By Mukta Kalra
JOURNEY OF LIFE IN PROGRESS
Art of course, ought to be a multi variate expression of thoughts, feelings and human sensitivities and not just fugitive in appeal, a quality we see in certain arts and artifacts of the day that momentarily or passingly entertain us in moments of mental or physical exhaustion. Good and meaningful art, on the other hand is impressionable, it is lasting as it provides adequate food for thought and touches our sensibilities. Paintings are thoughts, dreams, experiences and expectations woven intricately with the bush of imagination on to life
In this backdrop "Aditya Dev" thankfully enough has evolved beyond years and appreciated the nuances of art at a relatively in this modern age. He has attained the maturity of dabbling with colours in a highly creative manner. His works have the appeal and application.
His art works are good enough to elevate the spirits or have the potential of sensual delight. His works are handsomely charged with creative sparks of imagination and appreciation.
His works can be termed modern in approach as they tend to draw his inspiration from contemporary subjects and objects and his own experiences and exposures.
Aditya Dev is an exceptional painter in the field of contemporary India art scene. He is one of the most enthusiastic Indian artist who keenly observed the human relations whether man or women, mother and child, nature etc. in his exhibits the human relations especially man and women have their own personal space, some elements of nature are incorporated. His paintings are different conceptually but the purity and self illumination play a hidden role. .
Whether in colour, or in ink, paper or canvas Aditya's journey as a painter from his previous solo show "Bheed ki barf" to his recent solo show "Khel ke beech main" his journey as an artist is in progress to attain satisfaction an artist. His paintings move from chaos and hysteria to explore the changing mental landscape of the human mind. Trinity coming into being his art is human soul finding solace in artistic endeavours.
I started with Black Ink on paper & Watercolour Medium. I like to paint Figurative, Abstract Forms and Landscape in my styles. My areas of thoughts are very vast which I try to portrait in my paintings and poems. Now I am using acrylic and oil paints on canvas, where I can express my feelings and desire in the forms of colour, which gives me freedom to show my emotions. My sketches are about the feelings and relations, which having no particular shape. Its forms exude lightness that balances its movement on canvas. There is a deliberate move away from the use of substantial colours, pen and ink, layers and textures to further underscore the notion of the space. There is great tranquility about these images which are clearly records of emotions.
According to V. Vinita, Aditya drawing delved into incentive to show human relation and associated emotion, which create deeper and more perspicuous meaning. In his drawing through mystical, dynamic lines are there in a continuous search for negative to positive portion of life, which makes balanced and proportionate picture in some of the abstract composition, various tones in different levels evokes our senses. Aditya Dev s colour chemistry radiates strong senses of awareness about human relations as well as completes lack of self consciousness. He splashes unusual colours with thick strokes that are his spontaneity. Pranav Kumar Vandyopadhyaya thinks painting of Aditya many a times refuse the beautiful sky that has fantasy, poetry, music and a lot, sometime unknown. He enters the volatile space by his own journey through paintings; one is not sure, how far the journey is possible between the points of nothingness.
1991 Post Graduated from Himachal University
1989 B.Com (Pass) Graduate from Delhi University
1982 Participated in open (Poster) Painting Competition & won the 1st Prize
1984 Participated in all India Poster Competition
(Organised by Coffee Board)
1986 Exhibition of Drawings at Gallery Saptrishi, New Delhi
1987 Participated in workshop of paintings at Ragmala Studio
1989 Participated in Poster Competition & won the 1st Prize
(Organised by R.L.A.C. - Delhi University)
1990 My Story "Ghar ki Deewareyn" & Sketch published in daily newspaper
1991 30- Short Stories & Sketches published in literary magazines
1994 Established "ELLORA" The Group of Designers
2003 Group Exhibition of paintings & drawings at Lokayata Art Gallery
2004 Participated in "100 canvas 100 artists 100th Birth Anniversary"
of Shri Mulk Raj Anand
2004 Participated in junior artists camp at AIFACS, New Delhi
2005 Drawings published in literary magazines "PASHYANTI"
2006 Participated in workshop at AIFACS, New Delhi
2006 Drawing selected in annual exhibition of AIFACS, New Delhi
2006 Solo exhibition at Bhatia Art Gallery, Noida (U.P.)
2006 Solo exhibition in Washington, USA
2006 Drawings published in literary magazines "HANS"
2006 Published my Drawings & Paintings in "SAHITYA ACADEMY MAGAZINE"
2007 Painting selected in annual exhibition of AIFACS, New Delhi
2007 Solo exhibition at AIFACS Art Gallery from 8th August to 14 August
2007 Group Exhibition of paintings at International Grand Hotal, New Delhi
(Organised by the Savera Association)
2008 Book "DARD APNA-APNA" selected by Central Hindi Directorate
2008 Solo exhibition at Studio 55 Gallery, from 21st March to 28th March, New Delhi
2008 Solo exhibition at AIFACS Art Gallery from 8th August to 14 August
1. "BHEED KI BARF" Poems & Paintings
2. " DARD APNA-APNA" Short Stories
From this book a story as a "TETE FILM" Telecasted from Jalandhar Doordarshan