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Phaneendra Nath Chaturvedi

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Phaneendra Nath Chaturvedi India

Born in Varanasi, U. P., India 1981

Karin Weber Gallery artist Phaneendra Nath Chaturvedi unapologetically unmasks the men and women he draws in his large-format works to reveal the grotesque, robotic creatures he believes modern society renders them into. Skeletal forms in colorful shirts and dresses populate his multi-piece works on paper, some plugged into an electrical outlet, others held down with barbed wire and nuts and bolts.

 

These anthropomorphic beings focus attention on the artificiality of beautiful appearances and the corruption that he believes has found its way into every aspect of contemporary human existence and interaction. Describing himself as a painter true to his ideology and perception, Chaturvedi accepts that his work is provocative, stark and ‘brutally honest’.

Born in Varanasi, U. P., India 1981

Karin Weber Gallery artist Phaneendra Nath Chaturvedi unapologetically unmasks the men and women he draws in his large-format works to reveal the grotesque, robotic creatures he believes modern society renders them into. Skeletal forms in colorful shirts and dresses populate his multi-piece works on paper, some plugged into an electrical outlet, others held down with barbed wire and nuts and bolts.

 

These anthropomorphic beings focus attention on the artificiality of beautiful appearances and the corruption that he believes has found its way into every aspect of contemporary human existence and interaction. Describing himself as a painter true to his ideology and perception, Chaturvedi accepts that his work is provocative, stark and ‘brutally honest’.

Education
2005
M. F. A. (Painting), College of Arts & Crafts, Faculty of Fine Arts University of Lucknow, India. Securing 1st Position in order of merit.

2003
B. F. A. (Painting), College of Arts & Crafts, Faculty of Fine Arts University of Lucknow, India. Securing 1st Position in order of merit.

2005-07
Guest Faculty, Govt. College of Architecture, UP Technical University , Lucknow

Solo Exhibitions
2012
‘An Anthropomorphic Incarnation’, Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong

2008
Artist of the Month (January), Saffronart, www.saffronart.com

2007
AN Anthropomorphic ANGLE, the Mint gallery, New Delhi

2003
‘REKHANKAN’, sponsored by U.P. State Lalit Kala Akademi, Lucknow

Group Exhibitions
2011
Gallery Ragini Presents “A4 ARPLE” Curated by Johny ML
Dhoomimal Art Centre Presents “Portrait of an Artist” a group display of     sculpted head Curated by Prayag Shukla, New Delhi

2010
Gallery Ragini, New Delhi Presents “CREATING COMMONWEALTH” An          Exhibition of Contemporary Artist from The Commonwealth Countries, New Delhi
Tangerine Art Space, Bangalore presents “WHO HAS SEEN GANDHI?” An     exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art, Bangalore
BORDER LINES’ a group show of works generated in Kutch Camp, Curetted by Johny ML presented by Art Home, Baroda At Shridharani Art Gallery, New             Delhi

2009
‘Opening Day’ an inaugural show of Coromandel Art Gallery, Pondicherry, India

2008
The Prima Collection at ixia Art Gallery, Bangalore

2007
Asian Young Artists in Heyri, Keumsan Gallery, Heyri Art Valley, Seoul, Korea

2006
Hybrid Trend, Contemporary Art Exhibition, Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul Art           Center, Seoul, Korea
‘Faces’, Lalit Kala Akademy, Regional Center, Lucknow.

2002
UP. State Lalit Kala Akademi, Lucknow.
‘Kalarth’ Lucknow.
College of Arts & Crafts, University of Lucknow, Lucknow.

2001
Paintings & Sculptures Exhibition, Lucknow.

2000
Paintings & Sculptures Exhibition, Lucknow.

Auctions

2008-11
24Hour Absolute Online Auction of Contemporary Indian Art Conducted by www.saffronart.com

Awards

2006
ALL INDIA AWARD, S.C.Z.C.C., Nagpur, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India

2005
‘Vishishtha Prathibha Samman’, honored by University of Lucknow.

2004
ALL INDIA AIFACS AWARD, New Delhi.
‘Vishishtha Prathibha Samman’, honored by University of Lucknow.

2003
STATE LEVEL AIFACS AWARD, New Delhi.

Art Fairs
2011
India Art Collective (India’s First online Art Fair), www.indiaartcollective.com

2008
India Art Summit, New Delhi

Participations
2006
48th National Exhibition of National Academy of Art, at N.G.M.A. Mumbai.
26th Annual Exhibition of U.P. State Lalit KaIa Akademi, Lucknow.
20th All India Art Exhibition, S.C.Z.C.C., Nagpur.
Interstate Exchange Exhibition of U.P. at Shimla.
Regional Art Exhibition at U.P.S.L.K. Akademi, Lucknow.

2005
19th All India Art Exhibition S.C.Z.C.C. Nagpur.
10th Harmony Show, Mumbai.
71st All India Exhibition of Arts. I.A.F.A., Amritsar.
25th Annual Exhibition of U.P. State Lalit KaIa Akademi, Lucknow.
Regional Art Exhibition at College of Arts & Crafts, University of Lucknow,

2004
18th All India Art Exhibition S.C.Z.C.C. Nagpur.
4th Northern Region Camlin Art Exhibition, New Delhi.
Regional Art Exhibition, at U.P.S.L.K. Akademi Lucknow.
U.P. State Art Exhibition, at AIFACS, New Delhi.
76th Annual All India Art Exhibition, AIFACS, New Delhi.
10th All India Exhibition of Art, U.P.S.L.K. Akademi Lucknow.

2003
Annual Exhibition of U. P. State Lalit Kala Akademi, Lucknow.
AIFACS State Art Exhibition, U.P. S.L.K. Akademi, Lucknow.

2002
Annual Exhibition of U.P. State Lalit Kala Academy, Lucknow.
Regional Arts Exhibition, Kanpur.
4th All India fine Arts Exhibition, Gulbarga (Karnataka)

1999
National Kalidas Exhibition, Ujjain.

Camps / Workshops
2011
Invited Artist in Artists Workshop, ART MART III at Epicenter Gurgaon, conducted by Sushma Bahl

2010
National Art Camp for ‘8th National Art Festival’ at Aizawl (Mizoram), organized by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
‘KALA AAWAAS – 2010’ An International Workshop of Painters and Sculptors in Jaipur.
Contemporary Indian Artists Camp at Shaam-e-Sarhad, a village resort located at the Hodka village in Katch, organized by Art Home Galleries, Baroda

2006
‘ART FESTIVAL’, National Painters Camp at Jammu, organized by Lalit Kala     Akademi, New Delhi

2005
Regional painters camp at Agra organized by Lalit Kala Akademi Regional     Centre, Lucknow in Collaboration with U.P. State Lalit Kala Akademi.

2003
‘1st Artists day’, All India Artist’s Camp organized by AIFACS on the occasion of Platinum Jubilee year

2002
Ceramic Camp organized by Lalit Kala Akademi Regional Centre Lucknow.

Collections
Luciano Benetton
Founder and Chairman of United Color of Benetton
Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
Jammu & Kashmir Academy of Arts
Culture & Languages, Jammu
LBS Ganna Sansthan Auditorium
Govt. of U.P. ,Department of Tourism
Govt. of U.P. , Rashtriya Lalit Kala Kendra
Lucknow
AIFACS, New Delhi
Private collectors in India, Germany, Austria, U.S.A. & U.K.

Selected Bibliography
2011
Phaneendra Nath Chaturvedi, Painting, Chapter III: Individualism, VARIEGATED VISTA (Painting, Sculpture and Printmaking in Post Independence Uttar Pradesh) a book by Dr. Shefali Bhatnagar
‘Facebook’, Sachayeeke is dour me by Vinod Bharadwaj, Naiduniya.

2010
Metamorphosis – II Change From Without by Vichitra Veena, Kala Dirgha.

2009
Phaneendra Nath Chaturvedi has opted to make a rather tough choice, www.artstrust.com/onlinemagazine

2008
Nayi Uchayan Or Sara Aakash by Alok Kumar, Kshetriya Samkaleen Kala.

2007
An Anthropomorphic Angle (Catalogue) by Aditi De.

2006
Shockingly Colourful by Anjali Singh Jaiswal, The Times of India, Lucknow.
Different Strokes by Tarannum Manjul, The Indian Express, Lucknow.

2005
Nannhi-Nannhi Rekhaown ka Srijan by Ghanshyam Ranjan, Rashtriya Sahara,               Lucknow.

2004
Artist‟s Brush With Pen & Ink by Tarannum Manjul, Hindustan Times. Lucknow.

2003
Parivartan Vikas Ki Sidhi Hai by Ghanshyam Ranjan, Rashtriya Sahara, Lucknow.
Rekhaown Ne Banaya Abhivyakti Ko Aasan, Amar Ujjala, Lucknow.
Stark Emotions In Black & White, The Pioneer, Lucknow.

2001
Portrait Painting Is Still Popular, The Pioneer, Varanasi.
Roop Chitra Ke Maadhyam Se Bhaav Sanyojan by Rajesh Tripathi, Danik        Jagran, Varanasi.

Invited Artist
2005
Honorary Jury, National Energy Conservation Painting Competition, N.T.P.C.
Honorary Jury, National Energy Conservation Painting Competition, N.T.P.C.
Honorary Jury, ‘MICFEST – 2005’, MBIC, Lucknow.

2004
Invited artist at on ‘Ati Vishishth Samaroh’, Sahara India Pariwar, Lucknow.

2003
Demonstration and lecture programme at on L.M.I.C. Lucknow.
Invited artist at on ‘Sahara Parva’, Sahara India Pariwar, Lucknow.

1999
Honorary Judge, International Hindu School.