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Dinesh Sharma shows his strikingly vibrant paintings to Atlanta

June 2018
Dinesh Sharma shows his strikingly vibrant paintings to Atlanta

 

(Left) Artist Dinesh Sharma. (Photo: Niraj Sharma Photography)

April 27, 2018 was opening night at Westside Cultural Arts Center for East India Art Company’s artist Dinesh Sharma’s first solo art show in Atlanta, marking the arrival of contemporary Indian art into the midtown Atlanta art scene. Opening night was wonderful with a great turnout of art lovers. Those who missed it can still see the strikingly vibrant paintings through June 30.

 

East India Art Company (EIAC) realizes that there is a growing need for fine arts within the young Indian community. It promotes modern Indian art to a new generation of art lovers by presenting a creative ongoing collection of eclectic works by artist Dinesh Sharma.

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Deriving much inspiration from the natural beauty of Rajasthan and its people, the artist takes us on a journey through the villages and deserts of this princely state. We discover this region in his depictions of its tribal folks, bright clothing, jewelry, and nomadic lifestyle. The architectural flavor of various cities like Udaipur, Bikaner, and Jaipur can be seen in the background of his many creations.

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The artist also uses his canvas to celebrate womanhood in all her forms. She is the Mother, Daughter, Lover, and Divine. For SHE IS THAT—in her beauty lies strength, and in her strength lies the world. The woman is a constant source of inspiration to him.

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His unique composition transforms classical Indian miniature painting into a modern masterpiece. His bold use of color, line and form exude a volatile energy. The simplicity of the organic forms and the inherent sexuality within the forms are tangible elements in his work.

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“In Rajasthan, I observe, everyone is waiting for something. The posture of a waiting individual creates a linear beauty and rhythm which dominates my work. The undulating female form carrying pots of water from the rivers has hypnotized my consciousness. The women that inhabit my art are an influence from classical Indian works of romance. This is my homage to the masters of Rajasthani miniature paintings.”
-Dinesh Sharma

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The artist and his work. (Photo: Niraj Sharma Photography)

Many of his recent paintings have also depicted scenes from Hindu mythology. Krishna is one of his favorite subjects. When asked about his representations of Krishna in his paintings, the artist states that “Krishna is not a religious figure, but a romantic hero.”

 

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(Right) The artist’s family members, Sid and Monica Sharma of EIAC. (Photo: Niraj Sharma Photography)

Dinesh Sharma is a retired Professor of Fine Arts. He spends his time teaching through lecture and live painting demonstrations internationally. He continues to paint at his studios in both Atlanta and Udaipur, India.

Sid and Monica Sharma of EIAC believe that the time has come to move beyond mere posters and commercial prints from tourist destinations, and into modern contemporary Indian fine art. Original paintings and giclees (museum quality limited edition prints) are in East India Art Company’s collection. Custom pieces are also created on commission for homes and offices. EIAC encourages art lovers to go out and support their local artists and artisans—be they photographers, musicians, craftsmen, or painters, may you uncover the beauty that lies hidden in their art.

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Opening night for East India Art Company’s artist Dinesh Sharma’s first solo art show in Atlanta. (Photo: Niraj Sharma Photography)


 

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