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Ajay Choudhary

Ajay Choudhary

Call him an amateur, a novice, maverick or a purist - Ajay Choudhary has etched himself onto the canvass of the intricate world of abstract art. He is considered as a gifted abstractionist . Choudhary has showcased his creations in the top art galleries in the world and has won accolades from art connoisseurs. He is candid enough to admit that he is a self taught man and has taken to his childhood passion (painting) seriously. Noted global painter M.F. Husain has described Choudhary's paintings as "living art form". His imaginations and ideas for paintings are based on his experiences or observations from the daily life. He has held Solo show at Ahmedabad-ni-Gufa in 2011, 'Towards infinity' Open Studio and curated Solo show at The Loft (Mumbai) in 2008, 2008 Marvel Art Gallery, Ahmedabad, 2007 Amdavad Ni Gufa, Ahmedabad, 2007 ‘Between Line and Color’, Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda, 2005 Marvel Art Gallery, Ahmedabad , 2005 Open Palm Gallery, New Delhi ,2003 ‘Impressionist and Abstract’, Archer Art Gallery, Ahmedabad. He has participated in numerous group shows including 2009 ‘1x1 India ‘ Group Show at Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai, 2007 ‘Mridgandha’, Faculty of Fine Arts, M. S University, Baroda. ‘ A Stroke with Square’ a 22 mints documentary made on abstract Paintings of Ajay Choudhary. This film was shown at Morocco international film festivals , Kerala Film Festival, Calcutta Film Festival etc. A sound Installation ‘ CROCHET OF EMOTIONS’ was made by a Bollywood Music Director inspired by art works of Ajay Choudhary. He is life member of Bombay Art Society and Art Society of India. He lives and works in Ahmedabad.

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2012 , SOLO Show at Sarjan Art Gallery , Baroda
  • 2011 ‘Still Centre’ solo show at Amdabad Ni Gufa , Ahmedabad , India
  • 2008 ‘Towards infinity’ Open Studio and curated Solo show at The Loft at Mumbai, INDIA
  • 2008 Marvel Art Gallery , Ahmedabad , INDIA
  • 2007 Amdavad Ni Gufa , Ahmedabad, INDIA
  • 2007 ‘Between Line and Color’, Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda, INDIA
  • 2005 Marvel Art Gallery, Ahmedabad, INDIA
  • 2005 Open Palm Gallery, New Delhi, INDIA
  • 2003 ‘Impressionist and Abstract’, Archer Art Gallery, Ahmedabad, INDIA
  • 1995,94,93,92 Hauz Khas, New Delhi, INDIA

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2015 . STAINLESS STEEL ART show at Gandhi nagar
  • 2014 ‘SENSES’ Group show at VINCENT art Gallery, Ahmedabad
  • NOIR/BLANC’ Group Show at The Loft at Lower Parel Mumbai
  • 2013 ‘RECYCLED/REUSED’ OBJECTS , group show at MSU , BARODA
  • 2012 'UNTITLED' an art project put up at INDIA ART FAIR 2013
  • 2009 ‘1x1 India ‘ Group Show at Taj Mahal Hotel , Mumbai
  • 2007 ‘ The Marvelous Show’, organized at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2007 ‘Mridgandha’, Faculty of Fine Arts, M. S University, Baroda
  • 2005 Marvel Art Gallery, Ahmedabad
  • 2004 Marvel Art Gallery, Ahmedabad
  • 1990 State Bank of India, Bokaro, Jharkhand
  • 1984 St. Xavier School, Bokaro, Jharkhand

Participations

  • 2015: India Art Fair
  • 2013: National Level Art Camp at Studio of Prof Mahendra Pandya , Baroda
  • 2013: India Art Fair
  • 2012: India Art Festival , Mumbai
  • 2011: VIP 2.0 Art Fair, INDIA ART FAIR , New Delhi INDIA, ART FESTIVAL , MUMBAI
  • 2010: Art Takes London International Art Fair
  • 2006 Annual Juried Open Competition, Firehouse Plaza Art Gallery, New York
  • 2006 Annual Juried Open Competition, MUSE Gallery, Foundation for the Visual Arts, Philadelphia, USA
  • 2006 9th Annual All Media Exhibition, Touchstone Gallery, Washington D C, USA
  • 2006 20th Annual Soho - Chelsa International Art Competition, New York
  • 2004 Gujarat State Lalit Kala Academy, Ahmedabad

Bibliography

2003:  

  • Painting with passion’ THE TIMES OF INDIA, Ahmedabad, Wednesday , 20th August 2003 by Raheel Dattiwala
  • A critical essay by Gajendra Shah in Sambhava, Gujarati Daily

2004:

  • Special coverage by alpha TV in Oct 2004
  • Writeup in Aaj Kal, Sandesh , Gujarati daily

2005:

  • Special coverage in Entertainment TV Gujarat , for programme in HALLO-INDIA
  • Special Coverage on Doordarshan(Gujarat)
  • Coverage in Mumbai Samachar
  • ‘He capture all forms’ by Hiral Dave in The Indian Express, Ahmedabad , SUNDAY , 10TH July 2005
  • Special coverage in E-TV Gujarati
  • Writeup in THE TIMES OF INDIA, Ahmedabad, Oct 3, 2005 by Jhumari Nigam .
  • ‘The Square Truth’ by Arunita Rathore in the The INDIAN EXPRESS , Ahmedabad , Tuesday , November 22, 2005
  • Special coverage in Jansamarthan , Rajkot, Tuesday, November 22, 2005
  • Coverage in Saurastra Aaj Tak, Rajkot, Wednesday 23, 2005
  • Coverage in Divya Bhaskar , Ahmedabad, Tuesday, Novembar 22, 2005
  • Coverage by Viren Vyas in Asian News International, Tuseday , November 22, 2005
  • A critical essay by Gajendra Shah in Gujarat Samachar
  • ‘ Brush and Batton’ in THE TIMES OF INDIA , Ahmedabad , 28th Nov 2005
  • ‘ Art Space’ by Uday Mahurkar in INDIA TODAY ,December 2005

2006:

  • ‘Abstract paintings of Ajay Choudhary ‘ by Bansi Dalal in Gujarati monthly KUMAR in Feb. ISSUE
  • ‘He is a subject of a Short Film’ by Hiral Dave in INDIAN EXPRESS , 6TH Sept 2006
  • ‘He is subject of a short film’ in Sanjh Samchar , Rajkot , India , 7th Sept , 2006
  • Coverage in ‘Phulchab’ published from Rajkot
  • ‘ Brush Magic’ in INDIA TODAY, Dec Issue 2006

2007:

  • Coverage in Divya Bhaskar , Baroda
  • Coverage in INDIAN EXPREES , Feb 2007
  • ‘ Colors on Camera’ in INDIAN EXPRESS, Ahmedabad
  • ‘his films will be shown in all schools in India’ in Divya Bhaskar , Ahmedabad

2008:  

  • ‘ The Force be with you’ by Gorgina Maddox , INDIAN EXPRESS , Mumbai
  • Writeup in DNA , Mumbai edition
  • ‘ He paints his canvas in various hues’ INDIAN EXPRESS ,Ahmedabad
  • Special coverage in E-TV Gujarati new Channer
  • Special Profile coverage in ‘ GUJARAT Vaibhava’ by Sagheer Mahdi

2009:    

  • Writeup in Gujarat Samachar , LONDON EDITION
  • ‘City Painter paint to pay homage to Mumbai terror victim , INDIAN EXPRESS , Ahmedabad

2010:

  • ‘ Painting his way to glory’  in Whispersinthecorridor Mag , INDIA
  • “ his painting inspires documentary ‘ in DNA , Ahmedabad
  • ‘ He is in a double role’ in DNA , Ahmedabad
  • ‘Creative Space’ in Bureaucracy Today by Parimal Peeyush, 01 May, 2010

2011:

  • ‘ This Painter is a man to be Met’ by Kshitij Nayak in Mumbai Samachar, Gujarati Daily
  • ‘He perfected in painting ‘ in Gujarati daily
  • ‘ Dreams on canvas’ THE TIMES OF INDIA , Ahmedabad
  • ‘City artist Thrils art afficiando’ THE TIMES OF INDIA , Ahmedabad
  • ‘Colours are a distraction for me’ DNA , Ahmedabad
  • “Abstract Painting by Ajay Choudhary ‘ in Gujarat Samachar , a Gujarati daily
  • ‘ The Royal taste of Abstract Painting’ in Divya Bhaskar , a Gujarati Daily  
  • ‘Abstract Paintings of Ajay Choudhary ‘ by Sagheer Mahdi in Gujarat Vaibhava , A Hindi daily , Ahmedabad
  • ‘ Painting through Khakhi Sleev’ , New Global Indian (NGI0 Mag , INDIA
  • ‘ He is Taking part in UK painting contest’ in THE TIMES OF INDIA , Ahmedabad
  • ‘ Painter Ajay Choudhary taking part in UK painting contest ‘ in Art News N Views , New Delhi
  • ‘ Indian Artist Ajay Choudhary to be invited at LONDON Art Fair , in DPR Daily PRESS , ITALY
  • ‘ Playing with abstracts in artist vision’ in DNA , Ahmedabad
  • Special coverage in E-TV Gujarati new Channer
  • Sepecial coverage by Assiciated France Press (AFP) , Europe
  • ‘He paints his canvas in various hues’ in Bauracracy Live Mag and Website
  • ‘Painting by Ajay Choudhary to be on display in Ahmedabad’ PTI, Aug 24 , 2011
  • Coverage in Desh Gujarat
  • ‘Its challenging to paint a abstract work- Ajay Choudhary’ by Sagheer Mahdi in Gujarat Vaibhava , Ahmedabad , Aug 10, 2011

2012:  

  • ‘ Larger Plat form to showcase talent , by Kinjal Desai , DNA , Ahmedabad
  • ‘Painter Ajay Choudhary making waves ‘ in Whispersinthecorridor Magzine , INDIA
  • ‘ His Painting are shown in Commercial film’ in Gujarat Samachar
  • “ Painting in the Bollywood’  DNA AFTER Hrs , AHMEDABAD
  • ‘ Artworks of Ajay Choudhary ‘ by Sagheer Mahdi in Gujarat Vaibhava , A Hindi daily , Ahmedabad
  • ' Art from the Matter' by Bharat Pathak in The Times of India , Baroda Edition , Baroda
  • 'Artwork of Ajay Choudhary ' by Chirantana Bhatt in City Bhaskar, Divya Bhaskar , Baroda
  • ' A passionate streak' by Ankita Lahiri , in DNA After Hrs , Ahmedabad edition , dated 10th July , 2012.
  • A profile story in Gujarati Weekly CHITRLEKHA Mag , Dewali Edition , 10th Nov 2012
  • 'He Paints Abstract Paintings' in DNA Ahmedabad Edition , 8th Nov 2012
  • ' I never tile my artworks- Ajay Choudhary' in Ahmedabad City Bhaskar , 8th Nov2012
  • ' His Artworks are in Mumbai Festival' by Jay Mishra in Baroda City Bhaskar , 1st Dec 2012.

2013:

  • ' Bridging the Gap between brush and batton' in DNA After Hrs , Hina Nainani  , 2nd Jan , Ahmedabad Edition
  • Special coverage in Baroda City Bhaskar , 4th Jan 2014 , Diva Bhaskar , Gujarati Daily
  • Special Coverage in Sandesh News Paper , Gujarati Daily , 4th Jan 2013
  • Special Coverage in Gujarat Samachar , Gujarati Daily , 6th Jan 2013, Baroda Edition
  • Special coverage in Baroda Times , The Times of India , Baroda Edition, 11th Jan 2013
  • Interview in E Tv Gujarati on 4th Jan 2013
  • Interview in TV 9 Gujarati on 4th Jan 2013
  • Interview in a tv channel on 4th Jan 2013
  • Coverage in GS Tv Gujarati on 10th Jan 2013
  • Coverage in Gujarat Vaibhava , Ahmedabad City edition , 4th Jan 2013
  • Coverage in Gujarat Vaibhava , Gujarat State editon , 5th Jan 2013
  • Coverage in Gujarat Vaibhava , 11 Jan 2013
  • ' Ajay Choudhary to exibit his art installation at INDIA ART FAIR' in The Times of India on 11 jan 2013 , by Parth Sastri
  • ARTINFO India's List of Must See Art Projects at INDIA ART FAIR | Artinfo , in.blouinartinfo.com
  • Ajay Choudhary at India Art Fair , 2nd Feb , DNA After Hrs , Ahmedabad EDITION by  Hina Nainani

2014:  

  • ART in Bollywood Movie , DNA AfterHrs , Ahmedabad
  • Coverage in Divya Bhasker about group show ‘SENSES’
  • Coverage in DNA AfterHrs , about group show ‘SENSES’
  • Coverage in Gujarat Samachar about ‘ SENSES’
  • Coverage in Ahmedavad Mirror about ‘SENSES’

Catalogue Essays:

  • 2012: Catalouge essay by Prof Deepak Kannal , Baroda
  • 2009: Erik Bluhm ,  CA , USA , Registrar at Peter Norton Family Collection , NEWYORK
  • 2008: Erik Bluhm ,  CA , USA, Registrar at Peter Norton Family Collection , NEWYORK
  • 2007: Cataloge Essay by Erik Bluhm , CA, USA , Registrar at Peter Norton Family Collection , NEWYORK
  • 2007: Catalouge essay by Leela Mayor , Baroda , INDIA
  • 2007: catalouge essay by Esther David , Ahmedabad , INDIA
  • 2007: Catalouge essay by Sandhya Bordewekar , critique at ART INDIA   Mag., INDIA
  • 2006: Catalouge essay by Bansi Dalal , Ahedabad , INDIA
  • 2005: Catalouge essay ‘ Circling the Square’ by Anupa Mehta

Film and Documentary

  • SOLO show in ‘ KUCHI KUCHI KOO’ A Hindi Children Entertainment Fantasy Film
  • ‘ A Stroke with Square’ a 22 mints documentary made on abstract Paintings of Ajay Choudhary. This film was shown at Morocco film festivals , Kerala Film Festival, Calcutta Film Festival etc
  • A sound Installation was made by a Bollywood Music Director inspired by works of Ajay Choudhary

Life Members

  • Bombay Art Society
  • Art Society of India

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