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About Artist

Somnath Bothe born in 1982 in Paithan, District - Aurangabad, Maharashtra & working in Pune, Maharashtra as an artist of tremendous talent. He obtained Diploma in Art from Mumbai University (Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune). He has received Gold Medal, Royal Academy, National Level, Gulbarga, Karnataka; Gold Medal, National College Student “Varnika Manav Sanket”, Ujjain & Silver Medal, National College Student “Kalawart Nyas”, Ujjain also. His journey in art field began with landscapes and portraits. He started thinking about sensitivity and intent of the paintings… As his entire childhood was spending in village, a very close relationship with the village. “A deep rooted respect for ‘nature’ and ‘humility’ is the inspiration for my paintings”, says Somnath. Then education and living in city life created new sensitivities and understandings… the blend of these different environments and cultures indirectly flowed in his painting… His paintings are colorful, vibrant, nostalgic at times, and sheer conversational pieces. Subdued and quiet by nature paintings is his language. Somnath has his own way of showing his creations. His color schemes are modern and flashy but this is intentional, to remind us of the importance of historical places. The fusion of rainy season and historical places in cities and villages constitute the subjects of his paintings. Now painting is not just a technique, it has become a medium of expression for him. Somnath Bothe's creations represent a beautiful blend of varied geographies and cultures. The passion for cherishing humanity, love and affection, fusion of village and city life are the subjects of his works and folk human figures find a central place in most of his artworks. Thanking you, Somnath Bothe

Academics

    SOMNATH BOTHE
    Mo.: +91 9890570179
    E-mail : [email protected] / [email protected]

    Date of Birth : 16th Feb 1982

    EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
    2006-07 Diploma in Art Education, Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune
    2002-06 Diploma in Painting (First Class) Merit of Mumbai Board
    Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune
    1999-2000 Art Teacher Diploma, Aurangabad

Exhibitions

    INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION

    2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 "World Art Dubai", Artzest Art Gallery, Dubai
    2018 Neeraja Art Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Switzerland
    2018 Neeraja Art Gallery, Group Exhibition, Switzerland
    2017 Artzest Art Gallery, Dubai
    2015 “Art for All”, DUCTAC, Mall of Emirates, Dubai
    2015 “Art is in the Air”, DUCTAC, Mall of Emirates, Dubai
    2014 “Arts N Treasures”, Gallery of Light, DUCTAC, Mall
    Emirates, Dubai
    2012 “Vision”, Artzest Art Gallery, Dubai
    2012 ArtFiesta Art Gallery, Dubai

    SOLO EXHIBITION

    2017 Hotel Malaka Spice, Pune
    2016 Hotel Novotel, Pune
    2016 Hotel The Hyatt, Pune
    2016 Hotel Dario's, Pune
    2015 Pradarshak Art Gallery, Mumbai
    2014 Indian Art Collectors, Chandigarh
    2013 “Prayas”, State Art Gallery, Hyderabad
    2012 Nehru Centre Art Gallery, Mumbai
    2012 Indian Art Collectors, Chandigarh
    2011 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
    2009 Pradarshak Art Gallery, Mumbai
    2007 Arthut Art Gallery, Pune
    2007 Rudraksha Art Gallery, Pune

Award & Recognition

    2006, 08 V. V. Oak, Lokmanya Tilak Exhibition, Pune
    2006 1st Prize, Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune
    2005 Gold Medal, Royal Academy, National Level, Gulbarga, Karnataka
    2004 Kala Aunsh Group, Dhulia
    2003 Gold Medal, National College Student “Varnika Manav Sanket”, Ujjain
    2003 Silver Medal, National College Student “Kalawart Nyas”, Ujjain
    2002 National College Student “Varnika Manav Sanket”, Ujjain

    PARTICIPATIONS
    2006, 05, 04, 03 Art Society of India, Mumbai
    2006, 05, 04, 03 Chitari Academy, Pune
    2003, 05 17st South Central Zone, All India Art Contest, Nagpur
    2003, 04 Nasik Kala Niketan, Nasik
    2003 National Level, “Kalanand Prayas”, Zarkhand
    2003 State Art, Mumbai, Maharashtra

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