya Sheel (Art Collectors) Shahnaz Husain & many more private collections in India & abroad.