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36 x 36 inches

Acrylic on Canvas

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Artist Details

Dr. Vidhyasagar Upadhyay, born in 1948 in Partapur, Banswara, Rajasthan, India, is a renowned artist and educator. He pursued his passion for art by earning his Masters in Fine Arts from the University of Udaipur in 1970 and his Ph.D. in Fine Arts from Sukhadia University, Udaipur, in 1997.   As a distinguished contemporary Indian artist, his remarkable artwork has garnered recognition and acclaim, finding a place in numerous prestigious public and private collections. These include renowned galleries such as the National Gallery of Modern Art in Delhi, National Lalit Kala Academy New Delhi, the Prime Minister's Residence, and the United States Information Center in New Delhi, Ministry of External Affairs; Government of India, State Gallery of Modern Art Jaipur, and many more.   During his early years as a professional artist, he worked exclusively with black pigment and its diverse tones, crafting captivating abstract compositions. His black-and-white series mesmerizes viewers with contrasting shapes against a backdrop of deep white space, evoking a sense of harmonious realms to explore. Over time, his canvases grew larger and darker, his brushstrokes became freer and more spontaneous, and he incorporated vivid hues. He chooses to depict forms that often resemble evolving natural forms like clouds, smoke, mist, or sand dunes that slowly transform and diffuse in space. Even today, Upadhyay continues to experiment and evolve his artistic style as a means of conveying his boundless curiosity and passion. His art ultimately embodies a vision of simplicity.   Dr. Upadhyay served as the Head of the Department of Painting at the Rajasthan School of Art in Jaipur, making a significant impact on the field of fine art education. His dedication and expertise were recognized with numerous awards, including the Rajasthan Government's Merit Certificate for Outstanding Contribution to Fine Art Education in 1983, the National Award for Painting from the National Lalit Kala Akademi in 1981, and the UP State Akademi honored him with the All India Award in 1984. He has also served as an executive board member for the National Akademi of Fine Arts, New Delhi.
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