LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
I, Pratik Sharma graduated in product design from the Raffles Design institute in Singapore, then went in for learning relief sculpture at Art students league in New York.
Being born to two artists - I tried to run away from art but -art did not leave me. I loved machines and possessed a passion for cars. Behind this was my desire to portray them as beings. Each with its own life and individuality. For me cars exude style, embody innovation and offer a remarkable combination of freedom, utility and distinction.
I meticulously choose unique cars which I have seen around the world during my travels. Witnessing cars from a three dimensional perspective and painting them with a vivid depiction of motion in a unique off centered composition. Cars are not just cars these are "portraits" this portrait like style conveys a powerful metaphor of life and motion.
In the time of learning and unlearning for the last twelve years with the agenda of nurturing my subject has been truly exciting. From the basics of drawing with pen and ink on canvas to feeling the joy of mixing colours, is like making a brush dance. I paint in my own trance with freedom and excitement. I am always in the process of breaking through my rock bottom to come out as a winner on the opposite side.
Born 1987, Mumbai, India 2008 - Graduated in Product Design from Raffles Design Institute - Singapore 2012 - Studied relief sculpture under Leonard Lerman at Art Student League, New York 2011 - Commissioned 12 paintings for exclusive Audi Calendar
Shows :2011 - Group show at Satguru's 2011 - Art fair at Nehru Center, Gallery 11 - Mumbai 2011 - Group Show participated Cancer Patient Association - Mumbai 2012 - Art fair at Bandra Kurla Complex-, ICAC - Mumbai 2012 - Group Show participated Cancer Patient Association - Mumbai 2013 - Solo show at The Little Door, Lokhandwala - Mumbai 2013 - Art fair at Nehru Center, Gallery Beyond - Mumbai 2013 - Group Show participated Cancer Patient Association - Mumbai 2014 - 1st Solo show "Carscapes" at Reflection in J.W. Marriott, Juhu, Mumbai 2014 - New York Art Fair, Gallery Beyond 2014 - India Art fair, Cymroza Art Gallery - New Delhi 2014 - Group Show participated Cancer Patient Association - Mumbai 2014 - Hong Kong Art Fair, Natanjali Art Gallery 2016 - Mumbai India, "MOTORSCAPES-HEROES" at Hirji Jehangir Art Gallery 2016 - Mumbai India, "MOTORSCAPES-HEROES" at Gallery Beyond 2016 - New York Art Fair, "MOTORSCAPES-HEROES" Gallery Beyond 2016 - New Jersey Hoboken, "The Car Show" The Mason Civic League 2016 - Mumbai India, Weekend Preview & Cocktails exclusively for Vintage & Classic Car Club of India at Gallery Beyond 2018 - Art BAB @ Bahrain 2018 - Singapore affordable art fair. 2019 - Showcased BMW Art Car at India Art Fair New Delhi. 2020 - Showcased at BMW Lounge Prive at India Art Fair New Delhi.
Art Camp :2011- Art camp in Japan by Discover Art.co 2012- Art camp in Bangkok and Bali by private art collector 2013- Art camp in Nagothane by ICAC 2014- Art camp in UK and Scotland by ICAC 2015- Art Camp in Europe with Kailasham Art Camp.
WHO I AM
I am the son of the soil. Conceived by two artists, I am what nature made me. A born artist.
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