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Surendra Jagtap View Gallery 


Born on October 3, 1968 at Latur, Maharashtra.1990: G.Dart (Painting) Sangli, Maharashtra. 1991: Monsoon Art Show, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 1991-93: Diploma – Art Education, Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai. 1991-93: Hyderabad Art Society. 1994: Group Show at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai. 1994: Group show at Nehru Centre Art Gallery, Mumbai. 1991: All India Art Exhibition LKA, Lucknow. 1992-94: Group show at Rabindra Bhavan, Delhi. 1992-93: Awarded Research Grant Scholarship LKA, Delhi.1996: Participation in Silent Auction. Art for Heart’s Sake by Save the Children, Mumbai. 1997: Group show at Nehru Art Gallery, Mumbai. 1999: Solo show at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai. 2000: Group show at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai. 2000: Group show at Nehru Center Art Gallery, Mumbai. 2001: Group show at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai. 2001: Auction Saffron Art, March 2001; Has participated in a group show at Nazar Art Gallery 2001, Baroda; participated in the Save the Children Auction, conducted by Bowring’s in 2001 at New Delhi; was named the Artist of the Month at Saffron Art.com in March 2002; participated in a group show at Jewel of Canvas, Mumbai. Has also participated in the American School Auction in May 2002 in Mumbai. Has held a solo show at Jehangir in February 2003. He lives and works in Mumbai. STATEMENT: An accomplished portrait painter, he explores his medium to the extent that he could depict the exact quality of the skin tone, also achieving mastery in capturing the quality of light. Female form and beauty is a major preoccupation of Surendra. But he also creates a varied cast of characters in his canvases – old men and women, children, domestic help. He works extensively in oil, watercolour and conte on paper. “Nature is a home, and we are all a family” Asked about his first encounter with art, Surendra Jagtap recalls sitting with his mother, a primary school teacher, and helping her to draw pictures for her classes. Despite opposition from his family, he persevered in studying art formally. At the Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai, he gained his first exposure to the contemporary movements in painting. Francis Bacon's strong use of bold colours inspired him to move towards a semi-realistic technique. Casually observing a nude study class, intrigued Jagtap with the possibility of creating the nude form himself, and he began to concentrate on figurative drawing. Natural forms dominate Jagtap's works, and his female nudes are often accompanied by the figure of a cat or, in recent works, a cow. These, he explains, "suggest 'shanti', or peace, which I see in relation to the female." He accentuates the female form with a lyrical quality and use of bold patches of bright colours, like reds, blues, and ochre. The drama created by his colours and compositions imparts a unique expression to each of his subjects. His economical use of lines displays his innate understanding of the female form. He is at ease with oils and watercolour. The flat areas of colour in his works are set off by deft brushwork, which adds momentum to his paintings. Surendra Jagtap has had several exhibitions in Mumbai, Calcutta, Chennai and Delhi. He lives and works in Mumbai. ExC Saffron Art auction, Hong Kong, March 2001. BIO-DATA 1968: Born October 3, Latur, Maharashtra. 1990: GD Art (Painting) Sangli, Maharashtra. 1991: Monsoon Art Show, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 1991-93: Diploma – Art Education, Sir JJ School of Art, Mumbai. 1991-93: Hyderabad Art Society. 1994: Group Show at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai. 1994: Group show at Nehru Centre Art Gallery, Mumbai. 1991: All India Art Exhibition LKA, Lucknow. 1992-94: Group show at Rabindra Bhavan, Delhi. 1992-93: Awarded Research Grant Scholarship LKA, Delhi. 1996: Participation in Silent Auction. Art for Heart’s Sake by Save the Children, Mumbai. 1997: Group show at Nehru Art Gallery, Mumbai. 1999: Solo show at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai. 2000: Group show at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai. 2000: Group show at Nehru Center Art Gallery, Mumbai. 2001: Group show at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai. 2001: Auction Saffron Art, March 2001.


 
 
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