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Yogesh Rawal
Born 1954, in Wankaner, Saurashtra

Studied Etching at Atelier 17, Paris (1980)
Studied Lithography at L'Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts, Paris (1979)
Graduated from Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai (1978)

Rawal animates his 'indeterminate realms' by referring to them as inner conversations. Indeed, his art suggests the immaterial world of the mind. While minimalist in intention, Rawal's concerns are less cerebral and rigid. Rawal has been compared to artists like Agnes Martin who infuse their simple forms with attitudes stemming from certain Zen Buddhist philosophy. Unlike Martin however, Rawal is not reacting to the sudden popularity of the East (in the West) that first occurred in the 1950s. Instead, he is unveiling underlying ideals that have permeated the East since time immemorial – but have become lost in the layers of history. His Zen inner self is grounded in its local roots. Rawal often works in black and white but he does not hesitate to use deep reds, browns and oranges. It seems he has a rather intuitive relationship with color.

The artist lives and works in Mumbai.

Select Solo Exhibitions

2007 Aicon Gallery, New York
2005 Lines Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai and Bombay Art Gallery
2000 Admit One Gallery, New York
1999 Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai
1998 Gallery Espace, New Delhi
1990 CMC Gallery, New Delhi
1980 FIAP, Paris

Selected Group Exhibitions

2008  Drawings only show, Gallery Art Motif, New Delhi
Portfolio of printmakers, Ahemdabad Gallery
Keep Drawing, Gallery Espace, New Delhi
Art Intaglio presented etching at Seoul International Print Art Show
All India print show, local gallery featuring printmakers, Mumbai
PASTELS, Gallery Art Motif, New Delhi
2007  Indian Contemporaries, Indian Embassy, Kathmandu
Core Rhythms, Kitab mahal, Mumbai
Shifting Paradigms, C I M A gallery, Kolkata
2006  Group Show, Tao Art Gallery, London
Making of Divinity, Sakshi, Mumbai
2005 Contemporary Indian Art, Central Lalit Kala Academy-Yangoon, Burma
Concept Ideas" a Group Show presented by Cima Gallery, Kolkata
Anniversary Show, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi
Art Auction-in Aid of Mumbai Police, Mumbai
Indian Contemporaries, La sale Sia-Presented by Tao Art Gallery, Singapore
2004 Subtlety-Minimally, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, Presented by Sakshi Gallery
Sacred Space" Jehangir Art Gallery, Presented by RPG Enterprises, Mumbai
Ideas & Images IV & V, Art in Mumbai, Mumbai
Contemporary Artists, Rainbows Modern Art Gallery, Mumbai
Bombay x 17, Kashi Art Gallery, Cochin & Ruia House, Mumbai
2003 Highlights, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
Solitude, Appa Rao Galleries at Habitat Centre, New Delhi and Mumbai
2002  4th Anniversary-The Fine Art Company Mumbai, Art Motif, New Delhi
2001  Contemporary Abstract Indian Art, Art Motif, New Delhi
2000  Intersections, The Guild, Mumbai
1999  The Art of Charity, 150th Anniversary of Sir J.J. Benevolent Institute, Mumbai
1998  Five Contemporary Painters, Asia Centre Maryland-USA
1997  50 Years of Art I, Mumbai, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai
Major Trends in Indian Art, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi
1996  Mini Prints, Gallery Espace, New Delhi
1995  Xal Praxis foundation's print exhibition, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
Five Painters, Gallery Espace, New Delhi
1994  Hinged By Light, Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai
1992  Imprints on Our Time, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1991  Three Painters, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1990  Gadya Parva, Chemould Art Gallery, Mumbai
Xal Praxis Foundations, Cymroza Gallery, Mumbai
1989  Bombay Art Society's Centenary Invitee's Show, Mumbai
1988  International Biennial of Prints, Bhopal
Exposition" Kanoria Centre for Arts, Ahmedabad
1986  Print Making in India, a traveling exhibition, USA
1984  2nd Asian Art Biennial, Dhakka
1980  French Government's Scholar's NUESCO, Paris
Lithographies Et Serigraphies Originals ' Organised by L'Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-
arts, Paris
1979  La Jeune Peinture, Paris
Monsoon Show, Jehangir Gallery, Mumbai
20 Painters, Alliance Francaise, Mumbai
Drawings Group show, Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai
Jahangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1977  Young Artist, Exposition, Curated by Shri Ram Chatterjee, Presented by the Indian society for art
1975  The Untitled, group of young artists, Mumbai


2004  Painters Camp, Gangtok
1998  Painters Camp, Goa
1996  Printmakers Camp-Bharat Bahavan, Bhopal
1994  Painters Camp-Bharat Bahavan, Bhopal
1992  IPCL Painters Camp, Nagothane
1988  All India Printmakers Camp, Udaipur
1986  Professor Paul Lingrens Printmaking Workshop, Baroda


1990  Award-Bharat Bhavan Biennial of Contemporary Indian Art
1979  Awarded French Government's Scholarship
1978  Awarded Fellowship at Sir. J.J. School of Art
Gold Medal-Government of Maharashtra
Dolly Cursetjee "Drawing Competition"- Sir. J. J. School of Art
Award-Bombay Art Society
1977  Art Society of India
1976  16th State Art Exhibitions
1975  Sir. J.J. School of Art
Arts Society of India
1974  Silver Medal-Indian Art Institute, Mumbai
1973  14th State Art Exhibitions