Somnath Bothe

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  • (b. 1982) Aurangabad

PROFILE

His journey in art field began with landscapes and portraits. He started thinking about sensitivity and intent of the paintings… As his entire childhood was spending in village, a very close relationship with the village.

“A deep rooted respect for ‘nature’ and ‘humility’ is the inspiration for my paintings”, says Somnath. Then education and living in city life created new sensitivities and understandings… the blend of these different environments and cultures indirectly flowed in his painting… His paintings are colorful, vibrant, nostalgic at times, and sheer conversational pieces. Subdued and quiet by nature paintings is his language.

Somnath has his own way of showing his creations. His color schemes are modern and flashy but this is intentional, to remind us of the importance of historical places. The fusion of rainy season and historical places in cities and villages constitute the subjects of his paintings. Now painting is not just a technique, it has become a medium of expression for him.
One of his recent group shows was in India Art Fair 2012,New Delhi

ART EDUCATION

  • 2006-07 Diploma in Art Education, Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune
  • 2002-06 Diploma in Painting (First Class) Merit of Mumbai Board (Eighth in order),Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune
  • 1999-2000 Art Teacher Diploma, Paithan, Dist. Aurangabad

SOLO SHOWS

  • 2012 Nehru Centre Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2012 Indian Art Collectors, “Featured Artist” Online show, Chandigarh
  • 2011 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2009 Pradarshak Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2007 Arthut Art Gallery, Pune
  • 2007 Rudraksha Art Gallery, Pune

GROUP SHOWS

  • 2012 Visions,Art Zest,Dubai
  • 2012 “India Art Fair 2012”, New Delhi
  • 2012 Artzest Art Gallery presents “Vision” group show, Dubai
  • 2012 “Visual Polyphonic” Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2012 Cancer Patients Aid Association, Charity Show, Mumbai
  • 2012 “Mystical Splendor” White Shadow Art Gallery, Coimbatore
  • 2012 Alankrita Art Gallery, Hydrabad
  • 2012 “India Art Fair 2012”, New Delhi
  • 2012 “Mystical Splendour”, White Shadow art gallery, Coimbatoor
  • 2012 Alankrita art gallery,Hydrabad
  • 2011 “India Art Summit 2011”, New Delhi
  • 2009 10, 11 Cymroza Art Gallery (Cancer Patients Aid Association, Charity Show), Mumbai
  • 2010 “Fusion Art” Balgandharva Art Gallery, Rotary Club Midtown Sponsored, Pune
  • 2009 Arthut Gallery, HSBC Bank Sponsored Show, Pune
  • 2007 Nag Foundation Group, Pune
  • 2006 Jehangir Art Gallery, “Monsoon Show”, Mumbai
  • 2006 07, 10 Balgandharva Art Gallery, Pune
  • 2005 Waves Art Gallery, Pune
  • 2005 06, 07 “Chatak”, Monsoon Show, Nehru Centre Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2003 04, 05, 06 Pradarshak Art Gallery, Mumbai

PARTICIPATIONS

  • 2006,05, 04, 03 Art Society of India, Mumbai
  • 2006,05, 04, 03 Chitari Academy, Pune
  • 2003,05 17st South Central Zone, All India Art Contest, Nagpur
  • 2003,04 Nasik Kala Niketan, Nasik
  • 2003,National Level, “Kalanand Prayas”, Zarkhand
  • 2003,State Art, Mumbai, Maharashtra

AWARDS/HONOURS

  • 2006,08 V. V. Oak, Lokmanya Tilak Exhibition, Pune
  • 2006 1st Prize, Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune
  • 2005 Gold Medal, Royal Academy, National Level, Gulbarga, Karnataka
  • 2004 Kala Aunsh Group, Dhulia
  • 2003 Gold Medal, National College Student “Varnika Manav Sanket”, Ujjain
  • 2003 Silver Medal, National College Student “Kalawart Nyas”, Ujjain
  • 2002 National College Student “Varnika Manav Sanket”, Ujjain