Reviews Kapadia Returns: ‘Tactiles Behind The Mahatma’ represents Gandhi yet again!

Artist Manhar Kapadia at the show Manhar Kapadia has built a strong reputation over years as a painter who devotes himself majorly to painting the life and times of Mahatma Gandhi. A substantial body of his work from his sixteen solo exhibitions and a greater number of group exhibitions all over the country has thus centered on the Mahatma who started his experiments in non-violent methods for freedom from the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad and later shifted base to Delhi’s Birla House. The emotional connect with Gandhi for Ahmedabad based 1965 born Kapadia is obvious to the city of origins for both, but it runs deeper at other levels as he continues to paint and draw more and more of the Man for whom Einstein said ‘humanity would wonder if such a man ever walked this earth in flesh and blood.’ Manhar Kapadia at the inauguration After his great show of a 150-foot long painting on events in Gandhi’s life, held in 2019 at Gufa and ‘Mosaic’ the online exhibition in 2020 during the peak of Corona, Kapadia has returned on the eve of Gandhi’s Death Anniversary on January 30 with his new exhibition Tactiles Behind The Mahatma, that opened… Spandan: An Ode to the Power of the Feminine

Come March with its much celebrated International Day for Women on 08th; or Come September and the art fraternity in Apnu Amdavad can be sure, there will be a biannual show by this modest group that we know with the name of Gujarat Visual Women Artists’ Association (GVWA). And sure you have it this season… Trupti Returns with a ‘Big Bang’

Nirgun is the 29th solo show by the senior female artist of Gujarat Trupti Dave. The show opened at the Amdavad ni Gufa in Ahmedabad’s central area of Navrangpura adjacent to the Gujarat University, which can boast of the unofficial Art District of the city with five major, now also the oldest and the most…

  • Mati by Lohar showcases the Real Contemporary World

    This week it is a Photography show at Amdavad ni Gufa. Coming precisely a year after Jyoti Bhatt’s pre-Corona Lockout show about the Indian Portrait – Part XI in March 2020, titled Mati, meaning ‘the dust’, this one at hand opened on Tuesday as usual in the presence of senior photographer and photography teacher Parmanand Dalwadi; Dean and Faculty Member in Fine Arts at MSU, Prof N G Bagodi and Bipin Patel. The show is featuring eighty six photographs by Ramesh Lohar; and by contrast to the last show of portraits by Bhatt and Archer that we remember, it is about magnificent sights from around the world. An interior designer by profession who is thereby required to see and interact a lot with architecture, building facades and interiors, et al,…


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