Jaipur, India

Artist Manish Sharma hails from Rajasthan and has graduated in Fine Arts from Rajasthan School of Art, Jaipur. He post graduated in Fine Arts with specialisation in painting from Rajasthan University.

Manish has had a solo exhibition in Jaipur and has displayed his artworks in many group shows in the country and abroad. Among the prominent shows, Manish has participated in include the ‘Pink City Art Project’ at the Contemporary Art Exhibition of India, Korea (2011), ‘From dunes,a group show of Indian artists at Budapest, Hungary (2009) and ‘Corresponding Latitudes,a cross cultural collaborative exhibition of Indian and Australian artists at Queensland, Australia (2005).

He has been a part of art workshops too and has bagged Junior Fellowship Award from the Ministry of Culture, government of India in 2011 and National Award from Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi in 2004 besides many more laurels. He has a scholarship under his belt from Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy, Jaipur, Rajasthan and National Scholarship from Ministry of Human Resources and Department of Tourism and Culture, Government of India, New Delhi.

Manish is adept at creating magic in acrylic paintings on canvas. His ‘Museum’ series in bright red background captures the charm of the things of the yore be it a chandelier, ceiling fan and a staircase.

The artist seeks inspiration from simple day-to-day life experiences, and brings it out beautifully on his canvas. In another series of acrylic and gold leaf paintings, Manish has depicted the common man and his aspirations with floral backgrounds complementing the frame. The artist’s modern art paintings unfold though provoking stories of toil and struggle. It is a contemporary art with a twist!

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