Hasta Gallery is organising an exhibition of paintings by Anil Bihari, from 6th to 16th January, at its art gallery in ICRISAT Colony, Road No. 11, Jubilee Hills. Bihari has titled his collection Little Messengers Of The Unquiet Times, and has about 30 paintings on display.
The basic core of Bihari's works centers around women. He appreciates the fact that since time immemorial women have made their presence felt by unveiling their hidden energies whenever needed and almost always reaching beyond the periphery of the human limits. He accentuates the innate powers of women through his works.
He also converses in his works about the physical desires that tamper the respect a woman deserves. The artist aptly puts forth symbols like a ferocious beastlike animal that represents such desires which fail to appreciate and understand the divine nature of the female gender. His work is inspired by the Madhubani style of painting from Mithila.
Anil Bihari is a well-known printmaker who has specialized himself in color lithography. After his post-graduate degree from M S University of Baroda, he went to Paris on a French Government scholarship where he got an opportunity to study under the celebrated artist H A Hadad at Ecole Nationale Superier des Beaux-Art and practice under eminent printmaker S W Heyter at Atelier.
He has been exhibiting his works since 1982, at various art galleries in Patna, New Delhi, Bangalore, Calcutta, Bhopal, Bhubanesawar, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chandigarh, and in countries such as Japan, Korea, Spain, Turkey, Germany, Paris and New York. He is the recipient of several awards, such as the Gujarat State Lalitkala Academy Award in 1982, Shilpa Kala Parishad Award in 1982 & 83, French Government Scholarship in 1983, Bihar State Academy Award in 1987, Bombay Art Society Award in 1991, Hyderabad Art Society Award in 1992, and Junior Fellowship in 1991-93 and Senior Fellowship in 2000-02 from the Dept of Culture, Govt of India.
Please contact Nemiraj Shetty, Curator of the gallery, at 93910-82488/6552-1036 for further details.