- About the Artist
- Prizes & Awards
- Exhibition & Others
He has exhibited his works in numerous group shows and solo exhibitions and at the same time he was invited as an artist in different parts of India and abroad. During his college days, Ananta bagged many national as well as international awards & exhibited his works in India and abroad. He worked out a highly individual style, but at the same time it was deeply contemporary in its sensibilities.
Most of his paintings are watercolor, acrylic and oil color based. The viewers, here, can get to see some superb drawing by the artist. Ananta has delineated various facts of rain - soaked city as well as seascape. The fluid moments are brilliantly captured by the artist.
Ananta's youthful exuberance and his wide-eyed optimism reflect in his painting. Each painting is a window to the world of particular artist, a view that can't be fully articulated in words. He has a fine sense of composition with an eye for subtle details and a tactile sense of monsoon atmospherics. He has shown with considerable skill, how in the presence of rain, human activities acquire a very especial beauty. His water colors are bright and sensuous but their atmosphere evokes a strange mysteriousness. His watery stroke comes from many things: the hustle and bustle of modern city life, tropical beaches and the many moods of nature.
His paintings are enveloped in a misty film, creating a strange magical effect and the grimy familiar everyday world is suddenly elevated by beautiful, romantic plane. No wonder, his paintbrush has captured the water image of the city roads, countryside ambiance and the blue sky merging with the horizon - all of which seems to come alive in his work while their simple charm create a subtle poetry in his paintings. Moreover, the interplay of light and shade has produced a chiaroscuro effect in his cityscape. Line and hues have been wonderfully blended to catch the rhythm of city life in a transparent treatment and getting them translated into artwork. In his all painting such as figurative or landscape he shows enough power to transcend the confines of sheer dexterity.
His sketchy use of acrylic lends his figure vitality and fluidity of motion with surface wrinkles and color, light combinations gives a theatrical arrangement sets up a dynamic encounter in a neutral space fraught with ambiguity. Impression of different textures, adds to the meaning and depth of an artwork, contrast of thin areas of paint set against areas of thick, solid paint and with varying intensity of strokes, texture enables surface a palpable quality.
The artist who has always been miles away from limelight will be a special feast to the eyes of art lover.
2013 : First Place Award - 36th International Exhibition at Watercolor Art Society-Houston, U.S.A
2012 : The Winsor & Newton Excellence Award - Northwest Watercolor Society, USA
2011 : Award - The Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, USA
2010 : Award - Outstanding Acrylic. Bold Brush Painting Competition, October 2010
2010 : Best of show Award - Western Federation of Watercolor Society, Utah, U.S.A.
2009 : Award, North East Watercolor Society. New York, U.S.A.
2009 : Award, San Diego Watercolor Society, California, U.S.A.
2009 : Merit Award, 32th International Exhibition at Watercolor Art Society-Houston, U.S.A.
2008-09 : Honorable Mention, The Art Renewal Center's International Competition, New York, U.S.A.
2007 : Award of Excellence, Western Federation of Watercolor Society, U.S.A.
2007 : J. R. C.M. Award, Texas Watercolor Society, Texas, U.S.
2006 : Award of Excellence, San Diego Watercolor Society, California, U.S.A.
National & Regional2013 : AIFACS Award - 14th all India Watercolor Exhibition, New Delhi
2012 : AIFACS Award - 100 Years of the city of New Delhi 2011. New Delhi
2011 : Award for Best Landscape in Watercolor 'All India', The Bombay Art Society. Mumbai
2010 : Best Painting Award 'All India' - R.A.D Presented an Exhibition 'Arannya 2010'. Kolkata
2009 : Best Entry Award 'All India' - The Art Society of India. Mumbai
2009 : Award 'All India' - The Bombay Art Society. Mumbai
2006 : Camlin Award - 7th Eastern Region, Kolkata
2006 : Award 'All India' The Art Society of India. Mumbai
2006 : Award 'All India' Lokmanya Tilak Art Exhibition. Pune
2006 : Gold Medal - Agnipath' A All India Art Exhibition. New Delhi
2006 : Certificate of Merit - 'Golden Brush' The Eye Within. Kolkata
2005 : Award 'All India' - The Bombay Art Society. Mumbai
2005 : Award 'All India' - S.C.Z.C.C. ministry of culture. Govt. of India. Nagpur
2005 : Birla Academy Award 'All India' - Birla Academy Art & Culture. Kolkata
2005 : Best Painting Award with Gold Medal 'All India' - K.N.A.C, Ujjain
2005 : Best Painting Award 'All India' - Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata
2005 : Award - 'Agnipath' An All India painting Exhibition, New Delhi
2005 : Best Award - R.A.D Presented an Exhibition 'Arannya 2005'. Kolkata
2005 : Award - Indian Society of Oriental Art, Kolkata
2005 : Best Water Colour Painting - Kolkata Information Center, Kolkata
2004 : Award - Govt, College of Art & Craft, Kolkata
2004 : Camlin Award - '5th Eastern Region', Kolkata
2004 : Best Water Colour Painting Award - E.Z.C.C. Govt of India, Kolkata
2004 : Jury Award 'All India' - Varnika Art Contest, Ujjain, M.P
2004 : Gold Medal - Avantika Regional Art Exhibition, Kolkata
2003 : Gold Medal for Best Painting 'All India' - K.N.A.C. Ujjain
2003 : Certificate of Merit - Avantika, Kolkata
2003 : Certificate of Merit - Information Center, Kolkata
2002 : Award : Govt. College of Art & Craft, Kolkata
One Man Shows
2016: Mumbai Cities, Jehangir Art Gallery (A.C-1st). Mumbai
2016: Rajasthan - Tthe Color Ecstasy. Nehru Center Art Gallery (A.C). Mumbai
2014: Multifarious Impressions II - Lokayata Art Gallery 2014, New Delhi
2013: Multifarious Impressions - Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai
2012: The Journey - IFM Art Portfolio, 2012. Chandigar
2011: MUMBAI, Nehru Center Art Gallery (A.C), Mumbai
2010: A Journey from Reality-2, Hirji Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
2010: A Journey from Reality, Jehangir Art Gallery (ac 3rd), Mumbai
2008: Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi
2008: Colour Scape, Sponsored by Ray Art Gallery. Pune
2007: Divine Reflections, The Museum Gallery. Mumbai
2007: The City of Joy, Lokayata, Sponsored : Planet Art , New Delhi
2006: The Kolkata, Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata
2004: Watercolor Painting at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata
Art Auction - selected2016 : SNF Development Center, Dubai, UAE
2016 : MCan foundation, Mumbai
2016 : The Live Life Love Life Charity foundation, Pune
Participation - selected2014 : The Viewing Room Presents an Exhibition The Coffee House Dialogues, Mumbai
2013 : The Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, 34th International Exhibition.USA
2013 : Color of Life II an exhibition of CPAA a charitable NGO, Mumbai
2013 : Project 7, an exhibition of contemporary paintings, Mumbai
2012 : The Royal Watercolour Society's International Exhibition, London, UK
2011 : 12th A.I.F.C.S. Watercolor all India Exhibition. New Delhi
2010 : Colours Changing Hue ll, Camlin Art Foundation, at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
2010 : INFAC Presents an All India Exhibition at Lalit Kala Akademy, New Delhi
2009 : 51st National Exhibition, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
2009 : Annual Exhibition, The Bombay Art Society, Mumbai
2008 : Art Fusion Show - 2008, Nehru Centre, Mumbai
2008-07-06-05 : Annual Exhibition - The Art Society of India. Mumbai
2007 : 30th International Exhibition at Watercolor Art Society-Houston, U.S.A.
2007-06-05 : Annual Exhibition - Birla Academy Art & Cultural. Kolkata
2006-05 : Annual Exhibition - Lokayata, mulk raj anand centre, New Delhi
2006-05 : Annual Exhibition - The Bombay Art Society. Mumbai
2006 : Annual Exhibition - Indian Academy of Fine Arts. Amritsar
2006 : R.A.D Presents an Exhibition, E.Z.C.C. Kolkata
2006 : An Exhibition Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow - Govt. College of Art & Craft, Kolkata
2006-05 : Arannya 2006, R.A.D Presented annual Exhibition, Birla Academy, Kolkata
2005 & 06 : Exhibition of W.B.S.A. Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata
2004 : Indian Society of Oriental Art, Kolkata
2003 : 76th A.I.F.C.S Regional Art Exhibition. Kolkata
2006-05-04-03 : All India Fine Arts Annual Exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata
2007-06-05-04-03-02 : Annual Exhibition Govt. College of Art & Craft, Kolkata
Group Exhibitions - selected2009 : The Art Group at Nehru Centre Art Gallery, Mumbai
2009 : Terrorism, R.A.D Presents an Exhibition, Chemould Art Gallery, Kolkata
2006 : International Exhibition at World Trade Center, Jakarta. Indonesia
2006 : Birla Academy Presents an Exhibition FIGURE IN NATURE. Kolkata
2006 : Group Exhibition of Young painters - Academy of Fine Arts. Kolkata
2005 : International Exhibition at Barli Museum. Bandung City. Indonesia
2005 : Award Winners Exhibition, Presented - Birla Academy Art & Culture . Kolkata
2005 : International Exhibition at World Trade Center, Jakarta. Indonesia
2004 : Birla Academy Presented an Exhibition Young Faces in Contemporary Art, New Delhi
Publication in International Magazines, Books2013 : Colors of the World, International Watercolor Society, Turkey.
2013/09 : Watercolor Art Society-Houston, U.S.A 36th International Exhibition. Catalog.
2013 : Houston Chronicle, Hearst Newspapers - 22 March, Houston, USA.
2011 : Cambridge University Press publishers, an English language textbook for foreign students.London. UK.
2011 : Watercolor Artist Magazine, February Issue, USA
2009/06 : San Diego Watercolor Society, California, USA. Catalog.
2009/08 - 2006 : The Art Renewal Center, New York, USA, Catalog.
2007 : American Artist Magazine, January Issue, U.S.A.
International Art residency2014 : TellusArt & Abu Dhabi Art Hub Presented an International art residency, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Achievements2008 : Harmony Art show, ' in Reliance Industries all - India art exhibition'. Mumbai
2006 : Selected Top 100 Artist - The Art Renewal Center's International Competition, New York, U.S.A.
2007 : Selected for Traveling Show - Texas Watercolor Society, Texas , U.S.A.
Workshop2014 : 5 Days watercolor workshop from 18 December- 22 December 2014, Lokayata Art Gallery, New Delhi
2008 : 4 Days watercolor workshop from 25th to 28th September, Organized by Ray art gallery in Pune.
2008 : 3 Days workshop 'October 2008'. Organized by Reflection of another day in Hyderabad.
Art Camp2014 - Painternet Presents an art camp in Songadh, Gujarat
2009 - R.A.D Presents an Art Camp in Vaidik Villege, Kolkata
2003 - 8th National Art Festival, Kalavart Nyas, Ujjain, M.P.
2008 - R.A.D Presents an art camp in Silparamam, in Hyderabad, A.P.
Demonstration2015 – Landscape Demonstration of Watercolor at Peninsula Chambers, Mumbai
2014 – Landscape Demonstration of Watercolor at Art Plaza, Mumbai
2011 - Demonstration of Watercolor at Artist Center, Mumbai
2008 - The Art Society of India presented a Demonstration of Watercolor in Mumbai C.S.T. Mumbai
2008 - Demonstration of Watercolor at Ray Art Gallery in Pune
MembershipsMember of San Diego Watercolor Society, U.S.A. 2008/09
Philadelphia Water Color Society, U.S.A.- 2008/09
Life Time Member of The Bombay Art Society, Mumbai
Life Time Member of The Art Society of India, Mumbai
India Art Fund Mumbai
S.C.Z.C.C. Govt. of India. Nagpur
Indian School of Business, Mohali
And the Major Cities like in India, France, U.S.A. Germany, U.K. Hong Kong, Indonesia, U.A.E. Netherlands and many other institutions and private collections all over the world.