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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides



Born in 1973, Kanchanmala received a Diploma from the Academy of Fine Arts in the Western style of painting in 1999. She has participated in various art exhibitions since and has participated in more than ten solo shows at various prestigious venues.
Apart from executing joyous compositions of flowers, landscapes & figures in vibrant colours on canvas, Kanchanmala concentrates on monochromatic, realistic studies of the male and female form. Her style is dramatic, contemporary & striking and the use of light & shade is skillfully executed.
Whilst creating wonderful portraits primarily in charcoal, Kanchanmala from time to time adds a hint of another colour in various dozes, not only to break the monotony of black & white, but also to highlight the finer nuances underlying the work. These subtle undertones are the foundation of Kanchanmala's well balanced compositions, which inspire her from within & captivate the viewer. Red is a natural follow up from 
Kanchanmala's previous show titled Blue. While Blue signified melancholy & pensiveness, Red symbolizes a 
shift in mood: passion, vivaciousness & love is what Red stands for. It is a natural & positive step in the process of her evolution as an artist. White was the theme of her last show, emphasizing purity.
She has sold her works in Dubai, Malaysia, London & the USA. 



Two wonderful things happened to me when I started painting a decade and a half ago. The primary source of my happiness was that, being self-taught, I did not have to stay within a studious frame of reference. And the second was the realization that the restrictions imposed by a physical setback were not a cause for despondence at all. It made me more determined, opened up my creative vistas, and made my artistic journey a joyous unfettered one. 

My experimentation has been with a number of mediums, (watercolour, dry pastel, charcoal, oil and acrylic) as well as with a thematic representation. This has progressed over the years, from portraiture in its purest sense, to capturing the moodscape of India in its vastness, to my current somewhat more complex, figurative, philosophical passage. I endeavour to search every day for a meaningful métier and that leads me to experiment with form, colour, the effect of sound.

The focus in my current work which is rendered in acrylic and in Indian ink is to characterize and capture the lust for life that street musicians display and the musical, oceanic and empathetic reverberations that my emancipated and powerful women capture and convey to the tangential male. If there is a dominance of cobalt blue and cadmium red, it is because they endorse the strong sound that my musicians display when they play their hearts out into lonely nights with scant applause, but plenty of aplomb. These primary bursts of colour and other treatments with ultramarine and ochre as also in monochrome, abet in the creation of the feminine mystique. 

My own passion for the piano ekes out different shades of fervour when I paint. My quest continues apace to unravel the machinations of hue, texture and the human psyche. 

"Rated as one of the most enlightened new-generation painters of Bengal , in large part because of her extreme devotion and constant effort to explore new horizons of aesthetic thought and imagination." — Galley Joie 

Conferred the Best Oil Painting Award at the Academy of Fine Arts, 2004, Beena Pradhan's work graces 
collections in the major metropolitan cities of India and in London and New York.

Anand Panchal

Anand Panchal

Born on October 11, 1973 in Latur, Maharashtra, Anand Panchal completed a Diploma in Art Education from the Sir J J School of Art, Mumbai, in 1998. Prior to that, he received a G D Art in Drawing and Painting in 1997 from Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune. He has held several solo and group shows in many cities in India and abroad over the years, such as in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune, Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai, amongst others. His works are in collection with many art lovers in India and abroad.

Beauty, boldness, brightness and gorgeousness are some of the trademarks of Anand Panchal’s works. Best known for his figurative artworks, Panchal has over the years developed an unique style of his own, mostly paints Brahmins, and children with lots of innocence in them. Panchal’s paintings are quite narrative, showing the unfolding stories of rural life. In most of his paintings we see the figures enjoying each other’s company. 

Backgrounds merge with the subject of the painting, one can observe the scripts in the background; animals 
and birds; group figures, and also painted singularly. Application of colours is smooth and well finished. The color palette is restricted to reds, blues and oranges. Foreheads are painted with orange or blue, to show the mood. Orange symbolizes spirituality and blue symbolizes calmness and peacefulness. Panchal has painted many panel format works. 



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