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Photograph of Artist Pravin Utge, Maharashtra, India

I'm Visual Artist Pravin Utge

Maharashtra, India


  • 1999: 1st Prize in Annual Art Exhibition ( Landscape).
  • 2000: 1st Prize in Annual Art Exhibition (Potrait).

One Man Shows:

  • 2019 - G.A.F. Mumbai
  • 2019 - Jehangir Art Gallery. Mumbai
  • 2018 - Taj art Gallery, Taj Mahal palace, Mumbai. Organized by Artland India Gallery Mumbai
  • 2018 - G.A.F. Mumbai
  • 2017 - Taj Art Gallery, Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai. Organized by Artland India Mumbai
  • 2016 - G.A.F. Dubai
  • 2016 - G.A.F. Mumbai
  • 2015 - My Indian Art Gallery, Kolkata
  • 2015 - Ardizen Artworks Gallery, Pune
  • 2015 - Jahangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2010 - Jahangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2007 - Royal Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2006 - Jahangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

Two Man Shows:

  • 2015 - Vinayasa Art Gallery, Chennai
  • 2010 - Vinayasa Art Gallery, Chennai
  • 2009 - Shrishti Art Gallery, Hyderabad
  • 2005 - Vinayasa Art Gallery, Chennai

Group Shows:

  • 2019 - Gallery Space, Hyderabad
  • 2018 - "Colors" org Artland India, Mumbai
  • 2018 - Taj Art Gallery, Organized by Artland India
  • 2017 - Taj Art Gallery, Organised by Artland India Mumbai
  • 2016 - "Paus" J. S. Art Gallery, Pune
  • 2016 - "Monsoon" Artland India, Mumbai
  • 2016 - "Color" Organised Artland India, Mumbai
  • 2015 - J. S. Art Gallery, Surat
  • 2014 - Artist Mindz Gallery, Bhubaneswar
  • 2014 - My Indian Art Gallery, Kolkata
  • 2013 - Art Phoenix - Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2013 - Brushstrokes, Nagpur
  • 2013 - Brushstrokes, Goa
  • 2012 - J. S. Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2011 - Urban Art Studio, Noida
  • 2011 - 18 x 18 Apprao Art Gallery, Delhi
  • 2010 - Ray Art Gallery, Pune
  • 2010 - 18 x 18 - Apparao Art Gallery, Chennai
  • 2008 - D. D. Neroy Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2007 - Kolkatta Organised Show by P. R. Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2007 - Legacy Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2007 - India Art Gallery, Pune
  • 2006/07 - Vinayasa Art Gallery, Chennai
  • 2004/05/06 - The Colour Wheel (Art Gallery) Singapore
  • 2003 - Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2002 - Hotel Holiday Inn, Pune
  • 1999/2002 -Annual Art Exhibition, Balganharva Kala Dalan, Pune

Visual Artist Pravin Utge, born 1978, Jalgaon, Maharashtra, Completed his art education in 2003 and famous for his colorful figurative paintings ie Indian woman with traditional cloths.

 

Painted Lyrics

Dreamy eyed lasses populate the canvases of Pravin Utge. These girls with syrupy looks are engaged in different daily activities; some of them are religious, some of them are playful and yet another lot is in conversation with nature. The serene atmosphere created by the artist takes the viewer to a different realm of aesthetical pleasure. There is no agitation and conflict in the lives of these young protagonists. They are not led by any ‘isms’ or ideologies. In their dreamy lives, they are perfect and sedate, and they tend to remain eternal like the imageries of love in a ballad.

 

Formally speaking, the cool colors that Pravin employs to build up the backdrop of the paintings are apt to represent the ‘ritus’ (seasons) of India. With the shifting tones of yellows, reds, whites and blues, the artist captures the essence of the Indian seasons. It would be the folly of a viewer if he/she is not reminded of the Hindustani classical ragas and the plays written by the legendary poet, Kalidasa. Like in the great literary works and the musical narratives, the changes of the seasons connote the changes in the lives of a woman.

 

Though the life of a woman in our times is conflict ridden, the artist does not want to critically approach the politico-cultural aspects of it. Instead, he invests his energies on highlighting the eternal beauty of woman and her soul. Their bodies, almost transparent and translucent in their treatment do not just represent their erotic potential but they symbolically bring the spiritual purity. An interested viewer could see that Pravin does not attempt to bring the quotidian aspects of an urban woman’s life, instead he focuses on the desired lyricism of the rural life.

 

This desired lyricism of rural life is a projection of the artistic thinking on the harsh realities of the present day life of people whether it is in the urban spaces or in the rural areas. But by submerging them with the lyrical beauty of these paintings the artist intends to show the world that this could be a possibility; a return to the primal innocence where the girls live a carefree life by looking into the mirrors and playing in the lotus ponds. This possibility is a metaphorical one as the artist understands that such possibilities are realized only in the realm of art.

 

In Pravin Utge’s works modern paintings techniques meet the traditional tempera and pigment oriented painting methods. These paintings derive their creative and imaginative energies from the traditional murals, folk and tribal art and the Indian miniatures. Though there is a deliberate reduction of narrative strategies in these works, the artist intends these frozen moments of depiction to be a part of the larger narrative, which as I aforementioned, could be both lyrical and musical.

 

Keen eyes could see how Pravin Utge divides the pictorial plane into different levels in order to facilitate the blooming of the painterly thematic. Even in their insular zones, Pravin very skillfully incorporate the religious, domestic, public and secular matters (as in worshiping, playing, processions and so on) pertaining to the lives of women. Also, by gathering them as group images, Pravin suggests that even in their remote lives, women are always united by their womanhood itself.

Johny M L

November 2010

New Delhi

 

Personal details:

Born 1978, Jalgaon, Maharashtra

Qualifications:

  • 1997-1999 - Art Teacher Diploma, Chitrakala Mahavidyalay, Latur
  • 1999-2002 - G.D Art (Drawing and Painting)
  • 2002-2003 - Dip-A-Ed (Diploma in Art Edu), B. K.Mahavidylay, Pune

My artworks for sale


₹ 51,000

Untitled-4

Painting: Acrylic on Canvas
Art by: Pravin Utge
Size: 20.0 X 30.0 inch (WxH)

₹ 95,000

Couple-2

Painting: Acrylic on Canvas
Art by: Pravin Utge
Size: 30.0 X 40.0 inch (WxH)

₹ 95,000

Untitled-3

Painting: Acrylic on Canvas
Art by: Pravin Utge
Size: 30.0 X 40.0 inch (WxH)

₹ 95,000

Untitled-2

Painting: Acrylic on Canvas
Art by: Pravin Utge
Size: 30.0 X 40.0 inch (WxH)

₹ 75,500

Couple

Painting: Acrylic on Canvas
Art by: Pravin Utge
Size: 30.0 X 30.0 inch (WxH)

₹ 75,500

Untitled-1

Painting: Acrylic on Canvas
Art by: Pravin Utge
Size: 30.0 X 30.0 inch (WxH)

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