Untitled by Sanju Jain

Booth #177 & #179

Artist Bio:
What attracts one most in the works of Sanju Jain is its textural part. Emotive images, weaved in, around color areas, through texture, also have a web of lines, and thus become more enchanting and engrossing.

The images have an earthiness and a certain resemblance, with the green of the grass or with various tones of dry leaves or with a hole in the tree, where birds set up their nests. Such likes; intently draw us towards them selves, to give us an intense feel of the nature and its secretive ways of conveying to us certain essential norms of understanding things.

The use of various hues in image building, at times in monochromatic manner, is soothing and is able to take the viewer instantly in its fold. One can rejoice in it and can look at a certain image in the light of the color, density and tonal variations, only to find one self in a dialogue with all the elements employed.

Over the years, she has uniquely developed her pictorial language in mixed media, where the paper pulps and other ingredients, some organic, have their own presence, overtly and subtly, signaling many moods and emotions. In this context, the textural quality of her works is also to be celebrated, as the textures thus created are not only part of a certain technic, but also signify in themselves forms and intent of a rare kind, they merge with the images and yet stand apart.

Sanju Jain with these works in the show mounted here, has come a long way indeed, offering a sense of maturity, integrity and dedication to her creative urges, and seems to be always looking forward in a quest of newer expressions.

Molding her kind of images, engulfed in their calm, and inner world of dreamy, yet indulgent energy, to collect memories and give shape to ever forming sensations of life forces is not an easy task. And one hopes that art lovers will cherish these images for a long time to come.


2016 All India Raza Foundation Award New Delhi
We Group, Chandigarh
2003 6th All India Camlin Award, Mumbai.
2002 AIFACS State Award.
2002 3rd All India Lokmanya Tilak Award, Pune.
2002 All India Kala Academy Award, Shimla (H.P.)
2002 68th Indian Academy of Fine Art Award, Amritsar (Punjab)
2001 State Award, M.P.
2000 State Award, M.P. (Certificate)
1999 South Central Zone Cultural Centre, Nagpur.
1998 Raza Award (Govt. of M.P.)
1997 South Central Zone Cultural Centre, Nagpur. (Certificate)
1997 State Award Madhya Pradesh Hastashilpa Vikas Nigam, Bhopal.
1996 Sanskar Bharti Award, Bhopal.
1989 All India Kalidas Award, Ujjain (Govt. of M.P.)

Press Release:
Art Mudra Gallery & Studio – An Evidence of Commitment to Art

Brainchild of gallerist Daxa Khandwala, the Art Mudra Gallery & Studio was founded in 2009 in Mumbai with a vision to promote Contemporary Indian Art. The renowned art space functions on one philosophy – art is open to all. The gallerist has been continuously involved in the seeking and encouraging emerging talent and promoting eminent artists across the globe.

Apart from showcasing artworks of from the nouveau niche at Art Mudra, the venue also hosts an array of art workshops and camps.

Art Mudra is well known in the Middle East for bringing to them the best of Indian art at several shows for collectors and connoisseurs. In 2017, World Art Dubai awarded Art Mudra the ‘Best Regional Gallery’ certificate. Under outlet banner, artist Vashra Patra was recently awarded at the Index Design Series, Dubai 2018.

The gallery also carries a wide range of paintings and sculptures from Indian-origin artists working with various mediums from the US, UK and UAE.

Our collection includes Akbar Padamsee, Bose Krishnamachari, S.H Raza, F.N.Souza, B Prabha, Tyeb Mehta, Paresh Maity, Ajay De, H R Das, Jaganath Paul, Ganesh Pyne, ThotaVaikuntam, Manjeet Bawa, Laxma Goud, Shakti Barman, Suhas Roy, Anjolie Ela Menon, Prabhakar Kolte and many more prominent artists.

On this date, the gallery feels a sense of pride in collecting of over a thousand artworks, a few of which are on display on the website. Apart from the works of Masters, the gallery stocks paintings, prints, drawings and other artworks of artists who have tremendous talent and have a promising future.

Additional Info:
We are promote Indian artist Paintings & Sculpture. Paintings are Abstract, Semi Abstract, figurative, many more etc. with Oil, Acrylic, Water Colours, Ink, Charcol & Needle Work on Canvas with different technic & Medium.
Sculptures are with Chetons Beeds & glass

Contact Info:
Website: http://www.artmudra.com

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