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Born 1956, Indore

National Diploma in Fine Arts, Indore (1977-78)

Akhilesh's paintings appear to be a collection of beginnings. But there are no ends. His work gives a feeling of being left unfinished and yet it does not seem incomplete. It is not possible to look at it in terms of a beginning leading to an end. The way he uses lines may lend a certain linearity to his work but these lines seem to melt into the canvas, refusing to lend typical linear characteristics to his work. His paintings appear to be full of freshness and the colours resonate with emotions. He does not delve into virginal territory. Rather he sticks to familiar ground. It is his method of translating familiar territory on to canvas that imparts an individual characteristic to his work. His paintings do not scream for attention and have little to offer to the casual, hurried viewer. But for the patient observer, they are an enriching experience.

The artist lives and works in Bhopal.

Select Solo Exhibitions

2007 Algebra of Eros, Bodhi Art, Singapore
2006 Gorbio, France
2005 8301 River Road MD, Washington
Roop Ekadash, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
2004 Turbulent, Time and Space Gallery, Bangalore
2003 Warm Bodies, Apparao Galleries, Chennai
2002 Colour Signs on Void, Alliance Françoise de Bhopal
2000 Kagaj, GIFAEX, Indore
Alliance Françoise de Hyderabad, Hyderabad
1999 Not only Papers, Art Indus, New Delhi
1998 Pastels, Art Indus Gallery, New Delhi
1997 Easel Art Gallery, Chennai
Arts Studio, Indore
Benarasm, ABC Art Gallery, Benaras
1996 By Art incorporated, New Delhi
1994 Deolalikar Art Gallery, Indore
1992 Visual Script, Etcetra, Mumbai
1990 Chitrakoot Gallery, Kolkata
Sakshi Gallery, Chennai
Chemould Gallery, Mumbai
1989 Deolalikar Art Gallery, Indore
1988 Deolalikar Art Gallery, Indore
Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1986 M.P. Kala Parishad, Bhopal
Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

Select Group Exhibitions

2005 Duet with Manish Pushkale, Plate Muller Gallerie Munich, Germany
2004 Samyatra, Chennai
Samyatra, Bhopal
Samyatra, Amsterdam, Holland
Gesehen, Erlebt, Interpretiert with Inge V. Reusner and
Riener Schiestl Gallerie Nothburga Innsbruck, Austria
2003 Samyatra an Exhibition with Olga Okuneva, Russia
And Frits Kraay, Holland, Kochin
1991 Amne Samne with Ambadas, Ujjain

Awards & Fellowships

2006 Kala Kaustubh Samman, Ujjain
2002 Raza Foundation Award, New Delhi
1994-95 Govt. of India Senior Artist Fellowship, New Delhi
1990 Bharat Bhawan Biennial, Bhopal
1984 State Award, Gwalior
1977 Camlin Award, Mumbai
1976 Yuva Kalyan Kendra, Bhopal
1976 Kalidas Academy certificate Award, Ujjain