Thursday, January 10, 2019

Healing Power of Arts 2019, online Indian artist Manisha Vedpathak

I had submitted two of my recent art works to the online exhibition of Healing Power of Arts held by Manhattan Arts International  run by artist Renee Philips. I feel very happy to share this news that I  got selected for the Award of Merit Winners. The exhibition started yesterday and will run till March 10,2019. Here is the link:

Monday, December 10, 2018

Opening of the exhibition " Kalagoshthi 2018" Indian artist Manisha Vedpathak

The 4th edition of Kalagoshthi on the theme "Poetry and art collective " was opened in a very warm atmosphere. Total 48 artists (visual and verbal) participated. As I mentioned in my previous posts , I have paired up with my poet friend Madhavi Apte. Here are some of the pics.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Reflection I and Reflection abstract by Indian artist Manisha Vedpathak

I am collaborating with my long time friend Madhavi Apte. We are to present two paintings and poems for the exhibition. Madhavi has written one poem inspired from my painting and I have a painting inspired from her poem. Here are the pics  of the paintings and the poems:
प्रतिबिंब केवळ .....

प्रतिबिंब केवळ दिसते तुझ्यात
तेही नाही अभंग
प्रतिमा निव्वळ आहे माझी
कळेल कसे अंतरंग

पाहता मी मला तुझ्यात
माझेच दिसे रूप रंग
छबी नाही तुला कोणती
केवळ तुझे तरंग

रंगरूपाच्या उभारल्या भिंती
कळेल कसे अंतरंग
मन अन् दर्शन तुझे वेगळे
तू तरी कुठे अभंग

गंमत केली तुझी खुळ्या मी
मी नाही रे निःसंग
उमगते तुझे अंतरंग म्हणूनच
उठतात ना रे तरंग

___ Madhavi Apte

"Reflection I"
24"x36", Indian ink on canvas

"Reflection II"
24"x24", Indian Ink on canvas

Poem inspired from the above painting:
आतूर होई निसर्ग हिरवा
निळाईत त्या जाई मिसळून
एक जगवतो जीव आणिक
दूसरा तर स्वतःच जीवन

जीव जीवाला मिळतो आणि
उरले नाही आपपर काही
निसर्ग हिरवा लेऊन मिरवतो
समर्पणाची कृष्णनिळाई

प्रत्येकाचे नूर वेगळे
दाखवती ते ठळकपणाने
अस्तित्त्व स्वतःचे जपण्यासाठी
प्रतिबिंब दावी स्व - रूपाने

जीव अन् शीव होई एकात्म
निसर्गाचे हे तर तत्व
जड भौतिक ते राही निराळे
टिकवून त्यांचे अलग अस्तित्त्व
--- Madhavi Apte

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

At 95 Big FM radio with RJ Manisha Vedpathak

 Exhibition Kalaghoshti 2018 is opening on saturday 8th Dec. For the promotion, the Artlane team along with a few artists visited the studio of 95 BIG FM. We had a very informal talk with RJ Dhaneesh wherein we introduced the motive of the exhibition and the challenges and the overall experience of the collaboration of visual and verbal artists was discussed. Here are few pics from the studio.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Invitation for the upcoming Indian artist Manisha Vedpathak

Here is the invitation for my upcoming exhibition. Its a collaboration of visual and verbal artist , organized by an art group named Artlane founded by three wonderful ladies , Smita Rajedeshpande, Vaishali Rajapurkar and Neela Vidhvans.

I am also displaying the art installation I created in collaboration with artist and poet Mr Randhir Khare at this venue. In my next post I will add the poems on which the paintings are based.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Upcoming Indian abstract artist Manisha Vedpathak

Hello all. I am participating in a group show which will be held in Dec from 8th-11th. I am pretty excited about this show as the theme of this show is the collaboration of verbal and visual artists. 
In this theme we are to give two artwork will be inspired from the poem of their partner verbal artist and and the partner will write a poem inspired from my painting. I found it very interesting as i believe this enhances your skills as an artist. Both the artists are crossing the borders between the mediums  and builds a bridge which connects these two artists. This collaboration initiates an engaging open end dialogue . I am sure that the result of the collaboration will be such that no one voice is louder than the other and each will contribute to the discussion and each will be read and viewed equally by readers and viewers. 
My partner is my friend and a poet ,Madhavi Apte a homemaker who is really good in creative writing. We have selected the theme of our collaboration as REFLECTION. I believe when a poem is written in response to an art, it becomes a way of seeing the art. It’s like seeing a reflection. As reflection is a fusion of your inner self and reality. 
Recently I have taken Indian ink as a medium to experiment. The artworks for this exhibition are in this medium and I have used the pointillism technique here. i am really liking to work in ink medium though itI find it challenging. below are the two paintings. These are the reflections in the water. I will post the poems by my partner in the next post.
Indian Ink on canvas, 24"x24"

Indian ink on canvas, 24"x36"

“Like water which can clearly mirror the sky and the trees only so long as its surface is undisturbed, the mind can only reflect the true image of the Self when it is tranquil and wholly relaxed.” -Indra Devi

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Exhibition in Indian abstract artist Manisha Vedpathak

Have been away from my blog for really long time. Had a marriage in the family , my younger daughter joined Erasmus University in Rotterdam, Holland. Had been with her in Rotterdam for a month. During that time I met a very warm personality Zoe  Cochia, when I visited her gallery Niffo Galerie/ Recycle studio . Here are some pics taken in her Gallery .
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I found her Galerie very interesting and active. She gave me an opportunity to exhibit in her group show themed ,"Potato..Home coming", which  was held on 7th Oct'2018. I wasn't able to attend the show as I had already returned to India but I handed over two of my small paintings to her which were exhibited in the show. Here are the two paintings:
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It's a small 20x20 cms , ink medium on canvas. The theme being potato, the two potatoes in the painting represent me and my younger daughter who is studying in Rotterdam and the blue water represents Holland which is famous for it's canals . The symbols in the painting are the adinkra symbol Gye Nyame, which is for supreme God.