For art lovers, one of the city’s leading galleries teamed up with HIMS Academy Germany for a weekend of contemporary art and traditional European classical music in January 2023. On view were works by artists Rajesh Wankhade and Smita Kinkale – both of whom break with conventional structures, including notions of time and space, to evoke parallels in perspective from the viewer. Curated by Sanjana Shah, creative director, the show opened as part of Mumbai Gallery Weekend 2023. This will be accompanied by a concert by the Tilia Quartet of the Staatskapelle Berlin on January 14 at 6:00 pm in the gallery space, which was very enthusiastically received by the large audience.
Tao Art Gallery, 165, The View, Dr Annie Besant Rd, Worli.
In the rooms of the North Tower, the HIMS Academy has once again been showing internationally emerging and already successful artists. The exhibition featured artists from Pakistan, India and an international group of artists from London. The Garden Festival 2022 took place on the Pentecost weekend from Friday 3 June to Monday 6 June.
Muzzumil Ruheel from Pakistan was represented with calligraphic works. Many of his works can be found in important collections around the world.
Rajesh Wankhade is a young emerging artist from India. With his unique style in colouring and expression of his paintings, he is a multiple art award winner.
Born in 1985, Rajesh Wankhade’s creative paintings depict the existential phenomena of society in an impersonal dialect informed by both an expressionist approach and a conscious artistic thought. Although the forms have a realistic anatomical proportion, the surreal physique of many figures is a synthetic narrative of his memory.
A selection of paintings on the theme of “Animalia & Graphics” by an international group of artists from London was on display.
From November 4-7, 2021, HIMS Academy showed a small selection of paintings by Ratnadeep Gopal Adivrekar, an acclaimed artist from India.
Ratnadeep, born in 1974, Mumbai India, has already exhibited all over the world and several times in Germany. His artworks have been placed in several prestigious private and public collections, nationally as well as internationally.
The artist works and lives between Mumbai, Dubai, and Berlin.
Ratnadeep’s series, “The Golden Ear,” is based on the German composer Richard Wagner and especially his epic opera, “The Ring of the Nibelung.” The works revolve around Ratnadeep’s philosophical interpretation, particularly connecting the Indian-global mythological context with contemporary times.