Studio Visit


Ratnadeep Gopal Adivrekar

Date: 16th June, 2024
Time: 10:30 am

Ratnadeep Gopal Adivrekar, born 1974, grew up in Mumbai, India, he received first class in BFA from Sir J.J. School of Arts in 1997. He is recipient of several prestigious awards like ‘The Governors Prize’, ‘The Harmony Award’ for Best Emerging Artist, ‘Bendre-Hussain Scholarship’ and most recently honoured with ‘MVUVM Award’ for Achievement in the field of Art. Ratnadeep’s works make direct references to the enigma of metamorphosis, wherein the imagery confidentially coaxes the subconscious to respond. This awareness of Ratnadeep’s beliefs awakens the viewer to new resonances that are a combination of the mysterious richness of his symbolism, which eludes logic as well as comprehension, and the depth of his ambition. Laced with open-ended narratives, Ratnadeep’s works evoke the idea of exploring eternal subjects like existence, death, and comprehending contrasting facets of philosophy.


Rahul Inamdar

Date: 19th May, 2024
Time: 10:30 am

Rahul Inamdar is what they call a crossover artist. With an MBA and Engineering degree followed by a decade of corporate experience
in India, he took to the canvas in 2007, moving on to give up his corporate career.

Subsumed by Claude Monet’s expansive Waterlilies at Musee L’Orangerie, he was struck by the way a piece of art could move the
viewer. Enquiry into the why, followed. Reflections on oneness, the space and the sublime in works such as Rothko’s monolithic chapel
paintings, Bach’s Cello suites by Yo Yo Ma, Nasreen Mohamedi’s subtle paper works – became the education. It was not long before he began showing his works at public venues like Jehangir Art Gallery, Nehru Centre and India Habitat Centre in India, Dubai and Milan.
Intent upon evolving a feeling, pure and unfelt, he works on his canvas. Surrendering to the intuition, he lets the moment take over. Colours emerge onto the canvas from the inner recesses of his mind, transparent sonorous reds, somber greens and poignant grays. Merging their individuality, while holding on to their character, the application and reduction continues till the moment when the work becomes space, becomes light.


D’mello Philip V

Date: 21st April, 2024
Time: 11 am

Mr.Philip D’mello was born in 1950. He hails from scenic beauty village of Vasai, famous with the title “Vasaiwala” in the Art world.
In 1974 he was awarded G.D. Art (Painting) Mumbai. He completed post graduation from Sir J.J. School of Art. He has had various one man shows in India, Singapore and Switzerland. In 1976 he was awarded- Bombay Art society portrait Award, 1995 the State Award and many more. He has been a part of many group shows and important Art Camps across India.

His views about paintings.”Painting the past, in present … for the future” this is what Mr. Philip D’mello feels. All his childhood memories are painted through his work… as if each creation depicts a page of his reminiscence.


Anant Nikam

Date: 17th March, 2024
Time: 11 am

Anant Nikam was born in 1962 in Ambajogai, India. He completed his art education from Govt School of Art, Aurangabad in 1982. He has exhibited in many solo and select group shows throughout India and abroad. Amongst others he has participated at the “Indian Printmakers” show organized by the Scottish Academy of Asian Art at Intermedia Gallery, Finge Gallery, Glasgow, the Seoul National Museum in South Korea and the 10th Triennale Mondiale De L’Estampe, Charmalieres in France. He has been awarded for his work by the Maharashtra State Art Exhibition, the Bharat Bhavan International Biennial of Print, Bhopal, the Bharat Bhavan Biennial of Contemporary Indian Art, Bhopal and the Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi etc.

He has conducted and participated in camps and workshops like Dr.Krishna Reddy’s Print Making Workshop and also been part of link exchange programmes like between the Glasgow Print Studio and Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai. He has been a faculty member of Sir JJ School Of Art Mumbai from 1986 to 2020.

Presently he is working as freelance artist in Mumbai.


Swapnil Godase

Date: 18th February, 2024
Time: 11 am

A graduate from the Sir J. J. School of Art, Swapnil Godase has specialized in Metal Craft. Having achieved excellence with Canvas, Copper, Brass, Metal Scraps, and Fiberglass, he experiments frequently with new media. His core profile revolves around developing techniques of Repousse and shaping sheet metals like Copper, Brass and Steel. His regular contribution to social art activities, workshops and events has enhanced his professional skills further. The artist is currently developing Experimental Art concepts depicting inspirations from daily life.

Godase’s Studio was founded in 2010. The studio not only specializes in metal as medium but is also expertly well versed in any mode of expression.


Anjana Mehra

Date: 27th August, 2023
Time: 11 am

Anjana Mehra is a Mumbai-based artist whose explorations in art began as a nine-year-old at boarding school, where she was encouraged to develop co-curricular interests. Art became a mode of expression, and eventually, her destiny.

After graduating from Sir J.J. School of Art in 1965, she moved to M.S. University in Baroda to specialize in printmaking at a time when printing presses were rarefied contraptions. However, the rigorous, premeditative process of etching prints gradually led to her yearning for a more spontaneous medium which led to her working with graphite and colored powders, oils and mixed media. Anjana’s body of work gives voice to the trials and tribulations faced by those who have been displaced from their homes during times of conflict. The plight of the innocent victims caught in the middle of social, political and religious unrest is what she depicts through her works.

Mehra has had a score of solo exhibitions, and has participated in forty-five group exhibitions nationally and internationally, in addition to biennales and other events. She has travelled extensively for workshops to countries like Russia, Malaysia, Brazil, Kenya, Cambodia and Israel. Having had diverse experience in the creative field for almost 50 years Anjana shares insights on her creative Journey, her developing process in painting, printmaking and mixed media. She portrays her new found language in art which still holds a significant place in the contemporary era.


Prafull Singh

Date: 30th July, 2023
Time: 11 am

Prafull Singh (1976) Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. He completed his B.F.A from the M.S University in Baroda. He also received his Post Diploma in Sculpture from the same university in 2001. He lives and works in Mumbai.

He received the Harmony Award (Reliance Industries)-2004, Bendre-Husain Award from the Bombay Art Society- 2003, 2001 Lalit Kala Academy Gujrat – 1 9 9 9 and Lalit kala Academy Artist Scholarship,New Delhi-2001. He has participated in several camps / symposiums and seminar incl. Emami Chisel Art Foundation- Kolkata, Reliance Sculpture Symposium, Mumbai, Goanka Art foundation- Kolkata, Sculpture Symposium- Hyderabad and Scrap sculpture symposium – Jaipur.

His seven solo shows includes at NehruCenter- Mumbai, Indian Habitat Center -New Delhi, Jehangir Art Gallery- Mumbai, Sridharni Gallery – New Delhi, Apparao Gallery and Vag-Habita center- New Delhi

He has exhibited extensively within India and abroad in important group shows.His works are part of important collections and auction houses such as the RPG, Reliance Industries, Bajaj Allianz, Park Hotels, Modi Group, Alembic, Uttraayaan-Baroda, Astaguru The Times of India, Bayer’s, Jyoti Ltd and Ocean’s.


Ravi Mandlik

Date: 28th May, 2023

Ravi Mandlik was born in the year 1960 at Achalpur, Maharashtra. He completed his G.D. Art in painting with first class first from Sir J. J.
School of Art, Mumbai. He was a member of teaching faculty of L.S. Raheja School of Art, Mumbai and Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai for a
considerable period of time.

He has had several prominent solo exhibitions all over the country.

Internationally, he has been a part of several eminent art shows like ‘Imprints’, The Ueno Royal Museum Tokyo, 2007; & ‘Power of Peace’, Bali, 2007, organized by Tao art gallery; International show organized by Articulate, New York, 2007; ‘ The India art Show 2006’; The Chapel Gallery, Singapore; ‘Maratha Kaleidoscope’ Al Diyafa Center, Satwa, Dubai, 2002; W/ N Millennium Show at London, Brussels, Stockholm, and New York,
1999; International Art Exhibition, Yokohama Citizens’ Gallery, Japan, 1995.

He has done final painting for Kiran Rao’s film ‘DHOBI GHAT’

He has bagged several awards for his outstanding works. He is one of the five winning artist from India for the Winsor & Newton worldwide millennium painting competition held in the year 1999. He was awarded the Bendre-Hussain Scholarship from BAS Mumbai in the year 1995-96. In the year 1992, he won the International awarded of Seychelles Visual Art Biennale from the Seychelles Govt. Others include award from the Art Society of India (1985), Usha Deshmukh Gold-Medal from Sir J.J. School of Art (1985), and Fellowship from Sir J. J. School of Art (1984).

He was invited to visit and represent India in an International Art Exhibition organized by Yokohama Citizens’ Gallery, Japan.

His paintings are a part of collection at the National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai and Delhi; Lalit Kala Academy, Delhi; Maharashtra State Government and many private collections in India and abroad.