ABOUT ARTIST RAJU DURSHETTIWARRaju Durshettiwar treats his canvas as blank piece of paper, which evokes a poet to pen his thoughts. This lyricism in his works lead to evolution in architectural forms and colour. His abstracts are a linear configuration on the surface, smudged with vivid hues.Raju Durshettiwar treats his canvas as blank piece of paper, which evokes a poet to pen his thoughts. This lyricism in his works lead to evolution in architectural forms and colour. His abstracts are a linear configuration on the surface, smudged with vivid hues.
1963 Born on November 1 at Yavatmal town, Maharashtra State, India.
1992 Obtained degree in Fine Art's (B.F.A.) From Nagpur School of Arts
Nagpur University, Nagpur Maharashtra State.
1993 Came to Cholamandal Artists’ Village, Chennai.
Member of Progressive Painters Association – PPA, Cholamandal Artists’ Village, Chennai
2001 Junior Research Fellowship in Visual Arts - Painting by ministry of Culture, HRD Govt. Of India
2010 Senior Research Fellowship in Visual Arts - Painting by ministry of Culture, HRD Govt. Of India
2002 Cholamandal Artists’ Village Chennai, Progressive Painters Association & Camlin.
2003 "Let's paint the wall" A children camp conducted by Max Muller Bhavan, Chennai.
2003 Artist of the month, Max Muller Bhavan, Chennai.
2009 Workshop for the artist of Rangoli Art Group at Katol, Maharashtra State.
2013 Art camp for rural Children organized by Ambuja Cements at Chandrapur, Maharashtra
2008 ‘Gems 2008’ an auction organized by MSSI, Park Sheraton, and Chennai
2010 Confluence, art Auction by Prakrit Arts Chennai
2011 Art Chennai organized by Sanjay Tulsian at Chennai
2012 Art Chennai at Cholamandal Gallery, Cholamandal Artist Village, Chennai
2005 Prakrit Arts Gallery, Chennai.
2005 Ananya Art Gallery, Pondicherry.
2005 Kasthuri Sreenivasan Art Gallery, Coimbatore.
2007 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
2007 Academy of Fine Arts & Literature, New Delhi, curetted by Prakrit Arts, Chennai.
2010 “ Color Matrix” Sunny Sistems Chennai
2013 Defining Space at Art Houz Gallery, Chennai
Two Person Show
2010 “Wall Speaks” Graffiti show with Ranjan Dey at Prakrit arts Gallery, Chennai
2011 Pratayksha – Paroksha “ Couple Show, at CISFA ki choti Gallery, Nagpur
2008 Ruchika Art Gallery, Goa.
2009 ‘Diverse Phrase’ participated by five artists at K S T Arts Gallery, Coimbatore
2011 Panchatantra participated by five artists at Laburnum & Indigo Galleries at Cholamandal Artists’ village Chennai.
Shows in Participation, National
1998 Cholamandal Arts Gallery, Chennai.
1999 Souvenir Arts Gallery, Pondicherry.
1999 Spencer Plaza, Chennai.
1999 “Kargil Show” coordinated by Genesis Art Foundation at Park Sheraton, Chennai.
2000 “Ching Mala” in Kerala
2000 Tamilnadu State Lalit Kala Akademy, Chennai.
2000 Vinyasa Arts Gallery, Chennai.
2000 Shrestha Arts Gallery, Bangalore
2000 Tillany Fine, Arts, Museum & Gallery for southern perspective Bangalore, Karnataka
2000 South Central Zone Cultural Centre, Nagpur, Maharashtra
2000 The Palette, Arts Gallery Cochin, Kerala.
2001 Lalit Kala Akademy, Tamilnadu State, Chennai.
2001 South Central Zone Cultural Centre, Nagpur, Maharashtra
2001 Mere, Madras artist earthquake relief efforts, Park Sheraton, Chennai.
2001 Annual show at Cholamandal Arts Gallery, Chennai
2002 DHCL Expression for peace, Pondicherry.
2002 Mehatha Jewellery, Chennai.
2002 Hotel Chola Sheraton, Chennai.
2002 Amethyst Exhibition -cum- Auction, Chennai.
2003 Lalit Kala Academy, Chennai.
2003 Annual show in Cholamandal Arts Gallery, Chennai
2004 Time & Space, Arts Gallery, Bangalore.
2005 Annual show in Cholamandal, Arts Gallery, Chennai
2006 Annual show by Cholamandal Artists’ at Lakshana Arts Gallery, Chennai
2007 Kitab Mahal, Bombay
2007 PPA Arts show at Art World, Chennai.
2007 Gallery 5, New Delhi.
2007 ‘Madras Canvas’ Forum Arts Gallery, Chennai.
2008 ‘Kala Mela’ organized by Lalit Kala Academy, Chennai.
2008 ‘Double Take’, Prakrit Arts, Chennai.
2008 ‘33rd Annual Exhibition’ by Pallava Artists’ Village at Lalit Kala Academy, Chennai
2008 ‘Madras Canvas’ by Forum Art Gallery
2008 Monsoon Show by Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai.
2008 ‘Between the Lines’ an art show organized by Art. Here. Now, at Lalit Kala Academy, Chennai
2009 ‘Art fusion Show’ Neharu art Centre, Mumbai
2009 PPA Art Exhibition at KST Arts Gallery, Coimbatore
2009 PPA Art Exhibition, Laburnum & Indigo Gallery Cholamandal Artists’ Village Chennai
2009 Madras Canvas, Forum Art Gallery.
2010 Annual Art Exhibition at Cholamandal Arts Gallery Chennai
2010 Kasthuri Sreenivasan arts Gallery by Prakrit Arts Gallery Chennai
2010 Fusion, Krishala and Prakrit Arts Gallery, Bangalore
2010 Artist Handicrafts Association, Cholamandal Art Gallery Chennai
2011 Basant Panchami, by Prakrit Arts Gallery, Chennai
2011 PPA Exhibition, at Cholamandal Art Gallery Chennai
2012 Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai organized by Anand Vikatan
2012 Namma Chennai, Art & Soul ECR, Chennai
2013 Small Format, Annual Exhibition, Cholamandal Art Gallery, Chennai
2013 Resist, show by Forum Art Gallery, Chennai
2013 Madras musing, Veda Art Gallery, Chennai
2013 Contemporary small format exhibition at Time & Space Gallery, Bangalore
2013 Nishabda Art Show at Aurangabad
Shows in Participation, International
2000 Genkan Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
2005 KRI curetted by Prakrit Arts, at Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong.
2004 Landhuis Bloemhof, Curacao, Caribbean Island curetted by Prakrit Arts, Chennai.
2010 “Madras Canvas” at Kula Lumpur by Forum Art Gallery, Chennai
2010 Size - S, Show at Neharu Art centre, London by Prakrit Arta and Krishala Art Gallery.
2011 Samay, painting exhibition at Neharu Centre, London by Krishala Art Gallery, Bangalore.
2011 Invite show at Malaysia by Lakshana Arts gallery