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Pune-based artist Madhuri Bhaduri has been an acclaimed Artist for the past four decades . Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in India and abroad, and forms the part of art collections of disce...

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Pune-based artist Madhuri Bhaduri has been an acclaimed Artist for the past four decades . Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in India and abroad, and forms the part of art collections of discerning patrons.
Madhuri’s inherent athleticism and artistic pursuits may be traced to her genes- her father Shivram Phalnikar played national level badminton and her mother Durga Phalnikar was an acclaimed Indian classical vocalist. Yet, to her credit even as she inherited talents she went on to hone her skills and has created a distinct body of work at different periods of her life.

In her earliest works -like those of the Impressionist masters she so admires-Madhuri sought to capture the mood of a moment and the transient effects of light and colour of natural vistas she so loved using unmixed primary colours and hundreds of minute strokes. The paintings were always about bringing home a vignette of natural beauty rather than attempting to prophesize or convey a social message.
Yet, within the body of works she created, there would invariably be one or a few rendered in an abstract style, where the form and details would be pared down to suggest rather that recreate the actual subject; a facet that would years later come to blossom and encompass all her work.

Extending her formal study of human figures during her Masters in Art & Painting from SNDT, Pune (completed in 1988), Madhuri painted nudes and figurative through the 1990s. She also worked on a series of clown paintings - poignant works of painted faces concealing pain- that conveyed the exigency of at times presenting a cheerful demeanour to the world in the most testing of times.

Discovering abstraction is much deeper than a play of colour or lines, in the past decade Madhuri returned to her first love of landscapes and created a body of abstract landscapes and seascapes. “Abstracts are about the person you are. They help you understand and work out the complexity of your own emotions. As I explored the expression I came to love the process of painting abstracts”
There was no looking back as she started painting abstract seascapes. Travels to port towns across the world brought Madhuri in touch with the beauty of the sea, its openness and vastness, the majesty of spectacular sunsets across sky and water, and views of fishing boats at sea or tied at the shore. As Madhuri recalled those seascapes, she created spectacular vignettes of sky, water and boats, in rich colours and tones, creating a spectrum of moods.

Reflecting on the works Madhuri says as form dissolves in abstracts, colour takes on a fundamental importance. And she wields colour magically, she brings earth, water and sky alive in all their glory, breathes life into sunsets and captures the essence of suggested forms. Through colour and brush strokes, she touches a chord in the viewer,

stirring memories and emotions, bringing the beauty and intensity of the sea, land and sky, of old monuments, forgotten or living, into the inner space of the viewer.
Each colour in the abstracts has a beauty, significance and resonance- from red symbolic of life blood, green of rejuvenation, blue of peace and divinity, yellow the radiance of the sun, orange of deep insight and black embodying an infinite, unfathomable void that sometimes overtakes our lives.

“Art is an expression of what you are and my abstracts are what I am. Much of my work is inspired by travel. From museums like the Paul Klee Museum in Bern and the many beautiful places I have visited in Banaras, the Konkan Coast, Ladakh, Croatia, Petra, Guilin in China and Istanbul, among others. I bring back memories, the romance, visual impressions and images of colour of a place, and recreate them on canvas”
Her recent body of work recalls images of places visited in abstract forms, a rich colour palette and in haunting open vistas. “I have created a story on each canvas, starting by visualizing a place, recalling a memory, and allowed the flow to take me forward and be part of the sequential forms and layering that go on to emerge. I find myself using multiple colours on some canvases, with one colour being predominant. I also find beauty in colour palettes like black and gold that recall the mystery and splendour of the sea by night”.

In these stunning works all the unessential forms and details have been pared away, and just the essence of a place has been brought to life most effortlessly. “As the frills of life decrease so do the frills of art diminish. I can feel that I have reached where I needed to reach. It is just me, canvas, paint and the essence of my emotion. Painting is now like meditation. I feel closest to God when I paint”.

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  • About Artist

    Pune-based artist Madhuri Bhaduri has been an acclaimed Artist for the past four decades . Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in India and abroad, and forms the part of art collections of discerning patrons.
    Madhuri’s inherent athleticism and artistic pursuits may be traced to her genes- her father Shivram Phalnikar played national level badminton and her mother Durga Phalnikar was an acclaimed Indian classical vocalist. Yet, to her credit even as she inherited talents she went on to hone her skills and has created a distinct body of work at different periods of her life.

    In her earliest works -like those of the Impressionist masters she so admires-Madhuri sought to capture the mood of a moment and the transient effects of light and colour of natural vistas she so loved using unmixed primary colours and hundreds of minute strokes. The paintings were always about bringing home a vignette of natural beauty rather than attempting to prophesize or convey a social message.
    Yet, within the body of works she created, there would invariably be one or a few rendered in an abstract style, where the form and details would be pared down to suggest rather that recreate the actual subject; a facet that would years later come to blossom and encompass all her work.

    Extending her formal study of human figures during her Masters in Art & Painting from SNDT, Pune (completed in 1988), Madhuri painted nudes and figurative through the 1990s. She also worked on a series of clown paintings - poignant works of painted faces concealing pain- that conveyed the exigency of at times presenting a cheerful demeanour to the world in the most testing of times.

    Discovering abstraction is much deeper than a play of colour or lines, in the past decade Madhuri returned to her first love of landscapes and created a body of abstract landscapes and seascapes. “Abstracts are about the person you are. They help you understand and work out the complexity of your own emotions. As I explored the expression I came to love the process of painting abstracts”
    There was no looking back as she started painting abstract seascapes. Travels to port towns across the world brought Madhuri in touch with the beauty of the sea, its openness and vastness, the majesty of spectacular sunsets across sky and water, and views of fishing boats at sea or tied at the shore. As Madhuri recalled those seascapes, she created spectacular vignettes of sky, water and boats, in rich colours and tones, creating a spectrum of moods.

    Reflecting on the works Madhuri says as form dissolves in abstracts, colour takes on a fundamental importance. And she wields colour magically, she brings earth, water and sky alive in all their glory, breathes life into sunsets and captures the essence of suggested forms. Through colour and brush strokes, she touches a chord in the viewer,

    stirring memories and emotions, bringing the beauty and intensity of the sea, land and sky, of old monuments, forgotten or living, into the inner space of the viewer.
    Each colour in the abstracts has a beauty, significance and resonance- from red symbolic of life blood, green of rejuvenation, blue of peace and divinity, yellow the radiance of the sun, orange of deep insight and black embodying an infinite, unfathomable void that sometimes overtakes our lives.

    “Art is an expression of what you are and my abstracts are what I am. Much of my work is inspired by travel. From museums like the Paul Klee Museum in Bern and the many beautiful places I have visited in Banaras, the Konkan Coast, Ladakh, Croatia, Petra, Guilin in China and Istanbul, among others. I bring back memories, the romance, visual impressions and images of colour of a place, and recreate them on canvas”
    Her recent body of work recalls images of places visited in abstract forms, a rich colour palette and in haunting open vistas. “I have created a story on each canvas, starting by visualizing a place, recalling a memory, and allowed the flow to take me forward and be part of the sequential forms and layering that go on to emerge. I find myself using multiple colours on some canvases, with one colour being predominant. I also find beauty in colour palettes like black and gold that recall the mystery and splendour of the sea by night”.

    In these stunning works all the unessential forms and details have been pared away, and just the essence of a place has been brought to life most effortlessly. “As the frills of life decrease so do the frills of art diminish. I can feel that I have reached where I needed to reach. It is just me, canvas, paint and the essence of my emotion. Painting is now like meditation. I feel closest to God when I paint”.

  • Academics

    B.A.Economics (Hons). Fergusson College, Pune.

    M.A.(Arts and Painting )SNDT(Bombay University)

    Diploma in French (Alliance de Francaise)

  • Exhibitions

    SOLO SHOWS

    2016 Hirji Jehangir Art Gallery,Mumbai
    2015 Caitriona Gurgaon
    2015 Leela Ambience Gurgaon
    2015 Gallery Art & Soul, Mumbai
    2015 The Memory Chronicles,The Muse Art Gallery,Hyderabad
    2015 The Memory Chronicles,Prakrit Art Gallery,Chennai
    2015 Gallery Five Art Consultants,New Delhi
    2015 Indian Handicrafts Emporium,New Delhi
    2014 The Memory Chronicles,Tilting Art Gallery,Pune
    2014 ‘Ireland, Gateway to Europe’ at Novotel Pune.
    2012 Raffles Hotel, Dubai.
    2011 ‘Reveries’ at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
    2009 ‘In Backdrop-on canvas’ at Museum Gallery, Mumbai.
    2007 ‘Glimpses of Beyond’, New Delhi.
    2006 ‘Illumination, colours from my diary’ at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
    2004 ‘Art-Tee’ auction at Taj West-End, Bangalore.
    2002 ‘Once A Sudden Sea’ at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
    2000 Malaka Spice, Pune.
    1999 Meghraj Art Gallery, London.
    1999 Private Show at Lakaki, Pune.
    1998 Private Show in New York.
    1998 Private Show in London.
    1997 Muscat Art and Craft Society, Muscat.
    1996 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
    1996 Yamini Art Gallery, Delhi.
    1996 Aurobindo Art Gallery, Delhi.
    1994 Ashiana Art Gallery, Calcutta.
    1994 Bal Gandharva Art Gallery, Pune.
    1993 Chitrakoot Art Gallery, Calcutta.
    1991 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
    1990 Taj Art Gallery, Mumbai.
    1988 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
    1987 Chetana Art Gallery, Mumbai.
    1987 Tilak Smarak Mandir art Gallery, Pune.
    1986 Bal Gandharva Art Gallery, Pune.

    GROUP SHOWS

    2016 Samsara Art Gallery, Mumbai
    2016 India Art Festival, New Delhi
    2015 Jaipur Art Summit, Jaipur
    2015 West 10, Navi Mumbai
    2015 Dubai Art Fair, Dubai
    2015 Indo China Art Exhibition Pune
    2015 Madhyam Charity Show New Delhi
    2015 Steel Gallery, New Delhi
    2015 Indo China Artists Residency Exhibition New Delhi
    2015 CPIA, Mumbai
    2015 Madhyam Charity Show, Bangalore
    2015 Samanvai Art Gallery
    2015 ICCR, New Delhi
    2015 Alla prima International Art fair,New Delhi
    2015 Khushi Auction,New Delhi
    2015 Rotary District Live Auction,New delhi
    2014 Verandah Art,New Delhi
    2014 Gurgaon, New Delhi
    2014 Samanvai Art Gallery,Jaipur
    2014 The Nehru Centre,Bombay
    2014 The Verandah, Singapore.
    2014 The Verandah, Jakarta.
    2014 Lila Art Gallery, Kolkata.
    2013 Xpressions Art Gallery, Pune.
    2013 ‘Strokes of Luck’, Pune.
    2012 Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai.
    2011 CPAI, Mumbai.
    2011 Art Fusion, Mumbai.
    2011 ‘Three Dimensions in Art’ at Samsara Art, Mumbai.
    2010 ‘Art to Aid’ at Samsara Art, Mumbai.
    2010 ‘Cardology’ at Samsara Art, Mumbai.
    2010 CPAI, Mumbai.
    2010 Art Fusion, Mumbai.
    2009 CPAI, Mumbai.
    2009 Art fusion, Mumbai.
    2008 Art Fusion, Mumbai.
    2008 Private Show at Gallery One, Bangalore.
    2007 ‘Tales of Texture’ at Tavancore House, New Delhi.
    2007 ‘ART NATIONALE’ at Claridges Hotel, New Delhi.
    2007 Samsara Art, Mumbai.
    2007 Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.
    2007 ‘Arrangement of Colours’ at Taj-Land’s end, Mumbai.
    2007 Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
    2007 CPAA, Cymroza Art, Mumbai.
    2007 V-care charity initiative, Baroda.
    2007 Art Fusion, Mumbai.
    2007 Xpressions Art Gallery, Pune.
    2006 Timeless Art, New Delhi.
    2006 Oberoi, Bangalore.
    2006 ‘Timeless Art’, Mandarin Court, Singapore.
    2005 Art Unbound II Grand Hyatt, Dubai New Delhi.
    2005 Tao Art Gallery, Pune.
    2005 White Noise, Nitanjali Art Gallery, Delhi.
    2005 Lecture and Art Exhibition at Tao Art Gallery, Pune.
    2005 Group Show at Nitanjali Art Gallery, Dubai.
    2004 Harmony Show (Reliance Ind.), Mumbai.
    2004 Private Show, Singapore.
    2004 Indian Art Unbound I, Mayfair, London.
    2004 Naya Art Gallery, Washington, U.S.
    2004 Naya Art Gallery, Atlanta, U.S.
    2003 Art Trust Camp and Exhibition, Mumbai.
    2003 ‘Known-Unknown’ at Xpressions Art Gallery, Pune.
    2003 Harmony Show (Reliance Ind. Ltd.), Mumbai.
    2003 ‘Harmonious Chants’ at Nitanjali Art Gallery, Delhi.
    2003 ‘Colours of Compassion’, Kochi.
    2003 ‘Joy, Peace & Divinity’ at The Nehru Centre, Mumbai
    2002 ‘Mindscapes’ in Pune.
    2001 Art Auction for Bhuj Earthquake, Pune.
    2001 Swastika Gallery, Delhi.
    1998 British Airways Gallery, Mumbai.
    1995 LTG Art Gallery, Delhi.
    1987 Bal Gandharva Rang Mandir, Pune.

    CAMPS & WORKSHOPS

    2014 IICR,Diggi Palace Jaipur
    2014 Art Camp at Tata Steel Centre for Excellence, Jamshedpur.
    2014 Live demo for the Late Madhav Satavlekar Trust, Pune
    2014 Art camp by Gallery Beyond, Ahmedabad.
    2012 Painting Worshop –N.H.E. SCHOOL, Jamshedpur.
    2012 Workshop at D. Tata Art School, Jamshedpur.
    2012 Art Camp for Pulotsav at FTII, Pune.
    2012 Painting auctioned for Charity by YPO, Pune.
    2012 Art Camp at Tata Steel Centre for Excellence, Jamshedpur.
    2008 Art Camp, Switzerland.
    2003 Invitee at the R.P. Goenka Art Camp, Mumbai
    1997 Invited by Muscat Art & Craft Society for a live demonstration of oil painting.
    1988 Awarded Best Designer for CEAD award for the industrial calendar project.


  • Award & Recognition

    Honors

    Invited for the R.P.Goenka Art Camp, Mumbai – 2003
    Invited by Muscat Art & Craft Society for a live demonstration of oil painting – 1997
    Work selected for the prestigious Tata Annual Art Calendar along with India’s most celebrated artists – 1997, 1992, 1989
    Awarded ‘Best Designer’ CEAD award for the industrial calendar project – 1988

    Contribution to Charity

    Paintings used for promotional activities by:
    SEC (Society for the education of the crippled)
    CRY (Child Relief and You)
    HELP AGE
    Solo Show auctioned by Christel House for their organization.
    Work auctioned for earthquake relief fund, Bhuj, Gujarat.
    Participation in ‘Save the Hills’ campaign for the environment, Pune.
    Painting donated for Mata Amritananda Trust, Kochi.

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