Anand Panchal

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PROFILE

Born on 1974, The village is the backdrop for the works of Anand Panchal. Panchal embraces a highly narrative style, unfolding stories of rural life through his paintings. My perspective is of a villager, says Panchal.

A recurring figure in his paintings is of a small girl. He describes her as the daughter of a farmer, who is very eager to pursue her education, but is prevented from doing so by circumstances. Asked why he chose to paint a young girl over a boy, he explains that he finds female faces most expressive, registering a range of emotions that vanish by adolescence.
Of his influences, Panchal names Rembrandt, Renoir, and Gaugin. In the future, he plans to try large-scale works of children in groups that incorporate more elements of the village setting.He also features the cows and the goats which are symbols of procreation, birth and Godliness. He also paints Durga as the mother Goddess.

ART EDUCATION

  • 1998,Diploma in Art Education, (Dip.a.ed),Sir J.J.School of Art, Mumbai
  • 1997,G.D.Art (Drawing & Painting),Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya,Pune,Maharashtra.

SOLO SHOWS

  • 2009 'Swadesh', Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2006 Renaissance Art Gallery, Bangalore, Karnataka
  • 2005 Vinyasa Art Gallery, Chennai
  • 2005 Gallery Space, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
  • 2005 Gallery Beyond, Mumbai
  • 2005, 01 J

GROUP SHOWS

  • ehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2003 Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2002 'Durga', Hacienda Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2002 Om Gallery, New Delhi
  • 2001 Nehru Centre, Mumbai
  • 1997 Crimson Art Gallery, Bangalore, Karnataka(2011,2012),Reflections,Illumination,Dubai.
  • 2010 'Aviskar: Easts Meets West', Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Mumbai
  • 2009 'Roopa Bheda', Alankritha Art Gallery, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
  • 2009, 05 Gallery Space, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
  • 2008 'Bank on Art', Gallery Rolland Alliance Francaise de, New Delhi
  • 2008 'India on Canvas', Khushi
  • 2008 'Manav's Marvel', Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2008 'Mystic Expressions 2008', presented by Fiida Art at Singapore
  • 2008 'The Human Psyche', Galleria, New Delhi
  • 2007 Presented by Gallery Art Land at Majestic Hotel Tower, Dubai
  • 2007 'High on Art', Mumbai
  • 2006 Juneja Art Gallery, Jaipur
  • 2006 Vinyasa Art Gallery, Chennai
  • 2006 'Yeh Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan', Gallery Beyond, New Delhi Art Konsult, New Delhi
  • 2005, 06, 07 'Colors', presented by Gallery Art Land at Chhatrapati Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai
  • 2005 'Mobile Creches', Gallery Beyond, Mumbai
  • 2005 'Hope with Heart', Parkinson's Disease, Foundation of India
  • 2005 '100 Contemporary Indian Artist's', Joss, Mumbai
  • 2004 'Tao of Shiva', Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2003 'Pratibimba', presented by Antiquana, New Delhi
  • 2003 Crimson Art Gallery, Bangalore, Karnataka
  • 2001 Art Land, Mumbai
  • 2000 Saffronart, Hong Kong
  • 2000 British Airways, International Airport, Mumbai
  • 1998-99 Nehru Centre, Mumbai
  • 1998 Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Mumbai
  • 1998 Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1998 Y.B.Chavan Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1996 Welcom Group of Rama International, Aurangabad, Maharashtra
  • 1995, 96 Khushboo Art Gallery, Pune, Maharashtra
  • 1994 Town Hall, Latur, Maharashtra

PARTICIPATIONS

  • 2011 '50.25.10', presented by Artchutney at The Taj Corridor, The Taj West End, Bangalore
  • 2007 'Monsoon Show', Legacy Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2000 'Harmony Show', Nehru Centre, Mumbai
  • 1997 'Monsoon Show', Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1997 'Chatak', Monsoon Show, Nehru Centre, Mumbai
  • 1996 'Kalamela', Kolkata
  • 1996, 97 South Central Zone Cultural Centre (SCZCC), Nagpur, Maharashtra
  • 1996, 97 Bombay Art Society, Mumbai
  • 1996, 97 Annual Exhibition, Art Society of India, Mumbai
  • 1996 Nasik Kala Niketan Art Competition, Nasik, Maharashtra
  • 1996 V.V.Oke Smruti Art Exhibition, Pune, Maharashtra

AWARDS/HONOURS

  • 1998 Annual Art Exhibition, Sir J J School of Art, Mumbai
  • 1998 'Camel Award' for Standing First Class (2nd) in G D Art Exam
  • 1997 Prize for Portrait, Annual Exhibition, Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune, Maharashtra
  • 1997 On the Spot Portrait Competition, Sangamner, Maharashtra
  • 1996, 97 Merit Certificate for Portrait, South Central Zone Cultural Centre (SCZCC), Nagpur
  • 1996, 97 Babalgaon State Art Competition, Goa
  • 1996 Merit Certificate for Portrait, Bombay Art Society, Mumbai
  • 1996 Prize for Landscape, Roby Desilva School of Art, Vasai, Maharashtra
  • 1994 Annual Art Competition, Nasik kala Niketan, Nasik, Maharashtra
  • 1993, 94 Annual Art Competition, Chitrakala Maha Vidyalaya, Latur, Maharashtra