Thursday, May 23, 2013

Biggest Art Award of the Year - Emerging Artist of the Year Award 2013 is very happy to announce the winner of the biggest art award of the year - ‘The Emerging Artist of the Year 2013 Award' presented by Glenfiddich. On 12th April, 2013, brought to the forefront 5 amazing talents of India. The winner of the award is the talent from South India – YUVAN BOTHYSATHUVAR.

The competition was very tough between all the five finalists – Ankush Safaya, Poorvesh Patel, Sumantra Mukherjee, Yuvan Bothysathuvar and Shivanand Shyagoti, but our respected jury took a very wise, unbiased and experienced decision making Yuvan the winner. The jury comprised of Mr Kapil Chopra, Andy Fairgrieve, Peter Nagy, Rajshree Pathy, Art Collector, Rajiv Bhatia, Jiten Thukral & Sumir Tagra, Swapan Seth, Nitin Bhayana and Veer Munshi.

We got amazing reviews about the award announcement function at The Oberoi, Gurgaon, the show and the cocktail evening and some amazing media coverage. Many artworks got sold during the event along with the trailing follow-ups.

Yuvan has now got the exclusive chance of going to Scotland for a 3 months residency, all paid for by Glenfiddich. He is also awarded Rs 10 lacs and is entitled for a solo show in Nature Morte on his return.

Take a look at some exclusive pictures and media coverage from the show

Yuvan Bothysathuvar with Andy Fairgrieve
Mr Kapil Chopra with the jury members
Yuvan Bothysathuvar receiving the cheque and award
Jury members in contemplation
Artist Veer Munshi with Manu Dosaj
Veer Munshi, Swapan Seth and Kapil Chopra
Yuvan Bothysathuvar with Kapil Chopra
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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Artist Of The Month

I work basically with Acrylic on Canvas, but sometimes I use variety of mediums like oil, charcoal, dry pastels, water colour etc. I opt for a large canvas where my work concept is spread-out suitably.

The fixation with all that glitters and the blinkered pursuit of all that the neighbour has, has set the fulcrum of modern existence on blingy show-ism. This has revolutionised the very culture of consumption, leading very often, to a murky bleakness; an inevitable fallout of selfish, inflated egos and life-patterns. Existences have gone from communal to intensely solitary. My figures symbolise this acute sense of loneliness, lost in a maze of self-inflicted consumerism. 

My Figures – as they appear in paintings or in sculptures – are, all, without an exception, depicted in a manner that is eerily grotesque and yet identifiably human. Slits for eyes, bulbous noses, thick-set lips and jaws, a baldness that places the pointedness of the ears in sharp focus and a neck – or the very pronounced lack of it – attaching the large rotund face to a flabby, disproportionate body, highlight my disturbance with the overt emphasis on the usual trappings of post-modern habitation. The colours I use are all solid enough to carefully avoid any merging with the textured backgrounds I creates. This solidity enhances the boldness of my figures endowing them with the intended quality of both awe and repulsion.

‘’ is the best online portal for young upcoming artist; they provide a big and reliable platform to upcoming artist. I also got an opportunity to exhibit my works in their 1st show name as ‘Present is Now’ 2010 curated by Peter Nagy. That was my big experience as a professional young artist, which I will never forget. Thanks to and team.

Mrinal Dey