biografia di Bhupen KHAKHAR (1934-2003)

Personal data


Birth : 1934 - Baroda, India
Sex : M
Nationality/Affiliation : India

Address

Baroda, India

Education

1962 – 1964 : Faculty of Fine Arts – Maharaja Sayajira University of Baroda (Diploma – Art Criticism) – Baroda, India

Professional data


Work and Life

1976:First travel abroad in the ex-Sovietic Union
1976:Travel in London, United Kingdom, where he is accommodated by Howard Hodgkin
1976:Travel in Italy
1972:Meets the english painter and art collector Sir Howard Hodgkin at the 2nd Triennal India In New Delhi, India
1969:Founder, with other artists and writers, of the magazine “Vrishchik” (scorpio)
1965:First solo exhibition
Starts working as a professional artist at the beginning of the 70s
Childhood in Mumbai(Bombay), India
Begins painting in the late ’50s / early ’60s
Lives and works in Baroda (Gujarat), India


Awards

2000

2000 : Prince Claus Award – The Hague, Netherlands
Awarded by : Prince Claus Fund – Hoge Nieuwstraat 30 – The Hague, Netherlands

Work


Categorie and medium


Painting : Mixed media - Oil/canvas
Print-Multiple : Engraving - Print
Drawing-Watercolor : Collage - Watercolour

Subject

Traditional culture
eroticism
men
society problems

Movements and styles

Naive Art

Works

Jatra
Date of creation : 1997
Medium : Oil/canvas
 
The Goldsmith
Date of creation : 1997
Medium : Oil/canvas
 
An Old Man from Vasad Who Had Five Pennises Suffered from Runny Nose
Date of creation : 1995
Medium : Watercolour/paper
Size : 110 x 110 cm
 
Salman Rushdie: The Moor
Date of creation : 1995
Medium : Oil/canvas
Subject : portrait
 
How Many Hands Do I Need to Declare my Love to You?
Date of creation : 1994
Medium : Watercolour
 
Glass Mural
Date of creation : 1989
In collaboration with : Vivan SUNDARAM, Nalini MALANI
 
Yayati
Date of creation : 1987
Medium : Oil/canvas
 
Fishermen in Goa
Date of creation : 1985
Medium : Oil/canvas
 
My Dear Friend
Date of creation : 1983
Medium : Oil/canvas
 
You Can't Please All
Date of creation : 1981
Medium : Oil/canvas
 
The Celebration of Guru Jayanti
Date of creation : 1980
Medium : Oil/canvas
 
The Weatherman
Date of creation : 1979
Medium : Oil/canvas
 
Man with Bouquet of Plastic Flowers
Date of creation : 1976
Medium : Oil/canvas
 
Portraits of my Mother and my Father Going to Yatra
Date of creation : 1971
Medium : Oil/canvas
Size : 107 x 107 cm
 
Residency Bungalow
Date of creation : 1969
Medium : Oil/canvas
Size : 91 x 91 cm
 
Parsi Family
Date of creation : 1968
Medium : Oil/canvas
 
Phoren Soap
Medium : Engraving
Size : 7 x 7 inch
 
White Palace
Medium : Print in colors
Size : 18 x 18 inch
 
Head
Medium : Watercolour/paper
Size : 10 x 14 inch
 
Friends
Medium : Watercolour/paper
Size : 15 x 22 inch
 
Curtain
Medium : Watercolour/paper
Size : 9 x 12 inch
 

Solo Exhibitions (Selected)


Solo exhibitions

2002

Bhupen Khakhar. Retrospectiva
MNCARS Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia – Madrid, Spain
2002

1986

MNAM Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre National d’Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou – Paris, France
1986

Group Exhibitions (Selected)


Art shows / fairs

2003

Art Chicago 2003
Navy Pier’s Festival Hall – Chicago IL, United States
05/09/2003 – 05/12/2003
Represented by : Walsh Gallery – 118 N. Peoria Street – Chicago IL, United States


Group exhibitions

2002

Gulam Mohammed Sheikh and Bhupen Khakhar
Walsh Gallery – Chicago IL, United States
2002

2001

In Conversation
Gallery Espace – New Delhi, India
10/2001

Architects and Artists in Synchrony
Cymroza Art Gallery – Bombay, India
10/2001

On Paper – Contemporary Water Color in India
BPM Bose Pacia Modern – New York NY, United States
09/04/2001 – 10/26/2001

Indian Painting
VisAsia – The Australian Institute of Asian Culture and Visual Arts – Sydney NSW, Australia
04/06/2001 – 07/02/2001

Century City: Art and Culture in the Modern Metropolis
Tate Modern – London, United Kingdom
02/01/2001 – 04/29/2001

1998

Private Mythology: Contemporary Art from India
The Japan Foundation Forum – Tokyo, Japan
10/17/1998 – 10/29/1998

1992

Documenta IX
Museum Fridericianum – Kassel, Germany
06/13/1992 – 09/20/1992

1990

Splash: Images on Glass
Chemould Art Gallery – Bombay, India
1990

1972

Second Triennale India
Lalit Kala Akademi – National Academy of Fine Art – New Delhi, India
1972

Bibliography (Selected)


On the artist


Books

2002

Vitamin P – New Perspectives in Painting
Publisher: Phaidon Press – Regent’s Wharf – London, United Kingdom
Author: Collectif
2002
ISBN : 071484246X


Films

1990

Figures of Thought
Author: Khopkar Arun – India
1990


Monographies

1998

Bhupen Khakhar
Publisher: Chemould Art Gallery – Bombay, India
Publisher: Mapin Publishing – Ahmedabad, India
Author: Hyman Timothy
1998
ISBN : 819-00862-0-0


Periodicals

2001

JUNCOSA Enrique – Bhupen Khakhar
in: Arte y Parte n° 34 p. 26
Santander, Spain
08/2001-09/2001

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