ABOUT ARTIST ANIL GAIKWAD
When we look at Indian Contemporary Art History over five decades about a dozen names keep recurring time and again. They have been attracting the critics as well as the connoisseur’s attention, exploring the artistic journeys of artists. When we analyze prominent names in the last two decades who have shown consistency in their works, Anil Gaikwad is definitely a name to reckon with. With aggressive campaigns and pretentious art doing the rounds with gallery backing, Anil has been able to travel smoothly through his highly sensitive works and also showcase in important galleries in India and abroad.
His works stand out for his original conceptualization, which is a blend of visual language and poetry with a fine balance of monochromatic hues. His imagination and minimalistic approach with colors, lends his large paintings a mesmerizing visual vocabulary which draws the viewer into a deep tranquil. The artist's complete submission to his canvas is revealed in all his works.
Every work of Anil evokes a sublime feeling and they find their own existence and space in the midst of massive outpour of varied artistic collections. Even though the painter seems to be infatuated and lost in his works in a silent struggle, one cannot miss the abundant energy and restlessness of this eminent abstract artist.
The paintings do not have a boundary and gives the feeling of become one with the vast universe we live in. These stylized abstract forms have a definite structure and drawing. All the paintings complement each other and viewing them together is like taking a stroll around the galaxy.