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Display Name

Ankit Patel

Date/Place of Birth

1957, Surat, Gujurat, India

Preferred Media / Type of Work

Sculpture

Artist's statement

Life as a creative force has always been an inspiration for me. People engage me with their different moods, I observe and sense their vibrations; the great energy that radiates through them which transforms and inspires my art forms. Expression is becoming more and more simple yet charged with strength and resilience.
My sculptures reflect my attitude and vision toward life and reality, and people around me. I have tried to translate troubles into assurances of survival which must be reached in order to realize fully the fathomless depth and verve of amazing life spirit.

On the one hand, I present the true predicament of everyday life, accepting all the anguish and turmoil while on the other hand my sculptures, perceived from direct and immediate responses reveal complex interactions between "Purusha" and "Prakriti". The total balance between "Prakriti" and "Purusha" creates harmony, love and existence itself. The Man and Woman together creates a world which finds its ultimate expression in that "equilibrium" which is the very essence of spirituality. We should be positive about life and it should flow in spite of all odds.

Exhibitions

1982 S. P. Planetarium, Baroda
1982 Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay
1983 Shridharani Art Gallery, New Delhi
1986 Contemporary Art Gallery, Ahemdabad
1984 Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay
1984 Ravindra Manch, Jaipur
1985 Rajasthan School of Art Gallery, Jaipur
1986 Rajasthan School of Art Gallery, Jaipur
1986 Taj Art Gallery, Bombay
1987 Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay
1987 Ravindra Manch, Jaipur
1987 Welcomgroup Vadodara
1988 Designscape Art Gallery
1988 Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur
1989 Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay
1990 Ravindra Manch, Jaipur
1991 Taj Art Gallery, Bombay
1993 Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay
1993 Contemporary Art Gallery, Ahemdabad
1994 Taj Art Gallery, Bombay
1995 Cache Art Gallery, Bombay
1996 Contemporary Art Gallery, Ahemdabad
1996 Cache Art Gallery, Bombay
1998 Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay
1999 Welcomgroup, Srishti Art Gallery, Rajputana Palace Sheraton, Jaipur
1999 Taj Art Gallery, Bombay

Art Education

Diploma in Sculpture, M.S. University, Baroda, Gujarat, India
1983 Post Diploma in Creative Sculpture, M.S. University, Baroda, Gujarat, India

Teaching:
Lecturer in Rajasthan School of Art, Jaipur (Affiliated to Rajasthan University, Jaipur)

Awards and Publications

1987 Gujrat State Lalit Kala Akademi Award
1989 Rajasthan State Lalit Kala Akademi Award
1991 Rajasthan State Lalit Kala Akademi Award
1993 All India Exhibition Award
1995 Rajasthan State Lalit Kala Akademi Award
1995 National Lalit Kala Akademi Award, New Delhi
1996 Jaipur Hawa Mahal Juniour Chamber Award

Publications:
1999 Indian Design & Interiors, April - May, pp. 53-55

Member for

6 years 10 months