Modern Art Paintings

Amit Kalla

Artist Amit Kalla

Joined Craft Tatva: July 2021

Amit Kalla was born 7 February 1980 in Jaipur, Rajasthan. He is a young visual artist and a refined Hindi poet. Kalla is presently researching Bhakti Literature and the artistic notions of Rajasthan & widely observing children response on art mediums, while working as a freelance artist and writer. He lives and works in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

Focus Areas: Abstracts, Nature, etc.

Artworks by Amit Kalla

About Amit Kalla

Amit Kalla was born 7 February 1980 in Jaipur, Rajasthan. He is a young visual artist and a refined Hindi poet. Kalla is presently researching Bhakti Literature and the artistic notions of Rajasthan & widely observing children response on art mediums, while working as a freelance artist and writer. He lives and works in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

In his works there is an attempt to create a world through text where indices of silence speak; undiluted, compressed vibrations are realized. His work gives a feeling of being left unfinished and yet it does not seem incomplete. It is not possible to look at it in terms of a beginning leading to an end. The strength of Kalla’s work is that it represents an Indian artist’s quest for an indigenous tenor rather than a superficial inventory of native motifs, there is nothing about his work that relies on a static Indian Identity. In the context of the New India with its glamour and explosive economics, he is searching for a new representation of the innermost dramas of his culture while maintaining universality and individuality. Kalla demonstrates that a painter can enact the innermost dramas of his culture while maintaining the individuality, even the idiosyncrasies of his performance There is a certain naivety in both his painting and writing which represents detachment but contains too a knowing gesture of assurance. His poetry & artworks both are spiritually intuited.

In his own words, “You need to be absolutely unconstrained and not imprisoned to be able to create art. Let illusions be superfluous and you buoyed by its force, totally in meditation and in consonance with the universe to lose yourself to find oneself. You don’t think what is that you are about to paint but let yourself flow to the rhythm. The artworks are pleasantly abstract and soothing to the mind.”

Academics:

Masters in Arts & Aesthetics Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 2005

Studied Art History, specializing in ancient Indian art (Iconography) National Museum Institute, New Delhi 2003

Exhibitions:

SOLO SHOWS:

2015 Vyakt Avyakt, Lalit Kala Akademi, Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi
2014 Rit Ke Rang, JKK, Jaipur
2013 OMAG, Bhubaneshwar, Orissa
2012 Govt.Art Center, Trivandrum, Kerala
2010 National Youth Conclave,Darbhanga, Bihar
2010 JKK. Jaipur
2008 Canvas Art Gallery, New Delhi
2008 Sudarshan Art Gallery, Bikaner
2007 Nehru center, Mumbai
2007 J.K.K, Jaipur
2006 Art Academy, Bangalore
2005 SAA Art gallery, J.N.U, New Delhi.
2005 TERI, IHC, New Delhi.

GROUP SHOWS:

2015 Jaipur Art Summit, Jawahar Kala Kendra
2015 Sagun Nirgun,Rangayan Gallery, Chitnavis Art Center, Nagpur
2015 Metamorphoses, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
2015 Jairangam, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur
2015 Confluence 15, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
2015 Mélange, Mool Foundation, Jaipur
2015 Gaiety, Art Gallery, Shimla
2015 D C Art Gallery, Bijwasan, New Delhi
2015 Scapes and Landscapes, Art World Gallery, Chennai
2015 Annual Show, Rajasthan Lalit Kala, Jaipur
2015 Imago Mundi art project, Italy
2015 CVM National Art Exhibition, Anand, Gujarat
2014 Expression 2014, DPS, Jodhpur
2014 Art Word Gallery, Chennai
2014 KTA Art Gallery, Allahabad
2014 Son Aviral, Dala, Sonbhadra, UP
2013 International Poetry Festival Kritya , MGAHV, Wardha
2013 Art For Uttrakhand, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
2013 International Art Festival, Mumbai-13, at Coomaraswamy Museum
2013 International Art Festival, Mumbai-13 Aks Art Gallery & PL Deshpande Gallery, Mumbai
2013 Painting & Poetry Poster, Fayha, Sharjah, UAE
2012 Painting & Poetry Poster,, Dushyant Kumar Museum, Bhopal
2012 REFLECT BACK, Jalap Mohalla, Jodhpur
2012 REFLECT, Art Space Gallery, Adelaide, Australia
2012 International Mask Exhibition, New Delhi, Bhopal & Italy
2012 A Music of Moods, AIFACS, New Delhi
2012 Artistic Extensions, AKS art Gallery, Andheri, Mumbai
2011 Rajasthan Kabir Yatra, Bikaner
2010 Nostalgia, Shankar Deo Kalakshetra, Assam
2010 NCZCC, Allahabad
2010 Punjab Art Council Chandigarh
2009 Lines from, JKK, Jaipur
2009 Wandering Seer, JKK, Jaipur
2009 SPACE, Conclave on Excellence
2009 Drizzles of colours , Tilting art gallery, Ishanya Mall, Pune
2009 National Contemporary Artist Camp NCZCC, Chitrakoot
2009 Abhivyakti , LKK Lucknow
2008 Gen Next 3, Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata
2008 Hyatt Residency, New Delhi
2008 Aspirationâ Studio Vasant ,New Delhi
2008 What Creates Life, Art Hub, Vadodara
2008 Russian Center, New Delhi.
2007 Athens Art Gallery, Greece
2007 Nithari – the aftermath, Canvas Art, New Delhi
2007 Ananya III, N.I.T Art gallery, Nagpur.
2007 Seven Strokes, Academy of Fine Arts & Literature, New Delhi.
2006 Different lines, drawing show, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
2006 All India Artist Exhibition, Allahabad.
2006 Studio Vasant, New Delhi
2006 Mocha, Art & Soul, New Delhi
2006 All India Artist Exhibition, Amritsar
2004 Heart & Soul Gallery, New Delhi
2004 Kala Mela, J.K.K, Jaipur
2003 Fusion 22-Abhinav Art gallery, Jammu
2003 Ankan- J.K.K, Jaipur

Awards:

2007 Bharatiya Jnanpith Navlekhan Puraskar for Poetry Collection (Hone Na Hone Se Pare) 2007 Satya Shanti Samman
2007 Maru Parampara Puraskar
2011 Prakriti Samman, Jamshedpur
2013 Srijan Samman, International Art & Poetry festival, Dubai

 

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