BORN IN 1974, KOLKATA, WEST BENGAL
FROM HYDERABAD, TELANGANA
EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS :
BACHILOR OF FINE ARTS FROM GWALIOR UNIVERSITY, M.P.
B.COM (Hons.) FROM KOLKATA UNIVERSITY, WEST BENGAL
LIFE MEMBERSHIP : Hyderabad Art Society
• 2018: Artexpo NewYork, USA
• 2016: Gallery Space, Hyderabad
GROUP SHOWS :
• 2019 : Contemporary Art Fair, Paris, France
• 2019 : Artexpo NewYork, USA
• 2019 : India Art Festival, Mumbai
• 2018 : Lotus Art Show, Hyderabad
• 2018 : Gallery 78, Contemporary Visions, Hyderabad
• 2018 : Hyderabad Art Society, Hyderabad
• 2017 : Park Hyatt, Hyderabad
• 2017 : Hyderabad Art Society, Hyderabad
• 2015 : Tamkanat Art Gallery, Hyderabad
• 2015 : State Gallery of Fine Arts, Hyderabad
• 2014 : Tamkanat Art Gallery, Hyderabad
• 2014 : State Gallery of Fine Arts, Hyderabad
• 2014 : ICCR, Hyderabad
• 2013 : State Gallery of Fine Arts, Hyderabad
• 2013 : Academy Of Fine Arts, Kolkata
• 2013 : Birla Academy, Kolkata
• 2012 : Pritamlal Dua Art Gallery, Indore
Gallery Veda, Chennai
PRIVATE COLLECTION, New York, USA
PRIVATE COLLECTION, France
PRIVATE COLLECTION, UK
PRIVATE COLLECTION, BANGALORE
PRIVATE COLLECTION, KOLKATA
PRIVATE COLLECTION, HYDERABAD
CONTACT DETAILS :
Studio : G2 Promenade Apartments, Kimtee Enclave, Rd. No. 12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad- 500034
Facebook profile : www.facebook.com/sonaly.gandhi.1
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/sonaly.gandhi
About my works:
“Painting is another way of keeping a Diary” – Pablo Picasso. A quote that has an influence on all my paintings! The quick and easy availability of information at the click of a button has not only changed the way we live but also our relationships. The Dairy of my life is filled with experiences of such evolving relationships between men and women, which I portray through my works.
Since childhood, I have always been passionate about figurative works. With passage of time and experience, my style has evolved. Over the years, I have displayed my works in multiple cities in India and Overseas. My Solo Shows in Hyderabad and New York were a humongous success. I have steadily established myself within the Indian and International Art Market. My works have featured in various newspaper articles and many of them have been sold to renowned private collectors and interior designers in India and Internationally.
For the last decade, I have worked out of my studio, portraying the subjects of my paintings from everyday experiences of my own, acquaintances and even strangers and depicting them in a contemporary manner. My style is very fresh and has been profoundly appreciated and accepted not only in India but also internationally. I use perfect symmetrical forms like squares, rectangles, checks and butterflies to cover the figures thereby symbolizing the strive for perfection of the contemporary human race.
Each of my works involve a lot of iterations and white board sketching till I finally arrive at the desired composition that conveys the story I want to narrate. My paintings portray the relationships of the 21st century men and women, their emotions and chemistry. They manifest and exemplify the kind of complete freedom exercised by both genders, in the present times.
I see myself as a bold artist of the present and future era. I am inspired by artists like Michelangelo, Van Gogh, Dale, Picasso, Amrita Shergil, Anjoli Ela Menon and so many others.
Working on the large canvases has been an exciting experience as it requires me to justify the space, balance the composition, maintain the colour scheme and use subtle texture appropriately. My colour palette is mostly warm colours.
Gallery - Sonaly Gandhi