VINEET KKN 'PANCHHI'
Vineet has amassed a treasure of experiences and observations from his life as an entrepreneur, musician, creative director, corporate leader, and other areas he has experimented with in his ever dynamic life. Then came a point along the way where his love for Urdu, music, wit, humour and life combined to create a stream of 'non-poetry-poetry' entirely his own. He jestingly calls them his 'items' since they do not follow the traditional pattern of how poetry is structured.
He often collaborates with artists from other mediums of expression to create 'experiential art'. His firm belief in the philosophy of art bringing happiness and sunshine into human society is represented many-a-times in his vibrant, relatable and often amusing 'items'.
1986, Ujjain marks the beginning of Ritu's art journey with a group show at Kalidas Academy alongside paintings that depicted women doing their daily household chores and working on the street as the labour force. Since then female forms, as a subject, keep emerging in her paintings.
The beauty in Ritu Chopra’s art is that her physical experiences find resonance in her paintings. She does not adhere to technique and keeps moving to novel forms that appeal to her. With every series that she paints, she introduces the freshness of a raw artist.
She has done 10 Solo and more than 54 Group Exhibitions in India and abroad. She has worked on different subjects and medium. Her style of paintings in the past remained mostly figurative, but now she has ventured into the world of abstraction.
Nawal Kishore did his B.F.A. in 2000 & M.F.A. in 2004 in painting from Lucknow College of Arts & Crafts, Lucknow, (U.P.) & Art Appreciation course from State Museum, Lucknow (1999) and went on to
work on the Research Grant of Lalit Kala Academi, New Delhi in Garhi art studio, New Delhi 2001-02.
He has held many solo shows at various coveted Art galleries and his works have been exhibited in several groups shows both nationally and internationally.
He has also been a much-awarded artist and his creations adorn various Govt.offices & private collection including S.Lalit Kala Academi,Lucknow, AIFACS,NEW DELHI, Sahitya Kala Academi,New Delhi, Slovik Republic Embassy New Delhi, Ms.JAYAPRADA (Actor & M.P.), Shri V.K.Singh (Minister of India ), Shri Santosh Gangwar (Minister of India ), Shri Deepak Mishra (I.P.S. ) UTV, Mumbai, GIC housing finance, New Delhi as well as in many private industries of India, Singapore, Dubai, America (U.S.A.) etc.
The Middle of Nowhere, as they were once called, began as a busking project, hoping to bring the music back to the Indian streetscape by performing at forts, city centers and other public venues. Besides being musicians, the members of the band are also architects, planners and artists. As such, they have attempted to use their understanding of space to take their music beyond the stage and closer to their audiences, setting up what they call a 'Nowhere Station' wherever they go. These 'Nowhere Stations' have been planted in a variety of alternative spaces such as on inter-city trains and neighbourhood rooftops, with the performances usually being intertwined with participatory art projects and installations.
'Nowhere Station One’, their first and as yet unreleased album, is a collection of tasty tunes that have come about as a product of their experiments with music, art and life. For the past few years, they have been in pursuit of developing and evolving their music. They have travelled across the country, looking for inspiration and sharing their music along the way.
Manisha Swarnkar, a former student of engineering, took the unprecedented path of stepping into the world of art after a flash of inspiration. Equipped with a basic skill set from her knowledge of traditional rangoli and endless determination, she set out to live her dreams. Years later, and after obtaining a distinguished degree of Master of Design from the prestigious Industrial Design Center (IDC) at IIT Bombay, she still carries the spirit of challenge and passion with which she set out.
She has received international recognition from her involvement in award-winning music videos and her sand art films have won international awards. She has been on vatious TV Shows and has also been a TEDx speaker.