Pune Biennale Festival 2017

The Renaissance Art Studio

The Renaissance Art Studio, strategically located few minutes from the illustrious Pune University , provides a platform for the upcoming as well as established artist to showcase their works. The studio also promotes Ceramics and has a separate Studio Pottery Section.
The founder and curator Varsha Munot has been associated in the field of Art and Design for more than 15 years .It has been a constant endeavor to put forth good talent from the artist fraternity from all over the country .

This platform is a bridge to educate, create awareness, exhibit and appreciate from various genre of art and connect to the society.It also holds an Annual Ceramic display, every February, which includes Murals, Wall Plates, Sculptures, Installations, Studio Pottery by Ceramist all over India. The Pottery Bazaar is also held every year for the Ceramics lovers.

The gallery is associated with artist and artisans from all over the country. Most of the shows held are thematic on which lot of research and study is done. Due to which, it has carved a niche for itself in this field and is enthusiastically visited by Art Appreciators, Architects, Interior Decorators and lovers of Art.

www.facebook.com/TheRenaissanceArtStudio

Timings : 11 am to 6.30 pm. Sunday's closed. 26 Jan closed. Till 29 Jan.

Artists


Abhijeet Shinde

Abhijeet Shinde

Arpitha Reddy

Deepak Sonar

Pandurang Thate

Ramchandra Kharatmal

Ruby Jhunjhunwala

Sukanta Das

Varsha Kharatmal

Vinayak Rampure

Vinayak Rampure, a participating artist in Galleria, completed G.D. Art (Sculpture) from Bharti Kala Mahavidhyalaya, Pune in 2007. As a student, he won several awards in inter college and college competitions. After passing out of college, he has had live demonstrations of sculptures at various places. He has participated in various group shows and is trying to create a niche for himself in the art world. The artist resides and works in Pune.

Sukanta Das, born in 1973 in Kolkata is a graduate from Rabindra Bharti University and will present his work in Galleria, Pune Biennale 2017. His figurative paintings are very soft and subtle. He says that he gets inspiration from the human body & nature. He usually paints their relationship and portrays their dependence on each other in subtle hues and tone.

He says that “the blissful co existence of nature and humans underlines the story of love in my canvas. Through the mythological codes and essence, they fabricate a new world of symbolic fantasy and reflects their inner soul and desires”. Sukanta has exhibited his works all over the world and has many solo shows to his credit. The expression of the figures reflects lot of inner peace and tranquility.

Ruby Jhunjhunwala will invite visitors in her work-space for a studio visit under My city/My Art Participatory project.

Observing worker's in her father's glass manufacturing unit as a child, Ruby Jhunjhunwala was enchanted by the glass manufacturing process, by the dynamics of fire on the raw materials changing form and colour. Ruby holds a degree in Science and after meeting the internationally renowned ceramic artist Daniel Rhodes, she further studied glass blowing texhniques at Alfred University, New York. Her work and training includes collaboration with many renowned potters from "Delhi Blue" such as Gurchan Singhji and Mansimran Singji.

Continuing her engagement with 'order in chaos', her corpus of work in Indian Ceramics since the 1970s with a unique sense of aesthetics with a rustic tinge is truly inspiring. Her work is a jugalbandi between the self and the elements, where she allows the fire to completely take over and is rarely disappointed in the end results.

Varsha Kharatmal who will present her work in Galleria, Pune Biennale 2017, is a trained artist, and has held art shows across India. A hearing impaired artist, Varsha Kharatmal's happy, beaming smile bespeaks her bubbling enthusiasm and exuberance for life. A painter of extraordinary sensitivity and skill, her art speaks for her, expressing all that she cannot say in words.

She has exhibited in many group shows around the country. She has a list of awards to her credit. Most recent on is Shri D.V.Halbhavi National Award-2016 and also Yuva Kuncha Kalshree National Award.

Ramchandra Kharatmal, a participating artist in Galleria, Pune Biennale 2017, holds a degree in Painting and Art Education. Has participated in several solo and group shows in national and international exhibitions and has won several awards at State and National levels. He has also won several scholarships. Many of his works belong to collectors from countries like U.S.A, Germany, Kenya, Hongkong.

Born in Hyderabd but now Delhi-based Arpitha Reddy is a participating artist in Galleria, Pune Biennale 2017. A student of JNTU college of Fine Arts, Hyderabad and holding a Masters from Hamidia college, Bhopal, Arpitha has been awarded Rastriya Puraskar at Kalidasa Vishvavidhyalaya for traditional painting in 2012. She has also participated in festivals and camps across India including “International woman artists camp” at the platinum jubilee celebrations of Hyderabad Art Society, Hyderabad 2016, International Art Festival” Jaipur, 2013, Chitranagari” and International Mural camp, Kottayam, Kerala.

A solo show “Dhyanam My Inner Journey” at Atlanta USA, “VISUAL CONVERSATION” held in five cities starting with Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal are also to her credit. She has also held numerous group exhibitions in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Jaipur, Pune, Bhopal, Abu Dhabi and USA.

Nasik born Deepak Sonar, who will showcase his work in Galleria during Pune Biennale 2017, studied G.D. ART from Abhinav Kala Mahavidhyalaya and completed his Diploma in Art Education from Sir JJ School Of Art (Mumbai).

Starting with figurative paintings in his initial years, slowly the figures vanished and the background became more prominent and his style lead to abstraction. His paintings are characterised by softness and sensuality - an outcome of several layers of paint.

He has exhibited his artworks in various solo and group shows all around the world and has 10 solo shows to his credit. He has also curated several shows and has won several awards and scholarships. His paintings are collected by several individuals and corporate houses in India and abroad.

Pandurang Tathe, born in 1961 in Pune is an artist of extraordinary conviction and vision. He received his Government Diploma in painting in 1984 from Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya and M.F.A Painting in 2016. His first solo show was held at the Jehangir Art Gallery in 1991. He has shown extensively in India and abroad and his work is widely recognized and awarded. From 1984 to 1988 in the span of 4 years he has won several prestigious awards.

Prof. Tathe is considered as one of the first rank abstractionist of our country. His work is part of several private as well as institutional collections, including the Bharat Bhavan (Bhopal) and Lalit Kala Academi (New Delhi). Prof. Thate lives in Pune and is a assistant lecturer at Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya.

We are glad to have him as part of Galleria in Pune Biennale 2017!

Abhijeet Shinde: (1971) completed G.D. Art (Drawing & Painting) from Kalawishwa Mahavidyalaya, Sangli in 1992. Abhijeet has exhibited his works in and out of country. He is an award winner at Hyderabad Art Society (1992). He has attended several art camps and the most recent one was at Lonavala 2016 by Art heart. His style is unique and so are his thoughts. He is a very spiritual and simple person.

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Event Date - 5 th January- 17

1) Inauguration: "Search Within" (11.00 a.m)
2) Inauguration: Pune Biennale 2017 (5.00 p.m)

Event Date - 16 th Jan- 17

Identity and self (11.30 a.m)

Event Date - 27 th Jan- 17

Poetry at Sangam
Timing - 7.00 p.m
Venue - India House Art Gallery, Balewadi

Event Date - 20 th Jan- 17

Video presentations
Timing - 5.00 p.m to 6.00 p.m
Venue - Nehru Cultural centre,Auditorium Ghole road

Event Date - 31 th December- 16

1) Public spaces

Event Date - 6 th January- 17

1) Inauguration: Moving art spaces (11.00 a.m)
2) Inauguration:Habit - co - Habit (1.30 p.m)
3) Inauguration: “Identity and Self” (6.30 p.m)
4) Inauguration:Vaishwik Art Environament (5.00 p.m)
5) Inauguration:Merawala Blue (6.00 p.m)

Event Date - 7 th January- 17

1) Inauguration: Young Expressions (10.30 a.m)
2) Inauguration: Not just a garden (12.30 p.m)
3) Talk: “Everyday Spaces” (2.30 pm – 4.30 pm)

Event Date - 8 th January- 17

1) Inauguration: “Art, Space and Props” (12.30 pm)
2) Talk: “Artistic Simulations” (11.00 am- 1.30 pm)
3) Inauguration: “Out of Shadows” (4.30 pm)
4) Inauguration: Indigo Routes” (7.0 pm)

Event Date - 9 th January- 17

1) Etching Workshop (10.30 a.m)

Event Date - 13 th January- 17

1) Video presentation:From Mobile Parikh center,Mumbai (5.00 pm to 6.00 p.m)

Event Date - 14 th January- 17

1) “Kriya” –painting workshop (10:00 am- 7:00 pm)
2) Talk:“Idiorrhythmy” (3:00 – 5:00 pm)
3) Moving Pictures: Artists’ Films from the Film London Jarman Awards (5.00 – 7.00pm)

Event Date - 15 th January- 17

1) Moving Pictures: Artists’ Films from the Film London Jarman Awards (5.00 – 7.00pm)

Event Date - 21 th January- 17

1) Talk: “Indian School of Polish Capitalism” by Janek Simon and Max Cegielski
Timing - 11.00 am to 12.30 pm
Venue - Nehru Cultural centre,Auditorium Ghole road

2) Video presentations
Timing - 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm
Venue - Nehru Cultural centre,Auditorium Ghole road

3) Talk:“Cosmic Sound & Cosmic Web”
Timing - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venue - Yona friedman Canopy, Phule Museum, Shivaji Nagar

4) Movie and Discussion on " Laxma Gaud "
Timing - (4:00 pm)
Venue - Yashwantrao Chavan Art Gallery, Kothrud

Event Date - 22 nd January- 17

1) “Earth Matters” : Drawing Competition for Children
Timing - 5.00 pm
Venue - Sambhaji Park, Shivaji Nagar.

2) “Dance Your Way Thru’ Images, Haiku and Abhinaya!”
Timing - 5.00 pm

Venue - British Council Library, F.C Raod.

Event Date - 24 th January- 17

“Mix the Play”
Timing - 10.00 am to 2.30 pm
Venue - British Council Library, F.C Road.

Event Date - 28 th January- 17

1) Talk: “Pune. Arrival City”
Timing - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venue - Yona friedman Canopy, Phule Museum, Shivaji Nagar

2) Award Distribution: Children Drawing competition
Timing - 6 pm
Venue - Nehru Cultural centre,Auditorium Ghole road

Event Date - 29 th January- 17

Closing Ceremony
Timing - 5.30 pm
Venue - Nehru Cultural centre,Auditorium Ghole road