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Artist Bhalchandra Mandke

Bhalchandra Mandke

Bhalchandra Mandke did his G. D. Art from Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalay, Pune in 1975. Mandke worked at Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune, from 1976 till 2006. He retired as a full professor in 2006. Mandke mainly taught fine art at Abhinav. From childhood, Mandke used to be intrigued and awed by nature. His passion for nature can be seen in his paintings.

Mandke used to exhibit regularly, but because of his main profession as a professor in fine arts, he could not exhibit in a big way. After retirement from active teaching, he is now a full time artist.

Mandke does original work, mainly taking inspiration from nature. He applies his mind and body to nature's compositions and then adds his soul into it and a masterpiece gets created. His paintings are soul-stirring and soul-searching and they take you deeper. The power of Mandke's works literally blows your mind while taking your breath away. Each piece accosts all your senses. The colours are vibrant, the strokes bold & the message crystal clear. The effect is almost hypnotic. Mandke's confidence, brilliance and skill emanates from each piece. He is gloriously uninhibited in expressing his thoughts. These days, it is rare to find an artist who paints from the heart and not for the audience. Mandke’s works are almost like story-telling in its effect on the viewer. The positivity and energy arrests the viewer. It revolves around mysticism and mysteries of the human mind and forces you to look inward in search of the treasures that lay within. His application of joyful colours is exhilarating and the energy infectious. The subtle feelings exuded by Mandke’s abstract and semi abstract paintings make you see something new in them every day, making viewing them a wondrous experience.

See art tutorials by Khula Aasmaan which feature Bhachandra Mandke as the artist :

Abstract Art - 1 | अमूर्त कला - १

Abstract Art - 2 | अमूर्त कला - २

Artist Biodata

Born : 1949

Education :

  • 1975 : Government Diploma in Fine Art from Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalay, Pune

Solo Shows :

  • 2012 : Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2012 : Art Hut, Pune
  • 2011 : Fine Art with Bottled Poetry, Royal Orchid Central, Pune
  • 2009 : Malaka Spice, Pune
  • 2008 : Art Point Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2004 : Hotel Oberoi Sheraton, Mumbai
  • 1999 : Khushboo Art Gallery, Pune
  • Parvati Hall, Dombivali, Mumbai
  • Gujrat Hall Art Gallery, Ghatkopar, Mumbai
  • Grindlays Bank Gallery, Mumbai

Group Shows :

  • 2010 : Bajaj Monsoon Show, Mumbai
  • 2009 : Surabhi Nag Art Foundation, Pune
  • 2009 : Artscape II, India Art Gallery, Pune
  • 2007 : Art Point Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2001 : Soul Curry Art, Mumbai
  • 2000 : Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1999 : Nehru Centre, Mumbai
  • 1998 : Pradarshak Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1997 : SANS TACHE Art Gallery, Worli, Mumbai
  • 1995 : Affordable Art, Bombay
  • Artist's Centre Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • Balgandharva Art Gallery, Pune
  • Kalla Mela, Mumbai, Pune, New Delhi
  • Hotel Sun & Sand, Pune

Awards :

  • 2003 : Chitari Academy, Pune.
  • 1995 : All India Art Exhibition, The Creator's Ambala Cantt.
  • Annual Exhibition of Art, Pune
Collections :
  • Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi
  • National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi
  • Force Motors, Pune (Formerly known as Bajaj Tempo)
  • Sandvik Asia, Pune
  • Alfa Laval, Pune
  • Mr. Nitin Karambelkar, Mumbai
  • Mrs. Uma Kejrwal
  • Mrs. Mohini Seth & Didi Vaidya
  • Mrs. Indu Khimsara
  • Mr. Karambelkar, Nashik
  • Mr. Erwin Lengauer, Austria
  • Dr. P. Mahavadi, Stockelsdorf, Germany
  • Dr. Subir Roy, Banglore
  • Dr. Ajit Gaunekar, Singapore
  • Mr. & Mrs. Satwe
  • Mrs. Ketkar, Dubai
  • Mr. Sathe, Pune
  • Many private collectors in India and Abroad
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