Sanjay Ashtaputre is presenting Romance With Charcoal, an exhibition of charcoal drawings, from 2nd to 12th December. A recent collection of 30 drawings is on display at the Hasta Art Gallery, ICRISAT Colony, Road No. 11, Jubilee Hills.
Sanjay, an upcoming Hindustani sitarist, will start the exhibition with a sitar recital on Raag Malkauns, which is a perfect blend of varied emotions like devotion, romance and bliss. In this series of charcoal drawings, Sanjay is enamored of the charming rainbow of human sentiments manifested in Raag Malkauns. And as the title suggests, the drawings celebrate the beauty of the rhythmic body.
Born in 1957 in Nanded, Sanjay graduated from the Government School of Art, Aurangabad. Known for his paintings, drawings, murals and sculpture, he has been exhibiting his works at various exhibitions since 1974, such as Vasant Bhavan, Aurangabad; Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai; Heritage Art Gallery, Chennai; Gallery Aurobindo, New Delhi; Bal Gandharva Art Gallery, Pune; Karnataka Chitrakala Parishad, Bangalore; Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata; Hotel Green Park, and Shrishti Art Gallery, Hyderabad.
He has been honored with the Nasik Kala Niketan Award in 1976, the Camlin Award in 1977, the All-India Art Exhibition Award in Hyderabad during 1983, and other awards.
Please contact Nemiraj Shetty, curator of the show, at 6552-1036/93910-82488 for further details.