Anusha Adabala is a self-taught artist with post-graduate degree in Information Technology. She worked for technology companies such as Adobe, Nokia, AOL before completely embracing her artistic journey. Her exposure to numerous cultures, countries she has visited and lived in is a stimulus for her work. As a woman raised in conservative family, Anusha found a powerful voice through art. A little rebellious, she unwaveringly stuck to her favourite subject matter - the charcoal figuratives especially of woman which are often bold, capturing the complexities and intricacies of untold human emotions. She is also deeply fascinated by oceans and explores nature through her mixed media works. To her, oceans seem powerful, magnetic, and mysterious. And her most authentic work of aerial-inspired oceanscapes, where land meets the shorelines are a celebration of her expertise in colours, layers, and textures. She relates the magnificence and mysteries of oceans to human minds. Anusha's work is composed of fluidity and textures to capture the effect and essence of the subject matters. Her style is meticulous and detailed- oriented. She effortlessly moves between Acrylics, mixed media, charcoal and through years of experimentation discovered some uniquely expressive techniques on her own. She immerses in imaginary stories and poetic conversations with every piece she works and presents with.
Allow me to introduce myself—I am an intuitive self-taught painter, navigating the colourful tapestry of life from the heart of the bustling metropolis, of Mumbai. It was a dozen years ago when my odyssey into the enchanting realm of art began. At first, it was a simple dalliance, a mere dalliance with paint and canvas. Little did I know that this flirtation would morph into an all-consuming passion, an avenue through which I would express my innermost thoughts, and a portal to share my soul with the world.
Over this captivating journey, I have been fortunate to tread the hallowed halls of countless exhibits and art fairs. Here, I have unveiled my unique artistic identity, a beguiling fusion of tribal mystique, abstract intrigue, and contemporary vibrancy. These elements dance harmoniously on my canvas, creating a symphony of colours and emotions that defy definition.
My existence as an artist is intrinsically linked to my relentless curiosity about the world around me. Each brushstroke tells a story, each pigment evokes a feeling, and every canvas whispers a secret. My art is more than mere aesthetics; it is my voice, echoing the experiences, dreams, and musings that define my being. Through dedication and practice, I've mastered the craft of taking the ethereal and making it tangible, turning the intangible into a visual spectacle.
In the grand tapestry of life, inspiration flows like an unending river. It pours from the grandeur of nature, the cacophony of city life, the silence of solitude, and the kaleidoscope of human emotions. My role as an artist is to capture these ephemeral moments, crystallize them in paint, and present them to the world as a testament to the multifaceted beauty of existence.
So, dear travellers of the artistic realm, I invite you to embark on this voyage with me. Together, we will traverse the labyrinth of colours, delve into the intriguing shapes, and immerse ourselves in the kaleidoscope of emotions that constitute my world. Let us explore the depths of imagination and the limitless potential of creativity. Through my art, let us transcend boundaries and forge connections, for it is through these shared moments that we truly experience the essence of life.
Welcome to my world—a world painted with dreams and emotions, where every stroke tells a story and every canvas holds a piece of my soul.
My name is Arun Kumar and I am from Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. I started art as a hobby during my childhood days and as I grew, my interest in art grew as well, finally taking shape of a career. I'm self taught for the most part, but I had the priviledge of getting guidance from some amazing artists for short periods of time.
Ahmed has been painting since his school days but deepened his interest during the past 20 years. He started with watercolour paintings exploring the beautiful landscape and still life, then moved to abstract arts and, recently, he has developed a keen interest in pop arts. Ahmed has participated in multiple national and international exhibitions. Today Ahmed Rukni has become an integral part of the UAE Arts scene, both as an artist and as a welcome guest of honor at numerous artistic events.
With a profound love for art since a young age, I've honed my skills over the past 10 years, delving into various mediums and styles to bring my visions to life.
My art is a reflection of my inner world, a blend of passion, dedication, and a continuous quest for innovation.
I believe that art is a language that transcends boundaries, and I'm committed to pushing the boundaries of my own creativity, constantly evolving and exploring new horizons in the world of art.
EDCEL LA ROSA CABALAN, a Visual Arts Awardee for Harvest of Honours (Ani ng Dangal 2022) of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts under the Office of the Philippine President and recipient of the Outstanding Minglanillahanon 2023 in the field of Arts and Culture.
His journey as an artist is a story of resilience and creativity in the face of adversity. As a Dubai-based Filipino architect, he has always had a keen eye for the exquisiteness of the world around him, but it was only during the pandemic that he discovered a new medium to express his artistic imagination and emotion: watercolour painting.
Watercolour painting has provided an extended arena for Edcel to feed his fascination in freezing the moments that are worth keeping. From scenic imageries, familiar affairs of everyday life, to remarkable elements of modern and Renaissance architecture. His impressionist watercolour paintings are a coalescence of the right stroke, the right colours for the right mode he wanted to convey.
Through his brushstrokes, Edcel manifests his free-flowing expression of artistic imagination and emotion, making each artwork a reflection of his unique creative style. His artwork has been accepted and exhibited in various galleries, both online and physical, both local and international (Georgia, Mauritius, France, Spain, Italy, India, UAE, USA) and has gained recognition in the world of art.
Sonal Purohit, is an established artist as an abstract, mix media & experimental art.
She founded the community for artists through experience. The platforms currently working in art across UAE were too monotonous and limited to exposure for artists and artisans. She has a masters in English literature, self taught artist who established herself as a renowned curator and promoter of art. She was the first to pioneer into Hybrid Online Live Art & Exhibition. TPBAC is the only art community listing on AMAZON in UAE.
In 2022, Sonal Purohit was listed amongst the top 10 rising CEOs in the category of Micro, small and medium enterprises globally. She has been instrumental in bringing canvas art mixed with other art forms of music, skits, fashion and performances. In 2021, she released the first ever coffee table book namely “Art & Artisans” featuring 90 renowned artists globally. In last 3 years, she has mastered in curating exhibitions with a flavor loved and awaited by all. A total of 18 exhibitions curated by her and 6 of them being hybrid. She also pioneered first of its kind “The Painting Wizard 2022” competition that saw more than 10,000 school students of various age groups as participants. Her art was featured in the book “The Parallel World” in 2021. She was instrumental in doing the first Art Walk with Doctors at the Gulf Medical College, Ajman, UAE.
She is known for her unique themes of art exhibitions & platforms which often sets a benchmark for other communities and enterprises. Currently, her community boasts 367 artists & artisans from around the world who benefit from her open platform policy to promote art. In 2019, she won the prestigious Maharana Awards in Art. She was the first to promote blue collar workers with fabric art with Indian Consulate, where they did fashion show in 2021. Recently her art exhibition thanking UAE Leadership on National Day of UAE called “TESLAM” was the talk of the town.
Her curated exhibitions have been regularly featured on Zee TV, Khaleej Times, Gulf News, Gulf Today, Rajasthan Patrika , Dainik Bhaskar, World News Network, England News Portal , Times Now, Mumbai Mirror and likewise. She has been conferred with “The Maharana Award” of excellence in art under the auspices of Rajasthan Foundation, Rajasthan Govt. India. The TPBAC is also involved in charity and CSR activities.
Gautam Bansal is an accomplished artist, designer and marketer based in Bengaluru, India. He has honed his craft over the last 20 years, earning awards and accolades for his work. His work has been displayed at the India Art Festival, Mumbai Art Fair, Bengaluru Habba and the Canvas Art Gallery in Bengaluru. He has also collaborated with Sublime Galleria in UB City, Bengaluru. GB also conducts charcoal workshops for children and adults.
Gautam Bansal's style of art, which emphasizes gestural movements and captures the essence of energy, is well-suited to charcoal. His use of bold, gestural marks and smudges creates a dynamic visual experience that draws the viewer in and invites them to engage with the art piece. Through his expressive strokes and smudges, GB conveys the raw and emotive nature of his subjects, celebrating their beauty and power in a way that is both fleeting and enduring. His art captures the essence of a moment in time, freezing it in a way that allows it to be experienced again and again.
Sakshi Barjatya is an 18 year old student pursuing her education at Mumbai's St. Xaviers College. As an artist of the digital age, she expresses her love for the creative process through her Instagram handle, Artsyverse. With each piece she creates, whether abstract or detailed, her aim is to offer a visual manifestation of her thought patterns and to connect with the viewer on a deeper level. Her work is a reflection of her mental universe, filled with bright colors and messy strokes. As she continues to explore and grow as an artist, she hopes to use her experience with acrylics and poster mediums to give color to the world of modern art, one painting at a time.
Moksha Kumar is first, and foremost an artist - but also works as a creative professional to help grow the Indian creative community. She started her own archive 'The Moxie Tale' in 2021, in an attempt to merge neurodivergent voices alongside artistic ones to create a strong space for art. Throughout the pandemic, Moksha voiced and ran a small channel on the platform The Art Club: narrating and describing the works of Indian women artists as well as Indian Art history to global audiences. She has also written prolifically for Ocula, Artery India, Indian Art Investor, Arts Illustrated, Art Fervour, UtopianDystopia; and hopes to continue her journey discovering herself as a diversely talented creative mind.
Punkaj Manav has pursued his bachelor's and masters in fine arts from the Delhi College of Art (2002), New Delhi. He is the recipient of the Lalit Kala Research Grant Fellowship(2006) & the National Scholarship(2005) by the Ministry of Tourism & Culture. He has been awarded National Award by the Prafulla Dhanukar foundation in 2016. He has done several art camps all over India including Lalit Kala National Camp Chennai, Delhi & several other private and regional camps of Lalit Kala Akademi Delhi. Some important showing of the artist ‘s works include : New Delhi,Mumbai,Nagpur, 49th & 55th National Art Exhibition of Lalit Kala Akademi , New Delhi , his work has been nominated for National award in SCZCC Hyderabad 2016 & U.P. state Lalit Kala Akedemi 2016 ( Lucknow), some important group shows are – four men show curated by Gallerie Alternative (shridharani gallery ,New Delhi), “Trance” show sponsored by Allaincaise Francaise (Bhopal), show at Point of view (Mumbai),”Untitled “ 2013&14 (Chandigarh), ‘’Beyond Boundaries’’ Mahua Art Gallery (Banglore) 2017, Annual Art Exhibition of Sahitya Kala Akedemi (New Delhi )2017, The International Visual Art Exhibition 2017 (JDA Parera Art Gallery ,Colombo, Sri Lanka),A Show of National Awardees by Prafulla Dhanukar Foundation at Nehru Centre 2016(Mumbai)’’Once Upon a time In Black & White’’ at Art Centrix Space 2017 (New Delhi), ‘’Aesthetic Resonance’’ at India Habitat centre 2018 (New Delhi),” Together ‘’ A Group shop of Delhi Art Fraternity 2012 & 2018 and many other shows in Delhi & other states, his works are in Prestigious Collection of President House ,New Delhi, Technical Education Department, New Delhi, Sahitya Kala Parishad, Lalit kala Akedemi New Delhi & Chennai any other private Collection in Austria, Italy, Sri lanka ,U.S.A etc. He lives & works in Delhi.
Shalaka began her artistic endeavour with a Graduate Diploma in Drawing and Painting from L. S. Raheja School of Art in 2005 followed by a Post Graduate Diploma in Indian Aesthetics in 2010. She has also done a Diploma in Conservation and Preservation of Material Culture at Heras Institute of Indian History and Culture in 2018.
She has been a part of a number of Exhibitions such as Goonj, an abstract continuum as part of the centenary celebration of artist S. H. Raza at Coomaraswamy Hall at the CSMVS Museum in 2022. Locus Of control, presented by House of Creativity, 2022. Abstract Notations, presented by Gallery Espace and curated by Jesal Thacker in 2020. Scintillating Oscillations a Painting Exhibition at Jehangir Art Gallery in 2019, also been a part of Art for Young Collectors II at Gallerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke in 2013. Participated in Versatile Thoughts, Group Exhibition at Percept Art in 2013
She has participated in a workshop “That’s it” by Belgium artists Joelle Tuerlinckx & Chrisoph Fink in 2015 initiated by the Cona Foundation. The workshop began in the space of Cona, from the terrace to the make-shift theatre room leading its way outside and finally to the 'space' of Project88.
Ali Akbar Mehta (b.1983, Mumbai) is a Transmedia artist, curator, and researcher. Through a research-based practice, he creates immersive cyber archives that map narratives of history, memory, and identity, through multifocal lenses of violence, conflict, and trauma. Such archival mappings – like drawings, paintings, new media works, net-based projects, poems, essays, and theoretical texts, as well as performances both of bodies and networks – are rooted in data feminist posthumanist critical theories of making visible hegemonic power relations and silenced historical materialism. His ongoing doctoral research, tentatively titled Practicing Online Performativity: Constructing Politically Conscious Archives for the Future, is interested in exploring the performative relations between online archives and their users through mediated interventions of Second Order Cybernetics, to create knowledge systems that outline a vibrant new political public sphere.
His work as performances, installations and talks have been exhibited in galleries and alternative spaces in Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune, Helsinki, Tampere, Pori, Venice, Nova Gorica, Vienna, Turku, and Jyväskylä. Several of his projects, such as 256 Million Colours of Violence, Outsiders at Work, Ballad of the Lost Utopian Meadow and Central Park Archives, exist as permanent ongoing online projects.
He is a co-founder of the Museum of Impossible Forms, an anti-racist queer feminist project and was its Co-Artistic Director from 2018 to 2020. He currently serves on the board of TKOK ry (2021-) and Kiila ry (2019- chairperson 2021-); is a research member of the Cluster of Critical Artistic Research (CCARE) and is pursuing his Doctoral Research in the Contemporary Art Department at Aalto University, Helsinki. He holds a BFA in Drawing & Painting from the Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai, and an MA in Visual Culture, Curating, and Contemporary Art from Aalto University, Helsinki.
In her artistic practice, Urvi Sethna has juxtaposed the cells of a grid to the structures of urban architecture through different materials and mediums. Growing in Mumbai and being surrounded by an urban environment influenced her practice and has become the subject matter for her artworks. After completing BFA (Sculpture) from M.S University (Baroda) and with the zeal to broaden her horizons and explore the world more, she pursued and completed her MFA (Intermedia) from the Academy of Art, Architecture, and Design (Czech Republic). She has been part of many exhibitions abroad as well as in India. Her art exhibition with Priyashri Art Gallery in Mumbai showcased an interactive and a modular artwork. Her practice reflects and integrates the understanding of three-dimension space which is very subtle visually but has layers of complex structure hidden inside. Thus, creating pure abstract harmony devoid of any elemental representation existing in the real world
Koshy Brahmatmaj (Koshywada) (b1992, Mumbai) is an independent zine maker and embroiderer. At the heart of her artistic practice is the constant interrogation of memory, joy, body, space, archive, and history. Through mindful processes, she uses multiple materials to create engaging experiences. Using illustrations, collages, embroideries, and text, her works talk about interdependence, bad habits, and vagaries of life. These explorations are deeply informed by what it means to live with chronic illness - constraints and questions that Koshy has been navigating for much of her adult life. She is the co-founder of zine collective - Stale Rumours and her work has been part of independent showcases such as Queer Futures Archive, Bombay Zine Fest, and more.