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
Sonal Purohit is an Indian artist, who always had an inclination towards art and literature. With a degree of Masters in Literature, art has always been her escape to utopia. She is also the founder of the PaintBrush Art Community. She has always loved to experiment with colors and different materials. Her art is always vibrant and she uses acrylic and mixed media in her art. Her famous paintings got featured in a best selling book of poetry by Roxana Jaffer, "THE PARALLEL WORLD". She also published a book dedicated to art and artists in 2021 called, "THE ART AND ARTISANS"
In November 2021,she was honored with the prestigious "Maharana Award" for her contributions towards art. With many more projects coming up from her world of art, Sonal intends to keep improving her art and expanding the horizons as she believes in competing with her previous self rather than others. "Always be the better version of you'' is her aim and with those words she wishes to give many more unique art events to the world of art.
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.
My journey as an artist started on a bright summer day. Basically, the summer vacations were going on and I got to know about the art class nearby. I loved the blending of colors, brushstrokes, giving textures. So that’s how I made my first Canvas painting at a very young age.
I am based in Udaipur- The city of lakes. I am an MBA graduate with a keen interest in arts. I am a creative self-taught artist. I get my inspiration from nature and people. Exploring and experimenting with textures and colors is the essence and motivation beyond my art pieces. I believe in detailing the pieces I make.
Vandita’s journey as an artist started on a warm summer evening of introspection; pondering on the questions, the eternal questions "What really is art" and then given the subjective nature of art she went to question "What really is art for me;" left with no other option but to add brush strokes to her first magnanimous canvas. Thus her journey started filling her life with more enchantment one brushstroke at a time. Through her art, she wishes to render a perspective, a truth, a dimension, an edge, a moment before it blends away before it blurs away.
Tushar Waghela (b) 1975 is a filmmaker and visual artist, Tushar holding a Master’s Degree in Indian Philosophy and for the past 25 years, he has been working in the field of contemporary art and experimental cinema.
His video arts, installations, short films and experimental cinemas have been shown in many museums, galleries, universities and more than 150 international film festivals such as Cannes Film Festival, London Asian Film Festival, British Film Institute, The Collectif Jeune Cinema, Paris, Mumbai Film Festival and many more.
Tushar had created 14 short and experimental films. Contributed to many international collective cinema and art projects. The Gray is his first full-length Hindi feature film released on Amazon Prime Video and Fox's digital platform Tubitv.
Tushar is currently working on his recent Pop Art series of paintings called Without Ticket using street art, spray painting and mixed media techniques. Besides making paintings. He is now working on his next full-length Hindi feature film and web series to be released next year on theatres and prestigious OTT platforms.
Rupa Choradia currently lives and works between the USA and India. She is interested in the infinity of the inner spiritual space and the ornamental/decorative/material beauty of the outer world. She weaves ideas of spiritual and decorative onto canvas so that the unknown and the known aspects of life reinforce each other.