I am experimenting with various compositions, colours and lines in the backdrop of my in-depth understanding of our history and tradition. Along with my works on traditional forms and elements, I also made use of many modern themes which could be explained as a happy marriage of tradition and modernity. This blend of tradition and modernity is tried at various levels thereby opening the flood gates of creative possibilities within me. In supporting of my themes I tends to use vibrant colours. Keeping the main theme of my work in mind I go with on adding smaller images. Various dimensions of the main them could be gazed through different layers. And in terms of the dimensions of paintings one can see an element of transparency in figures while trying to do these experiments in my works, I always in my mind an image of great achievers, who always almost applies my mind, body and spirit to the task which i takesup for myself to accomplish. I will give a finishing touch to my works in my own creative way through my understandings of the tradition of North Karnataka life coupled with it I am fairly good understanding of post Vijayanagara Style and the attires of Peshwa period of our history. In my effort to innovate with the times, but with a zeal to retain the connection with tradition, I make use of powerful images through small figures, a prominence on lines and also a total control on lines is a hallmark of my works Keepings in view the main theme I could remodel and restructure any tradition for working out my style.
AM, GD Art, B.K.K.Dharwad. MA In Fine ART at Gulburga University.
2014 Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi. 2013 Jhangir Art Gallerey, Mumbai. 2013 Trident art walk,oberoi. Mumbai. 2011 aya art gallery, Chennai 2010 AIFACS Gallery, Delhi. 2009 Ray Art Gallery, Pune. 2004 Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore. 1993 Karnataka Vidyavardhak Sanga, Dharwad.
2014 Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore. 2014 GUFA Gallery, Amdavad. 2014 Fine Arts Gallery, M.S. University, Vadodara. 2013 Swasti Art Gallery, Bangluru. 2013 Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore. 2012 Lalitkala acdemi dehli. 2012 Artoholic’s Gallery, Delhi. 2012 Neharu art center gallery, Mumbai. 2011 Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore. 2011 Artoholic’s Gallery, Delhi. 2011 AIFACS Art Gallery,Delhi. 2010 Renaisiance Art Gallery, Bangalore. 2010 Center For Performing Art, Muscat. 2009 Gallery Romain Allincaise, New Deli. 2009 Darbar Hall, Cochin Kerala. 2009 Center For Performing Art, Muscat. 2008 Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore. 2007 Kala Academy, Goa. 2007 Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore. 2006 Srujana ranga Mandira, Dharwad. 2006 Varna Gallery, K.L.K.A.Bangalore. 2006 72nd Akila Bharta Kannada Sahitya Sammelana, Bidar. 2005 Govt, Art Gallery, Dharwad. 2005 Bajaj Art Gallery, Bomby. 1998 Bartiy Kala Kendra, Dharwad.
2013 42nd Art Exhibition K.L.K.A. Bangalore 2012 85th AIFACS art exhibition, New Delhi 2012 Bangalore art foundation art exhibition, Bangalore. 2009 22nd All India Lokamany Tilak Art Exhibition, Pune 2008 11th Southern Region Camelin Art Exhibition, Cochin. 2008 “Golden Brush-2008” Kolkata. 2008 10th Southern Region Camelin Art Exhibition, Bangalore. 2007 09th Southern Region Camelin art Exhibition, Hyderabad. 2007 20th All India Lokamany Tilak Art Exhibition, Pune. 2006 20th All India Exhibition S.C.Z.C.C. Nagpur. 2006 19th All India Lokamany Tilak Art Exhibition, Pune. 2005 35th Art Exhibition K.L.K.A. Bangalore. 2005 State Leval Art Exhibition, K.L.K.A. Bangalore. 2005 19th All India Art Exhibition S.C.Z.C.C. Nagpur 2004 Chitra Sante C.K.P. Bangalore. 2004 State Leval Art Exhibition, Gulbarga. 1994 “Varnamela” Dharwad. 1993 6th Kala Mela, Bangalore. 1993 “Varnamela” Dharwad. 1990 “Kala Sngama 90”Dharwad.
2012 85th AIFACS Award. New Delhi. 2007 22nd Lokamany Tilak Award, Pune. 2005 36th Karnataka Lalit Kala Academy, Bangalore. 2005-2006 S.C.Z.C.C. Nagpur. 2004 Gulbarga University Award, Gulbarga.
Private collectors in India and Abroad.
This artwork symbolizes happy marriage of tradition and modernity
This artwork “Couple” is an outstanding work by artist Chikmath F.V. He paints in his own unique style to create imaginary world almost childlike and naive. However, buried deep beneath the surface is the true meaning. Beautiful and interesting things around the artist capture his imagination both visually and emotionally. Every image, every shape and every form talks to him on some level.
This painting is made with various compositions, vibrant colors and lines with the backdrop of the artist robust understanding of Indian history and tradition. He also made use of many modern themes, which could be explained as a happy marriage of tradition and modernity. A prominence on lines and also a total control on lines is a hallmark of his works.