ANANT NIKAM

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ANANT NIKAM

My foray into abstraction happened via printmaking , lino etching. It helped to hone my technique and play around with textural surfaces while formulating a personal visual vocabulary of sign and symbols rooted in folk and tribal traditions.

  I believe that my  works mirror my personality- they are  restrained, calm and poised.  I  structure space with an austere palette of umbers, yellow ochres and grays.  The images  tumble from the subconscious mind, distilled from varied sources that include childhood imprints in my native place and the innumerable rituals conducted by the women of the household.  The syntax of triangular configurations, parabolic curves, slashes, and petal like forms dimly recall the votive offerings  made as mannat or wishes by village folk at roadside shrines,  dargahs  or other  pilgrimage places. The works are invested with an air of spirituality.  My prints spaces are like a silent prayer.

Features

  • Name

    ANANT NIKAM

  • Known for

    Artist, Abstractionist, Printmaker, Visual Artist

  • Schooling / Education

    1983 Awarded G.D. Art (Painting) First Class, Govt. School of Art, Aurangabad. 1985 Dip. A Ed. Sir. J.J. School of Art, Mumbai.

  • Biography

    1962 Born at Ambejogai, Dist. Beed (M.S.)

    1983 Awarded G.D. Art (Painting) First Class, Govt. School of Art, Aurangabad.

    1985 Dip. A Ed. Sir. J.J. School of Art, Mumbai.

  • Group Shows

    GROUP SHOWS

    1989 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.

    1987-88 Indian Oil Bhavan, Mumbai.

    1988-89 Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai.

    1990 Chemould Art Gallery, Mumbai.

    1990 York Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.

    1992 “Im Prints” – Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.

    1992 International show Com – Art, Korea

    2000 “Sacred Space” Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai.

    2000 “Indian Printmakers” Organized by Scottish Academy of Asian Art show at Intermedia Gallery, Finge Gallery, Glasgow.

    2000 Juxtapose’ an exhibition of paintings by artist couples at Son-et-Lumiere Art Gallery, Mumbai.

    2001 Gallery III Glasgow Print Studio, Scotland.

    2003 Glasgow Print Exhibition at Goa, Ahmedabad, Pune, Baroda and Mumbai.

    2004 Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata.

    2005 Charity Show for Tsunami at NGMA, Mumbai.

    2005 “Present Future” Show NGMA, Mumbai.

    2007 “Colour of Life III” CPAA, Cymroza Gallery.

    2012 Dedicated to Prof.Somnath Hore print exhibition, Shanti Niketan.

    2014 “Creating Impressions’’ Art and Aesthetic, Delhi

    2015 Mini Prints Show at Panaji, Goa

    2015 Indian printmaker show in Seoul National Art Museum, South Korea

    2015 ‘’Rethinking the Regional ‘’ curated by Dr Manisha Patil at NGMA, Mumbai

    2016 “Creating Impressions” India Habitat center and Art and Aesthetic, Delhi

    2016 111 Expressions print show by Prof K Salve at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

    2016 Conglomeration Print exhibition at Darbar hall art center Kochi

    2017 Hub - 9 Exhibition at MSU, Baroda

    2017 ‘Bombay Black’ curated by Sumesh Sharma at Jehangir art Gallery, Mumbai

    2017 Conglomeration #2 An International Exhibition of Prints at Kerala Lalitkala Academy Art Gallery, Kozhikode, Kerala.

    2018 Hub – 10 Tale of Two Cities Exhibition at MSU, Baroda

    2020 Confluence a print show ‘An exhibition of prints by artist from India and Bangladesh at India Habitat center New Delhi curated by Lubana Sen

  • Solo Shows

    1989-93 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.

    1994 Taj Art Gallery, Mumbai.

    1997 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.

    2000 Diara Art Gallery, Hyderabad.

    2000-03 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.

    2007 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.

    2012 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.

    2016 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.

    2020 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai “ Memories of Significance” Curated by Johny ML.

  • Awards And Achievement

    1984 Fellowship at Govt. School of Art, Aurangabad.

    1984 Participated in Krishna Reddy’s Print Making Workshop held in Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai.

    1986 Maharashtra State Art Exhibition, Mumbai.

    1987 Maharashtra State Collection Award in State Art Exhibition, Mumbai.

    1987 ‘Honorable Mention’ First Bharat Bhavan International Biennial of Print, Bhopal (M.P.)

    1989 Participated in Print Work Shop organized in Bharat Bhavan Bhopal (M.P.)

    1989 Participated in Bombay Art Society’s Centenary Year Exhibition, Mumbai

    1990 “Honorable Mention” 34th National Exhibition of Art, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.

    1990 Participated in multimedia camp at Shimla organized by Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi

    1992 Award Fourth Bharat Bhavan Biennial of Contemporary Indian Art, Bhopal.

    1992 Participated in print camp Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.

    1993 Fellowship – Department of Culture Govt. of India, New Delhi.

    1995 All India graphic Camp, Bharat Bhavan Bhopal.

    1996 Graphic camp organized by at the British council at Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai.

    1997 ’50 years of Independence’ Exhibition of Mumbai Artist organized by N.G.M.A, Mumbai

    1997 Participated Harmony Show, Mumbai.

    1999 Serigraphy – Camp organized by W.Z.C.C., Udaipur.

    2000 ‘Ideas and Images, N.G.M.A., Mumbai.

    2001 Selected – Link Exchange, Glasgow Print Studio and Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai.

    2001 “International Art Festival” at Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

    2001 As an expert conducted print making workshop at Glasgow print studio Scotland, UK.

    2006 Printmaking workshop –LKA Chennai Centre, Vishakhapatnam.

    2008 Art Festival camp organized by Sela Qui World School, Dehradun.

    2011 As an expert conducted print making workshop in Bharati Vidyapeeth College of fine arts, Pune.

    2011 Appointed an external examiner for M.F.A / B.F.A Printmaking at I.K.S.V.V, Khairagarh.

    2012 Appointed an external examiner for B.F.A Printmaking at Visva Bharati Shanti Niketan, West Bengal.

    2012 Shanti Niketan printmaking workshop ‘’Uttarayan art foundation ‘’ Vadodara, dedicated to Prof.Somnath Hore

    2012 Participate “Multiple encounter –second edition” an exhibition of Indo-American Prints, New Delhi.

    2013 Palette-2013 –Edelweiss Foundation, Alibaug.

    2016 Cartist Automobile Art Festival curated by Johny ML, Jaipur.

    2017 Krishi Kala Utsav at ICAR-NAARM National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad.

    2017 The National Artist Camp Dept, The Fine art university of performing & visual art, Rohtak, Haryana.

    2017 Participated in10th Triennial Mondiale De l’estampe, Charmalieres-France

    2017 Indira International Imprint Art Festival, Graphic Department, Indira Kala Sangit University, Khairagarh, Chhattisgarh

    2017 Multiple Encounters organizing exhibition at Shilpakala Academy National Academy of art and Culture, Bangladesh

    2018 Krishi Kala Utsav at ICAR-NAARM National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad.

    2018 Art Heart Camp at Chinmaya Vibhooti at Kolvan, Lonavala.

    2018 Printmaking workshop organized by Uttarayan art foundation, Vadodara.

    2018 Participated in 1st Print Biennale India by Lalit Kala Academi, New Delhi

    2018 ’AKHI’ National Art Camp, organized by College of Fine Art, Thiruvananthapuram.

    2018 Printmaking Workshop Lithography and Viscosity at Government College of Art and Design, Nagpur

    2018 National Printmaking Camp at College of Fine Arts, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath.

    2018 Participated as invitee of 7th Biennial of Contemporary Indian Art Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal.

    2019 Participated in National SCRAP Sculpture/Painting/Printmaking Camp at Sir J.J.School of Art, Mumbai. Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, in Joint collaboration with Sir J.J.School of Art Mumbai.

    2019 Akhil Bhartiya Chhapa Shibir Bharat Bhawan, Bhopal.

    2019 International Non-Toxic Printmaking Workshop cum Seminar Indira Kala Sangit University, Khairagarh, Chhattisgarh.

    2019 Lithography Workshop at Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai In Collaboration With Chhapkhana Group, Nagpur.

    2013-2018 Prof. Krishna Reddy’s Retrospective Show Curated by Anant Nikam and Sumesh Sharma at Mumbai, Delhi, Baroda, Pune, Goa, Patna, Nagpur, Sanghli, Shantiniketan ,and Hyderabad in period 2013 to 2018

  • Additional And extra details

    Painting & Prints in Collection

    Bharat Bhavan Bhopal (M.P.),

    Roopankar Museum of fine Art

    National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi,

    Directorate of Art, Mumbai, XAL – Praxis Foundation, Mumbai,

    Govt. Museum of Chandigarh,

    Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.

    Uttarayan, Baroda.

    W.C.Z.C.C., Udaipur.

    Many other paintings / prints collection in India and Abroad.

    Regularly Participating in India and Abroad.

    Faculty Member of Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai since 1986

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