Ramesh Jhawar
Ramesh Jhawar

Born: 1978

Ramesh’s passion for art was evident at a very early age. He was born into a business family and thus business was the obvious choice of profession. So he graduated in Commerce. However midway in his college days, the Art bug caught up with him and that changed the entire course of his life.
He has experimented with various mediums like Oils, Pastels, Acrylics but finally came home to the spontaneity and wonderful effects of his Beloved medium- Watercolour.
Technically, his paintings are rooted in Impressionistic realism as he depicts people, places, seasons, and times of the day as they actually appear. Like all the old masters and contemporary greats of this genre, it is light which is of paramount importance in his work. His mastery is typically rooted in two main elements- his impeccable drawing skills coupled with his dexterity with the technical aspects of the medium which give him the freedom to take on any daunting composition in watercolor.
Ramesh’s art has been featured in several prestigious international art magazines. He has participated in numerous national and international exhibitions and his paintings have been widely acquired all over the world by art collectors. The artist is based in Tamilnadu, India.

Solo Exhibitions:

2009: Kasthuri Sreenivasan Art Gallery, Coimbatore
2014: Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore
2018: Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

Group Exhibitions:

2007: India art Gallery, Pune
2009: India Art Gallery, Pune
2010: Kasthuri Sreenivasan Art Gallery, Coimbatore
2010: Vinnyasa Premier art Gallery, Chennai
2010: “Confluence” – Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore
2011: Kasthuri Sreenivasan Art Gallery, Coimbatore
2012: Kasthuri Sreenivasan Art Gallery, Coimbatore
2012: “Verve” – Art Perspective Gallery, New Delhi
2013: “Ingenious Eclecticism” – Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
2014: Mahua Art Gallery, Bangalore
2014: “The Challenge” – Gallery 5 Art Consultants, New Delhi
2015: “Rasa” – ITC Gardenia-Mahua Gallery, Bangalore
2015: “Fluid Expressions” – Nehru Centre Art Gallery, Mumbai
2016: “Pancha Tatva” – Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, Bengaluru
2017: ‘Aquarelle’ – Art Houz Gallery, Coimbatore
2017: “Pancha Tatva – II” – Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, Bengaluru
2018: “Pancha Tatva – III” Art2day Gallery, Pune
2019: “Re-imagining urbanscapes” – Gensler Art Program, Bengaluru

Participation in National Art Exhibitions:

2008: 22nd All Art Contest at South Central Zone Cultural Centre, Nagpur
2009: 2nd All India Annual Art Competition organized by Art Mall, New Delhi
2011: 25th All India Painting Competition organized by Tilak Smarak Trust, Pune
2013: Bombay Art Society’s 121st All India Annual Art Exhibition 2013, Mumbai
2014: Art Society of India’s 96th All India Annual Art Exhibition, Mumbai
2014: Camel Art Foundation’s All India Annual Art Exhibition, Hyderabad
2015: Camel Art Foundation’s All India Annual Art Exhibition, Chennai
2015: 15th All India Watercolour Exhibition at AIFACS, New Delhi
2015: Art Society of India’s 97th All India Annual Art Exhibition, Mumbai
2015: Art Maestro Exhibition 2015, Kochi
2016: Art Society of India’s 98th All India Annual Art Exhibition, Mumbai
2016: Kalanand art contest by Prafulla Dahanukar Art Foundation, Mumbai
2016: ‘Heart of India’ exhibition, Mumbai
2016: India Art Festival, Mumbai
2017: Kalanand art contest by Prafulla Dahanukar Art Foundation, Mumbai

International Watercolor Exhibitions:

2012: “Aquarelles d’Inde”, Entre Lac et Lumiere Galerie, Begnins, Switzerland
2012: Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolor Biennial Exhibition, China
2013: La Estacion de neguri art gallery, Neguri, Spain
2014: World Watermedia Exposition, Bangkok, Thailand
2014: China Qingdao International Watercolour Biennial, China
2015: World Watercolour Triennale, Seoul, South Korea
2015: ‘Fabriano in acquarello’, Fabriano, Italy
2015: ‘CASTRA 2015’ International Watercolor Biennial, Slovenia
2015: International Watercolour Elite Exhibition 2015, Taiwan
2015: IWS-India International Watercolour Biennial, New Delhi
2015: SIWB/NWS Small Image Exchange Exhibition, Shenzhen, China
2015: Shenzhen International Watercolour Biennial, China
2016: NWS Small Image Exchange Exhibition, USA
2016: Mini Castra 2016, Slovenia
2016: HuaHin Bluport Watercolor Art Biennial 2016, Bangkok, Thailand
2017: ‘Fabriano in acquarello’, Fabriano, Italy
2017: 4th Silk Road International Art Exhibition, China
2018: ‘Masters of watercolor 2018’, St. Petersburg, Russia
2018: ‘Fabriano in acquarello’, Fabriano, Italy
2018: International Watercolour Festival, Ranchi
2018: 5th Silk Road International Art Exhibition, China
2018: Taiwan-India Watercolor Exchange Exhibition, Taiwan
2019: 9th Biennale D’Aquarelle De Brioude, France
2019: 6th Silk Road International Art Exhibition, Xi’an, China
2019: ‘World of Modern Watercolor’ exhibition in Moscow, Russia

Awards:

2012: Best Watercolor Painting Award in All India Painting Competition, Pune
2012: Outstanding Watercolor Award in Boldbrush painting competition organized by FASO, USA
2013: Best entry award in All India Art Exhibition organized by Camel Art Foundation
2014: Outstanding Watercolor Award in Boldbrush painting competition organized by FASO, USA
2014: Purchase Award by Qingdao Art Museum in Qingdao International Watercolor Biennial, China
2015: Honorable Mention for Watercolor painting by Exhibeo Art Magazine, USA
2015: Special mention award for Watercolor painting in Art Maestro 2015 Exhibition, Kochi
2015: Certificate of Excellence Award in Palm Art Award 2015, Germany
2016: South Zone City level Award by Prafulla Dahanukar Art Foundation, Mumbai
2017: South Zone City level Award by Prafulla Dahanukar Art Foundation, Mumbai
2018: Tamilnadu State Award by Prafulla Dahanukar Art Foundation, Mumbai

Publications:

2010: BBC Good Homes India magazine, Vol.3, Issue 2, May 2010
2011: Pratique Des Arts Magazine, France, Issue No. 25, Dec. 2011
2014: Exhibeo Art Magazine, USA
2016: Pratique Des Arts Magazine, France, Issue no. 42, Oct. 2016
2017: Splash 18: The best of watercolor, USA
2017: Watercolor Artist Magazine, USA, August 2017
2018: The Art of Watercolor, France, 31st Issue
2018: Pratique Des Arts Magazine, France, Issue No. 140

Collections:

Many private collections in India and overseas.

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