A.A. Raiba was born in Bombay, Maharashtra, in 1922 and is a graduate of Bombay’s Sir J.J. School of Art.
He took up professional painting in the early part of the 1950s and since then has been awarded with numerous medals from the Bombay Art Society as well as many of his paintings which take up residence in collections at the Cairo Museum in Egypt, the National Gallery of Modern Art in Delhi, and the Nagpur Museum in Madhya Pradesh.
Abhijit Kumar Pathak born in 1986 in Bihar, passed his bachelor’s degree in painting from Banaras Hindu University and master’s from Jamia Milia Islamia in Delhi. He learnt to play tabla and has a diploma in music. The versatile artist’s work likes to experiment and draws his inspiration mainly from indigenous sources. Using a range of techniques, colours and media his work also includes worldly visual elements, incidents, issues and imageries. His work has been oart of many exhibtions some solo others group shows held in Varanasi, Delhi, Kolkata, Bhubaneshwar, Bombay, Lucknow, Pune, Nagpur and jharkhand besides in London. Abhijit’s work has won him many awards including the AIFACS, Bombay Art Society and lalit Kala Akademi from where it has found its way into private and corporate collections. The artist lives and works in Delhi.
Ajay De’s work is inspired by his own life and the many different experiences that have influenced it, particularly his childhood memories.
He feels art can often present answers to a lot of life’s problems and that his work offers something in that vein, a way towards those answers. As such, his paintings encapsulate the intricacies and plights that plague contemporary society.
Alpesh P Wood's work is a culmination of sculptures created as an art student, and those created after arriving in London. He was inspired to create them after listening to music, giving him the idea to design a combination of the human form and the shape of musical instruments such as the violin or the guitar.
Amal Ghosh was born in 1933 in Calcutta, India. After studying at Calcutta’s Government College of Art and Craft, he went on to study a postgraduate at London’s Central St Martins College of Art & Design upon moving to Britain in the ‘60s. He would later go on to receive an MA from Calcutta University in 1972 as well as another postgraduate in Art Therapy from the Hertfordshire College of Art, St Albans in 1982.
Born in Radhanpur, Gujarat in 1944, Anant Mehta is a graduate of Fine Arts from Baroda’s M.S. University.
He has held several solo exhibitions of his paintings and participated in numerous group exhibitions, some spaces which include the Nazar Art Gallery in Baroda, the Nehru Centre in Mumbai, the Asian Fusion Gallery in New York, and repeat showings at the Contemporary Art Gallery in Ahmedabad.
Sometimes, it’s easier to stick to the work that you’re known and admired for than to constantly redefine yourself past your (and other people’s) comfort zone(s).
Anjolie Ela Menon chooses the latter, constantly re-defining the role she plays as an artist, refusing to be categorised. The body of work she has produced over the life of her career bears testament to that.
Apurva was born in Baroda, India, in 1962. After graduating with a Painting diploma from Ahmedabad’s C.N. College of Fine Art in 1987, he completed a Masters in Painting at Baroda’s M.S. University in 1989.
His works are held in several esteemed collections in India and further afield. He has held numerous solo shows including shows at Art Alive in New Delhi, the Hutheesing Visual Art Centre in Ahmedabad and Gallery Chemould in Mumbai. He’s also been part of many group shows – the 5th Northern Region Art Exhibition in New Delhi, and the Goan Art Forum in Goa, to name a few.
Arzan Khambatta (aka The Iron Man) is a sculptor and qualified architect. His career started with the latter, having originally graduated from Rachna Sansad's Academy of Architecture in India in 1991. With his father, Rusi Khambatta, being a practicing architect, it was a natural path for him to follow.
His fascination with metal began when he was 16 upon attending an art class with his sisters that summer in the late great sculptor, Adi Davierawala's studio. Though he was initially introduced to the use of papier mâché, wood and clay, he was more interested in the scraps and how they could be welded together to create works of art – works which he coined ‘Scraptures’.