Worked on a series
of paintings in oil – ‘Nature and Civilisation’ while
Studying, for the degree programme at Chandigarh, India.
Completed a series
of Ink Drawings under the title ‘During the Curfew’, at Malot,
(home town) in the strife-torn Punjab
Worked on a series
based on the theme of ‘The Village’ and produced drawings, paintings
and sculptures with emphasis on the facial expressions of the womenfolk
of Punjab, enclosed in the mud architectural forms and rural landscape.
The theme continued for a decade.
Created a number of
drawings in pastel on the cited theme while staying in Moscow, Russia.
Established a small
studio at Malot and produced sculptures in clay based on ‘The Village’
Explored new mediums
for sculpture. Carved small sculptures in sand stone of Chamba Valley in
the Himalayas, through self-teaching practice.
Casted sculptures in
bras at the traditional brass casting workshops of Chamba town and learnt
the Lost Wax Process of metal casting
Worked on the theme
‘Our Landscape’ and evolved a typical view of Punjab. The face
of the farmer became a feature of the composition sometimes singly or with
Visited the Courts
of Law and studied the expressions of the rural people coming to see the
solicitors. Produced a series of drawings/paintings on the cited theme –
The Courts of Law.
Engaged in the study
of the ‘Dual cultural values of the South-Asian Settlers in UK’
and created series of drawings, paintings and sculptures.
Continuing the cited
theme with a new series of paintings ‘The Roots’
AND THE FACE’ Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham, London
– Blue Wing Gallery, Kew, Richmond, London
– A degree show at University of East London,
exhibiting the works of seven graduates from MA-Art in Architecture course.
Kew Bridge Summer
Art Show, Steam Museum, Kew Bridge, Middlesex.UK
- An art event with fellow artists of Redlees Art Studios Isleworth, Middx.UK
Art Exhibition, National Art Fair, Banglore, India.
PUNJAB ARTISTS –
a special exhibition of the works of art by Award Winning Punjab Artists
organised by Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi at the galleries of the National
Academy of art, New Delhi.
CHOICE’- A special exhibition of contemporary Indian Art from
the personal collection of Mrs EM Schoo, Ambassador, The Netherlands Embassy
in India, held at The National Museum of Modern Art, New Delhi
A TRIBUTE TO VAN
GOGH – A commemorative exhibition, Punjab Kala Bhawan Chandigarh
Annual Punjab Lalit
Kala Akademi, Chandigarh.
Indian Academy of
Fine Arts, Amritsar, Punjab, India
WORKS’, A solo show at the Nehru Centre, the cultural wing
Indian High Commission, London
LE CORBUSIER de CHANDIGARH à RONCHAMP’-
An exhibition presenting my sculptures and drawings being an artist
Chandigarh, India, a city designed by Le Corbusier held at Ronchamp,
France, a place famous for Corbuiser’s ‘La Chaple’.
14 – 22 September
– A workshop for senior citizens exploring the traditional
form – Rangoli, Redlees Art Studios, Hounslow, London
PODS’ - A three days workshop with school children on Art
in Education, sponsored and organised by Shape London, London Arts
and National Lottery, held at Redlees Art Studios, West London,
followed by a three months training course
Schools in Conservation of Natural and Cultural Heritage’-
a special workshop for the teachers held at Udaipur, Rajsthan,
Heritage of India’- a workshop held at Kanchipuram, Tamil
Nadu, India, organised by the Centre for Cultural Resources and
Training, New Delhi.
Camp’, organised by Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi, Chandigarh
a workshop ‘The Crafts of Chamba Valley’ at JNV Sarol
(a Secondary school), Chamba, India. Master craftsmen of the area
demonstrated their traditional skills and worked in close contact
with the pupils for a month.