Focus Areas: Woman, Figures, etc.
Artworks by AK Azad
About AK Azad
QUALIFICATIONS: B.F.A.- JMI, New Delhi, 1990. M.F.A. JMI, New Delhi, 1992. And Received National Scholarship under the Guidance of Eminent Artist Mr. Rameshwer Broota at Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi.
AWARDS: Govt. Cultural National Scholarship Award, 1991. Best painting Camlin (Mumbai) Award, 1992. Sahitya Kala Perished, New Delhi, 1993, Kalam Festival, JMI New Delhi, 1993. Bronze Medal, Govt. of India (MHA} Census 2001, The all India Art Teacher’s Art Camlin Award, 2001. Silver Medal, Govt. of India (MHA) Census, 2011. Gold Medal, Agnipath, 2015. 2nd Global Literary Festival Noida, 2016. “Ratan-e-Hind Award”2019. Kala Rang Samman, Ayodhya Mahotsava, 2021. “Raja Ravi Verma Swadesh Shree Award” Swadesh Sangathan India, 2021. Special Artist Award, Swadesh India Book Record, 2021. “International Golden Artist Award” Swadesh Sansthan and Riya janseva & Shikshan Prashikshan Sansthan, 2021. Indian Artist Award, Sagar bhawan Ayodhya, 2021. National mother’s Bless Award, Shanti Foundation and S.S. lndia, 2021. “Genius of India Award” Swadesh India book of Records,2021. “Diamond of India Award”2021 Presented by Swadesh Sansthan India. Best Achiever Award, 2021 as the title of “Kala Ratan award” by Magic Book of Record, Document of amazing and incredible work. “Rashtriya Gaurav Award” 2021, Presented by Golden Era Events Co-presented by Nation’s Pride Book of Records. “Innovation & Achievements Award”2021, Presented by Entrepreneurs Welfare Association, Karnataka. Best Visual Artist of the Year 2021 as the title of “Glory Award” by Kiteskraft Production.
SHOWS: AIFCS N. Delhi. 1990, 1993. Taj Palace Inter Continental, N. Delhi,1991. For Art Center (Kirti Art Gallery) New Delhi, 1991.Vadhera Art Gallery, 1991. Green Wood Art Gallery N Delhi, 1991, 1994. Jahangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, 1995. April 2006 and May 2006, Lalit Kala Academy, N. Delhi, 1998, 2002, 2007 and 2012. Nehru Art Center Mumbai, 1999 and 2001. Art Access week, Birla Mumbai. Garhi Art Studio, N, Delhi, 2001. National Science Center, 2002, Future Hope Art Exhibition, London, 2005. 3rd Indian Contemporary Miniature Painting Exhibition, LKA, Art Studio 7, Garhi N. Delhi, 2008. Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Center, N. Delhi, 2008, 2017 & 2019. Art Mall, N. Delhi. 2009 Apparel House, Gurgaon, Haryana, 2009. Redoot Art Gallery Ghaziabad, 2009. Husain Art Gallery, JMl, N. Delhi, 2009. Hyatt Hotel, New Delhi, 2010. Art Life Gallery, Noida, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2016. Shipra mall GZB,2013. Kumar Swami Art Gallery Mumbai.2014, Chandigarh, 2014. Lokayata N. Delhi,2014. Singapore, 2014. Arshiya Art Paradise Delhi, 2015. Gold Souk Mall.2015. Delhi Art Festival, 2016. Gandhi Art gall, N. Delhi, 2016. Open Palm Gall, India Habitat Center N. Delhi, 2017 & 2019.Select City walk Mall, 2019. World art Dubai, 2020 and many show India & abroad.
WORKSHOP AND CAMP: 5thYuva Mahotsava, Artist camp, 1990. Egg-TemperaTechnique under French Artist. N. Delhi, 1991. YMCA National Youth Festival, N. Delhi, 1991. National Art Center, Haryana, 1992. Jamia Millia Islamia Artist camp, N. Delhi, 1993. Green Wood Artist Camp, N- Delhi, 1995. BJP Artist Camp, N. Delhi, 2011. Virasat Artist Camp, Dehradun, 2003. NGO (Khushi) Artist Camp, N. Delhi, 2008. Art Mall Artist Camp, N Delhi.2009. Meadows Campus Artist Camp, Faridabad. 2009. National Artist Work Shop, Dhanaulti Mussorie, Uttrakhand, 2009. Namo Buddhay Lalitya Foundation, Nagpur 2018. AIFACS, N. Delhi, 2010 & 2018.
COLLECTION: National Gallery of Modern Art N. Delhi, Sailitya Kala Parishad, N.Delhi, AIFACS N.Delhi. John Filose, Gurgaon. MAC Art Gallery, N.Delhi. Camlin Art Center., Mumbai- Delhi College of Art, N.Delhi. Jamja Millia
Islamia, N.Delhi, Indian Magnetics Co. N.Delhi. Indian Tourism Development Co-operation, Asoka Hotel, N. Delhi. Dr.MadhuMehra,N.Delhi, Actress Malvika Tiwari, M.S. Rawat (Artist), BJP Office N. Delhi, Art Mall N. Delhi, Ray foundation Faridabad. Redoot Art Gallery, Ghaziabad. Environments Department of Disaster management, Govt. of Uttara Khand, Dr. C. Chandramaulli, Dr. RC. Sethi, Dr. AP Singh MHA and many Private Collection in India & Abroad.
PARTICIPATION: AIFACS„ N.Delhi,1989,2008, 2009, 2013. Abhivyakti Karyashala Exhibition, N.Delhi,1990,1991.6th‘ 7th,8thand 9th yuva Mahotsava art Exhibition, N.Delhi. All India Fine Art Exhibition, Gadag, Karnataka,1991. Kala Mela” Sahitya Kala Parishad, N.Delhi 1992,1993. All India Babu Jagjiwan Ram Memorial Art Exhibition. N. Delhi, 1997.The Art Teacher’s (Hobby) Art Exhibition,2001. State Lalit Kala Academy, Lucknow. 2003. 3rd Indian contemporary Miniature Painting, Annual Art Exhibition. Art Mall New Delhi, 2008. Mask Art Exhibition, Organized by Nav Siddharth Art Group, 2012. State Lalit Kala Academy, Ghaziabad, 2013. Hammer art Exhibition N.Delhi, 2014. NDMC Art exhibition New Delhi,2014. Agni path New Delhi,2015. Art festival, N. Delhi,2016. “Triumph of Master works: Our National Pride lll” 2018., “Swachh Survekshan” 2019 Presented by NDMC, First International Kala Mela, 2018. World art Dubai, 2020. CURRENT STATUS: Currently working in the Ministry of Home Affairs. OTHER INTEREST: Acted Documentary Film on “‘Drugs” and so many Dramas. Dash Ki Mitti, Kashmiri Play Chhuachhoot (Hindi), Pardesi (Bhojpuri), Shaheed-e-Hind, Red Cross (Hindi) and many Nukker Drama
Passion and Art, two very important aspects of Life. There is Art in Expression, in Fantasy and in Reality. For me, the world is not just about beautiful things. My art is not just beautiful but also Realistic. I paint the world with Metaphors and Symbolisms. I see people everydy, running, struggling, some celebrating but many wishing for an Idealistic world and I can paint my canvas with those harsh realities of life. Being an Artist coming from lower middle class family, I have seen struggls up close yet my Art makes me feel so powerful an Extraordinary. My Brush and Canvas gives me the power to influence and affect masses, visually. For me painting is not just my passion but also medium fufillingmy social responsibility.
I have studied behaviours and Mannerisms of people, their exxpressions, moods and mindsets, portrayed them in many of work successfully. It is an undeniable truth that all forms of Art has alwase been the mirror of the society and being a painter is not just a personal choice of profession or passion but also responsible work.
With my work, I not only show what’s true bu it has been my primary goal to relieve the art admirers of there day-to-day,realistic struggles. Most of many work breaks the stereotypical thought processes of forms structures of nature and takes you to the world of fanrasy or an other world. The concept of my paintings brings the sense of curiosity, mystery and relaxation from the usual. My work is meant to Entertain,npaintingsy showing unearthly structures but sometimes the goal is to show the realityies with the medium of Fantasy or an other world.
My Paintings not only contributes the society as a form of entertainment but also breaks the stereotypes paintng.My paintng techniques based the Egg-Tempra technique.I like all medium, basic colours, Formsand texture.
I strongly believe that the world we live in tody can really use all the help from the Artist community for the purpose of Awareness, Entertainment and Building a Globle culture.