Dileep Sharma

"Kunwarji's Ground"
February 13 - March 28, 2010

Stephen Court 18 Park Street, Kolkata- 700 071
Phone: 033 40010148
E- mail – bosepaciakolkata@gmail.com

Dileep Sharma : "Kunwarji's Ground"

Bose Pacia is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings and sculptures by the Mumbai-based artist Dileep Sharma entitled "Kunwarji's Ground."

Sharma's figurative paintings are actually large-scale watercolors on paper, detailed with precise line work in ink. His compositions and technique exhibit a superb control of his medium, communicating through exuberant color and a careful balance of positive and negative space. The current body of works illuminates action figures from the world of sports, abstracted by the artist's signature style of color blocking and distortions of scale. These contemporary characters begin to resemble the apsaras and demons of mythology, caught in the contorted poses of exertion and competition.

Also on view will be the artist's first works of sculpture, three pairs of female legs seductively poised, disembodied, and provocatively displayed.

Born 1974, Mandawar, Rajasthan (India)

Academic Qualification

1998 Sir J.J. School of Art, Bombay, Print Making, MFA
1996 Rajasthan School of Art, Jaipur, Painting, BFA
Solo Exhibition

2009 "Theatre of Libido" space 355 keumsan galleries & Gallery Hashimito
Tokyo, Japan
2008 "kunwarji's fantasy" international traveling show at Keumsan Gallery, Seoul, Tokyo
2008 "kunwarji's fantasy" Nowon Art center, Seoul, Korea
2008, 2007 "Asia belt" and "Kunwarji" Seoul international print, photo art fair-08 & 07
At Hangaram Museum, Seoul arts center, Korea
2007 "Crazy Stills", Gallery 28 in Cork Street, London, organized by Visual Art UK
2007 "Kunwarji's Muses", Articullate Gallery, the Yash Birla Group, Mumbai
2004 "Kunwarji on Paper" Indian Habitat Center, New Delhi and Chennai, organized
By Apparao Galleriess, India

2003 "Modeling the Tattoo" Jehangir Art Gallery, organized by Gallery Beyond,
2002 "Flash Back", Juneja Art Gallery, Jaipur
1999 "Parchaaiyan", Prithvi Gallery, Mumbai and Juneja Art Gallery, Jaipur

Selected Group Exhibition

2009 Art Dubai presented by Gallery Sun Contemporary, Seoul
2009 'PINK CITY' eve gallery, seoul
2008 the series of boundary between reality and fantasy at Gang Na Gu, Seoul
2008 "Sun Rises in the East", Christian Hosp Gallery, Innsbruck, Austria.
2008 "INDIAVATA" Gallery Sun Contemporary, Seoul, Korea
2008 Nature Morte, New Delhi
2008 1x1 Art Gallery, Dubai
2008 ART HK-08, Hong Kong and KAIF-08, Korea, presented by Keumsan Gallery Seoul.
2008 Singapore & Miami art fair presented by Gallery Sun Contemporary, Seoul

2008 "LIVE WIRES" Visual Arts Center, Hong Kong, presented by Art Konsult, N.Delhi &
Mon Art Gallery, Kolkata
2008 "Engendered" A South Asian Multidisciplinary Arts Festival, Lincoln Center, New York
2008 popular realties at stainless gallery, organized by editions seven, New Delhi
2008 lakme Art and Fashion show, Mumbai
2008 Eugen Gallery, Seoul
2008 "Inside out and outside IN" curated by Dr. Alka Pandey, organized by Jaipur Virasat Foundation
2008, 2000 "The Miniature Format Show", Sant Tach Art Gallery, Mumbai
2008-06 "SpanDan- The Vibration", Articullate, Mumbai
2007 "Indian Color" and "Asian Young Artist in Heyri", Keumsan Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2007 "Cool 5" curated by Himanshu Verma, Lansdown Gallery, Mumbai
2007 The Art Expo 2007, Birla Art International, Inc., New York
2006 "Hybrid Trend", Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul, organized by Seoul Art Centre and LKA N.Delhi
2006 "Rock", Gallery Art Resource, curated by Himanshu Desai, Mumbai
2006 "Impression of India", organized by Pasel Art Gllery, Singapore
2006 "Metrospective", organized by Red Earth at Alliance Francaise de, Delhi
2005 "Present-Future", curated by Saryu Doshi, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai
2005 "The Quotable Stencil-II", curated by Himanshu Desai, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
2005 "Creative Collaboration", curated by Niyatee Shinde, Kitab Mahal, Mumbai
2005 "Colour Therapy", ITC'S Wills Lifestyle and Jamaat Art Gallery, Mumbai
2005 Tokyo International Mini-print Triennial 2005, organized by Tama University
2003 "Light Hearted", Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
2003 "Mumbai - Glasgow", National and International Traveling Print Exhibition,
Cymroza Art Gallery and British Council, Mumbai
2003 "IIFA" Show, Tao Art Gallery in association with Times Group and CNBC, Mumbai
2003 "A Transitions of Icons", Kala Ghoda Art Festival, organized by Saffronart.com, Mumbai
2002 Invitee at 10th Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh
2001 "Gallery -III" Glasgow Print Studio, Scotland, UK
2001 "For Our Kids", Stories of My Childhood, Jammat Art Gallery, Mumbai
2001 "Edinburgh International Festival", Glasgow Print Studio Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
2000 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
2000 "Graphic Expressions", Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai
2000 "Print Exhibition" Atelier-2221 Art Gallery, New Delhi
1997 "Colors of Rajasthan" organized by RLKA at Jawahar kala Kendra, Jaipur

Awards, Honors and Scholarship

2008 "ASIA BELT" Seoul international print, photo art fair 2008 at Seoul art center, Korea
2004 Honorable Mention Award, 6th International Biennial of Print, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal
2002 Awarded by National Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi in 10th Kala Mela, RLKA, Jaipur
2002, 99 Merit Certificate, 5th & 4th Kochi International Triennial Exhibition of Prints, Kochi, Japan
2001 "Artist Residency" at Glasgow Print Studio, Scotland, UK

2001 "Bendre - Husain Scholarship" Bombay Art Society, Mumbai
2000 Scholarship by National Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi
2000, 98 All India Award, Art Society of India, Mumbai
1999, 97 All India Award, South Zone Cultural Center, Nagpur
1998 "State Award" Maharashtra
1998 "State Award" Lalit Kala Academy, Rajasthan, Jaipur
1998, 97 "Merit Scholarship", Lalit Kala Academy, Rajasthan, Jaipur
1998, 97 "Annual Award", Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai
1997 AIFACS New Delhi Scholarship on 50th yr. of Independence, Maharashtra

Art Camps, Workshops and Many Public and Private Collections in India and Abroad.

Artist Lives and works in Mumbai.