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Ajit Varma

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AJIT VARMA

Painting runs in the family of this artist who completed his graduation from the Faculty of Fine arts of Maharaja Sayajirao University in Baroda. In order to earn his livelihood, he designed numerous products for a long time. After that when he gained popularity in the field of art he returned to his passion.  He has designed the carvings of the memorial of the King of Baroda. Apart from that he is now experimenting in murals and frescoes. It was his father who developed this school of traditional fresco art and he is now carrying forward this tradition.

Exhibitions

  • 2012 Solo show at Akruti Art Gallery BARODA
  • 2012 Solo show at Ravishankar Raval Kala Bhavan, AHMEDABAD
  • 2012 Group show at Art Gallery, Fine Arts Faculty, MSU, BARODA
  • 2013 Solo show at Banasthali Vidyapith, BANASTHALI
  • 2013 Group show at Jawahar Kala Kendra, JAIPUR
  • 2013 Solo show at Jawahar Kala Kindra, JAIPUR
  • 2013 Group show Hathee Singh Visual Art Gallery, AHMEDABAD
  • 2013 Group show at Art Gallery, Fine Arts Faculty, MSU, BARODA
  • 2013 Group show at Ravishankar Raval Kala Bhavan, AHMEDABAD
  • 2013 Group show at Surekh Gallery, Jawahar Kala Kendra, JAIPUR

Exhibitions (Upcoming)

  • 2013 Group show at Akruti Art Gallery BARODA (14th – 16th June)

Projects

  • 1977 Multiple large cement casted murals along with traditional JAIPUR FRESCO & clay work at Shree Ram Krishna Ashram RAJKOT (under guidance of PROF KG SUBRAMANYAN & SHRI GYARSILAL VARMA)
  • 2003 sand cast & cement cast murals in VADODARA
  • 2005 TERRACOTTA mural on occasion of Prof Mahendra Pandya’s 80th birthday camp
  • 2006 ITALIAN FRESCO on 10'x20' exterior wall GUM TEMPERA FRESCO in huge dome GOLD Work in Fresco in AMDAVAD
  • 2008 Porcelain Murals on ceiling AMDAVAD
  • 2009 Porcelain art panels AMDAVAD
  • 2010 ITALIAN MULTICOLOR FRESCO with GOLD work in AUSTRALIA
  • 2012 Donated a collection of 35 oil paintings to Shree Krishna Cancer Hospital & Research Centre, Karamsad

Experience

  • 1990 to 2005 designed artwork for Gujarat's leading export house & associated European & African companies Designed a theme base interior and exterior design for shop as well as home in Baroda and Ahmedabad.

Collections

  • India, US, Australia, Hong Kong & African continent

Few Words by My Mentor

"Ajit G Varma, alumnus of Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda, comes from a traditional artist’s family. His father Gyarsilal Varma, a master of mural techniques, was an old associate of mine and collaborated with me on various mural projects. His skills and dedication were exemplary. Ajit too has technical side to his talent and has worked in various media – screen printing, modeling, mural design and ceramics. He has been busy painting on canvas the last few months and his exhibition bring together some of these works. They are colorful and often crazy, collages of human figure and features. They show, in his own description, the truth of life; each one read life differently, its component and complexities. They are bound to intrigue and excite interested art viewers."

- Prof K G Subramanyan

About Me and My Paintings

I am proud to have legacy, which very few people have. My grandfather Shri Kanaiyalal Varma possessed unique skills of fresco art, my father Shri Gyarsilal Varma was professor at Paintings and Mural Department of Faculty of Fine Arts, M S University, Vadodara and so I have inherited their art since childhood, in addition to that I got guidance about art from Shri K G Subramanyan during my education in Fine Arts, MSU. And so in my paintings there is influence of my teacher Shri K G Subramanyan’s omposition and influence of the great artist Picasso’s color composition during my education can be seen in my paintings. I do not let any grief or sorrow to distress me and so the figures, the subject, the composition and the color scheme in my paintings are always joyful. I have displayed 5 paintings in this class.

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