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Tag Contemporary Artists of India

The contemporary art scene in India is still evolving. I speak from an artist’s viewpoint, and I believe that while India has some great contemporary artists, the art scene needs to mature in terms of understanding, appreciating, and acknowledging art for art’s sake.

Among the contemporary artists of India, I have special respect for:

  • Satish Gujral
  • Raja Ravi Verma
  • Anjolie Ela Menon
  • M.F. Hussein
  • Jamini Roy


A list of the best contemporary artists of India would also include

  • S.H. Raza
  • F. N. Souza
  • Amrita Shergill
  • Manu Parekh
  • Tyeb Mehta
  • Rameshwar Broota

This of course isn’t an exhaustive list, but the list of those artists whose works I’ve seen and appreciated.

Raison de l’art – Why art? (A Reflection on Contemporary Art)

Difficult questions must be asked. They may not always fetch an answer. Yet, it’s our responsibility to ask those questions. Why art? This is a question that all artists must ask themselves. Why must we draw, sketch and paint? Is… Continue Reading →

Art is Limbic.

Art is limbic. It arises out of feelings and spreads upon the canvas. The need to fit it into a structure it doesn’t exist. When we think of stuff like the rule of thirds, we try to game the creation… Continue Reading →

The Aim of Art…

When an image in born through sub-conscious churning of thoughts and feelings…

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