INDIAN PAINTERRajesh Pritam More

Rajesh Pritam More was born on February 20, 1974 in Akola. In 1991 he moved to Mumbai and studied at the J.J. School of Arts. He was graduated in 1999 and since then he has dedicated himself to art and Painting in field of visual Art. He has had several solo shows of his works in India and Korea, where he won international award, but also in Europe. He is a winner of Asia Art Award and Excellence prize presented by Emart Gallery in Seoul, South Korea in 2010.

In the beginning, Rajesh’s works were inspired by his village, where he was born and spent the early years of his life. Even his present works are rooted in his love for his village. The motive of the city Mumbai, which he adopted as his own, later became the basis for his further artistic work. He has done two shows about Mumbai: „Salaam Mumbai“ and „Lifeline 786“.

Rajesh Pritam More has already emerged as one of the brightest young painter of India and came to Europe. He is better than ever in series „Swades“ (Forgotten memories of childhood village). He used it as a metaphore to suggest to society his culture that affect him deeply, short of decadence. What we see, especially in the mofussil (rural parts of India) he captures in evocative interiors.

Rajesh Pritam More is a master of texture and lightning. To convey the depth and force of his feelings, Rajesh has painted en entire series with the knife on canvas. These vibrant canvases made with distinctive strokes pay a tribute to the undying spirit of Indian villages. He has devised the idea of minuature-oriented story lines. He develops these schems in an authentic manner. The link that this innovation forgoes between the miniatures style and content stresses again the central theme with its unusual view of his culture. His visions come to him from the past, from villages he lived in, from the ageless culture of the mofussil. Rajesh Pritam More stands for the great resurgence that is sweeping forward through young artists from India.

EXHIBITIONS

  • 1994 – Water colours, Gallery of J.J. School of Arts, Mumbai, India
  • 1998 – Metrospective, Jahangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
  • 1998 – Tasweer, Indian Habitat Center, New Delhi, India
  • 1999 – Y. B. Chawan Art Gallery, ING Barings Bank, Mumbai, India
  • 2000 – Gallery Leela, Leela Kempinski, Mumbai, India
  • 2001 – The View, Academy Lalit Kala, Ravindra Bhavan, New Delhi, India
  • 2002 – Light & Shadow, Jahangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
  • 2002 – Bombay Boys, Indian Habited Center Art Gallery, New Delhi, India
  • 2003 – 217 Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
  • 2005 – Gallery-G Art Gallery, Bangalore, India
  • 2006 – Salaam Mumbai, Jahangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
  • 2008 – Lifeline 786, Aricullate Art Gallery (BMB Gallery), Mumbai, India
  • 2009 – Aricullate Art Gallery (BMB Gallery), Mumbai, India
  • 2010 – Meštiansky dom, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
  • 2012 – ARTisti&Co, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
  • 2013 – ARTisti&Co, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2014 – ARTisti&Co, Vienna, Austria
  • 2018 – Orchard Gallery, Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • 2019 – Orchard Gallery, Ostrava, Czech Republic