10 years of painting later, he's stepped out of his state for the first time. Which reinforces our suspicion that Hyderabad is some kind of art capital.
Chitramayee, State Gallery of Fine Arts is organising an exhibition of paintings by Shirish Shivajirao Ambekar till 25th December. A total of 16 paintings are on exhibition. The paintings have been done on different media, like oil paints on home-made paper and canvas, and acrylic paints on canvas.
Ambekar draws paintings on imaginary themes such as his Dream And Night, where there are about 6 paintings depicting a night vision with a bluish sky, the moon in the background, a white bird resembling peace, a floor-tile for a home, and a girl bathing in a pond and glancing at the moon. Another set of 9 paintings has been done on water-lilies, which, he says, was influenced by his visit to Basar (AP). There are about 5 paintings done with oil on canvas, specifying some spiritual and astrological symbols.
Ambekar is a MFA in Painting and UGC Net (Visual Art), who's been exhibiting his paintings in Maharashtra since 1997. This is his first show outside the state. He has participated in group shows at Khushboo Art Gallery, Pune; Srishti Art Gallery, Aurangabad; Pradarshak Art Gallery, Leela Art Gallery and Jahangir Art Gallery in Mumbai; and three solo shows at Srishti Art Gallery, Aurangabad.
For further details, please contact the gallery at 2311-3308/98486-66262.