Mangesh Kapse will showcase his work in Galleria during Pune Biennale 2017.
After completing B.F.A‐Drawing & Painting from Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai, and G.D.ART- drawing and painting,S.P.C.M. Nagpur, he is pursuing M.F.A – Printmaking, at Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai. Thus, he migrated to Mumbai from Nagpur (a smaller city) and the complex housing system of Mumbai surprised him.
In an earlier series called ‘Self with Metrocity’, he decided to juxtapose people of Mumbai with fish because like fishes, despite all the difficulties that people face, they always look playful.
His current subject of research is self in comparison with the situation of homeless people of Mumbai, which includes the possessions of beggars around the CST street.
Pradnya Ramteke will showcase her work in Galleria during Pune Biennale 2017.
After completing her B.F.A. Drawing and Painting, from Govt. Chitrakala Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur she pursued her M.F.A.Painting (Printmaking), at Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai.
She believes that life is like a game and we are players of that game. Every incident or situation of our life is like a task. We must go through it as we do not have any option for that we should face it. Woman is very important part of that game. The way women handle situations, and in the process little thing behold mystery. Pradnya yearns to highlight this mysterious power of a woman.
Aboli Kadam is a visual artist based in Pune with a BFA in Painting and Printmaking. Her paintings, drawings in ink, graphic prints and installations have evolved as a journey into discovering the essence of the inmost. She has recently exhibited her works in Art Fairs and Print Biennale across India, Italy, Spain, UK and Japan. Her creations in Bamboo are inspired and drawn from her sensitivity and sensibility towards the essence of nature, explorations in form and formlessness, transcending her works into experiences of contemplative forms and spaces.
Avinash Motghare, presenting in Galleria for Pune Biennale 2017, completed his B.F.A. Drawing and Painting, from Govt. Chitrakala Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur and M.F.A. Painting (Printmaking), at Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai.
His graphic prints are rooted in the premise of personal experiences and reflect the current condition of the society. Since the surrounding environment is a major influencing factor, most of his artworks are based on classification and changes in the society.
Prasad Nikumbh, who will showcase his work under the Galleria project of Pune Biennale 2017, completed his B.F.A. (Painting) from Govt. School Of Art, Aurangabad and M.F.A. (Printmaking) from Sir J.J.School Of Art, Mumbai.
His work is an attempt to shift the understandings of what is important and characteristic about the art process from its physical manifestations in the ‘expressive object’ to the process in its entirety. He focuses on this process, whose fundamental element is no longer the material ‘work of art’ but rather the development of an ‘experience’. An experience, being personal, affects your life due to which these theories assume importance in our social and educational life. Coming from a family which finds their livelihood through stitching, he is fascinated to show his observations through his work form.
Sachin Bonde, presenting in Galleria, Pune Biennale 2017, completed his B.F.A (Drawing & Painting) and from M.F.A (Printmaking) from Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai and also received a fellowship from his alma mater.
His works study irony. Using proverbs, in Marathi, he tries to connect political borders, national flags, symbol’s of power or of nations with the underlying map of oil, by likening petrol pump nozzles to elephant trunks. In addition, a graph tracks the production of oil in the world and the centrality of oil to the debates on the coming referendum.
Through his interest in archaeology and political history, he also re-appropriates objects to satirize nihilism of right-wing politics, creating intricate sculptures that contain the politics of their materiality.
Art is a medium for him to respond to his surroundings; responses that stem from his fascination with how humans are inspired and dependent on animals. He gains inspiration also from myths, proverbs and sciences that relate to animals, as well as the economic change, globalisation and mall culture.