From: 20th to 26th March 2023
An Exhibition of Drawings by artist Vaibhav Naik
Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery
Ground Floor, Bajaj Bhavan,
226 Nariman Point, Mumbai – 400 021
Timing: 11am to 7pm.
This exhibition was inaugurated on 20th March, 2023 by Chief Guests – Gazal Nawaz Shri. Bhimrao Panchale & Eminent Artist – Mr. Vijay Achrekar in presence of many art lovers, patrons etc.
Vaibhav Naik had his art education from Sir J.J. School of Applied Arts, Mumbai with specialisation in illustrations. Then he showcased his work in many solo and group art exhibitions at Mumbai Pune Elephanta Caves, Mumbai etc. A proud recipient of many awards from prestigious institutions like Maharashtra State Govt., Bombay Art Society, Art Society of India, Mumbai, LokmanyaTilak Art institute, Pune, M.T.D.C., Mumbai, Indian Oil Corporation, Mumbai, etc. he has received recognition from many promotional art collectors of national and international reputation. He has received grants and prestigious art promotional incentives from reputed institutes like Prafulla Dahanukar Art Foundation, Mumbai, M.T.D.C. at elephant caves, Mumbai, Indian Oil Corporation, Mumbai etc. His works are in proud collection of several art collectors of national and international reputation. He is currently working as a principal instructor at Samsara Academy of Art, Hyderabad.
I am a classically trained artist, working to explore an emotion of what exists in front of me at a given moment, using the technical and aesthetic experience I have gathered/garnered.
Over the years, I trained under the guidance of various mentors using different approaches. This has had a great impact on my artistic view and life experience.
With my work, I am trying to decipher the subject in an abstract way even though the final result is representational. In terms of my process, I like to rework areas and improvise till I am satisfied with the expression I am looking for. This allows me to constantly search for a design which is timeless and the artwork appeals to a wider audience whether they are an art connoisseur or not.
My roots are important to me and I believe that one can find answers in their roots. So, at present, I have chosen to experiment and express through drawing as a medium. With each project, I like to challenge myself so that I can keep growing as an artist. One such way is how can I harmonize various materials such as charcoal, graphite, white chalk, acrylics and pastels in my drawings. This is why I have also chosen this medium for my current show ‘Khayaal’
I don’t feel the need to follow trends in society, because I am looking to be honest to my practice and what I enjoy. And in the process if the viewer can connect with it, I think that’s when art happens.
KHAYAAL(RUMINATION) An Exhibition of Drawings by artist Vaibhav Naik At Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery