Vadehra Art Gallery show cases veteran artists work at India Art Fair

Vadehra Art Gallery show cases veteran artists work at India Art Fair

New Delhi, 3rd February, 2017-Vadehra Art Gallery is excited to be showcasing a number of artists at the India Art Fair 2017. The gallery’s participation aims to offer key insights into the field of modern and contemporary Indian art for collectors and the general art lover alike.  Our selection of artists exhibiting at the fair also reflects our vibrant year-long gallery programme.

Vadehra Art Gallery show cases veteran artists work at India Art Fair

As we look forward to hosting artists with whom we have been working with for many years, we are also happy to line up a range of new artworks, younger artists and exciting new partnerships at the booth.

The booth will display the art works of veteran artists such as Akbar Padamsee and Ram Kumar. These artists have over the years established a strong visual language which has inspired many generations of younger artist.    Their sincere conviction to their art practice has inspired the gallery to engage in the critical dialogue between the roots and emerging trends of Indian art.

Nalini Malani, whose solo exhibition will go on view at Centre Pompidou later this year, will be showing works inspired by nursery rhymes/fairy tales and literature. Anju Dodiya has explored the ‘book’ as a central theme and medium, creating an illustrious and colourful series of works for the fair. Artists such as Atul Bhalla, Shilpa Gupta, Arpita Singh and Rameshwar Broota who have been pivotal to the gallery over the years will all be exhibiting new works at the art fair. The exhibition will also have works of Atul Dodiya, who is simultaneously showing a whole new body of works at the Vadehra Art Gallery space in Defence Colony in the capital.

We will exhibit works of Praneet Soi, one of the artists from the ongoing Kochi Muziris Biennale 2016 and whose solo show was hosted at VAG this past September. Soi’s work is based upon the image by Holbein (1497-1543) that sits in the Kunstmuseum Basel, and rendered in a graphic manner, and is accompanied with a series of preparatory drawings. Artist and filmmaker Madhusudhanan, who exhibited at the gallery in December 2016, will be showcasing a new series of oils on canvas which, given his lifelong career as a filmmaker, puts focus on the history of silent cinema and the cinematic image.

The gallery will also host the works of younger artists such as Sachin George Sebastian, Gipin Varghese and Shrimanti Saha. We are excited to announce that we have entered into new partnerships with artists Riyas Komu, NS Harsha, and Jagannath Panda and are thrilled that their works will be represented at the gallery booth. Sudhir Patwardhan, who will later this year be exhibiting a solo exhibition at the gallery, will be displaying a signature style acrylic on canvas, ‘Waiting to go Home’.

The collection of the artworks will offer a spectrum of artworks from Indian contemporary art and will put into perspective the emergence of new art mediums, artist practices and concepts which are worth engaging with.

Vadehra Art Gallery at Booth No B5

2 – 5 February 2016

India Art Fair, NSIC Okhla Grounds

About Vadehra Art Gallery 

Vadehra Art Gallery (VAG) was established in 1987 in New Delhi. The gallery stands today as one of the most respected institutions for modern and contemporary Indian art in the country, representing artists across four generations. The gallery’s roster includes MF Husain, Ram Kumar, SH Raza, Arpita Singh, Nalini Malani, Gulammuhammed Sheikh, Atul Dodiya, Anju Dodiya, and Shilpa Gupta, amongst others. In 2007 VAG has expanded its exhibition programme to include international artists, and has since exhibited the works of Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Juul Kraijer, Yoko Ono, and Wolfgang Laib.

Vadehra Art Gallery has an active publishing wing, and has produced 10 books, over a hundred illustrated catalogues and artists’ monologues, an art directory, and two special monologues in partnership with Prestel. VAG’s two gallery spaces are located in Defence Colony, at the heart of New Delhi, making them easily accessible for all.