Rajendra Kapse hails from a small town called Chandrapur (East of Maharashtra) and came to Mumbai to study art. It is here that he grew and developed and he feels that this is an important aspect that has affected him as an artist. My work deals with social concerns, and stands as a critique to the present chaos around us - As our contemporary culture lives with all kinds of contradictions and extremes. Basically a Painter, he is also inclined to work in different forms and mediums and open for new methods, techniques and concerns. With a consciousness and awareness of Indian and Western contemporary Art Forms, his work draw few parallels, and moves towards from personal subjective interpretations and perceptions - To a more interactive plinth. Use of references from established and already famous artist’s work, their usage of language and his ways of using fragmenting distorting constructing a new construct, is the way he can at the moment describe his work. "Borrowing and transforming is my method - I believe I`ve recognized in time, keeping my integrity intact."
B.F.A.(Drawing and Painting) From Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai.
Political scene by artist Rajendra Kapse
This artwork shows funny gestures of the clown and monkey
This painting “Political Scene” is an outstanding work by artist Rajendra Kapse. His work deals with social concerns, and stands as a critique to the present chaos around us – As our contemporary culture lives with all kinds of contradictions and extremes. His artworks are funny because of the motif of the self icon with a clownish appearance that has all kinds of funny gestures. The imagery of the clown and monkey blended in his self portrait is done in a many series. It appears with multiple gestures in all his works which has now become the signature motif. However, the deeper and simple truths of life that he expresses are certainly not matter of fun. Those are serious questionings that he throws at the viewer and makes him ponder with a smile.